Bill

SB 1850

86(R) - 2019
Senate Natural Resources & Economic Development
Senate Natural Resources & Economic Development

Contact the Author

José Rodríguez

Phone:

512-463-0129

Capitol Office:

3E.18

Email:

Vote Recommendation

Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral

Author(s)

José Rodríguez

Bill Caption

Relating to the storage, transportation, processing, and disposal of scrap tires.

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal impact to the state is anticipated. 

Bill Analysis

SB 1850 would require a financial assurance as a condition of issuing a registration for the transportation, storage, and processing of scrap tires. It would also require a used or scrap tire transporter to submit to TCEQ an annual report on the records maintained by the transporter relating to storage, transportation, and disposal. Finally, it requires TCEQ to annually issue a registration insignia to each used or scrap tire transporter. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

Much of what this legislation does is codify existing practice. The regulatory approach this bill takes is lighter than similar bills in previous sessions and does not create onerous new civil penalties or requirements for property owners. To the extent that illegal tire dumping continues to be a problem in Texas that the legislature needs to address, this is probably the lightest regulatory approach of the options we have seen presented over several sessions. For these reasons we remain neutral on SB 1850.

Contact the Author

José Rodríguez

Phone:

512-463-0129

Capitol Office:

3E.18

Email: