Bill

SB 282

86(R) - 2019
Senate Transportation
Transportation & Infrastructure

Vote Recommendation

Yes
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral

Author(s)

Dawn Buckingham

Bill Caption

Relating to the allocation of money associated with delays of transportation projects.

Fiscal Notes

According to the Legislative Budget Board, no significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

SB 282 would establish a system by which the Texas Department of Transportation would track liquidated damages associated with delayed transportation projects. The Department would then be required to make an annual payment from contractor penalties to department districts to cover the cost of their liquidated damages in that year.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action supports this bill for promoting the principle of limited government. This bill will help to keep contractors more accountable while simultaneously providing actual relief to department districts that have experienced liquidated damages.