86(R) - 2019
Transportation & Infrastructure
Relating to the allocation of money associated with delays of transportation projects.
According to the Legislative Budget Board, no significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
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 for project delays while simultaneously providing actual relief to department districts that have experienced liquidated damages.