Bill

SB 29

86(R) - 2019
Senate State Affairs
Senate State Affairs

Contact the Author

Bob Hall

Phone:

512-463-0102

Capitol Office:

E1.610

Email:

Vote Recommendation

Yes
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral

Author(s)

Bob Hall

Co-Author(s)

Paul Bettencourt
Brandon Creighton

Bill Caption

Relating to expenditures for lobbying activities made by certain entities. 

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

SB 29 would prevent political subdivisions and external service providers from paying lobbying expenses. It defines "external service provider" as an entity that receives public funds for the purpose of representation before a legislative body.

SB 29 would also prohibit any organization, including private entities, that receive state funds from spending those dollars on lobbying expenses. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action recommends supporting SB 29 because it promotes limited government. Local governments should not be able to use taxpayer dollars to hire outside lobbyists who lobby against the interests of the taxpayers.

Contact the Author

Bob Hall

Phone:

512-463-0102

Capitol Office:

E1.610

Email: