Bill

SB 86

86(R) - 2019
Senate Intergovernmental Relations
Senate Intergovernmental Relations

Contact the Author

Bob Hall

Phone:

512-463-0102

Capitol Office:

E1.610

Email:

Vote Recommendation

Yes
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Positive

Author(s)

Bob Hall

Bill Caption

Relating to the regulation of raising or keeping six or fewer chickens by a political subdivision.

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

SB 86 would prevent any political subdivision in the State from prohibiting the keeping or raising of six or fewer chickens. The bill would void any current law which prohibits this activity. However, SB 86 allows municipalities to impose certain regulations such as prohibiting the breeding of poultry, prohibiting the raising or keeping of roosters, and requiring a certain minimum distance between a chicken coop and a residence.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action recommends supporting SB 86 because it promotes the principles of individual liberty, private property rights, and limited government. First, this bill promotes individual liberty and private property rights by allowing individuals to use their property in way the property owner best sees fit. The substantial value of property lies in its use, and if that right is denied, then the value of the property is annihilated and ownership is rendered a barren right. Second, this bill promotes limited government by preventing political subdivisions from impeding on property rights and overregulating use of private property.

Contact the Author

Bob Hall

Phone:

512-463-0102

Capitol Office:

E1.610

Email: