HB 3110

83(R) - 2013
Energy & Environment

Vote Recommendation

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Harvey Hilderbran

Bill Caption

Relating to the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan motor vehicle purchase or lease incentive program.

Fiscal Notes

Estimated Two-year Net Impact to General Revenue Related Funds for HB3110, As Introduced: a negative impact of ($5,000,000) through the biennium ending August 31, 2015. The bill would make no appropriation but could provide the legal basis for an appropriation of funds to implement the provisions of the bill.

Bill Analysis

Summary: HB 3110 would expand the Texas incentive program for alternatively powered vehicles. Supporters contend that government incentives will encourage more Texans to buy these fuel efficient cars.

Analysis: HB 3110 would expand a state program with which we do not agree. By giving incentives the government is interfering in the free market and creating separate classes of citizens between those who can afford hybrid or electric cars and those who own older cars.