HB 3188

83(R) - 2013

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
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  • Positive
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John Otto

Bill Caption

Relating to directing payment, after approval, of certain miscellaneous claims and judgments against the state out of funds designated by this Act.

Fiscal Notes

Estimated Two-year Net Impact to General Revenue Related Funds for HB3188, As Introduced: a negative impact of ($7,217,587) through the biennium ending August 31, 2015.

Bill Analysis

Summary: HB 3188 pays several outstanding claims and judgments against Texas incurred over the biennium, including warrants voided by the statute of limitations, outstanding invoices to private vendors, unpaid charges for Medicaid recipients, or court judgment settlements. HB 3188 provides the additional appropriations necessary to honor Texas’ obligations by appropriating funds from various accounts to pay these claims.

Analysis: HB 3188 supports limited government by requiring Texas to pay outstanding obligations. Regardless of whether those obligations came in the form of agreements to pay for goods and services, or by judgments awarded to successful claimants in a lawsuit, the state must honor its obligation to compensate individuals and businesses to which Texas is indebted. Vote, “Yes,” on HB 3188.