HB 3273

83(R) - 2013
Transportation & Infrastructure

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
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Ron Simmons

Bill Caption

Relating to regulation of traffic on certain roads by counties.

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated. Because the bill would not have statewide impact on units of local government of the same type or class, no comment is required by the rules of the House/Senate as to its probable fiscal implication on units of local government

Bill Analysis

Summary: This legislation would require a petition requesting traffic enforcement in certain areas be signed by 25% of property owners residing in the district. 

Analysis: This bill is bracketed for Denton County. Currently the threshold for consideration of petitions regarding extension of traffic control services in special districts is 50%. This legislation seeks to cut in half the threshold that must be met before a petition can be considered by the county government. This is a local issue that does not fall under our liberty principles, although we would note that failure to reach the 50% threshold does not speak well of public support for the traffic enforcement petition. We are neutral on this legislation.