SB 1727

83(R) - 2013
Energy & Environment

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Bob Deuell

Bill Caption

Relating to the use of the Texas emissions reduction plan fund.

Fiscal Notes

Estimated Two-year Net Impact to General Revenue Related Funds for SB 1727, As Engrossed: an impact of $0 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: SB 1727 expands the recipients of the state’s emissions reduction plan incentives. The bill would include the clean fleet program, alternative fueling facilities program and natural gas vehicle grant program, among others.

Analysis: Incentive programs like this disrupt the free market by giving certain portions of an industry a competitive advantage. While no extra funds would be appropriated by this bill, it would still prop up private business with state funds at the expense of other private businesses.