SB 1756

83(R) - 2013
Energy & Environment

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Carlos Uresti

Bill Caption

Relating to the expedited processing of certain applications for permits under the Clean Air Act.

Fiscal Notes

Estimated Two-year Net Impact to General Revenue Related Funds for SB1756, 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 1756 would allow business owners to apply for an expedited permit process. Currently, companies must apply for permits as part of the Clean Air Act but the process can last so long that companies will avoid doing business in Texas because of the waiting period for these permits.

Analysis: SB 1756 would give private businesses a way to push the government to speed up the permitting process and allow the businesses to proceed. Government regulations that slow down private businesses hurt the entire state economy. We support SB 1756.