HB 1307

84(R) - 2015
Senate Intergovernmental Relations
Senate Intergovernmental Relations

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Drew Springer

Bill Caption

Relating to the authority of the board of directors of certain hospital districts to take certain actions.

Fiscal Notes

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

Bill Analysis

HB 1307 seeks to allow the Gainesville Hospital District to mortgage or pledge the buildings and improvements as security for the payment of the purchase price provided that the total amount of debt secured by the district’s buildings and improvements may not exceed $2.5 million. 

HB 1307 would also change the quorum and vote requirements of the Nocona Hospital District from five directors to four directors. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

HB 1307 would provide reasonable means for the Gainesville Hospital District to develop smaller improvements capped at $2.5 million without increasing bond debt. The changes proposed for the Nocona Hospital District are purely administrative. Overall this bill makes administrative changes with no connection to our liberty principles. We are neutral on HB 1307.

The second chamber sponsor is Sen. Estes.