HB 1542

84(R) - 2015
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Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Chris Paddie

Bill Caption

Relating to the use of digital message display systems in certain public facilities.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State.

Local Government

There could be costs to a county that chooses to establish a digital message display system. However, it is assumed that a county would establish a system only if sufficient funds were available or it would not result in a negative fiscal impact; therefore, no significant fiscal impact is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

5/21/2015 update:

No changes have been made to this bill in Senate committee. 

The Senate sponsor is Sen. Creighton.

First chamber analysis is below: 

HB 1542 would authorize the Department of Public Safety (DPS), the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), or the commissioners court of a county to enter into an agreement with a public or private entity for a digital message display system to report department or county information, news, and approved digital advertisements

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill would allow specific agencies in a county to decide whether or not to install a digital message display system and there is no discernible connection to the principles of liberty. We remain neutral on HB 1542.