HB 217

84(R) - 2015
House Urban Affairs
House Urban Affairs
Housing & Urban Affairs

Vote Recommendation

Vote No; Amend
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Marisa Marquez

Bill Caption

Relating to the services provided by a colonia self-help center.

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

HB 217 would seek to increase the self-help centers of colonias purposes and services by adding language to "otherwise improve living conditions" and provide services favoring those in the colonias.

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill abridges the principle of limited government. This bill would hand out taxpayer-funded services that other economically disadvantaged people do not have. For this reason, we recommend voting no unless amending the bill so the only effect of the legislation is to update the reference to a section of code that no longer exists. That part of the bill is an administrative code update.