HB 2476

84(R) - 2015
House County Affairs
House County Affairs
Sunset Act

Companion Bill

SB 1348

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Bobby Guerra


Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa

Bill Caption

Relating to the operations of health care funding districts in certain counties located on the Texas-Mexico border.  

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal impact to the State or local governments is expected.  

Bill Analysis

HB 2476 would repeal Section 288.0032 Health and Safety Code which provides that the Local Provider Parcitipation Fund (LPPF) for the counties of Hidalgo, Cameron, and Webb will automatically be abolished in December 2016. By removing that provision, this legislation would remove the LPPF from sunset review. The LPPF was originally created in 2013 by the 83rd Legislature.

For all practical purposes this legislation would make the LPPF a permanent entity.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Generally we prefer to keep sunset provisions and allow for special purpose districts to remain subject to expiration. Due to the specific nature of this hospital district which is funded by the federal government and not by Texans and does not possess the authority to levy taxes, sell bonds, or claim eminent domain, HB 2476 does not fall within our Liberty Principles. We remain neutral on this legislation.