84(R) - 2015
Transportation & Infrastructure
Relating to a report to the legislature regarding the elimination of toll roads.
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would require the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to submit to of the House of Representatives a
report that lists the amount of debt service on bonds issued for each toll project in the state,
identifies bonds that would be approved for accelerated or complete lump-sum payment of debt
service, and a proposed plan to eliminate all toll roads in the state except for tolls on roads
constructed, operated, or maintained only with proceeds from the issuance of bonds by a toll
project entity other than TxDOT.
Vote Recommendation Notes
Oversight of state agencies is a core function of the legislative branch of government. This provides transparency and accountability. For these reasons we support HB 2612 on limited government grounds.