HB 2612

84(R) - 2015
House Transportation
House Transportation
Transportation & Infrastructure

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral


Joe Pickett


Pat Fallon
Jeff Leach

Bill Caption

Relating to a report to the legislature regarding the elimination of toll roads.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

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.