HB 281

84(R) - 2015
House Environmental Regulation
House Environmental Regulation

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Ron Simmons


Tan Parker

Bill Caption

Relating to a limitation on the expansion of certain landfills.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated. 

Bill Analysis

HB 281, if passed, would modify the Health and Safety Code (Subchapter C, Chapter 361) by adding a new section (361.1231) relating to landfill expansion requirements. Namely, all Type I landfills located within one municipality, yet controlled by a second municipality could not be expanded unless said expansion was first approved by the municipality in which the landfill is located. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

HB 281 seems like a prudent bill to balance property rights claims. Nevertheless, because the bill would also regulate interactions between two government entities, it does not, as a whole, positively or negatively affect our principles. As such we are neutral on HB 281.

Organizations Supporting

Clean Water Action
Texas Campaign for the Environment
Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops
Texas League of Conservation Voters

Organizations Opposed

Texas Association of Business