SB 1162

84(R) - 2015
Senate Intergovernmental Relations
Senate Intergovernmental Relations
Intergovernmental Affairs

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Kelly Hancock

Bill Caption

Relating to the nonsubstantive revision of certain local laws concerning water and wastewater special districts, including conforming amendments.

Fiscal Notes

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

Bill Analysis

SB 1162 seeks to make non-substantive statutory revisions to make Special District Local laws and information more readily accessible to the public by codifying them in one place.

As the bill author's statement of intent helpfully explains: "Today, the law governing many special districts can only be reliably located in multiple volumes of the session laws. Eventually, each local law that governs a special district will be codified in the Special District Local Laws Code. The intent of S.B. 1162 and the Texas Legislative Council's statutory revision program is to make this information more readily accessible to the public."

Vote Recommendation Notes

This can properly be viewed as a consolidation of already existing laws into one place in statute - the Special District Local Laws Code. While it may be good policy, this is in essence a "cleanup" bill that does not interact with our liberty principles. We are neutral on SB 1162.