HB 1223

85(R) - 2017
House Transportation
House Transportation
Emergency services
Transportation & Infrastructure

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Andrew Murr

Bill Caption

Relating to the operation and movement of authorized emergency vehicles.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

HB 1223 amends Transportation Code relating to the operation of emergency vehicles during emergencies. The bill would clarify language authorizing emergency vehicles using either audible or visual signal on immediate approach when acting on an emergency call.

Vote Recommendation Notes

The authority to make changes to the rules of emergency vehicle operation is clearly within the legitimate responsibility of the state government. The provisions of this bill do not appear to have a connection to our liberty principles. Therefore, we remain neutral on HB 1223.

Organizations Supporting

City of Fort Worth
Texas Municipal Police Association