HB 1290

85(R) - 2017
House State Affairs
Senate Administration
House State Affairs
Senate Administration
State Agencies

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
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  • Positive
  • Neutral


Kevin Roberts


Lois Kolkhorst

Bill Caption

Relating to the required repeal of a state agency rule before adoption of a new state agency rule.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the state is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

HB 1290 would amend the Government Code to require a state agency to repeal at least one state agency rule before adopting a new one. This would not apply to a rule required by the legislature, a rule necessary to protect the health and safety of citizens, or certain rules in the Education Code. An agency would be required to prepare a proposed rule reduction statement that meets established criteria.

Vote Recommendation Notes

This legislation would, if properly carried out by state agencies, lead to a net reduction of government regulation over time. Ideally this legislation could be strengthened by ensuring that the negative economic impact of the repealed rule(s) be greater than the negative economic impacts of the new rule. 

Organizations Supporting

Associated Builders and Contractors of Texas
National Federation of Independent Business
R Street Institute
Texas Public Policy Foundation