HB 1449

85(R) - 2017
House Ways & Means
Senate Business & Commerce
House Ways & Means
Senate Business & Commerce
County Government
Housing & Urban Affairs
Nontax Revenue

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral


Ron Simmons


Jane Nelson

Bill Caption

Relating to prohibiting local governments from imposing certain fees on new construction.

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

HB 1449 would forbid political subdivisions from imposing a fee, charge, or demand on new construction for the purpose of offsetting the cost or rent of residential housing. Residential density bonus programs in which a zoning waiver is issued for a voluntary fee payment or the voluntary provision of affordable housing or other defined public benefit is exempt from this prohibition.  

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas action supports this bill. HB 1449 upholds our principle of limited government by reducing regulation and fees charged on new construction which are known to increase the cost of housing.