HB 1816

85(R) - 2017
House Homeland Security & Public Safety
House Homeland Security & Public Safety
Emergency Care
Emergency services

Companion Bill

SB 908

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Will Metcalf

Bill Caption

Relating to the operation of medical supply transport vehicles during a declared state of disaster.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

Under current law, emergency vehicles are sometimes exempted from certain road laws during the course of performing their duties. HB 1816 would grant the same exemptions to a medical supply distributor to transport medical supplies to an emergency care facility or pharmacy located in an area declared a disaster area by the governor as long as such operation will not negatively impact evacuation, recovery, or response activities.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Given the procedural nature of this bill, HB 1816 neither uplifts nor offends our liberty principles, therefore we remain neutral.

Organizations Supporting

City of Fort Worth
Texas Pharmacy Business Council