HB 2052

85(R) - 2017
House Urban Affairs
House Urban Affairs
Local Government

Companion Bill

SB 744

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral


Dade Phelan

Bill Caption

Relating to a tree planting credit to offset tree mitigation fees imposed by a municipality.

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

Under current law, a municipality is authorized to impose a tree mitigation fee. The bill would require, in the case of a fee imposed as necessary for development or construction on a person’s property, the municipality must also allow that person to apply for a partial credit for tree planting to offset the mitigation fee.

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill supports the principle of limited government by requiring municipalities to provide a means of at least partially offsetting government-imposed tree mitigation fees. For this reason, we support HB 2052.

Organizations Supporting

Texas Apartment Association
Texas Association of Builders
Texas Association of Realtors
Texas Nursery & Landscape Association
The Nature Conservancy