HB 2079

85(R) - 2017
House Culture, Recreation, & Tourism
House Culture, Recreation, & Tourism
Culture, Recreation, & Tourism
Texas History

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
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  • Negative
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Todd Hunter

Bill Caption

Relating to the promotion of tourism related to the musical heritage of this state.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

Under current law, the Texas Historical Commission exists to designate important locations and events in Texas history as well as foster tourism. HB 2079 would require the commission to create a Texas Music History Trail program that includes location designation, adoption of icons to identify designations, and the development of maps and itineraries to guide tourists to designated locations and organizations.

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill would infringe on the principle of limited government by creating and maintaining a trail program to recognize Texas music, which falls outside of the basic role of government. For this reason, we oppose HB 2079.

Organizations Supporting

City of Irving
Museum of American Music History
Texas Travel Industry Association