HB 2276

85(R) - 2017
House Transportation
House Transportation
Nontax Revenue
Transportation & Infrastructure

Companion Bill

SB 2227

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Armando Martinez

Bill Caption

Relating to an increase in and the use of the fee for permits issued for the movement of oversize or overweight vehicles carrying cargo in Hidalgo County.

Fiscal Notes

An impact of $0 through the biennium ending August 31, 2019.

The bill would make no appropriation but could provide the legal basis for an appropriation of funds to implement the provisions of the bill. 

Bill Analysis

Under current law, fees for permits issued for the transportation of oversized and overweight vehicles in Hidalgo County may not exceed $80 and only 15 percent of revenue may be used to cover administrative costs. HB 2276 would set the maximum fee amount to $200, limit administrative use to ten percent, and would require fees collected in an amount not to exceed five percent to be used to leverage funding from other sources to construct or improve certain road and bridge projects.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Though we typically object to fee increases, in this instance the increase relates to a user fee in one specific county for the use of roads in that county. As such, HB 2276 neither uplifts nor offends our liberty principles, therefore we remain neutral.