HB 2654

85(R) - 2017
House Ways & Means
Senate Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
House Ways & Means
Senate Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
Civil Remedies

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive


Lynn Stucky


Eddie Lucio Jr.

Bill Caption

Relating to the personal liability of certain elected officials under local government programs to fund water and energy savings improvements through assessments.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the state is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

Under current law, the governing body of a local government may contract with the governing body of another taxing unit or entity, including a county assessor-collector, to perform collections of certain assessments imposed by the local government. HB 2654 would add that a county assessor-collector who performs these duties is not personally liable as a result of exercising those duties. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill enhances our individual liberty principle by protecting a person from personal liability for simply carrying out their lawful duties as a public official. For this reason we support this bill.

Organizations Supporting

Independent Bankers Association of Texas
Texas Association of Business
Texas Association of Counties
Texas Association of Manufacturers
Texas Bankers Association
Texas Mortgage Bankers Association
Texas Municipal League