HB 2802

85(R) - 2017
House Natural Resources
House Natural Resources
Special Districts
Sunset Commission
River Authorities

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Negative
  • Neutral


Lyle Larson

Bill Caption

Relating to the review of river authorities by the Sunset Advisory Commission.

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

Under current law, several river authorities are subject to review by the Sunset Commission but not subject to abolition by the commission. HB 2802 would repeal many sections of code that subject these river authorities to review and audit.

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill infringes on the principle of limited government by allowing several river authorities to continue without regular review or auditing by the state. Because this would decrease transparency and accountability with these authorities, we oppose HB 2802.

Organizations Supporting

Bandera County River Authority and Groundwater District
Canadian River Municipal Water Authority
Lower Colorado River Authority
Nueces River Authority
San Antonio River Authority
Texas Business Leadership Council
Texas Water Conservation Association

Organizations Opposed

League of Independent Voters of Texas