HB 3550

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

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Cindy Burkett

Bill Caption

Relating to guidelines for and adjustments to highway noise barriers.

Fiscal Notes

From the LBB: No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

HB 3550 would add guidelines regulating the implementation of noise barriers on highways. The Texas Department of Transportation would be authorized to develop guidelines for noise barriers based on a previous study. These guidelines would apply to noise barriers on a toll project entity.


The bill would also bracket Dallas county and add regulation to noise barriers on previously existing highway.

Vote Recommendation Notes

While the authority to make changes to safety restrictions to roadways is clearly within the legitimate responsibility of the government, the provisions of this bill do not appear to have a connection to our liberty principles. Therefore, we remain neutral on HB 3550.