HB 84

85(R) - 2017
House Public Health
House Public Health
Sunset Commission

Companion Bill

SB 224

Vote Recommendation

  • Negative
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Negative
  • Neutral


Sarah Davis

Bill Caption

Relating to the sunset review date for the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas and the time for awarding cancer research and prevention grants. 

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated through fiscal year 2020. However, beginning in fiscal year 2021, there is an estimated negative impact of ($11,400,000) in General Revenue each fiscal year through fiscal year 2041 for additional debt service payments by the Texas Public Finance Authority.

Bill Analysis

This bill would extend the sunset date for the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas to September 1, 2023 and would extend the period for awards to 2022.


Vote Recommendation Notes

The functions of CPRIT are best handled by faith-based and private philanthropic organizations. The mission of the organization would be better served if its duties were handled entirely outside of the bureaucracy of state government and without being beholden to politicians or political agendas for funding. Rather than reauthorize CPRIT, its legislative authority should be allowed to expire so that if it is to continue on from that point it may do so entirely apart from state involvement. For this reason we oppose HB 84.