SB 1117

85(R) - 2017
Senate Intergovernmental Relations
Senate Intergovernmental Relations
County Government
Local Government
Public Safety

Companion Bill

HB 1654

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral


Brandon Creighton

Bill Caption

Relating to the offense of failure to comply with an order from a fire marshal.

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

Under current law, a county fire marshall can inspect structures for fire hazards and issue orders for corrections of such hazards. Failure to comply with an order is a Class B misdemeanor. SB 1117 would make failure to comply a Class C misdemeanor and a Class B misdemeanor if failure to comply results in a certain amount of property damage or causes harm to an individual.

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill supports the principle of limited government as it would reduce the penalty for this offense and impose a reasonable scale of punishment. For this reason, we support SB 1117.

Organizations Supporting

Texas Conference of Urban Counties