SB 1172

85(R) - 2017
Senate Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
House Agriculture & Livestock
Senate Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
House Agriculture & Livestock
County Government
Local Government
Property Rights

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral


Charles Perry


Charlie Geren


Kyle Kacal

Bill Caption

Relating to the regulation of seed by a political subdivision.

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

SB 1172 would prohibit local governments from regulating any type of seed planting on private lands except as required by federal or state law or to implement a voluntary program as part of a conservation water management strategy included in the applicable regional water plan or state water plan.

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill supports the principles of limited government and private property rights by protecting land owners from local level regulations on the planting of seeds. For this reason, we support SB 1172.

Organizations Supporting

Dow Chemical Company
Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association
Texas Association of Manufacturers
Texas Farm Bureau
Texas Nursery & Landscape Association

Organizations Opposed

City of El Paso
League of Independent Voters of Texas