SB 1742

85(R) - 2017
Senate Intergovernmental Relations
Senate Intergovernmental Relations
County Government
Occupational Licensing

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Borris Miles

Bill Caption

Relating to county approval for the locations at which a junkyard or automotive wrecking and salvage yard may be operated.

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

Under current law, a county is permitted to adopt an ordinance authorizing the commissioners court to regulate the location of a junkyard or automotive wrecking and salvage yard. SB 1742 would also allow a county employee designated by the commissioners court to approve or reject a location.

Vote Recommendation Notes

The purpose of this bill is too allow a designated employee of the county to approve a junkyard location rather than requiring the county commissioners to meet to make the decision. Given the local and procedural nature of this bill, SB 1742 neither uplifts nor offends our liberty principles, therefore we remain neutral.

Organizations Supporting

Texas Conference of Urban Counties