SB 210

85(R) - 2017
Senate Business & Commerce
Senate Business & Commerce
Business, Industry, & Commerce
Economic & Small Business Development

Vote Recommendation

  • Positive
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral


Lois Kolkhorst


Paul Bettencourt

Bill Caption

Relating to the required repeal or amendment of two state agency rules before adoption of a new state agency rule that increases costs to regulated persons. 

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

SB 210 would add a new section that would prohibit a state agency from adopting a proposed rule for which the fiscal note states that rule imposes a cost on a regulated person. The rule may not increase costs for another state agency, a special district, or a local government. If the proposed rule does impose new costs, then on or before the effective date of a proposed rule, the state agency would have to repeal two rules that impose a total cost in an amount equal to or greater than the cost imposed by the person by the proposed rule. This provision would not apply to proposed rules that relate to state agency procurement or are aimed at reducing regulatory burdens on regulated persons.

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill is the essence of reducing the size and scope of government that has grown beyond its means and is imposing unnecessary burdens on individuals. For these reasons we support SB 210 as it promotes limited government and more economic freedom. 

Organizations Supporting

National Federation of Independent Business
Texas Conservative Coalition