SB 2287

85(R) - 2017
Senate Intergovernmental Relations
Senate Intergovernmental Relations
Municipal Utility Districts
Special Districts

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Brandon Creighton

Bill Caption

Relating to the powers and duties of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 525.

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

SB 2287 would include the operation and maintenance of roads in the purpose of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 525; remove certain approval requirements on the district’s authority to undertake road projects; and require that all such projects meet all applicable construction standards, zoning and subdivision requirements, and regulations.

Vote Recommendation Notes

While this bill would modify and expand the authority of an existing special purpose district, due to the limited local nature of this bill and the unique role MUDs play in allowing development to take place in a way that makes the users of the service responsible for the cost of that development we are neutral on this legislation. We do recommend that MUDs be subject to sunset provisions so they do not operate in perpetuity.