SB 655

85(R) - 2017
Senate Intergovernmental Relations
Senate Intergovernmental Relations
Local Government

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral


Paul Bettencourt


Donna Campbell
Bob Hall

Bill Caption

Relating to certain notice of the extent of a municipality or its extraterritorial jurisdiction.

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

Under current law, a municipality can expand its territory through annexation. SB 655 would require municipalities which annex land to provide notice to residents and property owners in areas that fall within the municipality’s extraterritorial jurisdiction under the new annexation. Municipalities would also be required to identify new extraterritorial jurisdiction in other notices related to annexation and on digital maps.

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill supports the principles of limited government and private property rights because requiring the disclosure of the expansion of the authority of a municipality in annexation procedures improves transparency. For this reason, we support SB 655.

Organizations Supporting

City of Lubbock
Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association
Texas Association of Builders
Texas Press Association
Texas TURF