SB 6

85(1) - 2017
Senate State Affairs
Senate State Affairs
Local Government
Property Rights

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Positive


Donna Campbell

Bill Caption

Relating to municipal annexation.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated. 

Bill Analysis

This legislation would reform the municipal annexation process to make it more difficult for local governments to increase their tax base through annexation without the buy-in and agreement of those who would be annexed. This bill would create a system that is more open and transparent and that protects the property rights of affected landowners. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

By making it more difficult for local governments to utilize annexation without the support of those who would be annexed, this bill supports limited government, individual liberty, and private property rights. This legislation is an excellent step in the right direction toward ending forced annexation. We support SB 6.

Organizations Supporting

Texas Public Policy Foundation