HB 1136

86(R) - 2019
House Urban Affairs
Senate Intergovernmental Relations
House Urban Affairs
Senate Intergovernmental Relations

Vote Recommendation

  • Negative
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Negative
  • Neutral


Four Price
Rafael Anchia
Travis Clardy
Ken King
Matt Krause


Charles Anderson
Ina Minjarez
Lynn Stucky

Bill Caption

Relating to a common characteristic or use project in a public improvement district established by a municipality.

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

HB 1136 would allow a municipality with a Public Improvement District (PID) that includes at least one hotel, to undertake projects that could benefit the area’s tourism. Projects in these municipalities would have certain requirements in order to be eligible for the program. These projects would be used for advertising or business recruitment relating to hotels. Furthermore, a municipality would be able to include a property to the list that is covered by the PID by petition if a hotel is located on the property.

Vote Recommendation Notes

The goal of these districts is to attract and increase tourism through the pooling of money, based on hotel occupancy, to improve the aesthetics of the city and attract new tourism-driven revenue. Private businesses seeking to increase tourism to benefit their profits are free to form their own voluntary associations to achieve this end. Any issues arising from businesses not wishing to participate or carry their fair share is a problem that the market can handle without municipal intervention. Therefore, creating or expanding the purposes of public improvement districts is an unnecessary expansion of local government that would interfere with the free market. For these reasons, we oppose HB 1136.

Organizations Supporting

Texas Hotel and Lodging Association  
Texas Municipal League