HB 1243

86(R) - 2019
House Appropriations
Senate Finance
House Appropriations
Senate Finance

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral


Trent Ashby
Four Price


Judith Zaffirini

Bill Caption

Relating to the allocation of certain revenue from mixed beverage gross receipts and sales taxes.

Fiscal Notes

Estimated Two-year Net Impact to General Revenue Related Funds for HB 1243, Committee Report 2nd House, Substituted: a negative impact of ($24,011,000) through the biennium ending August 31, 2021. The bill would make no appropriation but could provide the legal basis for an appropriation of funds to implement the provisions of the bill.

Bill Analysis

HB 1243 would require the comptroller to allocate one percent of the mixed beverage tax to fund drug court programs.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action supports HB 1243 which would provide a steady source of funding for these specialty courts without raising taxes.