HB 1917

86(R) - 2019
House Appropriations
House Appropriations

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Jim Murphy
Greg Bonnen
Dade Phelan
Senfronia Thompson
John Zerwas

Bill Caption

Relating to the creation of the disaster response loan fund and the permissible uses of that fund; making an appropriation; authorizing a fee.

Fiscal Notes

HB 1917 would make an appropriation of $1 billion out of the Economic Stabilization Fund for transfer to the Disaster Response Loan Fund created by the bill if the bill is approved by a vote of two-thirds of the members present in each house of the Legislature.

Bill Analysis

HB 1917 would establish a Disaster Response Loan Fund (DRLF) in order to make short term loans to political subdivisions that were affected by a disaster. In order for a political subdivision to be eligible, the area would have to have been declared a disaster area by the Governor and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and would have had to be determined eligible to receive funds. If the bill were to be approved, $1 billion would be appropriated from the Economic Stabilization Fund (ESF).

Vote Recommendation Notes

Although this bill includes a large fiscal note, we believe that disaster response and recovery within the legitimate role of the state to address. At this time we remain neutral on HB 1917.