HB 2228

86(R) - 2019
House Licensing & Administrative Procedures
House Licensing & Administrative Procedures

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
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  • Positive
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Charlie Geren

Bill Caption

Relating to the inspection of certain boilers.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

HB 2228 would give additional options for deferring the inspections of certain boilers in the state. Under the bill, steam collection or liberation drums of process steam generators manufactured before January 1, 1970 could have their inspection intervals extended to 120 months while those manufactured after January 1, 1970 could have theirs extended to 144 months. Additionally, the executive director of The Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation and the inspection agency could grant an additional extension not to exceed 24 months. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action supports SB 2228 because it promotes limited government by providing more flexibility to and extending intervals for certain inspections. Regulation, when necessary, should be light, sensible, and transparent.