HB 286

86(R) - 2019
House Environmental Regulation
House Environmental Regulation

Companion Bill

SB 649

Vote Recommendation

  • Negative
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Negative
  • Neutral


Ed Thompson
Gene Wu

Bill Caption

Relating to promotion of the use of recyclable materials as feedstock for processing and manufacturing.

Fiscal Notes

Estimated Two-year Net Impact to General Revenue Related Funds for HB286, Committee Report 1st House, Substituted: an impact of $0 through the biennium ending August 31, 2021.

Bill Analysis

HB 286 would require the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, in cooperation with the Texas Economic Development and Tourism Office, to create a plan to "stimulate the use of recyclable materials as feedstock in processing and manufacturing."

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action recommends to oppose HB 286 which places the state in the role of conducting research and analysis that can and should be done by the private sector. If using recyclable materials as feedstock in processing and manufacturing is economically viable and will help create higher quality manufactured goods, industrious innovators and entrepreneurs will have plenty of profit incentive to study the issue and determine how best to use recyclable materials in this way. For these reasons we oppose HB 286.