HB 3535

86(R) - 2019
House State Affairs
House State Affairs

Companion Bill

SB 1152

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral


Dade Phelan


Greg Bonnen
Phil King
Will Metcalf
Dennis Paul
Scott Sanford
Valoree Swanson
Ed Thompson

Bill Caption

Relating to the payment of certain fees to municipalities by entities that provide telecommunications and cable or video services.

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

HB 3535 would allow a telecommunications provider that provides telephone and cable over the same line using a municipality's right-of-way to pay a single fee. Currently, such a provider may be charged twice for use of a single right-of-way because the fees are duplicated in separate codes. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action recommends supporting HB 3535 because it promotes limited government by preventing municipalities from unfairly charging a provider twice for the same right-of-way.