Bill

HB 3750

86(R) - 2019
House Land & Resource Management
Senate Intergovernmental Relations
House Land & Resource Management
Senate Intergovernmental Relations

Vote Recommendation

Yes
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Positive

Author(s)

John Kuempel
Jonathan Stickland

Sponsor(s)

Charles Schwertner

Bill Caption

Relating to the applicability of certain municipal ordinances in the municipality’s extraterritorial jurisdiction.

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated. 

Bill Analysis

HB 3750 would prohibit a municipality from enforcing in its extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) a municipal ordinance that imposes cut and fill depth requirements, or other water quality regulations, on a project that are more stringent that the applicable minimum state and federal water quality requirements (unless the project is in an aquifer recharge or contributing zone or in the drainage basin of a river designated by TCEQ as having a high aquatic life use in the Texas Surface Water Quality Standards).

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action supports HB 3750 because it supports limited government, individual liberty, and property rights. Individuals who prefer smaller government and fewer central services live outside the city limits for a reason. Municipalities should not be able to impose regulations of any kind on their ETJs in order to influence land use.