HB 4228

86(R) - 2019
House Ways & Means
House Ways & Means

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Poncho Nevarez

Bill Caption

Relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue in certain municipalities.

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

HB 4228 would repeal a section of the Tax Code that requires certain municipalities to use specific amounts of hotel occupancy tax revenue for advertising for tourist programs. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action opposes hotel occupancy taxes which are antithetical to the principles of limited government and free markets. However, this legislation does not create a new hotel occupancy tax or expand an existing one. The bill would merely allow the city of Alpine in Brewster County to have more flexibility in how it uses its existing HOT. For these reasons we remain neutral on HB 4228.

Presumably some of these funds from Alpine's HOT would be used to help fund Big Bend National Park in the event of another partial federal government shutdown, provided HB 4152 passes.