HB 882

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

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Positive


Cecil Bell Jr.


Lois Kolkhorst

Bill Caption

Relating to the duration of a bingo occasion.

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

HB 882 would extend the allowable duration of bingo sessions conducted by bingo licensees from four to six hours.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action supports HB 882 for promoting the principles of individual liberty and limited government. Bingo is incredibly over-regulated in Texas, and any steps taken to deregulate or lighten the regulatory burden on bingo and allow greater individual freedom are desirable. The state should seek to do as much as it can to repeal burdensome bingo regulations.