HJR 11

86(R) - 2019
House Natural Resources
House Natural Resources

Companion Bill

SJR 79

Vote Recommendation

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Mary Gonzalez


Ryan Guillen
Andrew Murr
J.D. Sheffield
Armando Walle

Bill Caption

Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of additional general obligation bonds by the Texas Water Development Board to provide financial assistance for the development of certain projects in economically distressed areas.

Fiscal Notes

Estimated Two-year Net Impact to General Revenue Related Funds for HJR 11, as introduced: a negative impact of ($4,677,289) through the biennium ending August 31, 2021.

Bill Analysis

HJR 11 would propose a constitutional amendment to Article 3 of the Texas Constitution that would allow the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) to issue additional general obligation bonds for the Economically Distressed Areas Program (EDAP) account of the Texas Water Development Fund in an amount that would not exceed $200 million.

Vote Recommendation Notes

We oppose HJR 11 which would grow the cost of government at the expense of Texas taxpayers. If the Economically Distressed Areas Program is in need of funding up to $200 million, this should be appropriated out of general revenue rather than increasing the debt burden on Texas citizens by issuing new general obligation bonds.