SB 1091

86(R) - 2019
Senate Transportation
House Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate Transportation
House Defense & Veterans' Affairs

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral


Robert Nichols


Trent Ashby

Bill Caption

Relating to vehicles eligible for veteran toll discount programs.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated

Bill Analysis

SB 1091 would limit to two the number of transponders a toll project entity may issue to an eligible participant under a veteran toll discount program. The bill would require a toll project entity to issue a second transponder on a demonstration of hardship by the participant.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action recommends supporting SB 1091 because it promotes limited government by reducing the number of vehicles qualifying for a toll discount. While we commend highlighting the outstanding service of our veterans, we are generally opposed to tax and fee exemptions that confer a special privilege upon a preferred class.