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Relating to public health laboratory capabilities in certain counties.
Estimated Two-year Net Impact to General Revenue Related Funds for SB1121, Committee Report 1st House, Substituted: a negative impact of ($889,919) through the biennium ending August 31, 2021. In addition, there would be costs associated with entering into local agreements with institutions of higher education and public and private testing laboratories for certain testing, which cannot be determined.
The bill would make no appropriation but could provide the legal basis for an appropriation of
funds to implement the provisions of the bill. The Department of State Health Services is required
to implement a provision of this Act only if the legislature appropriates money specifically for that
purpose. If the legislature does not appropriate money specifically for that purpose, the department
may, but is not required to, implement a provision of this Act using other appropriations available
for that purpose.
Since this is a matter that does not involve liberty principles, Texas Action has a neutral stance towards SB 1121.