SB 2446

86(R) - 2019
Senate Intergovernmental Relations
Senate Intergovernmental Relations

Companion Bill

HB 4742

Vote Recommendation

  • Negative
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Negative
  • Neutral


Royce West

Bill Caption

Relating to the creation of the SoGood Cedars Municipal Management District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated. 

Bill Analysis

SB 2446 would create the SoGood Cedars Municipal Management District within the corporate limits of the City of Dallas, subject to voter approval, for the purpose of providing certain improvements, projects, and services for public use and benefit.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action recommends opposing SB 2446 because it infringes on principles of limited government and free markets. We have consistently opposed any creation or expansion of economic development powers for municipal management districts. Chapter 380 economic development provides broad authority to these districts in determining whether public money should be spent for anything that may constitute a "public purpose." This money is then used to unfairly favor certain businesses and industries over others, effectively allowing the government to choose winners and losers in the marketplace.