SB 30

86(R) - 2019
Senate State Affairs
House Pensions, Investments, & Financial Services
Senate State Affairs
House Pensions, Investments, & Financial Services

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Positive
  • Neutral


Brian Birdwell


Paul Bettencourt
Dawn Buckingham
Donna Campbell
Pete Flores
Bryan Hughes


Dade Phelan

Bill Caption

Relating to ballot language requirements for a proposition seeking voter approval for the issuance of bonds. 

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

SB 30 would require ballot language for propositions submitted to voters to be in plain language, and must include the single specific purpose for which bonds are to be authorized if approved. Under this bill, each single specific purpose which bonds requiring voter approval are to be issued must be printed on the ballot as a separate proposition. SB 30 would also require that bonds for the the construction, improvement, or renovation of certain types of facilities must each be submitted to voters as a separate proposition. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action supports SB 30 on the basis of limited government and personal responsibility. This bill would increase transparency by ensuring that ballot language is easily understandable and that voters have the information necessary to understand the fiscal implications of their vote.