SB 6

86(R) - 2019
Senate Water & Rural Affairs
Senate Water & Rural Affairs

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Lois Kolkhorst
Carol Alvarado
Paul Bettencourt
Dawn Buckingham
Brandon Creighton
Pete Flores
Kelly Hancock
Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa
Joan Huffman
Bryan Hughes
Borris Miles
Robert Nichols
Charles Perry
Charles Schwertner
Larry Taylor
Kirk Watson
Judith Zaffirini

Bill Caption

Relating to emergency and disaster management, response, and recovery.  

Fiscal Notes

Estimated Two-year Net Impact to General Revenue Related Funds for SB6, Committee Report 1st House, Substituted: a negative impact of ($10,406,830) through the biennium ending August 31, 2021.

The bill would make no appropriation but could provide the legal basis for an appropriation of funds to implement the provisions of the bill.

Bill Analysis

SB 6 would require the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) to develop a model guide for local officials regarding disaster response and recovery. The guide would include information on contracting for debris removal, obtaining federal disaster funding, coordinating the availability and construction of short-term and long-term housing, and obtaining assistance from local, state, and federal volunteer organizations. 

Among other things, SB 6 would also establish a wet debris study group and an emergency management work group. The latter group would study and develop a proposal for enhancing the training and credentialing of emergency management directors and emergency management coordinators. These groups would submit proposals to the legislature and governor based on their findings.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action remains neutral on SB 6 because it does not significantly affect our liberty principles.