Bill

HB 1226

87(R) - 2021
House Urban Affairs
House Urban Affairs
Housing & Urban Affairs

Contact the Author

Elizabeth "Liz" Campos

Phone:

(512) 463-0452

Capitol Office:

E2.304

Email:

Vote Recommendation

No
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Negative
  • Negative
  • Neutral

Author(s)

Elizabeth "Liz" Campos

Co-Author(s)

Celia Israel

Bill Caption

Relating to the establishment by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs of a pilot program to solicit donations made by text message for the benefit of local programs that provide services to homeless individuals and families in certain municipalities.

Fiscal Notes

Estimated Two¬≠year Net Impact to General Revenue Related Funds for HB1226, As Introduced : a negative impact of ($282,724) through the biennium ending August 31, 2023. 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

HB 1226 would create a "text-to-give" program that would allow individuals to text to donate to a government collection intended to combat homelessness. The bill also says the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs may assign personnel to coordinate the administration and implementation of the program.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action is opposed to HB 1226 on the principles of limited government and personal responsibility. Not only can individuals already easily donate to several private or non-profit organizations to combat homelessness, but they can do so without creating additional government jobs which are only loosely accountable to the public for the success of their efforts.

Contact the Author

Elizabeth "Liz" Campos

Phone:

(512) 463-0452

Capitol Office:

E2.304

Email: