Bill

HB 298

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

Contact the Author

Erin Zwiener

Phone:

512-463-0647

Capitol Office:

E2.416

Email:

Vote Recommendation

No
  • Neutral
  • Negative
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral

Author(s)

Erin Zwiener

Bill Caption

Relating to regulation of outdoor lighting by certain municipalities; creating a criminal offense. 

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated. 

Bill Analysis

HB 298 would allow International Dark Sky municipalities to regulate the use of outdoor lighting within the municipality and the municipality‚Äôs extraterritorial jurisdiction. Violations would create a class C misdemeanor.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action opposes HB 298 on the principle of property rights. Allowing cities to regulate outdoor lighting in this way infringes on the rights of landowners. 

Contact the Author

Erin Zwiener

Phone:

512-463-0647

Capitol Office:

E2.416

Email: