Bill

SB 1008

87(R) - 2021
Senate Water, Agriculture, and Rural Affairs
Senate Water, Agriculture, and Rural Affairs
Special Districts

Contact the Author

Gina Hinojosa

Vote Recommendation

Yes
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Author(s)

Gina Hinojosa

Bill Caption

Relating to fees for pipeline construction imposed by certain districts.

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.


Bill Analysis

SB 1008 would prohibit irrigation districts in bracketed counties from imposing on a retail public utility unduly burdensome requirements for constructing a water or sewer pipeline or assessing fees or deposits that are greater than the actual costs to review and approve the construction proposal.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Irrigation districts are special purpose districts created by the legislature and should not have power to make public utility infrastructure development unnecessarily difficult or expensive. Texas Action supports SB 1008 as this bill prevents an undue cost burden on retail public utilities which would otherwise be passed on to ratepayers.

Contact the Author

Gina Hinojosa