Bill

SB 1261

87(R) - 2021
Senate Natural Resources and Economic Development
Senate Natural Resources and Economic Development
Environment

Contact the Author

Brian Birdwell

Phone:

512-463-0122

Capitol Office:

E1.706

Email:

Vote Recommendation

Yes
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Positive

Author(s)

Brian Birdwell

Co-Author(s)

Dawn Buckingham
Brandon Creighton
Bob Hall

Bill Caption

Relating to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state to regulate greenhouse gas emissions in this state and the express preemption of local regulation of those emissions.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated

Bill Analysis

SB 1261 would make it so that the state of Texas has exclusive jurisdiction over the regulation of greenhouse gas emissions within the state except as preempted by federal law. Additionally, the bill would forbid a municipality or other political subdivision from enacting or enforcing a regulation that directly regulates greenhouse gas emissions. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action supports SB 1261 as this bill limits government by restricting municipalities from overregulating greenhouse gas emissions and thereby promotes individual liberty.

Contact the Author

Brian Birdwell

Phone:

512-463-0122

Capitol Office:

E1.706

Email: