LEGISLATIVE BUDGET BOARD
Austin, Texas
 
FISCAL NOTE, 79TH LEGISLATIVE REGULAR SESSION
 
March 13, 2005

TO:
Honorable Dennis Bonnen, Chair, House Committee on Environmental Regulation
 
FROM:
John S. O'Brien, Deputy Director, Legislative Budget Board
 
IN RE:
HB580 by Smith, Wayne (Relating to the authority of a county to provide hazardous materials services.), As Introduced

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

The bill would amend the Local Government Code to allow counties to provide hazardous materials services. The bill would also allow the county or a countyís authorized agent to charge a reasonable fee to a responsible party for responding to a hazardous materials service call. Provisions of the bill would not apply to hazardous materials owned or possessed by a governmental entity. The bill would take effect September 1, 2005.


Local Government Impact

No significant fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.


Source Agencies:
582 Commission on Environmental Quality
LBB Staff:
JOB, WK, DLBa