Honorable Harold V. Dutton Jr., Chair, House Committee on Urban Affairs
John S O'Brien, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB2262 by Dutton (relating to municipal fees.), Committee Report 1st House, Substituted
No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would amend the Local Government Code to define “building permit fee” as a fee charged by a municipality as a condition to construct, renovate, or remodel a structure. A building permit fee would be abolished on the 10th anniversary date the fee is adopted or reauthorized unless the governing body of the municipality holds a public hearing or votes to reauthorize the fee.
Other provisions of the bill would apply only to a municipality with a population of 1.9 million or more. Based on the applicability criteria, those provisions would apply only to the City of Houston.
Local Government Impact
It is assumed that the governing body of a municipality would reauthorize a building permit fee within the specified time period; therefore, no significant fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.
Other provisions of the bill would not have statewide impact on units of local government of the same type or class, no comment from this office is required by the rules of the House/Senate as to its probable fiscal implication on units of local government.