Honorable Joe Deshotel, Chair, House Committee on Land & Resource Management
Ursula Parks, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB341 by Pitts (Relating to the exclusion of certain mineral interests from the property interests that may be condemned by a regional tollway authority.), Committee Report 1st House, Substituted
No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would amend Chapter 366 of the Transportation Code to require a tollway authority to exclude all oil, gas, and sulphur interests to be condemned without providing the owner of the interests any ingress or egress rights to the surface of the property. Under current statute, Chapter 366 would apply only to the North Texas Tollway Authority.
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, the provisions of the bill are not anticipated to have a fiscal impact on the department.
Local Government Impact
According to the North Texas Tollway Authority, no fiscal impact is anticipated.