Honorable Juan Hinojosa, Chair, Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Ursula Parks, Director, Legislative Budget Board
SB1599 by Zaffirini (Relating to county and municipal land development regulation.), As Introduced
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would amend the Government Code to require the Secretary of State (SOS) to prescribe a form for a municipality or a county to nominate an area for identification as a colonia; and may provide for the review of the area by the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB), the Office of the Attorney General, or any other appropriate state agency as determined by the SOS.
The bill would amend sections of the Local Government Code to establish subdivision plat requirements for certain lot sizes. A utility could not serve or connect any residential structure with permanent utility services unless the utility receives a certificate of compliance for all county regulations applicable to the structure.
The bill would amend the Water Code to authorize a political subdivision that has adopted specified model rules to impose platting requirements. An applicant must meet certain requirements before TWDB may consider an application for funds. Under current statute, TWDB may not consider funds unless a political subdivision adopts and enforces model rules under this section and applicants may not receive funds.
Local Government Impact
No significant fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.