Honorable John Frullo, Chair, House Committee on Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Ursula Parks, Director, Legislative Budget Board
SB965 by Zaffirini (Relating to the authority of certain counties to designate a county water recreation safety zone along certain rivers; authorizing a fee.), As Engrossed
No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would amend the Local Government Code allowing certain counties to designate areas as a water recreation safety zone. The bill contains provisions relating to designation of the zone, zone fees, and dissolution of the zone. If the zone is approved by voters the commissioner court may impose a fee to fund the employment of additional peace officers to provide law enforcement in the zone.
The bill would take effect immediately if the bill receives a two-thirds vote in each house; otherwise, the bill would take effect September 1, 2017.
Local Government Impact
The impact of the bill on local government would depend on the counties deciding to create a district and the extent to which the district would pursue district powers outlined in the bill. Revenue gain from fees imposed and collected is not anticipated to have a significant fiscal implication.