Honorable Tracy O. King, Chair, House Committee on Agriculture & Livestock
Ursula Parks, Director, Legislative Budget Board
SB1172 by Perry (Relating to the regulation of seed by a political subdivision.), As Engrossed
No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would amend the Agriculture Code to prohibit a political subdivision from adopting an order, ordinance, or other measure to regulate agriculture seed, vegetable seed, weed seed, or any other seed. A political subdivision may take actions to comply with state or federal requirements, to avoid state or federal fines, to attain or maintain compliance with federal or state environmental standards, or to implement a voluntary program as part of a conservation water management strategy.
The bill would take effect September 1, 2017.
Local Government Impact
According to the Texas Municipal League, the bill is not anticipated to have a fiscal impact.