Honorable Robert Nichols, Chair, Senate Committee on Transportation
Ursula Parks, Director, Legislative Budget Board
SB1351 by Watson (Relating to allowing the placement and maintenance of traffic-control signals in municipalities to permit emergency vehicles to safely enter a highway.), As Introduced
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would amend the Transportation Code to require the manual of uniform traffic control devices adopted by the Texas Transportation Commission to provide for the placement and maintenance of a traffic control signal that permits an emergency vehicle to safely enter a highway in a municipality at a location to be determined by the municipality.
Based on the information provided by the Texas Department of Transportation, it is assumed any costs or duties associated with implementing the provisions of the bill could be absorbed within the agency's existing resources.
Local Government Impact
No significant fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.