Honorable Tom Craddick, Chair, House Committee on Land & Resource Management
John McGeady, Assistant Director Sarah Keyton, Assistant Director Legislative Budget Board
HB795 by Patterson (Relating to a municipality's ability to enforce zoning and other land use regulations against electric companies.), As Introduced
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would amend the Utilities Code to extend a restriction on the ability of municipalities to regulate electrical cooperatives. Zoning or other land use regulations may not be used to exclude the cooperative from a municipality nor may they be directly in conflict with certain certifications granted under the Utilities Code.
According to the Public Utility Commission, the bill would have no significant impact to the State and could be accomplished using existing resources.
Local Government Impact
According to the Public Utility Commission, the bill could have a local impact on municipalities but the agency cannot estimate at this time.
According to the Texas Municipal League, the bill would not have a significant fiscal impact on municipalities.