Honorable Tracy O. King, Chair, House Committee on Licensing & Administrative Procedures
John McGeady, Assistant Director Sarah Keyton, Assistant Director Legislative Budget Board
HB2228 by Geren (Relating to the inspection of certain boilers.), As Introduced
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would allow steam generators manufactured on or after January 1, 1970 to operate for a longer period without an inspection, saving owners the costs to halt operations for inspection. The bill would also allow process steam generators manufactured before January 1, 1970 to operate for a longer period without an inspection if an engineer reports that conditions required for the extra extension have been met.
The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation reports it could review any applications for a 24-month extension and the reports submitted with them with existing resources. The provisions of the bill could result in an increase in revenue from extra applications but the amount would not be significant.
The bill would take effect September 1, 2019.
Local Government Impact
No fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.
452 Department of Licensing and Regulation, 460 Board of Professional Engineers