Honorable Senfronia Thompson, Chair, House Committee on Public Health
John McGeady, Assistant Director Sarah Keyton, Assistant Director Legislative Budget Board
HB3994 by Bohac (Relating to the availability of parking spaces at certain health facilities for persons with a disability; providing an administrative penalty.), As Introduced
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would require the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) to require certain health facilities to have a sufficient number of van-accessible parking spaces for persons with a disability. The bill would require HHSC to impose an administrative penalty against facilities found in violation that would not exceed $1,000 per day. The bill would also authorize the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) to sue to collect the penalty and reasonable expenses incurred in its collection.
The OAG assumes that the number of violations under the provisions of the bill would be low. HHSC and the OAG indicate that the provisions of the bill could be accomplished within existing resources.
According to the Comptroller of Public Accounts, the impact of the bill on administrative penalty revenue cannot be determined, because the rules for the minimum number of van-accessible parking spaces have not yet been determined and the number of violations is unknown.
Local Government Impact
No fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.
302 Office of the Attorney General, 304 Comptroller of Public Accounts, 529 Health and Human Services Commission