Honorable Robert Nichols, Chair, Senate Committee on Transportation
John McGeady, Assistant Director Sarah Keyton, Assistant Director Legislative Budget Board
SB2260 by Flores (relating to the grant program distributing money from the transportation infrastructure fund.), Committee Report 1st House, Substituted
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would amend provisions in Subchapter C, Chapter 256 of the Transportation Code, to change the criteria for a county to be eligible for a grant from the Transportation Infrastructure Fund (TIF) and change the methodology for determining the distribution of TIF grants among the eligible counties. The bill would repeal provisions that require a county to provide an amount of matching funds to be eligible to receive a TIF grant.
Based on the analysis of the Texas Department of Transportation and the Railroad Commission, it is assumed any costs or duties associated with implementing the provisions of the bill could be absorbed within the agencies' existing resources.
Local Government Impact
The Texas Association of Counties anticipates a positive fiscal impact in some counties and a negative fiscal impact in other counties by prioritizing grants in some areas at the expense of other parts of the state. However, the impact to individual counties cannot be determined at this time.
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