BILL ANALYSIS

 

 

 

C.S.H.B. 3295

By: Vasut

Urban Affairs

Committee Report (Substituted)

 

 

 

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE

 

A city within House District 25 has raised concerns regarding the sale of certain park land. C.S.H.B. 3295 seeks to address these concerns by providing for the city's authority to convey specified park land without the need for an election.

 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE IMPACT

 

It is the committee's opinion that this bill does not expressly create a criminal offense, increase the punishment for an existing criminal offense or category of offenses, or change the eligibility of a person for community supervision, parole, or mandatory supervision.

 

RULEMAKING AUTHORITY

 

It is the committee's opinion that this bill does not expressly grant any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, department, agency, or institution.

 

ANALYSIS

 

C.S.H.B. 3295 amends the Local Government Code to exempt the conveyance of park land from the requirement for the conveyance to be approved by voters at an election if the park land is, as follows:

         owned by a home-rule municipality with a population of less than 11,000;

         adjacent to property owned by an independent school district; and

         conveyed as provided by a resolution or ordinance that has an effective date before December 31, 2024.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE

 

On passage, or, if the bill does not receive the necessary vote, September 1, 2023.

 

COMPARISON OF INTRODUCED AND SUBSTITUTE

 

C.S.H.B. 3295 differs from the introduced in minor or nonsubstantive ways by conforming to certain bill drafting conventions.