Bill Text: TX SB1272 | 2021-2022 | 87th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to the sunset review process and certain governmental entities subject to that process.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-03-18 - Referred to Administration [SB1272 Detail]

Download: Texas-2021-SB1272-Introduced.html
 
 
  By: Paxton S.B. No. 1272
 
 
 
   
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the sunset review process and certain governmental
  entities subject to that process.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 12.005, Utilities Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         Sec. 12.005.  APPLICATION OF SUNSET ACT. The Public Utility
  Commission of Texas is subject to Chapter 325, Government Code
  (Texas Sunset Act). Unless continued in existence as provided by
  that chapter or by Chapter 39, the commission is abolished and this
  title expires September 1, 2023 [2025]. The Sunset Advisory
  Commission may recommend that the Public Utility Commission of
  Texas decertify an independent organization certified under
  Section 39.151 for the ERCOT power region.
         SECTION 2.  Section 13.002, Utilities Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         Sec. 13.002.  APPLICATION OF SUNSET ACT. The Office of
  Public Utility Counsel is subject to Chapter 325, Government Code
  (Texas Sunset Act). Unless continued in existence as provided by
  that chapter, the office is abolished and this chapter expires
  September 1, 2023 [2025].
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution. If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2021.
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