Bill Text: TX SB1626 | 2015-2016 | 84th Legislature | Comm Sub

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Bill Title: Relating to the regulation by a developer of the installation of solar energy devices in a residential subdivision.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Passed) 2015-05-23 - Effective on 9/1/15 [SB1626 Detail]

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  By: Rodríguez  S.B. No. 1626
         (In the Senate - Filed March 12, 2015; March 23, 2015, read
  first time and referred to Committee on Business and Commerce;
  April 16, 2015, reported adversely, with favorable Committee
  Substitute by the following vote:  Yeas 8, Nays 0, 1 present not
  voting; April 16, 2015, sent to printer.)
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  COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR S.B. No. 1626 By:  Creighton
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
 
  relating to the regulation by a developer of the installation of
  solar energy devices in a residential subdivision.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 202.010(a), Property Code, is amended by
  adding Subdivision (1-a) to read as follows:
               (1-a)  "Residential unit" means a structure or part of
  a structure intended for use as a single residence and that is:
                     (A)  a single-family house; or
                     (B)  a separate living unit in a duplex, a
  triplex, or a quadplex.
         SECTION 2.  Section 202.010(f), Property Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         (f)  During the development period for a development with
  fewer than 51 planned residential units, the declarant may prohibit
  or restrict a property owner from installing a solar energy device.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2015.
 
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