Bill Text: TX SJR8 | 2017 | 85th Legislature 1st Special Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Proposing a constitutional amendment to restrict the power of the legislature to mandate requirements on a municipality or county.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 2-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-08-11 - Co-author authorized [SJR8 Detail]

Download: Texas-2017-SJR8-Introduced.html
  85S10570 JCG-F
 
  By: Buckingham S.J.R. No. 8
 
 
 
A JOINT RESOLUTION
  proposing a constitutional amendment to restrict the power of the
  legislature to mandate requirements on a municipality or county.
         BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Article III, Texas Constitution, is amended by
  adding Section 68 to read as follows:
         Sec. 68.  A law enacted by the legislature on or after
  January 1, 2019, that requires a municipality or county to
  establish, expand, or modify a duty or activity that requires the
  expenditure of revenue by the municipality or county is not
  effective unless the legislature appropriates or otherwise
  provides, from a source other than the revenue of the municipality
  or county, for the payment or reimbursement of the costs incurred
  for the biennium by the municipality or county in complying with the
  requirement.
         SECTION 2.  This proposed constitutional amendment shall be
  submitted to the voters at an election to be held November 6, 2018.  
  The ballot shall be printed to permit voting for or against the
  proposition:  "The constitutional amendment to restrict the power
  of the legislature from mandating unfunded requirements on a
  municipality or county."
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