The Texas Land Developers Association enjoyed its best session ever this year. After years of “unscrupulous-developer” being one word, the TLDA led the way in several key bills protecting property rights, promoting business, and preserving the Department of Savings & Mortgage Lending.
Never before has the group been so well represented with hundreds of members descending upon the Capitol during the 2019 Texas Home & Mortgage Symposium. Members made quite an impression with visits to dozens of offices advocating for our list of key bills.
Here’s the final recap of the TLDA Legislative Agenda:
HB 2566 by Dominguez – Relating to the authority of certain counties to regulate health and safety. PASSED. Effective Immediately.
HB 2839 by Munoz – Relating to the apportionment of infrastructure costs in regard to certain property development projects. Companion bill, SB 1510 PASSED. Effective Immediately.
HB 3140 by Guillen – Relating to the regulation of residential mortgage loan companies, including requiring the registration of mortgage lot lender companies; imposing a fee. Did NOT PASS. Chairman Murphy did not allow a hearing on this or any other bills related to the Department of Savings & Mortgage Lending.
HB 3167 by Oliverson with Senate sponsor Hughes – Relating to county and municipal approval procedure for land development applications. PASSED. Effective Immediately.
HB 3417 by Toth – Relating to the applicability of certain municipal ordinances in the municipality’s extraterritorial jurisdiction.
HB 3750 by Kuempel with Senate sponsor Schwertner – Relating to the applicability of certain municipal ordinances in the municipality’s extraterritorial jurisdiction.
HB 4551 by Dutton – Relating to the award of court costs and attorney’s fees in certain actions challenging certain local laws or the failure of an officer of certain political subdivisions to perform certain actions. Did NOT PASS. Died in Calendar Committee.
SB 2005 by Lucio – Relating to authorizing certain border counties and municipalities in those counties to address population growth and prevent the proliferation of substandard dwellings; creating a criminal offense; authorizing a fee. Did NOT PASS. TLDA worked to hold this bill off and it died in committee.
SB 2357 by Lucio – Relating to issues affecting counties and other political subdivisions of the state. Did NOT PASS. TLDA worked to hold this bill off and it died in committee.
SJR 79 by Lucio – Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of additional general obligation bonds by the Texas Water Development Board to provide financial assistance for the development of certain projects in economically distressed areas. PASSED. Will be on the November ballot.