Senator Huffines Passes Senate Bill 1679 out of the Senate
Giving local business and property owners an opportunity to fight back against burdensome economic regulations.
Austin - Senator Don Huffines (R-Dallas) passed SB 1679 in the Texas Senate yesterday. The bill requires that local governments thoughtfully consider changes to their building codes and provide opportunities for public input. SB 1679 requires a municipality to perform a cost-benefit analysis prior to amending a building code, and requires two public hearings on building code amendments.
"Because of the potential for far-reaching economic impacts on business owners and homeowners, municipalities should think seriously and deliberately before they amend their building codes," said Senator Huffines. "We also want to give business owners and residents of communities an opportunity to review potentially onerous, unnecessary, or costly regulations by political subdivisions. This gives local business and property owners an opportunity to fight back against burdensome economic regulations.”