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BUDA LEGISLATIVE DAY AT THE CAPITOL
The City of Buda, Buda Economic Development Corporation, and the Buda Area Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for “Buda Legislative Day” at the Capitol on March 8, 2017. This is an opportunity for City leaders to meet with lawmakers to discuss upcoming legislation that could impact our community.
As directed by City Council, the City will participate in the 85th Texas Legislative Session (2017) process through monitoring and actively advocating for or against legislation to support or safeguard the interests of the City.
In past sessions, Buda has been successful in its legislative efforts. In 2013, two major bills passed with statewide implications, led by the City of Buda. These included:
Senate Bill 1086 – the “Black Hydrant” Bill. This bill was passed to require fire hydrants in investor-owned utility company’s CCN areas to be painted red if they meet minimum fire flow requirements. This primarily affected Monarch Utilities in the Buda area, but also benefitted Kyle who was also active in supporting the bill.
House Bill 3159 – the “ESD Sales Tax Division” Bill. This bill was passed to address cities and emergency services districts that had worked out sales and use tax agreements between one another. It requires the Comptroller to allocate sales & use tax payments in a manner consistent with such agreements.
Below is a set of specific issues the City and its legislative advocates intend to pursue.
Below is more detailed look at the City of Buda 2017 Legislative Agenda:
2017 Legislative Agenda