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CS/SB 574: Tree and Vegetation Trimming and Removal

GENERAL BILL by Community Affairs ; Steube

Tree and Vegetation Trimming and Removal; Providing that local governments are liable for electric utility restoration costs under certain conditions; prohibiting local governments from requiring permits or other approvals for vegetation maintenance and tree pruning or trimming within an established right-of-way managed by a water management district, water control district, or special district exercising chapter 298 powers, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Last Action: 3/10/2018 Senate - Died in Environmental Preservation and Conservation
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Community Affairs (CA)
  2. Environmental Preservation and Conservation (EP)
  3. Rules (RC)

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    10/20/2017 Senate • Filed
    11/2/2017 Senate • Referred to Community Affairs; Environmental Preservation and Conservation; Rules -SJ 46
    1/9/2018 Senate • Introduced -SJ 46
    2/1/2018 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Community Affairs, 02/06/18, 11:00 am, 301 Senate Office Building --Not Considered
    2/8/2018 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Community Affairs, 02/13/18, 10:00 am, 301 Senate Office Building
    2/13/2018 Senate • CS by Community Affairs; YEAS 3 NAYS 2 -SJ 353
    2/15/2018 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
    • Now in Environmental Preservation and Conservation -SJ 353
    2/20/2018 Senate • CS by Community Affairs read 1st time -SJ 356
    3/10/2018 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
    • Died in Environmental Preservation and Conservation

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  • CS/SB 574, Committee Substitute 1 (Current Bill Version) Posted 2/15/2018 at 11:02 AM

    Bill Text:   Web Page PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Learn more about bill relationships Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 521 (c2) Tree and Vegetation Maintenance within Established Flood and Drainage Rights-of-Way Edwards-Walpole Compare Last Action: 3/10/2018 S Died in Messages

    Citations - Statutes (2)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    163.3209 Electric transmission and distribution line right-of-way maintenance. Page 2 (pdf)
    589.37 Page 5 (pdf)

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  • SB 574, Original Filed Version Posted 10/20/2017 at 12:08 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page PDF
    Analyses:   Community Affairs (Pre-Meeting) 2/5/2018 (pdf)
    Community Affairs (Post-Meeting) 2/15/2018 (pdf)

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Learn more about bill relationships Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 521 (c1) Tree and Vegetation Maintenance within Established Flood and Drainage Rights-of-Way Edwards-Walpole Compare Last Action: 3/10/2018 S Died in Messages

    Committee Amendments (3)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    132156 - Amendment (Delete All)
    Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:
    Community Affairs
    (Steube)
    2/1/2018
    5:11 PM
    Withdrawn
    2/15/2018
    Web Page
    PDF
    hierarchy 267270 - Amendment to Amendment (132156)
    Delete lines 5 - 70.
    Community Affairs
    (Rodriguez)
    2/6/2018
    8:07 AM
    Withdrawn
    2/15/2018
    Web Page
    PDF
    542450 - Amendment (Delete All)
    Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:
    Community Affairs
    (Steube)
    2/12/2018
    10:16 AM
    Replaced by Committee Substitute
    2/15/2018
    Web Page
    PDF

    Committee Votes (1)

    Date Committee Result
    2/13/2018 10:00 AM Community Affairs 3 Yeas - 2 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (1)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    589.37 Page 1 (pdf)

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