May 2, 2019

HB 3167, the Development “Shot Clock” Bill Passes Out of the Texas House

HB 3167 is designed to help move projects along during the development phase.  It will require that cities or counties conduct a more thorough comments upon initial review, prohibiting them from reopening comments that have already been cleared.

Last week, the bill was amended and passed out of the House with strong support.  It will now be sent to the Senate, with the hopes that the bill will be swapped out with its Senate companion, SB 2370, which is still pending in in the Senate Business & Commerce committee.  Since SB 2370 has already been heard in the Senate committee, HB 3167 will not require another public hearing.

For more information, contact David Glenn, Director of Government Relations and Policy at david@hbaaustin.com.