I’ve been going over the prefiled amendments packet–very thick–for HB 1, and here are some things to look for. If you are wondering what what might happen to Tx-DOT (many hours away) here are the key amendments:
Van Arsdale moves the agency’s entire budget to Article XI, the wish list.
Martinez-Fischer bars Tx-DOT from entering into any contract that includes a noncompete contract and prohibits any funds to be spent to honor such a contract.
Farias would limit any contract to 25 years in length.