Rare Floor Fight on Model Subdivision Rules Bill

Last Week, HB 611, (Rep Guillen) died on the floor of the Texas house on a record vote.  The bill was often characterized as a rollback of the model subdivision rules, development rules designed to prevent the creation of further colonias.

Below is a highlight video clip of six minutes of the forty-five minute debate on HB611, including comments by Rep. Mary Edna Gonzalez, Rep. Naomi Gonzalez, and Rep. Joseph Moody, regarding their concerns with the bill.  Their comments give some insight on why the bill died.

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