SB14 was approved in Business & Commerce Committee Sunday July 23, 2017. The bill was amended and we are waiting the new version to be posted. We will update the SB14 page when it is available. The newer version of the bill still removes local control over neighborhoods and prohibits local governments from practicing good environmental stewardship by outlawing efficient management of the Texas’ urban tree canopy. The current tally of where Senators stand on this bill can be found on this page. The 6-3 vote breaks down as follows:
Against (For the Trees): Larry Taylor Dist11, John Whitmire Dist15 and Judith Zaffirini Dist21.
For (Against the Trees): Donna Campbell Dist25, Brandon Creighton Dist4, Craig L. Estes Dist30, Kelly Hancock Dist9, Robert Nichols Dist3, Charles Schwertner Dist5.