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Texas Governor Signs Historic Infrastructure Package into Law

AUSTIN, TX — Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed into law a historic infrastructure package that includes funding for transportation, water, and broadband projects.

Included in the infrastructure package are Associated General Contractors of Texas (AGC of Texas) priority legislation HB 2230 and SCR 2, which extends Proposition 1 and Proposition 7 transportation funding until 2042; SB 28, which directs $1 billion for water infrastructure; and HB 9, which directs $1.5 billion for broadband and telecommunication services. Voters will have an opportunity to approve SB 28 and HB 9 funding in November.

AGC of Texas was instrumental in the passage of Proposition 1 and Proposition 7 in 2014 and 2015. Together, these propositions make up 40% of the Texas Department of Transportation's Unified Transportation Program.

"AGC of Texas is grateful for the leadership of Texas Governor Greg Abbott who made it clear from the offset of session that bolstering our state's infrastructure was a top priority," said AGC of Texas President Stacey Bryant. "We are also grateful for our legislative allies Senator Transportation Committee Chair Robert Nichols and House Transportation Committee Chair Terry Canales who continue to ensure Texas is leading the nation in delivering safe and reliable infrastructure projects for all Texans."

"AGC of Texas has its finger on the pulse of the Texas Legislature," said AGC of Texas' Legislative Drafting Committee Chair Tracy Helmcamp Schieffer. "Through the hard work and dedication of the Legislative Drafting Committee members, the staff, and our membership as a whole, we are able to ensure our elected officials are making the best decisions possible when it comes to infrastructure legislation and the connected future of the Lone Star State."

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The infrastructure bills signed into law join SB 505, which was previously signed into law by Abbott and establishes a $200 annual electric vehicle registration fee. SB 505 was priority legislation for AGC of Texas, and members were called upon to contact Abbott and his staff to ensure the bill was signed into law.

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