HBA-MPM H.B. 3576 76(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisH.B. 3576 By: Junell Environmental Regulation 3/23/1999 Introduced BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Current law states that a person may not cause, permit, or allow a public nuisance on any premises. Examples of such nuisances include storing rubbish on premises in open sight and maintaining the premises in a manner that creates an unsanitary condition likely to attract or harbor mosquitoes, vermin, or disease-carrying pests. This law currently applies only to an unincorporated area of a county with a population of 125,000 or more. H.B. 3576 makes this law applicable to a county with a population of 80,000 or more. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY It is the opinion of the Office of House Bill Analysis that this bill does not expressly delegate any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, department, agency, or institution. SECTION BY SECTION ANALYSIS SECTION 1. Amends Section 343.011(a), Health and Safety Code, to make this section (regarding public nuisance in certain counties) applicable to an unincorporated area of a county with a population of 80,000 or more, rather than 125,000 or more. SECTION 2. Effective date: September 1, 1999. SECTION 3. Emergency clause.