Tex. Local Gov't Code Section 247.003
Restriction on Regulation of Engines


(a)

A political subdivision may not adopt or enforce an ordinance, order, regulation, or similar measure that directly prohibits or restricts the use, sale, or lease of an engine based on its fuel source.

(b)

This section does not limit the authority of a political subdivision to adopt or enforce an ordinance, order, regulation, or similar measure not preempted by state or federal law that:

(1)

does not effectively prohibit or restrict the use, sale, or lease of the engine;

(2)

implements an agreement between the political subdivision and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to regulate motor vehicle idling under Section 382.019 (Methods Used to Control and Reduce Emissions from Land Vehicles), Health and Safety Code; or

(3)

only affects an engine owned or operated by the political subdivision and is included in the state implementation plan or otherwise necessary for compliance with the federal Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. Section 7401 et seq.).

(c)

This section does not limit the authority of a political subdivision to adopt an ordinance, order, regulation, resolution, policy, or other similar measure to encourage, promote, or provide rebates for engines and fuel sources from alternative sources such as electricity, hydrogen, gas, or biofuels and that does not directly or effectively ban, restrict, or prohibit the use, sale, or lease of an engine based on the engine’s fuel source.

(d)

Section 81.0523 (Exclusive Jurisdiction and Express Preemption), Natural Resources Code, prevails to the extent of a conflict with this section.
Added by Acts 2023, 88th Leg., R.S., Ch. 19 (S.B. 1017), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2023.

Source: Section 247.003 — Restriction on Regulation of Engines, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/LG/htm/LG.­247.­htm#247.­003 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Accessed:
Jun. 5, 2024

§ 247.003’s source at texas​.gov