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Texas Senate Advances Less-Strict Tree Bill

Posted/updated on: August 13, 2017 at 5:09 am
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AUSTIN — The Texas Senate has advanced new limits on local tree ordinances – but they aren’t as sweeping as the chamber’s original efforts to virtually wipe out such ordinances across the state. Senators approved 17-14 on Friday a modified House bill allowing most local ordinances on trees with trunks at least 10-inches in diameter to stand. It also provides ways for homeowners to lessen the impact of fines levied by municipalities for cutting down trees. The House can now either accept the Senate’s changes or go to conference committee to reach a compromise.


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