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Transportation (Oppose – Preemption)

CS/CS/HB 57 (Andrade) and CS/CS/CS/SB 1194 (Hooper) contain various transportation-related provisions. Of particular importance to municipalities with seaports, provisions from CS/CS/CS SB 426 and CS/CS/CS/HB 267 were amended onto the bills. The bills now prohibit local governments from restricting or regulating maritime commerce in seaports including, but not limited to, regulating or restricting a vessel's type or size; source or type of cargo; or number, origin or nationality of passengers, as well as environmental or health records of a particular vessel. CS/CS/HB 57 was substituted for CS/CS/CS/SB 1194. CS/CS/CS/SB 1194 passed the Senate (39-0) and the House (87-26). (Taggart)