These Bills Need Your Support!

Hi Neighbors,

Even though we won the right to vote on annexation and then exercised that right by voting last November against annexation  by the City of San Antonio (COSA), the fight against annexation continues.  The following Bills in Congress during this Legislative session require our prompt attention. Please consider contacting the respective Committee members encouraging them to support these Bills which will serve to improve the annexation process.

SB 746 -  requiring cities to wait at least five years before attempting to annex the same property.

  • Status:  Passed in the Senate and has been assigned to the House Land and Resource Management Committee.
  • Action Needed:  Contact Committee members and ask them to vote this Bill out of Committee and send it to the House for a vote.

HB 347 – eliminating the population requirement so that no Texan is annexed without their consent.

  • Status:  Passed in the House.  Currently in the Senate State Affairs Committee
  • Action Needed:  Contact Senate State Affairs Committee members to vote the Bill out of committee and send it to the Senate for a vote.

SB 422 -  promotes the rights of citizens and protects the will of voters by prohibiting municipalities from imposing fines and fees in the ETJ ... where an annexation attempt has failed at the ballot box.

  • Status:  Passed in the Senate, but has been stalled in the House for 2 weeks.
  • Action Needed:  Contact Speaker of the House, Dennis Bonnen (phone nr: 512-463-1000), and request this Bill get a hearing soon.

****The following is not an Annexation Bill but does concern our property taxes****

SB 2 - . For taxing units that collect more than $15 million in property tax levy plus sales tax, SB 2 lowers the 8 percent threshold to 2.5 percent and requires an automatic rollback election if the taxing unit adopts a tax that exceeds the 2.5 percent threshold.

  • Status:  Passed in the Senate and will be heard in the House Ways and Means Committee.
  • Action Needed:  Write Committee members and encourage them to pass SB2.


Link to House Ways and Means Committee members:

Link to State Affairs Committee members:

Link to House Land and Resource Management Committee members:

Link to Speaker of the House:

Sandy Fitzpatrick

Legislation Update

Hey, Neighbors! Homeowners Against Annexation has identified 2 bills which, if passed, will greatly benefit our community:

  • Next week the Texas Senate will vote on SB422 which will prevent the city of San Antonio from imposing fees and fines on those of us who live in their ETJ.
  • SB746 will prevent cities from putting annexation on their ballots more often than once every 5 years.

Additionally, SB745 will give all Texans the right to vote on their own annexation regardless of the size of their County.

IMPORTANT: please stand by to raise our Collective voices in support of these bills. Senator Campbell will alert us when the time is right. Contact information will be on the website:

URGENT - New Legislation to Support!

Good morning,

We found out late Friday afternoon SB422 is going to be heard in the Intergovernmental Relations Committee today, April 1st.  Share with your friends and family members.


Scheduled for Intergovernmental Relations Committee Hearing on Monday, April 1st .
Call or send an email from each Senator’s  website to the following committee members Monday morning, April 1st.  Request their support in moving SB422 through committee to the Senate Floor

Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.                Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0127
Senator Charles Schwertner      Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0105
Senator Carol Alvarado             Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0106
Senator Donna Campbell          Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0125
Senator Pat Fallon                     Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0130
Senator Jose’ Menendez            Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0126
Senator Robert Nichols             Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0103

Thanks for your assistance.

Homeowners Against Annexation