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[  Session(s): all  Chamber =  Both  Bill Type = all    Subjects =  DROUGHT ]

Select bill Bill Session Author & Sponsor Caption Committees Last action
SB 900 86-0 (2019) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to state and local planning for and responses to drought. Senate: Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Water & Rural Affairs
SB 538 85-0 (2017) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to state and local planning for and responses to drought. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
HB 928 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to state and local planning for and responses to drought. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Motion withdrawn
HB 1150 84-0 (2015) Author: White, James | et. al.
Sponsor: Nichols, Robert
Relating to the sale of fireworks on and before certain holidays; affecting a provision subject to a criminal penalty. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 3172 84-0 (2015) Author: Schaefer, Matt | et. al. Relating to emergency orders concerning water rights issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 329 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to state and local planning for and responses to drought. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 1627 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to state and local planning for and responses to drought. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 1936 84-0 (2015) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to the recovery of damages resulting from an emergency transfer of water authorized by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
HB 727 83-0 (2013) Author: Burkett, Cindy Relating to restrictive covenants regulating drought-resistant landscaping. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1776 83-0 (2013) Author: Schaefer, Matt | et. al. Relating to the definition of "drought" for the purposes of emergency orders concerning water rights issued by the executive director of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1780 83-0 (2013) Author: Schaefer, Matt | et. al. Relating to emergency orders concerning water rights issued by the executive director of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2363 83-0 (2013) Author: Keffer, Jim Relating to a credit against the access fee for a private dock charged by the Brazos River Authority in the event of a drought. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2616 83-0 (2013) Author: Johnson, Eric Relating to the authority of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to establish uniform restrictions on the use of water during a drought. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2720 83-0 (2013) Author: Ritter, Allan Relating to the applicability of the law governing emergency authorizations by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for the use of state water to certain emergency orders concerning water rights issued by the executive director of the commission. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3429 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the regulation of fireworks during a drought and under a declaration of local disaster. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3557 83-0 (2013) Author: Ritter, Allan Relating to the authority of a county to regulate certain fireworks during a drought. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HB 3604 83-0 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon | et. al.
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to the implementation of a water conservation plan and drought contingency plan, as applicable, by certain entities. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 198 83-0 (2013) Author: Watson, Kirk
Sponsor: Dukes, Dawnna
Relating to restrictive covenants regulating drought-resistant landscaping or water-conserving natural turf. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 662 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Villalba, Jason
Relating to the composition of the drought preparedness council. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1091 83-0 (2013) Author: Birdwell, Brian Relating to a credit against the access fee for a private dock charged by the Brazos River Authority in the event of a drought. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1169 83-0 (2013) Author: Hegar, Glenn
Sponsor: Bonnen, Dennis
Relating to water conservation. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
House passage as amended reported
HB 1198 82-0 (2011) Author: Keffer, Jim Relating to a credit against the access fee for a private dock charged by the Brazos River Authority in the event of a drought. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 754 82-0 (2011) Author: Birdwell, Brian Relating to a credit against the access fee for a private dock charged by the Brazos River Authority in the event of a drought. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 1752 81-0 (2009) Author: Leibowitz, David | et. al. Relating to county regulation of fireworks during severe drought conditions. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3052 81-0 (2009) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the regulation of fireworks by counties during drought conditions; providing a criminal penalty. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 4625 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to county regulation of fireworks during drought conditions. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1167 80-0 (2007) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the regulation of fireworks by counties during drought conditions; providing a criminal penalty. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3572 80-0 (2007) Author: Rose, Patrick Relating to the authority of the Barton Springs-Edwards Aquifer Conservation District to charge certain fees and limit groundwater production during a drought. House: Natural Resources Recommendations filed with the Speaker
HCR 67 80-0 (2007) Author: Leibowitz, David | et. al.
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Urging Congress to provide further drought relief for Texas. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Natural Resources
Signed by the Governor
SB 747 80-0 (2007) Author: Watson, Kirk
Sponsor: Bolton, Valinda
Relating to the authority of the Barton Springs-Edwards Aquifer Conservation District to charge certain fees and limit groundwater production during a drought. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 2663 78-0 (2003) Author: Puente, Robert
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to the establishment of quantifiable goals for drought contingency plans. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 3468 78-0 (2003) Author: Geren, Charlie
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to the irrigation of agricultural land on prison property. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
No action taken in committee
SB 1379 78-0 (2003) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the authority of a municipality to enforce water conservation and drought ordinances. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
No action taken in committee
HB 1590 76-0 (1999) Author: Lewis, Ron Relating to the development of water management strategies for periods of drought. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2292 76-0 (1999) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to county restriction on the use of aerial fireworks during drought conditions. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2620 76-0 (1999) Author: Ramsay, Tom
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to authorizing counties to prohibit or restrict outdoor burning; providing a criminal penalty. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/99
HB 2660 76-0 (1999) Author: Swinford, David | et. al.
Sponsor: Ogden, Steve
Relating to state drought planning and preparation. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 2677 76-0 (1999) Author: Goolsby, Tony Relating to the safe use and regulation of fireworks. House: State Affairs Companion considered in lieu of in committee
SB 657 76-0 (1999) Author: Brown, J. E.
Sponsor: Lewis, Ron
Relating to the development of water management strategies for periods of drought. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 825 76-0 (1999) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to county restriction on the use of aerial fireworks during drought conditions. House: State Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Left pending in committee
SB 939 76-0 (1999) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: Goolsby, Tony
Relating to the safe use and regulation of fireworks. House: State Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/99
SB 1301 76-0 (1999) Author: Brown, J. E.
Sponsor: Lewis, Ron
Relating to water conservation measures required in a county during a declared drought disaster. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/99
SB 1710 76-0 (1999) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to financial assistance for disadvantaged communities for emergency and long-term water and wastewater services. Senate: Natural Resources Co-author authorized
HB 1817 62-0 (1971) Author: Cobb, L. Dean | et. al. Relating to authorizing the Governor to declare a county to be a drought disaster area.
HR 353 62-0 (1971) Author: Rodriguez, Lindsey Concerning advanced weather modification techniques.
SCR 79 62-0 (1971) Author: Connally, Wayne | et. al.
Sponsor: Von Dohlen, Tim
Creating special legislative committee to serve as liaison between State agencies in working to solve problems created by drought.
SB 259 53-0 (1953) Author: Hazlewood, Grady Relating to authorizing various County Commissioners Courts to declare drought emergency, to provide programs for increased precipitation to meet such emergencies, to appropriate from the county funds and to levy taxes for the support of such programs.
SB 10 35-2 (1917) Author: Hudspeth, Claude Benton | et. al. Relating to making an appropriation for the relief of citizens suffering by reason of drought.
SB 3 35-3 (1917) Author: Hudspeth, Claude Benton | et. al. Relating to providing relief for drought stricken citizens of the State; making an appropriation.
SB 74 20-0 (1887) Relating to providing for the relief of the citizens of Texas suffering by reason of the drouth, to making an appropriation therefor, and prescribing the manner in which it shall be distributed.

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