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HB 614 85-0 (2017) Author: Leach, Jeff Relating to the procedure for action by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on an application for a water right. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 642 85-0 (2017) Author: Phillips, Larry Relating to the name of the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1481 85-0 (2017) Author: Lozano, J. M.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst, Lois
Relating to the abolition of the fee established by the commissioner of the General Land Office for processing applications for terminal facility discharge prevention and response certificates. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 1515 85-0 (2017) Author: Elkins, Gary
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to the expiration of the dry cleaner environmental response program. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Not again placed on intent calendar
HB 1536 85-0 (2017) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to a biennial report on stormwater infrastructure in this state. House: Natural Resources Statement(s) of vote recorded in Journal
HB 1643 85-0 (2017) Author: Springer, Drew | et. al.
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to the regulation of the operation of an unmanned aircraft and the prosecution of a related criminal offense. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 1862 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the designation of certain river or stream segments as being of unique ecological value. House: Natural Resources Received from the House
HB 1863 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the use of money in the state water pollution control revolving fund. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2376 85-0 (2017) Author: Walle, Armando Relating to the fee collected for an on-site wastewater treatment permit application. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2488 85-0 (2017) Author: Lambert, Stan | et. al. Relating to the treatment and recycling for beneficial use of drill cuttings. House: Energy Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2533 85-0 (2017) Author: Geren, Charlie | et. al.
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to civil suits brought by local governments or certain other persons for violations of certain laws under the jurisdiction of, or rules adopted or orders or permits issued by, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 2725 85-0 (2017) Author: González, Mary
Sponsor: Rodríguez, José
Relating to the composition of the board of directors of a stormwater control and recapture planning authority in certain counties. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 2798 85-0 (2017) Author: Farrar, Jessica
Sponsor: Creighton, Brandon
Relating to the authority of a county to implement a pilot program to reuse wastewater at county facilities. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 2799 85-0 (2017) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to a requirement to make certain environmental and water use permit applications available online. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 2894 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to a requirement that the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality provide an expedited procedure for acting on certain applications for an amendment to a water right by certain applicants that use desalinated seawater. House: Natural Resources Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2943 85-0 (2017) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al.
Sponsor: Perry, Charles
Relating to the use of money in the state water pollution control revolving fund. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 3036 85-0 (2017) Author: King, Tracy | et. al. Relating to permits for the discharge of waste or pollutants into water that flows into certain areas of the Edwards Aquifer recharge zone. House: Environmental Regulation Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3085 85-0 (2017) Author: Keough, Mark Relating to a study by the Geo-Technology Research Institute on the monitoring, prevention, and removal of floating trash. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
HB 3200 85-0 (2017) Author: Murr, Andrew Relating to the regulation of certain aggregate production operations by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality; authorizing an increase in the amount of a fee. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 3333 85-0 (2017) Author: Isaac, Jason Relating to permits for certain injection wells that transect a portion of the Edwards Aquifer. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3334 85-0 (2017) Author: Lozano, J. M. Relating to a restriction on the types of oil and gas wastes that may be disposed of in a surface pit without a permit issued by the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 3467 85-0 (2017) Author: Howard, Donna Relating to a restriction on permits authorizing discharges of sewage effluent into any water in the contributing or recharge zone of the San Antonio or Barton Springs segment of the Edwards Aquifer. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3525 85-0 (2017) Author: Price, Four Relating to the referral by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to the State Office of Administrative Hearings of an issue regarding an application for a water right. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3602 85-0 (2017) Author: Arévalo, Diana Relating to the treatment of certain types of water by water treatment specialists. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3988 85-0 (2017) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to the authority of a county to implement a pilot program to reuse wastewater at county facilities. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 4219 85-0 (2017) Author: Perez, Mary Ann Relating to the procedure for qualifying for the exemption from ad valorem taxation of pollution control property. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 4308 85-0 (2017) Author: Faircloth, Wayne Relating to the Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority and expanding the territory and powers of the authority; authorizing fees and the issuance of bonds. House: Special Purpose Districts Recommendations filed with the Speaker
HJR 47 85-0 (2017) Author: Phillips, Larry Proposing a constitutional amendment to change the name of the Railroad Commission of Texas to the Texas Energy Commission and to mandate that there be such an agency. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
SB 189 85-0 (2017) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to notice of an application for a permit to drill certain injection wells within a certain distance of a groundwater conservation district. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 225 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van Relating to the referral by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to the State Office of Administrative Hearings of an issue regarding an application for a water right. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 546 85-0 (2017) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al.
Sponsor: Collier, Nicole
Relating to the quality of water provided by public drinking water supply systems to state supported living centers. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 569 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to a review and report by the Railroad Commission of Texas regarding the oversight and enforcement of unpermitted discharges of oil and gas waste or of other substances or materials associated with certain operations or activities regulated by the commission. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 743 85-0 (2017) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to the abolition of the fee established by the commissioner of the General Land Office for processing applications for terminal facility discharge prevention and response certificates. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 747 85-0 (2017) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to a prohibition on the issuance by the Railroad Commission of Texas of a permit for a commercial surface disposal facility located near a municipality. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 863 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles Relating to the designation of certain river or stream segments as being of unique ecological value. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 866 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles Relating to the use of money in the state water pollution control revolving fund. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 1319 85-0 (2017) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to the prosecution of the offense of operation of an unmanned aircraft over certain facilities. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1430 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles | et. al.
Sponsor: Lucio III, Eddie
Relating to a requirement that the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality provide an expedited procedure for acting on certain applications for an amendment to a water right by certain applicants that use desalinated seawater. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1541 85-0 (2017) Author: Estes, Craig
Sponsor: Lambert, Stan | et. al.
Relating to the treatment and recycling for beneficial use of drill cuttings. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective immediately
SB 1580 85-0 (2017) Author: Garcia, Sylvia Relating to the testing of drinking water from and the replacement and repair of drinking water outlets and water lines on publicly owned and operated property. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 1796 85-0 (2017) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to a restriction on permits authorizing discharges of sewage effluent into any water in the contributing or recharge zone of the San Antonio or Barton Springs segment of the Edwards Aquifer. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 1803 85-0 (2017) Author: Miles, Borris Relating to the financial security requirements for operators of oil and gas wells. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 2026 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to a biennial report on stormwater infrastructure in this state. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Referred to Natural Resources
SB 2028 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to the procedure for qualifying for the exemption from ad valorem taxation of pollution control property. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 2161 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the approval or disapproval by county referendum of an application for a permit for a commercial surface disposal facility. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 2162 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to a prohibition on the approval by the Railroad Commission of Texas of an application for a permit for a commercial surface disposal facility located near certain reservoirs. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Left pending in committee
SB 2193 85-0 (2017) Author: Buckingham, Dawn Relating to the regulation of certain aggregate production operations by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality; authorizing an increase in the amount of a fee. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 2265 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Larry | et. al. Relating to the Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority and expanding the territory and powers of the authority; authorizing fees and the issuance of bonds. House: Special Purpose Districts
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Referred to Special Purpose Districts
HB 230 85-1 (2017) Author: Larson, Lyle Relating to the use of money in the state water pollution control revolving fund. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 201 84-0 (2015) Author: Leach, Jeff Relating to the procedure for action by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on an application for a water right. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 961 84-0 (2015) Author: Farias, Joe | et. al. Relating to the exemption of certain school district property from certain infrastructure fees charged for the control of excess water or storm water. House: Natural Resources Placed on General State Calendar
HB 995 84-0 (2015) Author: González, Mary
Sponsor: Rodríguez, José
Relating to the establishment of stormwater control and recapture planning authorities in certain counties. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 1016 84-0 (2015) Author: King, Tracy
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to the designation of certain river or stream segments as being of unique ecological value. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1106 84-0 (2015) Author: Phillips, Larry | et. al. Relating to the name of the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1113 84-0 (2015) Author: Clardy, Travis Relating to the standard of review for a determination of standing in a contested case hearing conducted by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Environmental Regulation Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
HB 1146 84-0 (2015) Author: Kacal, Kyle
Sponsor: Schwertner, Charles
Relating to persons who may operate a public water supply system. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1192 84-0 (2015) Author: Isaac, Jason Relating to permissible uses of graywater for domestic use. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 1284 84-0 (2015) Author: Simmons, Ron | et. al. Relating to the review by certain governmental entities of a permit application for a solid waste facility. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 1331 84-0 (2015) Author: King, Phil | et. al.
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to the treatment and recycling for beneficial use of certain waste arising out of or incidental to the drilling for or production of oil or gas. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1501 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to a study concerning the presence and effects of plastic microbeads in water in the state. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 1902 84-0 (2015) Author: Howard, Donna | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the regulation and use of graywater and alternative onsite water. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 1972 84-0 (2015) Author: Keffer, Jim Relating to certain exemptions from the requirement to obtain a permit from a groundwater conservation district. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2031 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio III, Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al.
Relating to the diversion, treatment, and use of marine seawater and the discharge of treated marine seawater and waste resulting from the desalination of marine seawater; adding provisions subject to a criminal penalty. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 2051 84-0 (2015) Author: Crownover, Myra Relating to a volume-based exemption from reporting requirements for certain accidental discharges or spills from wastewater facilities. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
HB 2230 84-0 (2015) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al.
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to the authority of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to authorize an injection well used for oil and gas waste disposal to be used for the disposal of nonhazardous brine produced by a desalination operation or nonhazardous drinking water treatment residuals. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2236 84-0 (2015) Author: Romero, Ramon Relating to the requirements for the casing and cementing of an oil or gas well. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 2425 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to water quality improvement and pollution reduction through beverage container recycling incentives; assessing a fee; providing penalties; creating a criminal offense. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 2570 84-0 (2015) Author: Johnson, Eric Relating to the incorporation of climate and precipitation forecasts in state, regional, and local water planning. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2571 84-0 (2015) Author: Johnson, Eric Relating to information on projected changes in weather, water availability, and climate variability in strategic plans of certain state agencies. House: International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs Statement(s) of vote recorded in Journal
HB 2767 84-0 (2015) Author: Keffer, Jim
Sponsor: Perry, Charles
Relating to the powers, duties, and administration of groundwater conservation districts; amending provisions that authorize fees. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 2887 84-0 (2015) Author: Leach, Jeff Relating to the definition of a "Navigable stream". House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2989 84-0 (2015) Author: Elkins, Gary Relating to the establishment of a publicly accessible database containing information on materials and products used in the construction of wastewater projects. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3001 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to the information that an operator of a well on which a hydraulic fracturing treatment is performed is required to disclose. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 3060 84-0 (2015) Author: Anchia, Rafael
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to functions of a municipal building and standards commission panel. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 3161 84-0 (2015) Author: Cyrier, John Relating to prioritizing groundwater production. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3411 84-0 (2015) Author: Parker, Tan Relating to the review by certain governmental entities of a permit application for a solid waste facility. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 3947 84-0 (2015) Author: King, Tracy Relating to county fee imposed on operators of oil and gas waste disposal wells. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 4087 84-0 (2015) Author: Smith, Wayne | et. al. Relating to the treatment for ad valorem tax purposes of pollution control property. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 76 84-0 (2015) Author: Phillips, Larry | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to change the name of the Railroad Commission of Texas to the Texas Energy Commission. House: Energy Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 78 84-0 (2015) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the matters to be considered in developing the state water plan. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 109 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Van Relating to the procedure for action by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on an application for a water right. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 636 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the creation of a task force to evaluate recreational use of rivers. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 879 84-0 (2015) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to the review by certain governmental entities of a permit application for a solid waste facility. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 912 84-0 (2015) Author: Eltife, Kevin
Sponsor: Crownover, Myra
Relating to a volume-based exemption from reporting requirements for certain accidental discharges or spills from wastewater facilities. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 941 84-0 (2015) Author: Creighton, Brandon Relating to the standard of review for a determination of standing in a contested case hearing conducted by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 1293 84-0 (2015) Author: Uresti, Carlos | et. al. Relating to the designation of certain river or stream segments as being of unique ecological value. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 1413 84-0 (2015) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to the powers, duties, and administration of groundwater conservation districts. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 1450 84-0 (2015) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to water quality improvement and pollution reduction through beverage container recycling incentives; assessing a fee; providing penalties; creating a criminal offense. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 1469 84-0 (2015) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to regular reapplication for certain pollution control exemptions from ad valorem taxation granted for certain property. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SB 1605 84-0 (2015) Author: Huffines, Don Relating to an expedited permit program for permits issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
HB 340 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to the power of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to authorize certain injection wells that transect or terminate in the Edwards Aquifer. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
HB 379 83-0 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to the imposition of a fee on oil and gas waste disposed of by injection in a commercial injection well permitted by the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 448 83-0 (2013) Author: Dukes, Dawnna | et. al. Relating to a requirement that the operator of an oil or gas well on which a hydraulic fracturing treatment is to be performed mail a list of the chemicals to be used in the treatment to persons residing near the well. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 824 83-0 (2013) Author: Callegari, Bill
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to reporting requirements for accidental sanitary sewer overflows. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Left pending in committee
HB 993 83-0 (2013) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to public notice by the Parks and Wildlife Department of consumption advisories for mercury contamination in certain aquatic and terrestrial animals, including fish, crustaceans, and molluscan shellfish. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 1307 83-0 (2013) Author: Geren, Charlie | et. al. Relating to rates for water service, to the transfer of functions relating to the economic regulation of water and sewer service from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to the Public Utility Commission of Texas, and to the duties of the Office of Public Utility Counsel regarding the economic regulation of water and sewer service. House: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1519 83-0 (2013) Author: Sheffield, J. D. Relating to the extent and management of the John Graves Scenic Riverway. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1600 83-0 (2013) Author: Cook, Byron | et. al.
Sponsor: Nichols, Robert
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, to the transfer of certain functions from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to the Public Utility Commission of Texas, to the rates for water service, and to the functions of the Office of Public Utility Counsel; authorizing a fee. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 2046 83-0 (2013) Author: Workman, Paul Relating to a study evaluating and making recommendations for wastewater management in the contributing zone of the Barton Springs segment of the Edwards Aquifer. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2154 83-0 (2013) Author: Callegari, Bill Relating to the applicability of the law governing innovative programs for environmental regulation administered by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2179 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, John Relating to the regulation of backflow prevention assembly testers by the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners; authorizing a fee. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HB 2277 83-0 (2013) Author: Crownover, Myra Relating to the regulation of certain pits used to store flowback or produced water from an oil or gas well on which a hydraulic fracturing treatment has been performed. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 2292 83-0 (2013) Author: González, Mary Relating to the notice requirements for the issuance, renewal, or amendment of certain environmental permits issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Environmental Regulation No action taken in committee
HB 2578 83-0 (2013) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al. Relating to the development of brackish groundwater and the use of brackish water and seawater; providing a penalty. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2624 83-0 (2013) Author: Ashby, Trent Relating to the regulation of water wells under the jurisdiction of the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation to prevent groundwater pollution. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2701 83-0 (2013) Author: Miller, Doug Relating to the Edwards Aquifer Authority's regulation of wells with limited production capabilities. House: Natural Resources Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 2781 83-0 (2013) Author: Fletcher, Allen
Sponsor: Campbell, Donna
Relating to rainwater harvesting and other water conservation initiatives. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 2992 83-0 (2013) Author: King, Tracy Relating to the reuse, discharge, or disposal of fluid produced from certain oil or gas wells on which a hydraulic fracturing treatment has been performed. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2996 83-0 (2013) Author: King, Tracy Relating to regulation by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality of the land application of Class B sludge. House: Environmental Regulation Point of order sustained
HB 2997 83-0 (2013) Author: King, Tracy Relating to regulation by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality of the land application of Class B sludge. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 3147 83-0 (2013) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to the degree to which power generation facilities consume or adversely impact water in this state. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 3244 83-0 (2013) Author: Callegari, Bill Relating to water quality improvement and pollution reduction through beverage container recycling incentives; providing penalties; assessing a fee. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 3249 83-0 (2013) Author: Callegari, Bill | et. al. Relating to recycling, reclamation, handling, and/or treatment of oil and gas waste, water, and related materials and clarifying the Railroad Commission's jurisdiction. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3260 83-0 (2013) Author: Miller, Doug Relating to the designation of certain river or stream segments as being of unique ecological value. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3289 83-0 (2013) Author: Martinez, Armando Relating to the licensing of professionals engaged in Texas pollutant discharge elimination system-related stormwater activity. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3309 83-0 (2013) Author: Crownover, Myra
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to the composition and use of money in the oil and gas regulation and cleanup fund. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 3537 83-0 (2013) Author: Gutierrez, Roland Relating to the treatment and reuse or discharge of fluid produced from oil or gas wells on which a hydraulic fracturing treatment has been performed. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3538 83-0 (2013) Author: Gutierrez, Roland Relating to minimum pollution removal requirements on storm water discharge within the Edwards Aquifer in certain circumstances. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 3595 83-0 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to imposing a fee on water used in the performance of a hydraulic fracturing treatment on an oil or gas well. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3871 83-0 (2013) Author: Smith, Wayne
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to the powers and duties of the Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 199 83-0 (2013) Author: Watson, Kirk
Sponsor: Anchia, Rafael
Relating to the annual evaluation of water use by owners or operators of electric generating facilities. House: State Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 206 83-0 (2013) Author: Nichols, Robert Relating to the continuation and functions of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, to the transfer of certain functions from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to the Public Utility Commission of Texas, and to the functions of the Office of Public Utility Counsel; authorizing a fee. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 567 83-0 (2013) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al.
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie
Relating to rates for water service, to the transfer of functions relating to the economic regulation of water and sewer service from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to the Public Utility Commission of Texas, and to the duties of the Office of Public Utility Counsel regarding the economic regulation of water and sewer service. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 584 83-0 (2013) Author: Hegar, Glenn Relating to a volume-based exemption from reporting requirements for accidental discharges or spills from wastewater facilities. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 589 83-0 (2013) Author: Hegar, Glenn | et. al. Relating to the designation of certain river or stream segments as being of unique ecological value. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Left pending in committee
SB 1024 83-0 (2013) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to a study evaluating and making recommendations for wastewater management in the contributing zone of the Barton Springs segment of the Edwards Aquifer. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1241 83-0 (2013) Author: Hegar, Glenn
Sponsor: Miller, Doug
Relating to the Edwards Aquifer Authority's regulation of wells with limited production capabilities. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1249 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John Relating to plugging, capping, repairing, or completing certain wells. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 1385 83-0 (2013) Author: Hancock, Kelly
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie
Relating to notification procedures regarding the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1456 83-0 (2013) Author: Taylor, Larry Relating to the regulation of backflow prevention assembly testers by the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners; authorizing a fee. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1532 83-0 (2013) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Rodriguez, Eddie
Relating to the power of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to authorize certain injection wells that transect or terminate in the Edwards Aquifer. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1711 83-0 (2013) Author: Birdwell, Brian Relating to the extent and management of the John Graves Scenic Riverway. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1745 83-0 (2013) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to minimum pollution removal requirements for certain stormwater discharges in the Edwards Aquifer. Senate: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
SB 1760 83-0 (2013) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to the development of brackish groundwater. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 1819 83-0 (2013) Author: Deuell, Bob Relating to the location of a sand mine; authorizing an administrative penalty. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1834 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the powers and duties of the Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations No action taken in committee
SB 1894 83-0 (2013) Author: Fraser, Troy Relating to the procedure for review by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and related entities of environmental flow standards and environmental flow set-asides for river basin and bay systems and related matters. Senate: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
HB 24 83-1 (2013) Author: Larson, Lyle Relating to the development of brackish groundwater. Filed
HB 50 83-1 (2013) Author: Callegari, Bill Relating to research on and the treatment of saline water. Filed
HB 29 83-2 (2013) Author: Callegari, Bill Relating to research on and the treatment of saline water. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 444 82-0 (2011) Author: Creighton, Brandon | et. al.
Sponsor: Nichols, Robert
Relating to notification of applications for permits for certain injection wells. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 451 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio III, Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to the creation of a Don't Mess with Texas Water program to prevent illegal dumping that affects the surface waters of this state. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 610 82-0 (2011) Author: Zerwas, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to certain notices sent by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Administration
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 849 82-0 (2011) Author: Miller, Sid | et. al.
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to notice of an application for a permit to dispose of oil and gas waste in a commercial disposal well; creating an offense. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
No action taken in committee
HB 935 82-0 (2011) Author: Phillips, Larry Relating to the protection of water quality in certain bodies of water. House: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1547 82-0 (2011) Author: Larson, Lyle
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to the desired future conditions of groundwater resources within groundwater management areas. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Testimony taken in committee
HB 1733 82-0 (2011) Author: Ritter, Allan Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of open-space land devoted to water stewardship purposes on the basis of its productive capacity. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 1995 82-0 (2011) Author: Weber, Randy Relating to the prosecution of certain offenses involving environmental quality. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 2400 82-0 (2011) Author: Miller, Doug Relating to the powers and duties of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and other entities regarding water and sewer utilities and certain conservation and reclamation districts. House: Natural Resources Returned to committee
HB 2826 82-0 (2011) Author: Murphy, Jim | et. al.
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to the issuance of a certificate for a municipal setting designation. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 2984 82-0 (2011) Author: Smith, Wayne Relating to the remediation of underground storage tanks and the fee on delivery of certain petroleum products. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 3212 82-0 (2011) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to the imposition of a fee on oil and gas waste disposed of by injection in a commercial injection well permitted by the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3328 82-0 (2011) Author: Keffer, Jim | et. al.
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy | et. al.
Relating to the disclosure of the composition of hydraulic fracturing fluids used in hydraulic fracturing treatments. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 3372 82-0 (2011) Author: King, Tracy | et. al.
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Relating to rainwater harvesting systems that are connected to public water supply systems. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 3420 82-0 (2011) Author: Darby, Drew Relating to the fee on delivery of certain petroleum products. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 3449 82-0 (2011) Author: Christian, Wayne Relating to notice provided to certain local officials regarding the use of land application to treat and dispose of certain oil and gas waste. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 3543 82-0 (2011) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to the inclusion of certain local government enforcement actions in the evaluation of compliance history by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 3602 82-0 (2011) Author: Garza, John Relating to a restriction on permits authorizing direct discharges of waste or pollutants into water in certain areas associated with the Barton Springs segment of the Edwards Aquifer. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HJR 107 82-0 (2011) Author: Ritter, Allan Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of open-space land devoted to water stewardship purposes on the basis of its productive capacity. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
SB 105 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Wendy | et. al.
Sponsor: Keffer, Jim
Relating to a restriction on the formation into which certain commercial disposal wells permitted by the Railroad Commission of Texas may inject oil and gas waste. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 338 82-0 (2011) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to penalty assessment for violations of the Texas Clean Air Act committed by major sources. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 408 82-0 (2011) Author: Estes, Craig
Sponsor: Keffer, Jim
Relating to inspection of and the operation of watercraft on the John Graves Scenic Riverway; providing for the imposition of a criminal penalty. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Vetoed by the Governor
SB 409 82-0 (2011) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of open-space land devoted to water stewardship purposes on the basis of its productive capacity. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 429 82-0 (2011) Author: Nichols, Robert Relating to notification of applications for permits for certain injection wells. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 430 82-0 (2011) Author: Nichols, Robert
Sponsor: Christian, Wayne
Relating to written notice to a groundwater conservation district of groundwater contamination. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 449 82-0 (2011) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al.
Sponsor: Ritter, Allan
Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of open-space land devoted to water stewardship purposes on the basis of its productive capacity. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
See remarks for effective date
SB 467 82-0 (2011) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the power of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to authorize certain injection wells that transect or terminate in the Edwards Aquifer. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
SB 525 82-0 (2011) Author: Deuell, Bob
Sponsor: Phillips, Larry
Relating to the protection of water quality in certain bodies of water. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 673 82-0 (2011) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to the authority of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to approve certain supplemental environmental projects undertaken by local governments. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 772 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to the use of a tracer substance in performing a hydraulic fracturing treatment operation. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 853 82-0 (2011) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to a restriction on permits authorizing direct discharges of waste or pollutants into water in certain areas associated with the Barton Springs segment of the Edwards Aquifer. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 935 82-0 (2011) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to the method of delivery of certain notices sent by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Senate: Open Government, Select Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1049 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to the disclosure of information regarding hydraulic fracturing treatment operations. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1073 82-0 (2011) Author: Jackson, Mike
Sponsor: King, Tracy
Relating to rainwater harvesting systems that are connected to public water supply systems. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 1148 82-0 (2011) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the authority of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to authorize certain injection wells that transect or terminate in the Edwards Aquifer. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 1479 82-0 (2011) Author: Hegar, Glenn Relating to the coordination of uranium mining permitting activities by the Railroad Commission of Texas and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1569 82-0 (2011) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to the remediation of underground storage tanks and the fee on delivery of certain petroleum products. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1930 82-0 (2011) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al. Relating to the disclosure of the composition of hydraulic fracturing fluids used in hydraulic fracturing treatments. Senate: Natural Resources Co-author authorized
SJR 16 82-0 (2011) Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Sponsor: Ritter, Allan
Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of open-space land devoted to water-stewardship purposes on the basis of its productive capacity. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Filed with the Secretary of State
SB 18 82-1 (2011) Author: Fraser, Troy Relating to water management plans for certain special water authorities. Filed
SB 19 82-1 (2011) Author: Fraser, Troy Relating to the operation, powers, and duties of certain water districts. Filed
HB 155 81-0 (2009) Author: Gutierrez, Roland
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to access to rivers and riverbeds for individuals with physical disabilities. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Natural Resources
Left pending in committee
HB 177 81-0 (2009) Author: Creighton, Brandon | et. al. Relating to testing requirements for certain commercial injection wells. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 178 81-0 (2009) Author: Creighton, Brandon | et. al. Relating to limitations on the location of injection wells. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 229 81-0 (2009) Author: Pitts, Jim | et. al.
Sponsor: Averitt, Kip
Relating to the construction, installation, alteration, extension, servicing, maintenance, or repair of on-site sewage disposal systems. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Left pending in committee
HB 323 81-0 (2009) Author: Raymond, Richard | et. al. Relating to the establishment of a program for detecting and giving notice of an unauthorized discharge of industrial, municipal, or other waste into any water in the state. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 569 81-0 (2009) Author: Miller, Sid | et. al. Relating to notice of an application for a permit to dispose of oil and gas waste in a commercial disposal well; creating an offense. House: Natural Resources Placed on General State Calendar
HB 595 81-0 (2009) Author: Leibowitz, David | et. al. Relating to a restriction on permits authorizing discharges of sewage effluent into any water in the contributing or recharge zone of the San Antonio or Barton Springs segment of the Edwards Aquifer. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1508 81-0 (2009) Author: Bolton, Valinda Relating to a restriction on permits authorizing direct discharges of waste or pollutants into water in certain areas associated with the Barton Springs segment of the Edwards Aquifer. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1642 81-0 (2009) Author: Miller, Sid Relating to the extent and management of the John Graves Scenic Riverway. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 1712 81-0 (2009) Author: Miller, Sid Relating to the extent and management of the John Graves Scenic Riverway. House: Environmental Regulation No action taken in committee
HB 1890 81-0 (2009) Author: Creighton, Brandon | et. al.
Sponsor: Nichols, Robert
Relating to notification of applications for permits for certain injection wells. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on intent calendar
HB 1981 81-0 (2009) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al. Relating to the regulation of stormwater management by certain counties. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2254 81-0 (2009) Author: Hancock, Kelly Relating to the authority of a local government to prohibit the Railroad Commission of Texas or the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality from issuing a permit for a disposal well. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2414 81-0 (2009) Author: Bolton, Valinda Relating to the regulation of stormwater management by certain counties. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2667 81-0 (2009) Author: Ritter, Allan | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to performance standards for plumbing fixtures sold in this state. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 2698 81-0 (2009) Author: Chisum, Warren | et. al. Relating to the renewal of certain expired licenses or registrations. House: Natural Resources Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2721 81-0 (2009) Author: Flynn, Dan | et. al. Relating to the procedure used by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality in acting on certain applications for a permit, permit amendment, or permit renewal for a nuclear electric generation facility. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 2895 81-0 (2009) Author: Hancock, Kelly Relating to compliance with federal occupational safety and health standards in environmental enforcement. House: Environmental Regulation Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3206 81-0 (2009) Author: Edwards, Al | et. al.
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to the implementation of the exemption from ad valorem taxation for pollution control property. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 3404 81-0 (2009) Author: King, Phil Relating to fees imposed by certain counties on operators of gas wells and oil and gas waste disposal wells. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 3543 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio III, Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to the creation of a Don't Mess with Texas Water program to prevent illegal dumping that affects the surface waters of this state. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Not again placed on intent calendar
HB 3547 81-0 (2009) Author: Elkins, Gary
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Relating to an order for the closure of unregistered dry cleaning facilities and dry cleaning drop stations by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 3550 81-0 (2009) Author: King, Tracy
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to the powers and duties of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and related entities. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on intent calendar
HB 3805 81-0 (2009) Author: Frost, Stephen Relating to the use of sediment control ponds to satisfy certain environmental and safety requirements at surface coal mining operations. House: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3980 81-0 (2009) Author: Hunter, Todd Relating to the eligibility requirements for, selection criteria for, and awarding of grants under programs of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 4027 81-0 (2009) Author: Christian, Wayne Relating to limitations on the location of Class II injection wells. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 4028 81-0 (2009) Author: Christian, Wayne Relating to testing requirements for certain commercial injection wells. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 4286 81-0 (2009) Author: Hunter, Todd Relating to the disposal of sewage by boats. House: Environmental Regulation Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 4299 81-0 (2009) Author: Rose, Patrick
Sponsor: Averitt, Kip
Relating to rainwater harvesting and other water conservation initiatives. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on intent calendar
SB 273 81-0 (2009) Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al. Relating to testing requirements for certain commercial injection wells. Senate: Natural Resources Co-author authorized
SB 274 81-0 (2009) Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al. Relating to limitations on the location of injection wells. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 457 81-0 (2009) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to penalty assessment for violations of the Texas Clean Air Act committed by major sources. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 540 81-0 (2009) Author: Estes, Craig | et. al. Relating to notice of an application for a permit to dispose of oil and gas waste in a disposal well. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Left pending in committee
SB 656 81-0 (2009) Author: Fraser, Troy Relating to notice of an application for a permit to dispose of oil and gas waste in a commercial disposal well; creating an offense. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 752 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, Wendy | et. al.
Sponsor: Hancock, Kelly
Relating to a restriction on the formation in which certain commercial disposal wells permitted by the Railroad Commission of Texas may inject oil and gas waste. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
SB 800 81-0 (2009) Author: Williams, Tommy Relating to a Texas Commission on Environmental Quality water quality protection area pilot program applicable to portions of the San Jacinto River; providing penalties. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 822 81-0 (2009) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to a restriction on permits authorizing discharges of sewage effluent into any water in the contributing or recharge zone of the San Antonio or Barton Springs segment of the Edwards Aquifer. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 876 81-0 (2009) Author: Averitt, Kip
Sponsor: Dunnam, Jim
Relating to the performance of annual soil tests for certain concentrated animal feeding operations by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SB 1080 81-0 (2009) Author: Jackson, Mike
Sponsor: Hancock, Kelly | et. al.
Relating to compliance with federal occupational safety and health standards in environmental enforcement. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 1099 81-0 (2009) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to a restriction on permits authorizing direct discharges of waste or pollutants into water in certain areas associated with the Barton Springs segment of the Edwards Aquifer. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1299 81-0 (2009) Author: Watson, Kirk
Sponsor: Rodriguez, Eddie
Relating to the regulation of stormwater management by certain counties. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 1405 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot | et. al. Relating to the establishment of an advisory committee to assist the Texas Water Development Board in incorporating the potential effects of climate variability into the state water plan. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Left pending in committee
SB 1406 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot | et. al. Relating to the consideration of the effects of climate variability on water supplies in regional and state water plans. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Left pending in committee
SB 1688 81-0 (2009) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to performance standards for plumbing fixtures sold in this state. Senate: Natural Resources Committee report printed and distributed
SB 1711 81-0 (2009) Author: Hegar, Glenn
Sponsor: Frost, Stephen
Relating to the use of reservoirs for sediment control or to satisfy certain environmental and safety requirements at surface mining operations. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 1748 81-0 (2009) Author: Jackson, Mike Relating to the issuance of a certificate for a municipal setting designation. Senate: Natural Resources Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1846 81-0 (2009) Author: Hegar, Glenn
Sponsor: King, Tracy
Relating to the powers and duties of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and related entities. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 2215 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the regulation of the storage of coal ash. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 2445 81-0 (2009) Author: Uresti, Carlos
Sponsor: King, Tracy
Relating to the disposal of sewage by certain boats. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/09
SR 1100 81-0 (2009) Author: Averitt, Kip Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 3526. Received by the Secretary of the Senate
HB 3 80-0 (2007) Author: Puente, Robert | et. al.
Sponsor: Averitt, Kip
Relating to the management of the water resources of the state, including the protection of instream flows and freshwater inflows, and to the management of groundwater in the area regulated by the Edwards Aquifer Authority and to the operations and oversight of the authority. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
See remarks for effective date
HB 4 80-0 (2007) Author: Puente, Robert
Sponsor: Averitt, Kip
Relating to water conservation. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
See remarks for effective date
HB 147 80-0 (2007) Author: Phillips, Larry
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to the deferral of an administrative penalty imposed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality against certain utilities and districts. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 450 80-0 (2007) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to possessing a glass container within the boundaries of certain riverbeds; providing criminal penalties. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism Considered in Calendars
HB 1254 80-0 (2007) Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Averitt, Kip
Relating to environmental permitting fees and electronic reporting. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 1681 80-0 (2007) Author: Geren, Charlie Relating to the preservation for development of sites of unique value for regional water supply reservoirs and the preservation of river and stream segments of unique ecological value. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1719 80-0 (2007) Author: McReynolds, Jim
Sponsor: Nichols, Robert
Relating to requiring landowners to report the burial of certain animal carcasses. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 2001 80-0 (2007) Author: Creighton, Brandon | et. al. Relating to a program to control or eradicate nuisance aquatic vegetation. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2187 80-0 (2007) Author: Hartnett, Will | et. al. Relating to the development, management, and preservation of the water resources of the state. House: Natural Resources Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
HB 2318 80-0 (2007) Author: Smith, Wayne Relating to compliance histories for and incentives to reward compliance performance by entities regulated by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 2482 80-0 (2007) Author: Cook, Robert
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to the requirements regarding persons who service or maintain on-site sewage disposal systems; imposing an administrative penalty. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 2654 80-0 (2007) Author: Puente, Robert
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the regulation of the use of an injection well to inject nonhazardous brine from a desalination operation or to inject nonhazardous drinking water treatment residuals. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 2875 80-0 (2007) Author: Smith, Wayne Relating to the liability for costs for the management of spilled or discharged hazardous substances. House: Environmental Regulation Withdrawn from schedule
HB 2876 80-0 (2007) Author: Smith, Wayne Relating to violations relating to hazardous waste. House: Environmental Regulation Withdrawn from schedule
HB 2915 80-0 (2007) Author: Kuempel, Edmund Relating to damage to an aquifer by projects for storage of appropriated water House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2922 80-0 (2007) Author: Smith, Wayne Relating to the prevention of groundwater contamination by swimming pool and spa chemicals; providing a penalty. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 2929 80-0 (2007) Author: Van Arsdale, Corbin Relating to the application of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's water quality protection area pilot program to portions of the Spring Creek watershed. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 3018 80-0 (2007) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to the assessment of charges by certain local governments to fund a stormwater permitting program under federal law. House: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3039 80-0 (2007) Author: Rose, Patrick Relating to a restriction on permits authorizing discharges of treated wastewater into or adjacent to any water in the contributing or recharge zone of the Barton Springs segment of the Edwards Aquifer. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3058 80-0 (2007) Author: Rose, Patrick Relating to the ad valorem tax appraisal of certain real property on which action is taken to conserve groundwater. House: Ways & Means Withdrawn from schedule
HB 3073 80-0 (2007) Author: Creighton, Brandon Relating to the transfer of responsibility for the National Flood Insurance Program from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to the Texas Water Development Board and the administration and funding of the program. House: Natural Resources Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3098 80-0 (2007) Author: Puente, Robert
Sponsor: Averitt, Kip
Relating to the fees imposed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality in connection with plans that are subject to review and approval under the commission's rules for the protection of the Edwards Aquifer. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 3220 80-0 (2007) Author: Elkins, Gary
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Relating to the environmental regulation and remediation of dry cleaning facilities. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 3230 80-0 (2007) Author: Darby, Drew Relating to the prevention of surface water or groundwater pollution from certain evaporation pits. House: Natural Resources Reported favorably as substituted
HB 3596 80-0 (2007) Author: Raymond, Richard | et. al. Relating to the establishment of a program for detecting and giving notice of an unauthorized discharge of industrial, municipal, or other waste into any water in the state. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3631 80-0 (2007) Author: Van Arsdale, Corbin Relating to the location of a quarry and associated pits in relation to residences in certain counties. House: Natural Resources Withdrawn from schedule
HB 3774 80-0 (2007) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to the performance standards for plumbing fixtures sold in this state. House: Natural Resources Withdrawn from schedule
HB 3775 80-0 (2007) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to performance standards for plumbing fixtures sold in this state. House: Natural Resources Withdrawn from schedule
HB 3780 80-0 (2007) Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Averitt, Kip
Relating to initiation of enforcement by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for violations based on information received from a private individual. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on intent calendar
HB 4126 80-0 (2007) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Relating to the regulation of certain quarries located along the headwaters of the Upper Guadalupe River by the Upper Guadalupe River Authority. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
HJR 70 80-0 (2007) Author: Farabee, David Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing the right to hunt, fish, and otherwise enjoy reasonable access to certain natural resources and the right to enjoy clean air and water. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism Left pending in committee
SB 359 80-0 (2007) Author: Williams, Tommy
Sponsor: Van Arsdale, Corbin
Relating to a Texas Commission on Environmental Quality water quality protection area pilot program applicable to portions of the San Jacinto River; providing penalties. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 595 80-0 (2007) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the allocation of revenue from the state hotel tax to clean and maintain rivers in certain municipalities located in counties in a park and recreation district. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SB 825 80-0 (2007) Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Sponsor: Creighton, Brandon
Relating to a program to control or eradicate nuisance aquatic vegetation. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism
Senate: Natural Resources
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1013 80-0 (2007) Author: Jackson, Mike
Sponsor: Hardcastle, Rick
Relating to the authority of the Railroad Commission of Texas to regulate warning signs appurtenant to certain pipeline facilities; providing an administrative penalty. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1037 80-0 (2007) Author: Duncan, Robert | et. al.
Sponsor: Darby, Drew
Relating to the prevention of surface water or groundwater pollution from certain evaporation pits. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/07
SB 1281 80-0 (2007) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to certain permit requirements concerning solid waste facilities, including recycling facilities, that are located on the recharge or transition zone of a sole source aquifer. Senate: Natural Resources Committee report printed and distributed
SB 1343 80-0 (2007) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to the regulation of the use of an injection well to inject nonhazardous brine from a desalination operation or to inject nonhazardous drinking water treatment residuals. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1670 80-0 (2007) Author: Averitt, Kip
Sponsor: Crownover, Myra
Relating to certificates of compliance issued by the Railroad Commission of Texas to owners or operators of certain wells subject to the jurisdiction of the commission. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/07
SB 1671 80-0 (2007) Author: Averitt, Kip Relating to the financial responsibility requirements applicable to owners or operators of certain underground storage tanks. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Left pending in committee
SB 1675 80-0 (2007) Author: Hegar, Glenn Relating to the authority of local governments to enforce a water pollution control and abatement program and establish standards and practices for water quality. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 1837 80-0 (2007) Author: Averitt, Kip Relating to the regulation of uranium mining and disposal of certain radioactive materials and low-level radioactive waste. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1932 80-0 (2007) Author: Uresti, Carlos
Sponsor: Puente, Robert
Relating to the assessment of charges by certain local governments to fund a stormwater permitting program under federal law. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/07
SB 1959 80-0 (2007) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to damage to an aquifer by projects for storage of appropriated water. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 86 79-0 (2005) Author: Smith, Wayne | et. al.
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to compliance histories for and incentives to reward compliance performance by entities regulated by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Not again placed on intent calendar
HB 708 79-0 (2005) Author: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al.
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Relating to the issuance of permits by the School Land Board authorizing continued use of certain structures on coastal public land. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 785 79-0 (2005) Author: Miller, Sid Relating to authorizing a temporary wind up permit for a concentrated animal feeding operation the permit for which has been revoked. House: Agriculture & Livestock Left pending in committee
HB 910 79-0 (2005) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al. Relating to the relationship between the amount of an administrative penalty imposed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the economic benefit of the violation to the alleged violator. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 1047 79-0 (2005) Author: Chisum, Warren
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to the offense of failing to certify compliance of an underground storage tank before accepting delivery of the regulated substance to be stored in the tank. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on intent calendar
HB 1223 79-0 (2005) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to performance standards for toilets sold in this state. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1493 79-0 (2005) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the publication of notice of intent to obtain a permit from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for a facility located or proposed to be located in certain populous counties. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 1705 79-0 (2005) Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the release of hazardous waste in connection with dredging and placement or storage of dredged materials by a port authority or navigation district. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1794 79-0 (2005) Author: Hegar, Glenn | et. al. Relating to the development of the Trans-Texas Corridor. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 1832 79-0 (2005) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to power of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to authorize an installment payment schedule for the payment of certain administrative penalties. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 1899 79-0 (2005) Author: Bonnen, Dennis Relating to the regulation and permitting of a commercial industrial solid waste facility connected to a publicly owned treatment works facility. House: Environmental Regulation Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2032 79-0 (2005) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to the expansion of the operation game thief program to include certain other violations of law. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 2133 79-0 (2005) Author: Phillips, Larry Relating to the use of an administrative penalty imposed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality against a municipally owned utility to ameliorate the violation for which the penalty was imposed. House: Natural Resources Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2376 79-0 (2005) Author: Elkins, Gary
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Relating to the environmental regulation and remediation of dry cleaning facilities; imposing a penalty. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 2429 79-0 (2005) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to water and energy saving performance standards for commercial clothes-washing machines. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2432 79-0 (2005) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to the plugging of abandoned or deteriorated water wells. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2455 79-0 (2005) Author: Talton, Robert Relating to the elements of the criminal offense of discharging used oil into water in the state. House: Environmental Regulation Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2510 79-0 (2005) Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Relating to the regulation of on-site sewage disposal systems and the maintenance of those systems; imposing administrative and criminal penalties. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
See remarks for effective date
HB 2824 79-0 (2005) Author: Corte, Jr., Frank Relating to the regulation of certain dry cleaning facilities. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 2832 79-0 (2005) Author: Cook, Robert Relating to the authority of a municipality to enforce a water pollution control and abatement program and establish standards and practices for water quality. House: Environmental Regulation Withdrawn from schedule
HB 2846 79-0 (2005) Author: Olivo, Dora Relating to the certification by a manufacturer of certain on-site sewage disposal systems of a person to maintain or provide training in maintenance of the system. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 2886 79-0 (2005) Author: Keffer, Jim Relating to the protection of water quality in watersheds threatened by quarry activities; establishing a pilot program; providing a penalty. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 2982 79-0 (2005) Author: West, George Relating to the transfer of the regulation of injection wells used for in situ uranium mining or for the disposal of waste from in situ uranium mining from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 3185 79-0 (2005) Author: Swinford, David Relating to exemptions from permitting requirements for dams and reservoirs on private property. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HCR 238 79-0 (2005) Author: Hughes, Bryan
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections in H.B. No. 2201. Signed by the Governor
HR 2237 79-0 (2005) Author: Bonnen, Dennis Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 2510. Reported enrolled
SB 444 79-0 (2005) Author: Staples, Todd
Sponsor: Hopson, Chuck | et. al.
Relating to registration fee credits for the owners of certain dry cleaning facilities that do not participate in the dry cleaning facility release fund. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 485 79-0 (2005) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: Bonnen, Dennis
Relating to the regulation of underground and aboveground storage tanks. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/05
SB 519 79-0 (2005) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to compliance histories for and incentives to reward compliance performance by entities regulated by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Senate: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
SB 681 79-0 (2005) Author: Jackson, Mike Relating to the offense of failing to certify compliance of an underground storage tank before accepting delivery of the regulated substance to be stored in the tank. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 699 79-0 (2005) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the relationship between the amount of an administrative penalty imposed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the economic benefit of the violation to the alleged violator. Senate: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
SB 932 79-0 (2005) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the establishment of the maintenance of adequate environmental flows as a goal for regional water planning. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 947 79-0 (2005) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the release of hazardous waste in connection with dredging and placement or storage of dredged materials by a port authority or navigation district. Senate: Natural Resources Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1129 79-0 (2005) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the authority to require a convicted person to perform manual labor for certain public purposes. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1281 79-0 (2005) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: Bonnen, Dennis
Relating to the regulation and permitting of a commercial industrial solid waste facility connected to a publicly owned treatment works facility. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/05
SB 1297 79-0 (2005) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: Talton, Robert
Relating to the elements of the criminal offense of discharging used oil into water in the state. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/05
SB 1354 79-0 (2005) Author: Estes, Craig
Sponsor: Keffer, Jim
Relating to the protection of water quality in watersheds threatened by quarry activities; establishing a pilot program in a certain portion of the Brazos River watershed; providing penalties. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 1363 79-0 (2005) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the authority of a municipality to enforce a water pollution control and abatement program and establish standards and practices for water quality. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1451 79-0 (2005) Author: Averitt, Kip Relating to the management of groundwater. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1678 79-0 (2005) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to the powers of the Lower Colorado River Authority to adopt and implement certain environmental conservation measures. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 1858 79-0 (2005) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: Smith, Wayne
Relating to the authority of local governments to enforce a water pollution control and abatement program and establish standards and practices for water quality. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on General State Calendar
SR 1095 79-0 (2005) Author: Jackson, Mike Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 2510. Reported enrolled
HB 39 79-1 (2005) Author: Smith, Wayne Relating to compliance histories for and incentives to reward compliance performance by entities regulated by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Environmental Regulation Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 40 79-1 (2005) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to the management of the water resources of the state, including the protection of instream flows and freshwater inflows. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 15 79-1 (2005) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the management of the water resources of the state, including the protection of instream flows and freshwater inflows. Senate: Natural Resources Committee report printed and distributed
HB 44 78-0 (2003) Author: Chisum, Warren | et. al.
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the duties of and the renaming of the small business stationary source assistance program as the small business compliance assistance program. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 206 78-0 (2003) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to the protection of the natural condition of the beds and banks of state-owned watercourses; providing civil and criminal penalties. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 305 78-0 (2003) Author: Puente, Robert | et. al. Relating to the protection of public freshwater areas; providing a penalty. House: State Cultural and Recreational Resources Postponed
HB 423 78-0 (2003) Author: Christian, Wayne Relating to restrictions on the transfer of groundwater from a rural county to another county. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 487 78-0 (2003) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to a requirement that certain irrigation systems have rain shut-off devices. House: Natural Resources Placed on General State Calendar
HB 488 78-0 (2003) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to performance standards for toilets sold in the state. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 489 78-0 (2003) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to water and energy saving performance standards for commercial clothes-washing machines. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 645 78-0 (2003) Author: Puente, Robert
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to prohibiting the creation or enforcement of certain restrictive covenants that undermine water conservation. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 755 78-0 (2003) Author: Chisum, Warren | et. al.
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Relating to the offense of failing to certify compliance of an underground storage tank before accepting delivery of the regulated substance to be stored in the tank. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 877 78-0 (2003) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al. Relating to the relationship between the amount of an administrative penalty imposed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the economic benefit of the violation to the alleged violator. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 942 78-0 (2003) Author: Chisum, Warren | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to certain bond requirements for persons engaged in certain activities under the jurisdiction of the Railroad Commission of Texas other than the ownership or operation of wells. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 975 78-0 (2003) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to the plugging of abandoned or deteriorated water wells. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
HB 1005 78-0 (2003) Author: Haggerty, Pat
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to emergency orders and penalties for rock crushers and concrete plants. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Postponed
HB 1063 78-0 (2003) Author: Smith, Wayne Relating to compliance histories for and incentives to reward compliance performance by entities regulated by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Environmental Regulation Postponed
HB 1148 78-0 (2003) Author: Miller, Sid Relating to authorizing a temporary wind up permit for a concentrated animal feeding operation the permit for which has not been renewed or has been revoked. House: Agriculture & Livestock Placed on Major State Calendar
HB 1150 78-0 (2003) Author: Puente, Robert
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to the financing of certain local water, conservation, and open-space projects in accordance with the law governing sports and community venue projects. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1151 78-0 (2003) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to the protection by a municipality of a lake that is a source of water supply. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 1152 78-0 (2003) Author: Puente, Robert
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to the authority of certain nonprofit water supply corporations and sewer service corporations to establish and enforce customer water conservation measures. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1231 78-0 (2003) Author: Geren, Charlie | et. al.
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to management of the Gulf Coast Intracoastal Waterway. House: Transportation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 1357 78-0 (2003) Author: Miller, Sid Relating to requiring a person who files a complaint against a concentrated animal feeding operation to pay a deposit. House: Agriculture & Livestock Left pending in committee
HB 1358 78-0 (2003) Author: Miller, Sid Relating to procedures for protesting the renewal of a permit for a concentrated animal feeding operation. House: Agriculture & Livestock Left pending in committee
HB 1366 78-0 (2003) Author: Elkins, Gary
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Relating to the environmental regulation and remediation of certain dry cleaning facilities; providing penalties. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Natural Resources
See remarks for effective date
HB 1370 78-0 (2003) Author: Luna, Vilma
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to the study and implementation of seawater desalination. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Administration
Effective immediately
HB 1402 78-0 (2003) Author: West, George Relating to oil spill prevention and response. House: Energy Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1646 78-0 (2003) Author: Bailey, Kevin Relating to a study of the regulation, design, planning, construction, installation, operation, maintenance, and inspection of on-site sewage disposal systems. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 2031 78-0 (2003) Author: Puente, Robert
Sponsor: Madla, Frank
Relating to the regulation of stormwater management by certain counties. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Administration
Effective immediately
HB 2529 78-0 (2003) Author: Madden, Jerry
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to enforcement actions against a small water supply, sewer, wastewater treatment, or solid waste disposal service being integrated into a regional service. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 2660 78-0 (2003) Author: Puente, Robert
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to the establishment of minimum levels of water conservation in water conservation plans. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 2661 78-0 (2003) Author: Puente, Robert
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the use of graywater. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/03
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 2875 78-0 (2003) Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the definition of "dispose of" for purposes of criminal penalties imposed under the Water Code. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Committee report printed and distributed
HB 2940 78-0 (2003) Author: McReynolds, Jim
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Relating to the funding of the administrative costs of the Texas Environmental Education Partnership Fund Board. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 3337 78-0 (2003) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to the purposes for which state water may be appropriated. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HCR 245 78-0 (2003) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Addressing issues relative to small community water systems that face exceptional physical or financial circumstances in attempting to comply with federal Safe Drinking Water Act requirements relating to naturally occurring materials. House: Environmental Regulation Received from the House
HCR 246 78-0 (2003) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Memorializing the U.S. congress to provide funding or statutory relief relating to naturally occurring materials and associated regulatory effects on small community water systems. House: Environmental Regulation Received from the House
SB 155 78-0 (2003) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: Puente, Robert | et. al.
Relating to the protection of public freshwater areas; providing a penalty. House: State Cultural and Recreational Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/03
SB 455 78-0 (2003) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: Smith, Wayne
Relating to compliance histories for and incentives to reward compliance performance by entities regulated by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 550 78-0 (2003) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to the protection by a municipality of a lake that is a source of water supply. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 619 78-0 (2003) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: West, George
Relating to oil spill prevention and response. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/03
SB 743 78-0 (2003) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the study and implementation of seawater desalination. Senate: Natural Resources Committee report printed and distributed
SB 778 78-0 (2003) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to water and energy saving performance standards for commercial clothes-washing machines. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 779 78-0 (2003) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to prohibiting the creation or enforcement of certain restrictive covenants that undermine water conservation. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 780 78-0 (2003) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to a requirement that certain irrigation systems have rain shut-off devices. Senate: Natural Resources Received from the Senate
SB 781 78-0 (2003) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to performance standards for toilets and water leak detection systems. Senate: Natural Resources Committee report printed and distributed
SB 799 78-0 (2003) Author: Jackson, Mike | et. al. Relating to the environmental regulation and remediation of certain dry cleaning facilities; providing penalties. Senate: Natural Resources Committee report printed and distributed
SB 953 78-0 (2003) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to the regulation of stormwater management by certain counties. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
SB 1016 78-0 (2003) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the financing of certain local water, conservation, and open-space projects in accordance with the law governing sports and community venue projects. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 1053 78-0 (2003) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie
Relating to certain water pollution and conservation programs administered by the Texas Water Development Board. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/03
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
SB 1402 78-0 (2003) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to management of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1633 78-0 (2003) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Puente, Robert
Relating to the installation and use of a water softener or reverse osmosis system by an owner of an on-site sewage disposal system. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/03
SB 1843 78-0 (2003) Author: Staples, Todd Relating to the purposes for which state water may be appropriated. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 112 78-1 (2003) Author: Smith, Wayne Relating to compliance histories for and incentives to reward compliance performance by entities regulated by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Environmental Regulation Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 113 78-1 (2003) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to the validation of certain Texas Commission on Environmental Quality rules regarding general permits related to the protection of water quality. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 55 78-1 (2003) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to compliance histories for and incentives to reward compliance performance by entities regulated by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Scheduled for formal meeting on . . . .
HB 28 78-2 (2003) Author: Smith, Wayne Relating to compliance histories for and incentives to reward compliance performance by entities regulated by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Environmental Regulation Reported engrossed
HB 36 78-2 (2003) Author: Madden, Jerry Relating to the environmental regulation and remediation of certain dry cleaning facilities. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 36 78-3 (2003) Author: Smith, Wayne
Sponsor: Ogden, Steve
Relating to compliance histories for and incentives to reward compliance performance by entities regulated by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Finance
No action taken in committee
HB 49 78-3 (2003) Author: Madden, Jerry Relating to the environmental regulation and remediation of certain dry cleaning facilities. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 67 78-3 (2003) Author: Madden, Jerry Relating to the environmental regulation and remediation of certain dry cleaning facilities. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 525 77-0 (2001) Author: Bailey, Kevin Relating to the continuation of and to the grant-making authority of the On-site Wastewater Treatment Research Council. House: Environmental Regulation Laid on the table subject to call
HB 622 77-0 (2001) Author: Lewis, Ron | et. al. Relating to financing rural water projects. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
HB 641 77-0 (2001) Author: Flores, Kino Relating to requiring the comptroller to study the state and federal mandates affecting the region of the state near the border with Mexico. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1226 77-0 (2001) Author: Hamric, Peggy Relating to performance measures for innovative regulatory programs implemented by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 1389 77-0 (2001) Author: Shields, John Relating to the classification of the use of water for the irrigation of horticultural products for purposes of regulation by the Edwards Aquifer Authority. House: Natural Resources Subcommittee members named
HB 1858 77-0 (2001) Author: Kitchen, Ann | et. al. Relating to a limitation on the authority of certain limited partnerships to engage as common carriers in the pipeline business. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2131 77-0 (2001) Author: King, Tracy Relating to certain matters regarding oil and gas regulation, including fees, plugging of wells, required financial security, and offenses. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2668 77-0 (2001) Author: Christian, Wayne Relating to restrictions on the transfer of groundwater from a rural county to another county. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2699 77-0 (2001) Author: Averitt, Kip | et. al. Relating to the protection of water quality in certain watersheds from pollution from animal feeding operations. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2736 77-0 (2001) Author: Counts, David Relating to the conservation, management, and use of groundwater. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2968 77-0 (2001) Author: Cook, Robert Relating to the management, conservation, and use of groundwater. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3020 77-0 (2001) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to the creation of an offense relating to, and increased criminal penalties for, certain discharges of waste or pollutants. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 3023 77-0 (2001) Author: Chisum, Warren
Sponsor: Bivins, Teel
Relating to water quality permit applications for certain facilities located near a sole-source drinking water supply. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 3037 77-0 (2001) Author: Walker, Gary
Sponsor: Staples, Todd
Relating to the regulation of spacing and production of wells by a groundwater conservation district. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 3045 77-0 (2001) Author: Luna, Vilma Relating to diversion by a permit holder of water for wetland enhancement. House: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
HB 3145 77-0 (2001) Author: Hartnett, Will Relating to contracts between municipalities and the Trinity River Authority for the treatment of sewage effluent. House: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
HB 3188 77-0 (2001) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to the plugging of abandoned or deteriorated water wells. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3228 77-0 (2001) Author: Shields, John | et. al. Relating to containment systems required for certain underground storage tanks. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3355 77-0 (2001) Author: McReynolds, Jim
Sponsor: Staples, Todd
Relating to water quality management plans for agricultural and silvicultural facilities. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 3426 77-0 (2001) Author: Merritt, Tommy Relating to the transfer of responsibility for responding to and cleaning up certain oil discharges in coastal areas to the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 3427 77-0 (2001) Author: Merritt, Tommy Relating to the composition of the oil-field cleanup fund, the amounts of certain fees deposited to the credit of the fund, and the use of money in the fund. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 3527 77-0 (2001) Author: Counts, David Relating to the use of certain fees by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3528 77-0 (2001) Author: Counts, David Relating to the consolidation and use of certain fees under Chapter 26, Water Code. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3562 77-0 (2001) Author: Dunnam, Jim Relating to the authority of a municipality to enforce laws protecting water quality. House: Natural Resources Subcommittee members named
HCR 262 77-0 (2001) Author: Chisum, Warren Urging federal and state reconsideration of the necessity of designating the Arkansas River shiner as a threatened species and the necessity of designating critical habitat in Texas for the Arkansas River shiner. House: State Recreational Resources Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
HCR 329 77-0 (2001) Author: Walker, Gary
Sponsor: Staples, Todd
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house of representatives to make corrections in H.B. No. 3037. Signed by the Governor
HR 254 77-0 (2001) Author: Brown, Fred Expressing support for the Global Ocean Observing System, the Gulf of Mexico Ocean Observing System, and participation in the Gulf system by Texas A&M University and other Texas institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HR 255 77-0 (2001) Author: Brown, Fred Expressing support for the efforts of Texas A&M University in seeking designation as the Science Operator for the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 182 77-0 (2001) Author: Fraser, Troy Relating to the regulation of drinking water at certain youth camps. Senate: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
SB 228 77-0 (2001) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot | et. al.
Sponsor: Flores, Kino
Relating to requiring certain state agencies to study the state and federal mandates affecting the region of the state near the border with Mexico. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 289 77-0 (2001) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth | et. al.
Sponsor: Morrison, Geanie
Relating to the exemption of small hydroelectric facilities from water quality management and watermaster fees. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 325 77-0 (2001) Author: Sibley, David Relating to protection of water quality from certain animal feeding operations. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 356 77-0 (2001) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Hamric, Peggy
Relating to performance measures for innovative regulatory programs implemented by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 687 77-0 (2001) Author: Brown, J. E.
Sponsor: Chisum, Warren
Relating to criminal penalties for the intentional or knowing discharge of waste or pollutants. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 749 77-0 (2001) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot | et. al.
Sponsor: Haggerty, Pat
Relating to the authority of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission to participate in environmental projects in Mexico and to study means to reduce air pollutants in certain facilities in the border region. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 800 77-0 (2001) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the regulation of the subdivision of land under the jurisdiction of counties. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Left pending in committee
SB 828 77-0 (2001) Author: Lindsay, Jon
Sponsor: Bailey, Kevin
Relating to the continuation of and to the grant-making authority of the On-site Wastewater Treatment Research Council. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1019 77-0 (2001) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to certain matters regarding oil and gas regulation, including fees, plugging of wells, required financial security, and offenses. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 1025 77-0 (2001) Author: Lindsay, Jon Relating to the consolidation and use of certain fees under Chapter 26, Water Code. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1027 77-0 (2001) Author: Lindsay, Jon Relating to the use of certain fees by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1071 77-0 (2001) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: Chisum, Warren
Relating to contested case hearings regarding applications for certain environmental permits. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1283 77-0 (2001) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to requiring the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission to file a report on the state of the Rio Grande. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1339 77-0 (2001) Author: Ogden, Steve
Sponsor: McReynolds, Jim
Relating to requiring owners or operators of poultry facilities to implement and maintain certified water quality management plans. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
See remarks for effective date
SB 1441 77-0 (2001) Author: Truan, Carlos Relating to diversion by a permit holder of water for wetland enhancement. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1599 77-0 (2001) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to containment systems required for certain underground storage tanks. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1603 77-0 (2001) Author: Staples, Todd Relating to water quality management plans for agricultural facilities. Senate: Natural Resources Tabled in committee
SB 1643 77-0 (2001) Author: Bernsen, David Relating to the review by the governor of certain conveyances for conservation purposes. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SCR 51 77-0 (2001) Author: Bivins, Teel
Sponsor: Chisum, Warren
Urging federal and state reconsideration of the necessity of designating the Arkansas River shiner as a threatened species and the necessity of designating critical habitat in Texas for the Arkansas River shiner. House: State Recreational Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Signed by the Governor
HB 530 76-0 (1999) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to financial assistance provided by the state for the implementation of environmentally sensitive irrigation methods. House: Agriculture & Livestock Referred to Agriculture and Livestock
HB 732 76-0 (1999) Author: Bosse, Fred
Sponsor: Brown, J. E.
Relating to stormwater management and regulation by certain political subdivisions; providing a penalty. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 963 76-0 (1999) Author: Jones, Delwin
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the protection of playa lakes by certain home-rule municipalities. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 1074 76-0 (1999) Author: Krusee, Mike
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to public notification of certain accidental discharges or spills into water. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 1249 76-0 (1999) Author: Lewis, Ron Relating to contracts by school districts, institutions of higher education, and state agencies for water conservation measures. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1283 76-0 (1999) Author: Counts, David
Sponsor: Brown, J. E.
Relating to general permits for the discharge of wastewater. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 1378 76-0 (1999) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to a study and report on the development of an information system relating to the use of certain pesticides that may affect sources of drinking water. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1479 76-0 (1999) Author: Clark, Ron
Sponsor: Bivins, Teel
Relating to wastewater discharge permits. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/99
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 1654 76-0 (1999) Author: Maxey, Glen
Sponsor: Brown, J. E.
Relating to the regulation of private sewage facilities; providing a criminal penalty. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 1848 76-0 (1999) Author: King, Tracy
Sponsor: Brown, J. E.
Relating to the composition of the Texas Groundwater Protection Committee. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/99
HB 1900 76-0 (1999) Author: Lewis, Ron Relating to grants from the water loan assistance fund for certain projects. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2013 76-0 (1999) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey
Sponsor: Madla, Frank
Relating to the regulation of bottled or vended water. House: Public Health
Senate: Health Services
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 2109 76-0 (1999) Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Brown, J. E.
Relating to limits on liability of a taxing unit for storage tanks. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 2273 76-0 (1999) Author: Lewis, Ron Relating to the certification of certain activities relating to discharges into water. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2549 76-0 (1999) Author: Janek, Kyle Relating to the state's artificial reef plan. House: State Recreational Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2561 76-0 (1999) Author: Gray, Patricia | et. al. Relating to the implementation and financing of approved management plans for designated estuaries of national significance in the state. House: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2815 76-0 (1999) Author: Junell, Robert
Sponsor: Brown, J. E.
Relating to the petroleum storage tank program; providing a penalty. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 2816 76-0 (1999) Author: Junell, Robert
Sponsor: Brown, J. E.
Relating to the fee on delivery of certain petroleum products and to the petroleum storage tank remediation account. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 2887 76-0 (1999) Author: Bailey, Kevin Relating to prohibiting construction or improvement on property near certain water sources in certain counties. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land and Resource Management
HB 2901 76-0 (1999) Author: Counts, David | et. al. Relating to the appointment of an interim select committee to study the regulation of the Edwards Aquifer region; imposing a moratorium on enforcement of certain actions of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission regarding construction in the Edwards Aquifer region. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3027 76-0 (1999) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the uniform regulation and application of water pollution standards in the corporate limits of a municipality. House: Land & Resource Management Considered in Calendars
HB 3079 76-0 (1999) Author: Kuempel, Edmund
Sponsor: Brown, J. E.
Relating to the development and financing of a statewide aquatic vegetation management plan. House: State Recreational Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 3244 76-0 (1999) Author: Green, Rick Relating to standards for certain groundwater rules adopted by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3277 76-0 (1999) Author: Cook, Robert
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to research in agriculture production and its effect on water use and availability and wildlife habitats. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 3312 76-0 (1999) Author: Merritt, Tommy Relating to the transfer of responsibility for responding to and cleaning up certain oil discharges in coastal areas to the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3349 76-0 (1999) Author: Turner, Bob Relating to the brush control program administered by the State Soil and Water Conservation Board. House: Agriculture & Livestock Postponed
HB 3381 76-0 (1999) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to the regulation of drinking water at certain youth camps. House: Public Health
Senate: Natural Resources
Left pending in committee
HB 3400 76-0 (1999) Author: Green, Rick Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to regulate in their extraterritorial jurisdictions nonpoint source water pollution. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land and Resource Management
HR 910 76-0 (1999) Author: Counts, David Directing the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission to create a select committee to study the regulation of the Edwards Aquifer region. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 270 76-0 (1999) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to the protection of playa lakes by certain home-rule municipalities. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 305 76-0 (1999) Author: Brown, J. E. Relating to contracts by school districts, institutions of higher education, and state agencies for water conservation measures. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Left pending in committee
SB 503 76-0 (1999) Author: Brown, J. E. Relating to exempting from the sales tax certain property used in manufacturing. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 504 76-0 (1999) Author: Brown, J. E. Relating to general permits for the discharge of wastewater. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
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 709 76-0 (1999) Author: Sibley, David
Sponsor: Keffer, Jim
Relating to development regulations for certain unincorporated areas located in the watershed of Lake Granbury and the Brazos River; providing a penalty. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 898 76-0 (1999) Author: Brown, J. E. Relating to grants from the water loan assistance fund for certain projects. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Left pending in committee
SB 938 76-0 (1999) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: Green, Rick
Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to regulate in their extraterritorial jurisdictions nonpoint source water pollution. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1174 76-0 (1999) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Turner, Bob
Relating to the creation of alternate subdivision platting requirements in priority groundwater management areas. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1299 76-0 (1999) Author: Brown, J. E. Relating to the petroleum storage tank program; providing a penalty. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1305 76-0 (1999) Author: Brown, J. E. Relating to stormwater management and regulation by certain political subdivisions; providing a penalty. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1309 76-0 (1999) Author: Brown, J. E.
Sponsor: Chisum, Warren
Relating to the clarification of issues involved in consolidation of the enforcement authority of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission; providing penalties. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1433 76-0 (1999) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Puente, Robert
Relating to the assessment of certain penalties and interest by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1772 76-0 (1999) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al. Relating to the allocation of revenue from certain hotel taxes for certain purposes in certain municipalities located in a park and recreation district. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Left pending in committee
SR 928 76-0 (1999) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Directing the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission to create a select committee to review the regulation of the Edwards Aquifer. Senate: Natural Resources Considered in public hearing
HB 5 75-0 (1997) Author: Lewis, Ron Relating to the development and management of the water resources of the state; providing penalties. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 320 75-0 (1997) Author: Krusee, Mike
Sponsor: Ogden, Steve
Relating to the ability of municipalities to provide water or wastewater service to a residence to preserve the quality of an aquifer the municipality uses as a water source. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days -- 9/01/97
HB 644 75-0 (1997) Author: Solomons, Burt Relating to protection of public drinking water systems. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1016 75-0 (1997) Author: Puente, Robert
Sponsor: Madla, Frank
Relating to fees imposed for certain plans subject to Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission approval under the commission's rules for the protection of the Edwards Aquifer. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days -- 9/01/97
HB 1160 75-0 (1997) Author: Denny, Mary Relating to revocation or amendment of a certificate of public convenience and necessity of a water or sewer utility. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1190 75-0 (1997) Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to monitoring of water quality in watersheds and river basins. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/97
HB 1542 75-0 (1997) Author: Counts, David
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to the authorization of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission to issue general permits by rule for the discharge of waste into or adjacent to water in the state. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/97
HB 1582 75-0 (1997) Author: Hirschi, John | et. al. Relating to permit and notice requirements for applicators of aquatic pesticides in certain bodies of water. House: Environmental Regulation Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1707 75-0 (1997) Author: Keel, Terry | et. al. Relating to water quality protection zones. House: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1998 75-0 (1997) Author: Lewis, Ron Relating to statewide water conservation initiatives. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2333 75-0 (1997) Author: Lewis, Ron Relating to certain fees related to water quality. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2567 75-0 (1997) Author: Clark, Ron Relating to the renewal of permits for wastewater treatment facilities issued by Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2639 75-0 (1997) Author: Seaman, Gene Relating to studies related to certain maricultural activities and facilities; imposing a moratorium. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2640 75-0 (1997) Author: Seaman, Gene Relating to the permitting of commercial mariculture facilities for shrimp and exotic species of aquatic life in coastal counties, relating to the authority of coastal counties over certain mariculture activities, relating to a study to guide future regulation of certain mariculture activities in Texas and granting rulemaking authority. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2979 75-0 (1997) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to the protection of the water supply of a municipality. House: Land & Resource Management Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3205 75-0 (1997) Author: Hirschi, John Relating to the establishment of a revolving fund to finance projects to conserve energy or water and provide technical assistance for voluntary certification of environmentally conscious builders and designers. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HCR 145 75-0 (1997) Author: Davila, Diana
Sponsor: Sibley, David
Directing the Texas Department of Health to conduct a study of fluoridated public water supplies. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Signed by the Governor
HJR 102 75-0 (1997) Author: Lewis, Ron Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to exemptions or other relief from ad valorem taxes on property upon which approved water conservation initiatives have been implemented. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
SB 1 75-0 (1997) Author: Brown, J.E. | et. al.
Sponsor: Lewis, Ron
Relating to the development and management of the water resources of the state; providing penalties. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/97
SB 392 75-0 (1997) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to fees imposed for certain plans subject to Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission approval under the commission's rules for the protection of the Edwards Aquifer. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 549 75-0 (1997) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to annual cost recovery fees for regional water quality assessment. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 597 75-0 (1997) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to monitoring of water quality in watersheds and river basins. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 718 75-0 (1997) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to the control of harmful excess surface water in the extraterritorial jurisdiction of certain home-rule municipalities. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Left pending in committee
SB 757 75-0 (1997) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Lewis, Ron | et. al.
Relating to water quality protection zones. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 1061 75-0 (1997) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to an optional county fee for vehicle registration to be used for air and water quality programs. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1340 75-0 (1997) Author: Brown, J.E.
Sponsor: Lewis, Ron
Relating to certain fees related to water quality. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Point of order sustained
SB 1436 75-0 (1997) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the authorization of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission to issue general permits by rule for the discharge of waste into or adjacent to water in the state. Senate: Natural Resources Withdrawn from intent calendar
SB 1711 75-0 (1997) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to the transfer of responsibility for responding to and cleaning up certain oil discharges in coastal areas to the Railroad Commission of Texas. Senate: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
SB 1757 75-0 (1997) Author: Fraser, Troy Relating to the regulation of drinking water at certain youth camps. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Referred to Public Health
SB 1908 75-0 (1997) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to the repeal of Natural Resources Code, section 40.053 (b). Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SJR 45 75-0 (1997) Author: Brown, J.E.
Sponsor: Lewis, Ron
Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to permit a taxing unit to grant an exemption or other relief from ad valorem taxes on property on which a water conservation initiative has been implemented. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Natural Resources
Filed with the Secretary of State
HB 276 74-0 (1995) Author: Bosse, Fred
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to the maximum flow requirement for a toilet installed in certain remodeled buildings. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
No action taken in subcommittee
HB 1232 74-0 (1995) Author: Lewis, Ron Relating to the regulation of nonpoint source water pollution, stormwater discharges, wet weather water quality standards and control of sanitary sewer overflows. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1385 74-0 (1995) Author: Saunders, Robert
Sponsor: Sims, Bill | et. al.
Relating to the limitation and termination of annual cost recovery fees for regional water quality assessments. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1536 74-0 (1995) Author: Lewis, Ron | et. al.
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to the beneficial use of material dredged from the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. House: Transportation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days -- 8/28/95
HB 1623 74-0 (1995) Author: Jackson, Mike Relating to the elimination of dual permitting for wastewater discharges. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 1720 74-0 (1995) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Relating to the regulation of drinking water at youth camps. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HB 1826 74-0 (1995) Author: Jackson, Mike
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to the approval of disposal system plans by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days -- 8/28/95
HB 1876 74-0 (1995) Author: Stiles, Mark
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to the regulation and control of sanitary sewer overflows. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/95
HB 1989 74-0 (1995) Author: Rodriguez, Ciro | et. al.
Sponsor: Madla, Frank
Relating to the underground storage of appropriated water incidental to a beneficial use. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 2015 74-0 (1995) Author: Talton, Robert
Sponsor: Patterson, Jerry
Relating to statutory changes to obtain delegation to Texas of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days -- 8/28/95
HB 2141 74-0 (1995) Author: Lewis, Ron Relating to water quality standards. House: Land and Resource Management Referred to Land and Resource Management
HB 2160 74-0 (1995) Author: Rhodes, Alec | et. al. Relating to the protection of the San Marcos River; providing civil and criminal penalties. House: Natural Resources Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 2258 74-0 (1995) Author: Shields, John Relating to the authority of a municipality to impose a fee for municipal drainage. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Urban Affairs
HB 2287 74-0 (1995) Author: Kuempel, Edmund Relating to the discharge of water from an aquaculture or mariculture farm. House: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 2371 74-0 (1995) Author: Junell, Robert Relating to the recovery of the costs of administering the state water pollution control revolving fund and additional state revolving funds. House: Appropriations Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 2471 74-0 (1995) Author: Lewis, Ron Relating to the designation of water quality protection zones in certain areas. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2491 74-0 (1995) Author: Yost, Gerald
Sponsor: Ratliff, Bill
Relating to certain environmental permitting procedures of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on intent calendar
HB 2760 74-0 (1995) Author: Saunders, Robert Relating to water pollution control duties of cities. House: Land and Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 2815 74-0 (1995) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to the exposure of persons to certain toxic chemicals and to the discharge or release into drinking water of those chemicals; providing criminal penalties. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 2890 74-0 (1995) Author: Lewis, Ron
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the management of the Edwards Aquifer. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Point of order sustained
HB 2993 74-0 (1995) Author: Dukes, Dawnna Relating to the establishment of and the areas subject to municipal ordinances to control or abate air or water pollution. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 3236 74-0 (1995) Author: Corte, Frank | et. al. Relating to the management of the Edwards Aquifer. House: Natural Resources Recommendations filed with the Speaker
HCR 24 74-0 (1995) Author: Brimer, Kim | et. al.
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Requesting the United States Congress to reconsider the requirement of stormwater discharge permits for cities having a population of fewer than 100,000. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Signed by the Governor
SB 298 74-0 (1995) Author: Ratliff, Bill
Sponsor: Saunders, Robert
Relating to water quality standards. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 650 74-0 (1995) Author: Ratliff, Bill Relating to the regulation of nonpoint source water pollution, stormwater discharges, wet weather water quality standards, and control of sanitary sewer overflows. Senate: Natural Resources Placed on Reg. Order of Business Calendar
SB 704 74-0 (1995) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to the prohibition of the pollution or degradation of the source of a water supply by a home-rule municipality. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 768 74-0 (1995) Author: Montford, John
Sponsor: Junell, Robert
Relating to the recovery of the costs of administering the state water pollution control revolving fund and additional state revolving funds. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
SB 985 74-0 (1995) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to the appropriation and regulation of State water for beneficial use, including underground storage or recharge of State water in aquifers, other than that portion of Edwards Aquifer in Kinney, Uvalde, Medina, Bexar, Comal and Hays Counties. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1000 74-0 (1995) Author: Patterson, Jerry Relating to the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1017 74-0 (1995) Author: Wentworth, Jeff | et. al.
Sponsor: Lewis, Ron
Relating to the designation of water quality protection zones in certain areas. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 1288 74-0 (1995) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to the prevention of groundwater pollution through certain wells. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1447 74-0 (1995) Author: Bivins, Teel Relating to the regulation of concentrated animal feeding operations. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1460 74-0 (1995) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to changing certain dates in law related to the management of the Edwards Aquifer. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1718 74-0 (1995) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: Rhodes, Alec
Relating to the protection of the San Marcos River; providing civil and criminal penalties. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on General State Calendar
SCR 61 74-0 (1995) Author: Harris, Chris Requesting the United States Congress to reconsider the requirement of stormwater discharge permits for cities having a population of fewer than 100,000. Senate: Natural Resources Withdrawn from intent calendar
SCR 161 74-0 (1995) Author: Nixon, Drew Encouraging the U.S. Congress to allow cities greater discretion in water testing. Senate: Natural Resources Placed on intent calendar
HB 346 73-0 (1993) Author: Maxey, Glen
Sponsor: Truan, Carlos
Relating to regulation of greywater. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/93
HB 433 73-0 (1993) Author: Brimer, Kim | et. al. Relating to the location of certain solid waste disposal facilities. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to subcommittee
HB 459 73-0 (1993) Author: Brimer, Kim Relating to the location of certain solid waste disposal facilities. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 755 73-0 (1993) Author: Greenberg, Sherri Relating to restrictions on the sale of certain cleaning agents that contain phosphorus; providing a penalty. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to subcommittee
HB 808 73-0 (1993) Author: Maxey, Glen Relating to a cause of action against a polluter of groundwater or soil. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 832 73-0 (1993) Author: Puente, Robert
Sponsor: Madla, Frank
Relating to the civil penalty a municipality may recover for a violation of certain water control ordinances. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/93
HB 862 73-0 (1993) Author: Cuellar, Henry
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the powers and duties of certain constables to enforce environmental laws affecting the Rio Grande. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Criminal Justice
Placed on intent calendar
HB 1021 73-0 (1993) Author: Eckels, Robert
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to application to the Texas Water Commission for a waste discharge permit. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/93
HB 1305 73-0 (1993) Author: Lewis, Ron | et. al.
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the establishment of and the areas subject to municipal ordinances to control or abate air or water pollution. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
No action taken in committee
HB 1306 73-0 (1993) Author: Lewis, Ron | et. al. Relating to the itemization of certain pollution control expenditures in municipal budgets. House: Environmental Regulation Considered in Calendars
HB 1307 73-0 (1993) Author: Lewis, Ron | et. al.
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the establishment of and the areas subject to city water pollution control programs and ordinances. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
No action taken in committee
HB 1402 73-0 (1993) Author: Telford, Barry Relating to the disposal of certain industrial solid waste in certain locations. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 1482 73-0 (1993) Author: Hirschi, John Relating to the xeriscape landscaping of state buildings and roadside parks, to the establishment of a xeriscape assistance program, and to county and municipal xeriscape assistance. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1796 73-0 (1993) Author: Krusee, Mike Relating to extension beyond a municipality's boundaries of certain municipal regulations to protect water quality. House: Natural Resources Postponed in committee
HB 1982 73-0 (1993) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to enforcement by a municipality of water and air quality standards; providing a penalty. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 1991 73-0 (1993) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to the connection of residential or other private water systems to public water supplies in such a manner as to prevent backflow into the public water supply system; and providing a penalty. House: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 2124 73-0 (1993) Author: Linebarger, Libby Relating to the protection of the San Marcos River; providing civil and criminal penalties. House: Natural Resources Reported from s/c favorably w/o amendment(s)
HB 2184 73-0 (1993) Author: Maxey, Glen Relating to administrative penalties for violations of certain environmental laws and rules and to civil suits and criminal prosecutions brought under those laws. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 2188 73-0 (1993) Author: Berlanga, Hugo Relating to the prevention of, the damage, cleanup, and costs related to, and liability for oil spills in coastal waters of the state; providing for natural resource response to the discharge of oil and other pollutants in the coastal waters of the state; authorizing an appropriation from the coastal protection fund. House: Energy Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2249 73-0 (1993) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Sims, Bill
Relating to the emphasis of water conservation in certain advanced research and technology programs at institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/93
HB 2436 73-0 (1993) Author: Saunders, Robert Relating to protecting public drinking water supplies. House: Environmental Regulation Considered in Local & Consent Calendars
HB 2575 73-0 (1993) Author: Parra, Tony Relating to the creation and operation of regional districts water, sanitary sewer, and wastewater drainage purposes in certain counties. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2620 73-0 (1993) Author: Saunders, Robert
Sponsor: Sims, Bill
Relating to regional apportionment and assessment of the costs of administering water quality management programs by watershed or river basin. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/93
HB 2634 73-0 (1993) Author: Chisum, Warren | et. al.
Sponsor: Bivins, Teel
Relating to restrictions on concentrated animal feeding operations to protect waters of the state. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/93
HB 2652 73-0 (1993) Author: Greenberg, Sherri Relating to water quality and the water quality assurance revolving fund. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 2667 73-0 (1993) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to the enforcement of air and water quality provisions. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to subcommittee
HB 2740 73-0 (1993) Author: Rodriguez, Ciro
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to the service area for operation of a municipal drainage system and collection of drainage charges. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 2785 73-0 (1993) Author: Counts, David Relating to the management of spring flow from the Edwards Aquifer and to the increase of the recharge to and the conservation of the water taken from the Edwards Aquifer located in Kinney, Uvalde, Medina, Bexar, Hays and Comal Counties, Texas. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2801 73-0 (1993) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey | et. al. Relating to the regional management of the Edwards Aquifer. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HJR 82 73-0 (1993) Author: Earley, Robert Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of real and personal property used primarily for the control of air, water, or land pollution. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 86 73-0 (1993) Author: Stiles, Mark | et. al.
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of real and personal property used for the control of air, water, or land pollution. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Filed with the Secretary of State
SB 317 73-0 (1993) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to a cause of action against a polluter of groundwater or soil. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 469 73-0 (1993) Author: Sims, Bill
Sponsor: Counts, David
Relating to the composition and staffing of the Texas Groundwater Protection Committee. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/93
SB 495 73-0 (1993) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the exemption from property taxation of all real and personal property used primarily as a facility, device, or method for the control of air or water or land pollution. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 676 73-0 (1993) Author: Luna, Gregory Relating to the service area for operation of a municipal drainage system and collection of drainage charges. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Left pending in committee
SB 814 73-0 (1993) Author: Truan, Carlos | et. al.
Sponsor: Hirschi, John
Relating to the xeriscape landscaping of state buildings and roadside parks, to the establishment of a xeriscape assistance program, and to county and municipal xeriscape assistance. House: State Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/93
SB 883 73-0 (1993) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to enforcement by a municipality of water and air quality standards; providing a penalty. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Environmental Regulation
SB 970 73-0 (1993) Author: Sims, Bill Relating to the emphasis of water conservation in certain advanced research and technology programs at institutions of higher education. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 988 73-0 (1993) Author: Turner, Jim | et. al.
Sponsor: Chisum, Warren
Relating to extension beyond a municipality's boundaries of certain municipal regulations to protect water quality. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1034 73-0 (1993) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al. Relating to the use or possession of a glass beverage container on or near a public river, lake, or stream; providing a criminal penalty. Senate: Natural Resources Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
SB 1041 73-0 (1993) Author: Parker, Carl
Sponsor: Saunders, Robert
Relating to protecting public drinking water supplies; creating offenses and providing fees and penalties. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/93
SB 1047 73-0 (1993) Author: Parker, Carl Relating to the acquisition of National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit delegation, certain permit requirements, and eligibility for membership on the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. Senate: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
SB 1048 73-0 (1993) Author: Parker, Carl Relating to floodplain management and flood insurance; providing penalties. Senate: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
SB 1049 73-0 (1993) Author: Parker, Carl
Sponsor: Berlanga, Hugo
Relating to the prevention of, the damage, cleanup, and costs related to, and liability for oil spills in coastal waters of the state; providing for response to the discharge of oil and other pollutants in the coastal waters of the state; authorizing an appropriation from the coastal protection fund. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/93
SB 1050 73-0 (1993) Author: Parker, Carl Relating to restrictions on the sale of certain cleaning agents that contain phosphorus; providing a penalty. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1120 73-0 (1993) Author: Rosson, Peggy Relating to establishing a wastewater reclamation fund and providing financing to political subdivisions for wastewater reclamation projects to be administered by the Texas Water Development Board. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1129 73-0 (1993) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al. Relating to the approval of land application of sludge. Senate: Natural Resources Withdrawn from intent calendar
SB 1202 73-0 (1993) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to administration and collection of fees, recovery of costs and operating fund. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1300 73-0 (1993) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to administrative penalties for violations of certain environmental laws and rules and to civil suits and criminal prosecutions brought under those laws. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1305 73-0 (1993) Author: Sims, Bill Relating to regional assessment of water quality by watershed or river basin. Senate: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
SB 1367 73-0 (1993) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the establishment of and the areas subject to city water pollution control programs and ordinances. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 1368 73-0 (1993) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the itemization of certain pollution control expenditures in municipal budgets. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 1369 73-0 (1993) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the establishment of and the areas subject to municipal ordinances to control or abate air or water pollution. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 1435 73-0 (1993) Author: Lucio, Eddie | et. al. Relating to the location of certain solid waste disposal facilities. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Environmental Regulation
SJR 22 73-0 (1993) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the exemption from ad valorem taxation for real and personal property used primarily as a facility, device, or method for the control of air or water or land pollution. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SR 1096 73-0 (1993) Author: Bivins, Teel Creating a Special Interim Committee on the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System to study issues related to the efforts of the state to obtain NPDES delegation. Senate: Administration Referred to Administration
HB 88 72-0 (1991) Author: Berlanga, Hugo | et. al. Relating to the prevention and cleanup of pollutant spills and the costs, damages, and liability arising from such spills and to derelict vessels and structures; levying a coastal protection excise tax; creating the coastal protection fund; creating offenses and providing civil and criminal penalties. House: Energy Coauthor Authorized
HB 476 72-0 (1991) Author: Junell, Robert
Sponsor: Sims, Bill
Relating to the water quality standards and permit conditions established by the Texas Water Commission. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Tagged in committee
HB 708 72-0 (1991) Author: Bosse, Fred Relating to restrictions on the issuance of permits to certain persons by the Texas Department of Health, the Texas Air Control Board, and the Texas Water Commission. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to Environmental Affairs
HB 764 72-0 (1991) Author: Shelley, Dan Relating to the prevention of, and the damage, cleanup, costs, and liability from spills or discharges which threaten waters in the state; providing for adequate response to spills of oil and other hazardous substances; levying a tax on crude oil; establishing a trust fund for spills and discharges; amending licensing requirements for pilots in state waters; and providing for civil and criminal penalties. House: Energy No action taken in committee
HB 1164 72-0 (1991) Author: Martin, Mike Relating to the posting of a sign at each waste discharge point. House: Natural Resources 1st Printing sent to Calendars
HB 1192 72-0 (1991) Author: Bosse, Fred
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to notification of amendments to water quality standards for the water in the state. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1194 72-0 (1991) Author: Bosse, Fred | et. al. Relating to the competence of an applicant for the issuance, renewal, extension, amendment, or transfer of a permit by the Texas Department of Health, the Texas Water Commission, or the Texas Air Control Board. House: Environmental Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1211 72-0 (1991) Author: Saunders, Robert Relating to the study, correction, and control of pollution by the Lower Colorado River Authority and to the authority to charge and collect fees for regulatory permits related to the correction and control of the pollution. House: Natural Resources Reported from s/c favorably with amendments
HB 1401 72-0 (1991) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to the powers and responsibilities with respect to certain plumbing fixtures, and creating administrative, civil and criminal penalties. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1419 72-0 (1991) Author: Saunders, Robert Relating to water quality and the establishment of water quality standards and the assessment and management of water quality. House: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 1895 72-0 (1991) Author: Lewis, Ron Relating to water quality and pollution control by cities. House: Natural Resources Postponed in committee
HB 1953 72-0 (1991) Author: Granoff, Al Relating to the duties of the Office of Texas-Mexico Health and Environmental Issues. House: State, Federal & International Relations 1st Printing sent to Calendars
HB 1988 72-0 (1991) Author: Saunders, Robert Relating to water quality and pollution abatement programs of river authorities and cities. House: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
HB 1990 72-0 (1991) Author: Saunders, Robert Relating to the creation and administration of the Texas Protected Rivers System; providing civil and criminal penalties. House: Environmental Affairs 1st Printing sent to Calendars
HB 2031 72-0 (1991) Author: Oakley, Keith Relating to the use of water-saving devices in the construction or renovation of buildings and in certain existing buildings. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2056 72-0 (1991) Author: Mowery, Anna
Sponsor: Moncrief, Mike
Relating to the investigation and the inspection of conditions relating to water quality in certain watersheds by the Tarrant County Water Control and Improvement District Number One. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 2156 72-0 (1991) Author: Lewis, Ron Relating to performance standards for certain plumbing fixtures and related labeling requirements for certain plumbing fixtures and appliances; providing criminal, civil, and administrative penalties. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HB 2360 72-0 (1991) Author: Lewis, Ron Relating to the authority of the Texas Water Commission to issue written citations for violations of the Water Code and the Solid Waste Act. House: Natural Resources Placed on Major State Calendar
HB 2437 72-0 (1991) Author: Linebarger, Libby Relating to the organizational structure and management of the Edwards Underground Water Districts; providing for the development and implementation of a region wide water use efficiency program and emergency water conservation plan within the boundaries of the Edwards Aquifer. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2522 72-0 (1991) Author: Denton, Betty Relating to the issuance of a permit for or the areal expansion of certain landfills. House: Environmental Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2557 72-0 (1991) Author: Stiles, Mark Relating to the exemption from property taxation of all real and personal property used primarily as a facility, device, or method for the control of air or water or land pollution. House: Ways & Means Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
HB 2576 72-0 (1991) Author: Lewis, Ron Relating to the administration of the On-Site Wastewater Treatment Research Council. House: Natural Resources Placed on Major State Calendar
HB 2689 72-0 (1991) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to water conservation, water management, and drought reduction programs and the prevention of waste in the Edwards Aquifer region and the Guadalupe, San Antonio, and Nueces River basins; and providing penalties. House: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 2710 72-0 (1991) Author: Maxey, Glen Relating to regulation of graywater. House: Natural Resources 1st Printing sent to Calendars
HB 2735 72-0 (1991) Author: Linebarger, Libby Relating to the preservation of water quality in the Colorado River, establishing a non degradation policy in undeveloped and urban watersheds, establishing ordinance and rule making powers and enforcement obligations for state, district, and local government, providing for data collection and monitoring, establishing fees, penalties, and utility charges, and providing for citizen suits for injunctive relief. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HCR 78 72-0 (1991) Author: Saunders, Robert Requesting the lieutenant governor and speaker of the house of representatives to create a joint interim study committee to examine the role of the State of Texas in federal Superfund cleanup activities. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to Environmental Affairs
HJR 89 72-0 (1991) Author: Stiles, Mark Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the exemption from ad valorem taxation for real and personal property used primarily as a facility, device, or method for the control of air or water or land pollution. House: Ways & Means Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
SB 14 72-0 (1991) Author: Parker, Carl | et. al.
Sponsor: Berlanga, Hugo
Relating to the prevention of, and the damage, cleanup, costs, and liability for, oil spills in coastal waters of the state; providing for adequate response to spills of oil and other pollutants in coastal waters; levying a coastal protection fee; creating the coastal protection fund; amending licensing requirements for pilots in state waters; making appropriations; and providing civil and criminal penalties. House: Energy
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 167 72-0 (1991) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the use of possession of a glass beverage container on or near a public river, lake, or stream; providing a criminal penalty. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 208 72-0 (1991) Author: Green, Gene Relating to restrictions on the issuance of permits to certain persons by the Texas Department of Health, the Texas Air Control Board, and the Texas Water Commission. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Environmental Affairs
SB 222 72-0 (1991) Author: Truan, Carlos Relating to studies conducted by the Parks and Wildlife Department and the Texas Water Commission concerning streams, rivers, bays, and estuaries. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 272 72-0 (1991) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the prevention of, and the damage, cleanup, costs, and liability from spills or discharges which threaten waters in the state; providing for adequate response to spills of oil and other hazardous substances; levying a tax on crude oil; establishing a trust fund for spills and discharges; amending licensing requirements for pilots in state waters; and providing for civil and criminal penalties. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to s/c on Water by President
SB 587 72-0 (1991) Author: Truan, Carlos | et. al.
Sponsor: Lewis, Ron
Relating to performance standards for certain plumbing fixtures and related labeling requirements for certain plumbing fixtures and appliances; creating offenses and providing civil and administrative penalties. House: Public Health
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/91
SB 818 72-0 (1991) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Sponsor: Saunders, Robert
Relating to water quality and the establishment of water quality standards and the assessment and management of water quality and establishing the plumbing loan fund. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 854 72-0 (1991) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the study, correction, and control of pollution by the Lower Colorado River Authority and to the authority to charge and collect fees for regulatory permits related to the correction and control of the pollution. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to s/c on Water by President
SB 983 72-0 (1991) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to water quality and pollution abatement programs of river authorities and cities. Senate: Natural Resources Postponed in subcommittee
SB 1103 72-0 (1991) Author: Sims, Bill
Sponsor: Earley, Robert
Relating to the prevention of pollution from oil and gas exploration, development, and production activities, including the creation of an oil- field cleanup fund and the imposition of certain fees; providing a penalty. House: Energy
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/91
SB 1188 72-0 (1991) Author: Sims, Bill Relating to water quality and pollution control by cities. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1205 72-0 (1991) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to the creation and administration of the Texas Protected Rivers System; providing civil and criminal penalties. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1364 72-0 (1991) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo | et. al. Relating to the organizational structure and management of the Edwards Underground Water Districts; providing for the development and implementation of a region wide water use efficiency program and emergency water conservation plan within the boundaries of the Edwards Aquifer. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1376 72-0 (1991) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to the preservation of water quality in the Colorado River, establishing a non-degradation policy in certain undeveloped and urban watersheds, establishing obligations for the assessment of water quality by the Water Commission, the Lower Colorado River Authority, the City of Austin, and the Barton Springs-Aquifer Underground Conservation District, requiring the adoption of ordinances and ensuring representation of areas on bodies governed by such ordinances, limiting appeals of such ordinances, limiting the expenditure of state and federal funds for certain projects in certain areas, establishing standards and limitations on wastewater treatment and sewer line location, limitations on the creation of certain districts, and declaring an emergency. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Left pending in committee
SB 1377 72-0 (1991) Author: Krier, Cynthia Relating to water conservation, water management, and drought reduction programs and the prevention of waste in the Edwards Aquifer region and the Guadalupe, San Antonio, and Nueces River basins; and providing penalties. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in subcommittee
SB 1404 72-0 (1991) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to water conservation, water management, and drought reduction programs and the prevention of waste in the Edwards Aquifer region and the Guadalupe, San Antonio, and Nueces River basins; and providing penalties. Senate: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
SB 1507 72-0 (1991) Author: Truan, Carlos Relating to the use of lead in plumbing fixtures; providing penalties. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Referred to Public Health
SB 1541 72-0 (1991) Author: Parker, Carl Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, and operation of the Texas Mitigation Management Commission and granting the authority to acquire property. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 1588 72-0 (1991) Author: Moncrief, Mike Relating to the investigation and the inspection of conditions relating to water quality in certain watersheds by the Tarrant County Water Control and Improvement District Number One. Senate: Natural Resources Withdrawn from intent calendar
HB 42 72-1 (1991) Author: Lewis, Ron Relating to the administration of, and the award of certain grants by, the On-Site Wastewater Treatment Research Council. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 162 72-1 (1991) Author: Maxey, Glen Relating to the regulation of graywater. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 215 72-1 (1991) Author: Delisi, Dianne Relating to the issuance of permits to discharge waste or pollutants into Salado Creek. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 35 72-1 (1991) Author: Green, Gene Relating to criminal and civil enforcement of certain environmental laws. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 15 72-2 (1991) Author: Delisi, Dianne Relating to the issuance of permits to discharge waste or pollutants into Salado Creek. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 92 72-2 (1991) Author: Linebarger, Libby Relating to certain taxes levied and fees imposed by the Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District and the authority of the district to assess fees to borrow money and to protect the water quality of the aquifer. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 19 72-2 (1991) Author: Krier, Cynthia
Sponsor: Schoolcraft, Alan
Relating to the regulation of artesian wells and of the use of water from artesian wells. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Administration
Effective immediately
HB 771 71-0 (1989) Author: Guerrero, Lena Relating to the membership and continuation of the On-site Wastewater Treatment Research Council. House: Government Organization Pending in committee
HB 908 71-0 (1989) Author: Junell, Robert
Sponsor: Sims, Bill
Relating to the water quality standards established by the Texas Water Commission. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Motion withdrawn
HB 932 71-0 (1989) Author: Smith, Terral Relating to water quality permit limitations in certain watersheds. House: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 933 71-0 (1989) Author: Smith, Terral Relating to exploration and drilling for and production, mining, and storage of oil, gas, and other minerals and resources in the area of lakes, reservoirs, and basins. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 961 71-0 (1989) Author: Saunders, Robert Relating to the creation, administration, and powers of the Texas Rivers Protection System; providing civil and criminal penalties. House: Environmental Affairs Companion considered in lieu in comm.
HB 1151 71-0 (1989) Author: Mowery, Anna Relating to the investigation and the inspection of conditions relating to water quality in certain watersheds by the Tarrant County Water Control and Improvement District Number One; providing penalties. House: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 1236 71-0 (1989) Author: Polumbo, Anthony Relating to the issuance of certain orders by the Texas Air Control Board, the Texas Water Commission, or the Texas Department of Health. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1237 71-0 (1989) Author: Polumbo, Anthony
Sponsor: Green, Gene
Relating to certain circumstances for denial of an application for the issuance, amendment, renewal, or transfer of a permit by certain state agencies. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/89
HB 1238 71-0 (1989) Author: Polumbo, Anthony Relating to the competence of an applicant for the issuance of a permit from or the renewal, amendment, or transfer of a permit issued by the Texas Air Control Board, the Texas Water Commission,... House: Environmental Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1239 71-0 (1989) Author: Polumbo, Anthony
Sponsor: Green, Gene
Relating to the issuance of permits to certain persons by the Texas Air Control Board, the Texas Water Commission, and the Texas Department of Health. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 1262 71-0 (1989) Author: Gibson, Bruce Relating to the membership and continuation of the On-site Wastewater Treatment Research Council. House: Government Organization Pending in subcommittee
HB 1267 71-0 (1989) Author: Junell, Robert Relating to grants from the Texas Water Development Board for the purchase of equipment for water quality testing. House: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1332 71-0 (1989) Author: Culberson, John
Sponsor: Santiesteban, H.
Relating to the issuance, amendment, and renewal of waste discharge permits by the Texas Water Commission. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/89
HB 1458 71-0 (1989) Author: Guerrero, Lena
Sponsor: Santiesteban, H.
Relating to the protection of groundwater in the state and to the creation, powers, and duties of the Texas Groundwater Protection Committee. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/89
HB 1546 71-0 (1989) Author: Smith, Terral
Sponsor: Santiesteban, H.
Relating to the Texas Water Commission's review and approval of the water pollution control and abatement programs of certain municipalities. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days-8/28/89
HB 1588 71-0 (1989) Author: Schlueter, Stan | et. al.
Sponsor: McFarland, Bob
Relating to establishing a groundwater protection cleanup program and a petroleum storage tank remediation fund for the cleanup of releases from certain petroleum storage tanks; providing civil and criminal.... House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1641 71-0 (1989) Author: Junell, Robert Relating to permits issued by the Texas Water Commission for the discharge of waste into or adjacent to water in this state. House: Natural Resources Pending in committee
HB 1686 71-0 (1989) Author: Harris, Jack Relating to the application of state law to permits issued under federally authorized programs. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to Environmental Affairs
HB 1862 71-0 (1989) Author: Cuellar, Henry | et. al. Relating to financial assistance for wastewater projects to improve water discharged into the Rio Grande. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2166 71-0 (1989) Author: Saunders, Robert | et. al. Relating to spills or releases of hazardous substances into waters in this state. House: Environmental Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2305 71-0 (1989) Author: Smith, Terral Relating to the protection of groundwater in the state. House: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 2360 71-0 (1989) Author: Watkins, Gary Relating to certain regulatory functions and procedures of the Texas Department of Health; permitting the establishment and enforcement of certain groundwater protection standards; permitting investment of funds... House: Environmental Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 2772 71-0 (1989) Author: Smith, Terral Relating to the consolidation of certain water quality and radiation control functions in the Texas Water Commission. House: Natural Resources Pending in committee
HB 2914 71-0 (1989) Author: Vowell, Jack Relating to the establishment of a water pollution control and abatement program by certain cities. House: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
HB 2930 71-0 (1989) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to changing provisions of the Water Code to enable the Texas Water Commission to obtain delegation from the federal government of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System ("NPDES").... House: Natural Resources Companion considered in lieu in comm.
HB 2977 71-0 (1989) Author: Saunders, Robert Relating to water quality and water pollution control by cities. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to Environmental Affairs
HB 2978 71-0 (1989) Author: Saunders, Robert Relating to the introduction of fish, shellfish, and aquatic plants into the public water of the state; providing criminal penalties. House: Environmental Affairs Pending in committee
HB 3038 71-0 (1989) Author: Kuempel, Edmund Relating to water quality and pollution abatement programs of river authorities and cities. House: Environmental Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 3157 71-0 (1989) Author: Patterson, Pete Relating to the licensing of oil-loading facilities and to a fee to be used for the cleaning of coastal water. House: Energy Referred to Energy
HJR 104 71-0 (1989) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of general obligation bonds to finance certain local public water, sewer, and road projects in impoverished counties. House: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
SB 285 71-0 (1989) Author: Santiesteban, H. Relating to the establishment of a water pollution control and abatement program by certain cities. Senate: Natural Resources Reported favorably w/o amendments
SB 370 71-0 (1989) Author: Santiesteban, H.
Sponsor: Saunders, Robert
Relating to the creation, administration, and powers of the Texas Rivers Protection System; providing civil and criminal penalties. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
SB 383 71-0 (1989) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to use or possession of a glass container within 300 yards of a river, lake, or stream; providing a penalty. Senate: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
SB 423 71-0 (1989) Author: McFarland, Bob | et. al. Relating to establishing a groundwater protection cleanup program and a petroleum storage tank remediation fund for the cleanup of releases from certain petroleum storage tanks. Senate: Natural Resources Laid on table subj. to call in comm.
SB 532 71-0 (1989) Author: Parmer, Hugh Relating to water quality permit limitations in certain watersheds. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 533 71-0 (1989) Author: Parmer, Hugh
Sponsor: Mowery, Anna
Relating to the investigation and the inspection of conditions relating to water quality in certain watersheds by the Tarrant County Water Control and Improvement District Number One; providing penalties. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 535 71-0 (1989) Author: Parmer, Hugh Relating to exploration and drilling for and production, mining, and storage of oil, gas, and other minerals and resources in the area of lakes, reservoirs, and basins. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 624 71-0 (1989) Author: Montford, John
Sponsor: Guerrero, Lena
Relating to the membership and continuation of the On-site Wastewater Treatment Research Council. House: Government Organization
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/89
SB 847 71-0 (1989) Author: Sims, Bill
Sponsor: Junell, Robert
Relating to grants from the Texas Water Development Board for the purchase of equipment for water quality testing. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 848 71-0 (1989) Author: Sims, Bill Relating to the water quality standards established by the Texas Water Commission. Senate: Natural Resources Left as pending business in comm.
SB 849 71-0 (1989) Author: Sims, Bill Relating to permits for the discharge of waste into or adjacent to water in the state. Senate: Natural Resources Left as pending business in comm.
SB 856 71-0 (1989) Author: Truan, Carlos | et. al.
Sponsor: Earley, Robert
Relating to groundwater protection standards adopted and enforced by the Texas Radiation Control Agency. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/89
SB 861 71-0 (1989) Author: Truan, Carlos Relating to restoration of groundwater affected by in situ uranium mining. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1221 71-0 (1989) Author: Santiesteban, H. Relating to the issuance, amendment, and renewal of waste discharge permits by the Texas Water Commission. Senate: Natural Resources Reported favorably with substitute
SB 1222 71-0 (1989) Author: Santiesteban, H.
Sponsor: Saunders, Robert
Relating to a discharge or spill of a hazardous substance into water in this state. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/89
SB 1273 71-0 (1989) Author: Truan, Carlos Relating to the consolidation of certain water quality and radiation control functions in the Texas Water Commission. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1295 71-0 (1989) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to groundwater protection standards adopted and enforced by the Texas Radiation Control Agency. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1443 71-0 (1989) Author: Sims, Bill Relating to water quality and pollution abatement programs of river authorities and cities. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1460 71-0 (1989) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to water quality and water pollution control by cities. Senate: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
SB 1466 71-0 (1989) Author: Santiesteban, H. Relating to the protection of groundwater in the state and to the creation, powers, and duties of the Texas Groundwater Protection Committee. Senate: Natural Resources Reported favorably with substitute
SB 1525 71-0 (1989) Author: Ratliff, Bill
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to changing provisions of the Water Code to enable the Texas Water Commission to obtain delegation from the federal government of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System ("NPDES") regulatory authority.... House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days-8/28/89
SB 1545 71-0 (1989) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al. Relating to financial assistance for waste water projects to improve water discharged into the Rio Grande. Senate: Natural Resources Reported favorably w/o amendments
SCR 75 71-0 (1989) Author: Santiesteban, H. | et. al. Requesting the United States Congress to establish a single nationwide definition of wetlands. Senate: Natural Resources Reported favorably with substitute
SCR 106 71-0 (1989) Author: Truan, Carlos | et. al.
Sponsor: Valigura, Keith
Directing the Texas Water Commission to study funding needs for the cleanup of state registry sites. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Health & Human Services
Signed by the Governor
SCR 157 71-0 (1989) Author: Krier, Cynthia | et. al. Requesting the Lieutenant Governor and the Speaker to appoint a Special Committee on the Edwards Aquifer. House: House Administration
Senate: Administration
Referred to House Administration
SJR 60 71-0 (1989) Author: Parmer, Hugh Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of general obligation bonds to finance certain local public water, sewer, and road projects in impoverished counties. House: Natural Resources
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Natural Resources
SJR 70 71-0 (1989) Author: Green, Gene Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to grant ad valorem tax relief to preserve wetland and waterfront property. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SR 733 71-0 (1989) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Directing the State Treasury to study federal regulations governing the content of stormwater on municipal finances. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 105 71-4 (1990) Author: Smith, Terral Relating to the administration of the On-Site Wastewater Treatment Research Council. House: Natural Resources Reported favorably with substitute
HCR 11 71-4 (1990) Author: Gibson, Bruce Directing the Texas Water Commission to appoint an advisory board on water permit process. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
SCR 8 71-4 (1990) Author: Brooks, Chet
Sponsor: Saunders, Robert
Urging the Department of State to pursue special area designation for the Gulf of Mexico under the MARPOL treaty. House: Environmental Affairs Signed by the Governor
HB 57 71-5 (1990) Author: Smith, Terral Relating to the administration of the On-site Wastewater Treatment Research Council. House: Natural Resources Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
HR 34 71-5 (1990) Author: Wilson, Ron Requesting that a test be conducted to determine metal contamination in Texas waterways by the Texas Department of Health and Texas Water Commission. House: Natural Resources Laid on table subj. to call in comm.
HR 42 71-6 (1990) Author: Wilson, Ron Requesting that a test be conducted to determine metal contamination in Texas waterways by the Texas Department of Health and Texas Water Commission. Reported enrolled
HB 1012 70-0 (1987) Author: Johnson, Cliff Relating to enforcement by local governments of certain prohibitions against unauthorized discharges. House: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 1148 70-0 (1987) Author: Schlueter, Stan
Sponsor: Jones, Grant
Relating to the discharge of certain waste or pollutants into or adjacent to Salado Creek, a tributary of the Lampasas River, or bodies of water flowing into Salado Creek. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1250 70-0 (1987) Author: Saunders, Robert Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, and financing of the Texas Rivers Conservation System; providing civil and criminal penalties. House: Natural Resources 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 1308 70-0 (1987) Author: Cooper, Anne Relating to regional and area-wide wastewater management systems. House: Natural Resources House passage reported
HB 1326 70-0 (1987) Author: Shelley, Dan
Sponsor: Santiesteban, H.
Relating to jurisdiction of the Texas Water Commission and Texas Department of Health over plans and specifications for certain sewage disposal systems. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 1327 70-0 (1987) Author: Johnson, Cliff
Sponsor: Jones, Grant
Relating to amount and disposition of waste treatment inspection fees. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 1329 70-0 (1987) Author: Johnson, Cliff
Sponsor: Jones, Grant
Relating to certain fees charged to permittees and licensees of the Texas Water Commission. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 1447 70-0 (1987) Author: Smith, Terral Relating to the designation of critical areas and the creation of underground water conservation districts in critical areas. House: Natural Resources 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 1497 70-0 (1987) Author: Holzheauser, Steve Relating to the responsibilities of the Texas Water Commission, the Texas Water Development Board, and the Parks and Wildlife Department for the bays and estuaries. House: Natural Resources Pending in committee
HB 1500 70-0 (1987) Author: Roberts, Ted
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to taking sand, gravel, marl, shell, and mudshell from the Packery Channel in Nueces County. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
HB 1586 70-0 (1987) Author: Staniswalis, Chip
Sponsor: Sarpalius, Bill
Relating to the regulation of subsurface excavations by the Texas Water Commission; providing penalties. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 1647 70-0 (1987) Author: Cooper, Anne
Sponsor: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Relating to the regulation of greywater. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 1833 70-0 (1987) Author: Smith, Terral Relating to the preparation and submission of an environmental impact analysis to the Texas Water Commission in certain instances. House: Natural Resources 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 2228 70-0 (1987) Author: Guerrero, Lena Relating to minimum standards for underground water regulation. House: Natural Resources Pending in subcommittee
HB 2230 70-0 (1987) Author: Guerrero, Lena Relating to the regulation of underground tanks used to store certain substances. House: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 2232 70-0 (1987) Author: Guerrero, Lena Relating to the protection of groundwater in the state. House: Natural Resources Pending in subcommittee
HB 2286 70-0 (1987) Author: Evans, Charles Relating to the adoption of certain rules by the Texas Water Commission. House: Natural Resources Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2287 70-0 (1987) Author: Evans, Charles Relating to minimum standards for underground water regulation. House: Natural Resources Pending in committee
HR 752 70-0 (1987) Author: Riley, Randall Permitting the conference committee appointed to adjust the differences between the house and senate versions of SB1191.
SB 434 70-0 (1987) Author: Krier, Cynthia
Sponsor: Patrick, Kae
Relating to fees for filing plans relating to protection of the Edwards Aquifer. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/87
SB 448 70-0 (1987) Author: Lyon, Ted
Sponsor: Johnson, Cliff
Relating to suits for enforcement by local governments of certain prohibitions against unauthorized discharges. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 673 70-0 (1987) Author: Montford, John
Sponsor: Johnson, Cliff
Relating to the adoption of certain rules by the Texas Water Commission. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Reported favorably with substitute
SB 674 70-0 (1987) Author: Montford, John Relating to minimum standards for underground water regulation. Senate: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
SB 702 70-0 (1987) Author: Santiesteban, H. Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, and financing of the Texas Conservation System; providing civil and criminal penalties. Senate: Natural Resources Reported favorably with substitute
SB 779 70-0 (1987) Author: Santiesteban, H.
Sponsor: Millsap, Mike
Relating to the regulation of underground storage tanks, imposing certain fees, authorizing charges for late payment, and establishing an underground storage tank fund. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/87
SB 807 70-0 (1987) Author: McFarland, Bob
Sponsor: Smith, Terral
Relating to establishment of a state water pollution control financial assistance program and a water resources revenue bond program; requiring water conservation programs for certain applicants. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 937 70-0 (1987) Author: Santiesteban, H. Relating to jurisdiction of the Texas Water Commission and Texas Department of Health over plans and specifications for certain sewage disposal systems. Senate: Natural Resources Reported favorably with substitute
SB 967 70-0 (1987) Author: Santiesteban, H.
Sponsor: Smith, Terral
Relating to minimum standards for underground water management by and the creation, operation, and financing of underground water districts. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Record vote
SB 1033 70-0 (1987) Author: Santiesteban, H.
Sponsor: Johnson, Cliff
Relating to the protection of groundwater in the state. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1191 70-0 (1987) Author: Brown, J.E.
Sponsor: Riley, Randall
Relating to appeal from an action taken pursuant to Section 26.177, Water Code. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days - 8/31/87
SB 1309 70-0 (1987) Author: Parker, Carl
Sponsor: Stiles, Mark
Relating to the employment of off-duty officers to monitor the taking of shellfish from polluted areas. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SR 684 70-0 (1987) Author: Brown, J.E. Suspending Senate rules to permit the Conference Committee on S.B. 1191 to consider and take action by adding language to the bill.
HB 96 70-2 (1987) Author: Shelley, Dan Relating to jurisdiction of the Texas Water Commission and Texas Department of Health over plans and specifications for certain sewage disposal systems. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
HB 62 69-0 (1985) Author: Stiles, Mark Relating to prohibiting commercial solid waste facilities and injection wells for disposal of hazardous waste or industrial solid waste in flood-prone areas. House: State Affairs 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 1065 69-0 (1985) Author: Stiles, Mark Relating to designation by river authorities of buffer zones to protect water quality. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 1454 69-0 (1985) Author: Lewis, Ron Relating to flood control and drainage rules for saltwater and sludge disposal pits; providing a penalty. House: Energy Referred to Energy
HB 1496 69-0 (1985) Author: Watson, Ed Relating to the requirement of certification of legal entities performing analyses of water and waste materials for submission or presentation to governmental entities. House: Natural Resources Withdrawn by author
HB 1745 69-0 (1985) Author: Johnson, Cliff
Sponsor: Edwards, Chet
Relating to emergency orders for discharging waste or pollutants into or adjacent to water in this state and to notice required concerning the filing of an application for a permit, permit amendment, or permit renewal to discharge waste or pollutants into or adjacent to water in this state. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Postponed in committee
HB 1867 69-0 (1985) Author: Craddick, Tom
Sponsor: Santiesteban, H.
Relating to the regulatory authority of the Railroad Commission of Texas with respect to the management of wastes, the prevention of pollution, and brine mining; providing a penalty. House: Energy
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 2060 69-0 (1985) Author: Berlanga, Hugo Relating to administrative penalties for violation of certain laws, rules, orders, and permits of the Texas Department of Water Resources. House: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 2068 69-0 (1985) Author: Oliveira, René
Sponsor: Uribe, Hector
Relating to spills of hazardous substances into water in this state. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
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HB 2071 69-0 (1985) Author: Adkisson, Tommy Relating to the authority of the Texas Water Commission to grant waste discharge permits, and declaring an emergency. House: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 2362 69-0 (1985) Author: Schlueter, Stan
Sponsor: Jones, Grant
Relating to the discharge of certain waste or pollutants into or adjacent to Salado Creek, a tributary of the Lampasas River, or bodies of water flowing into Salado Creek. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 2505 69-0 (1985) Author: Lee, Don Imposing liability for releases of hazardous substances from ocean incineration vessels. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to Environmental Affairs
SB 527 69-0 (1985) Author: Henderson, Don
Sponsor: Hilbert, Paul
Relating to factors to be considered in issuing, amending, or renewing a permit to discharge certain effluent into or adjacent to water in this state. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
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SB 528 69-0 (1985) Author: Henderson, Don
Sponsor: Hilbert, Paul
Relating to the discharge of certain effluent within one mile of a park, playground, or schoolyard. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 863 69-0 (1985) Author: Sarpalius, Bill
Sponsor: Buchanan, J. W.
Relating to the definition of "project" to include certain projects for maintenance and enhancement of water quality under state water assistance and water development programs. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
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SB 1130 69-0 (1985) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to the authority of the Texas Water Commission to grant waste discharge permits and set water quality standards. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1302 69-0 (1985) Author: Truan, Carlos
Sponsor: Roberts, Ted
Relating to the liability of the operator of a boat or motor vehicle for litter offenses; providing a penalty. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
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SB 1479 69-0 (1985) Author: Uribe, Hector Imposing liability for releases of hazardous substances from ocean incineration vessels. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SCR 77 69-0 (1985) Author: Sarpalius, Bill Requesting the U.S. Congress to reject the proposal to reduce the 1986 budget dealing with soil and water resource conservation services. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 508 68-0 (1983) Author: McWilliams, Jim Relating to representation and recovery of damages in a suit for unauthorized discharge of waste into water. House: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 655 68-0 (1983) Author: Buchanan, J. W. Relating to the management of groundwater by the state and local districts. House: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 1202 68-0 (1983) Author: Pierce, George Relating to drilling or operating a water well near a septic tank; and providing a penalty. House: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 1302 68-0 (1983) Author: Burnett, Dick
Sponsor: Doggett, Lloyd
Relating to enforcement of certain penalties for offenses under the Water Code by certain peace officers. House: Law Enforcement
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to subcommittee
HB 1335 68-0 (1983) Author: Smith, Terral Relating to limitations on the issuance of a permit for the discharge of waste or pollutants into certain reservoirs and tributaries. House: Natural Resources Placed on daily General State Calendar
HB 1543 68-0 (1983) Author: Collazo, Jr., Frank Relating to imposition of a fee by the Texas Department of Water Resources to be used to pay expenses of supplemental monitoring of groundwater monitoring wells required at facilities used to manage hazardous industrial waste. House: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
HB 1675 68-0 (1983) Author: Kemp, Hill Relating to maintaining a proper ecological environment in the streams, rivers, bays and estuaries of Texas. House: Natural Resources Committee laid on table subject to call
HB 2005 68-0 (1983) Author: Geistweidt, Gerald
Sponsor: Sims, Bill
Relating to the reguation of disposal pits used to store or evaporate oil field brines; providing penalties. House: Energy
Senate: Natural Resources
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HB 2037 68-0 (1983) Author: Toomey, Mike Relating to the attainment of water quality control of Briar Branch, Spring Branch Creek, and Rummel Creek in Harris County, Texas; and a prohibition on the issuance of waste discharge permits. House: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 2112 68-0 (1983) Author: Geistweidt, Gerald
Sponsor: Sims, Bill
Relating to the use of fresh water for enhanced oil recovery activities under an injection well permit. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
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HB 2212 68-0 (1983) Author: Laney, James Relating to the amendment of Chapter 28 of the Water Code to require permits for certain drilled or mined shafts. House: Natural Resources Coauthor authorized
HB 2403 68-0 (1983) Author: Geistweidt, Gerald Relating to the protection and conservation of fresh water in connection with activities associated with the exploration, recovery, and development of oil and gas. House: Natural Resources Committee laid on table subject to call
HCR 47 68-0 (1983) Author: Pennington, Randy Creating a special joint committee to assess the ecology of Clear Lake; directing the committee to make a report of its findings to the Legislature in January, 1985. House: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
SB 237 68-0 (1983) Author: Henderson, Don Relating to a moratorium on the issuance of certain waste discharge permits. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
SB 245 68-0 (1983) Author: Blake, Roy Relating to representation and recovery of and methods of determining damages in a suit for unauthorized discharge of waste into water. Senate: Natural Resources Reported from committee favorably with amendments
SB 534 68-0 (1983) Author: Traeger, John Providing protection to a public water supply from a septic tank drain field near a water well. Senate: Natural Resources Reported from committee favorably with substitute
SB 895 68-0 (1983) Author: Caperton, Kent
Sponsor: Geistweidt, Gerald
Relating to the protection and conservation of fresh water in connection with activities associated with the exploration, recovery, and development of oil and gas or geothermal resources, to rules in connection with saltwater hauling, to certain powers and duties of the Railroad Commission of Texas; providing enforcement procedures and penalties. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
House conferees appointed
SB 1018 68-0 (1983) Author: Sarpalius, Bill
Sponsor: Laney, James
Relating to requiring permits for certain drilled or mined shafts; giving the Railroad Commission of Texas, the Texas Department of Water Resources and its director, the Texas Water Commission and the Texas Water Development Board certain powers and duties; giving local governments certain authority and enforcement powers; providing procedures for enforcement and civil and criminal penalties. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 1026 68-0 (1983) Author: Sharp, John
Sponsor: Kemp, Hill
Relating to ecological matters in the consideration and issuance of and in the operation under certain water rights permits. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Rules suspended
SB 1117 68-0 (1983) Author: Washington, Craig Relating to water quality control regulations. Senate: Natural Resources Read second time & passed to engrossment
SB 1241 68-0 (1983) Author: Brown, J.E.
Sponsor: Craddick, Tom
Relating to certain definitions, to prevention and control of spills of hazardous substances, to coordination of the state response effort and cooperation of state agencies, to certain powers and duties of the Texas Water Development Board and the Texas Department of Water Resources and its executive director, to creation of the Texas Spill Response Fund; providing penalties. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
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SR 563 68-0 (1983) Author: Santiesteban, H. Directing the Senate Committee on Natural Resources to conduct an interim study relating to water, renewable energy resources and waste disposal. Senate: Natural Resources
HB 15 68-2 (1984) Author: Stiles, Mark Relating to prohibiting solid waste facilities and injection wells for disposal of hazardous or industrial solid waste in flood-prone areas. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 402 67-0 (1981) Author: Gonzales, Arnold Relating to regulation of certain industrial waste. House: Natural Resources Coauthor authorized
HB 531 67-0 (1981) Author: Wieting, Leroy J. Relating to prevention and control of spills of oil, hazardous substances, and other pollutants. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
HB 1097 67-0 (1981) Author: Benedict, Jerry L. Relating to disposal wells. House: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 1379 67-0 (1981) Author: Craddick, Tom
Sponsor: Snelson, W.E. "Pete"
Relating to the regulation of injection wells and underground storage of hydrocarbons. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1665 67-0 (1981) Author: Hall, Lanny Relating to an exemption from the Limited Sales, Excise and Use Tax Act for certain water and air pollution abatement equipment and materials. House: Ways & Means Referred to Committee on Ways & Means
HB 2033 67-0 (1981) Author: Sharp, John
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to limitation on issuance of disposal well permits in certain counties. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Postponed
SB 938 67-0 (1981) Author: Snelson, W.E. "Pete" Relating to the regulation of injection wells and underground storage of hydrocarbons; providing penalties. Senate: Natural Resources Considered by committee in public hearing
HCR 26 67-2 (1982) Author: Craddick, Tom Memorializing Congress to exempt dams under the NPDES permit program of the Clean Water Act. House passage reported
HB 1232 66-0 (1979) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to responsibility for pollution caused by a solid waste disposal site. House: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
HB 1794 66-0 (1979) Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Sponsor: Snelson, W.E. "Pete"
Relating to action on certain applications by the Texas Water Commission. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
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SB 444 66-0 (1979) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Amending the Water Code, by deleting the reference to coastal water or area and making the provisions of that subchapter applicable statewide and providing additionally for the cleanup of discharges or spills of other pollutants in addition to oil and hazardous substances as defined in the Act; declaring an emergency. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 996 65-0 (1977) Author: Powers, Pike An Act providing for the exercise by the state of the regulatory authority of the Corps of Engineers over the discharge of dredged or fill material. House: State Affairs Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
HB 1105 65-0 (1977) Author: Allee, Henry E. Relating to penalties for certain statutes and regulations concerning shellfish in polluted water. House: Environmental Affairs Assigned to General State Calendar
HB 1430 65-0 (1977) Author: Looney, Cullen
Sponsor: Traeger, John
Relating to an election for the approval of a regional or area-wide system or systems under the Texas Water Quality Act. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days
HB 1560 65-0 (1977) Author: Hill, Gerald
Sponsor: Ogg, Jack
Relating to administration and regulation of certain discharges by the Texas Water Quality Board; providing penalties. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Natural Resources
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HB 1631 65-0 (1977) Author: Polumbo, Anthony
Sponsor: Williams, Lindon
Relating to the providing of water quality enhancement funds to designate regional entities for construction of regional waste treatment systems. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days
HB 1717 65-0 (1977) Author: Simpson, Bob An Act relating to the providing of water quality enhancement funds to designated regional entities for construction of regional waste treatment systems. House: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 1718 65-0 (1977) Author: Allen, Joe Relating to the disposition of civil penalties recovered by local governments. House: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
HB 1929 65-0 (1977) Author: Nugent, James E. Relating to regional orders issued by the Texas Water Quality Board; and providing for formal adoption by the governing bodies of the counties affected by such orders. House: Natural Resources Recommitted to committee
HB 1933 65-0 (1977) Author: Nugent, James E. Relating to the protection of private and public drinking water supplies. House: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1981 65-0 (1977) Author: Close, G.R. "Bob" Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, and operations of the Texas Department of Water Resources; providing penalties. House: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HCR 104 65-0 (1977) Author: Bird, Ronald C. Creating a joint interim committee to study ground water resources and need for additional state regulation of acquifers, etc. House: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
SB 5 65-0 (1977) Author: Doggett, Lloyd Relating to the receipt and disposition of pollution complaints by certain state agencies and declaring an emergency. Senate: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SB 100 65-0 (1977) Author: Adams, Don Relating to search warrants for certain Texas Water Quality Board inspections and investigations. Senate: Jurisprudence Considered by committee in public hearing
SB 520 65-0 (1977) Author: Jones, Gene Relating to jurisdiction of city governments to prohibit the pollution of streams which constitute the source of water supply for such cities whether within or without the corporate limits of such cities; authorizing home-rule city governments to grant to their duly constituted boards, commissions and committees full subpoena and contempt powers to administer oaths, to compel attendance of and examine witnesses. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to subcommittee
SB 579 65-0 (1977) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Sponsor: Powers, Pike
Providing for the exercise by the state of the regulatory authority of the United States Army Corps of Engineers over the discharge of dredged or fill material under Section 404 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972 (33 U.S.C. Section 1344), and regulations issued thereunder; providing that the provisions of this Act are not severable. House: State Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
90 Day Bill
SB 705 65-0 (1977) Author: Mengden, Walter Relating to the prohibition of certain injection wells for drainage of septic tank effluent; providing a civil penalty. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
SB 997 65-0 (1977) Author: Ogg, Jack Relating to administration and regulation of certain discharges by the Texas Water Quality Board; providing penalties. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
SB 1139 65-0 (1977) Author: Jones, Grant
Sponsor: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, and operations of the Texas Department of Water Resources; providing penalties. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
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HB 434 64-0 (1975) Author: Waters, Ron Relating to the administration, enforcement, procedures, and rights and duties under Texas Water Quality Act. House: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 1089 64-0 (1975) Author: Short, E.L.
Sponsor: Traeger, John
Relating to issuance of weather modification permits. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days
HB 1278 64-0 (1975) Author: Wieting, Leroy J.
Sponsor: Adams, Don
Relating to the importation, sale, transport, and release of noxious aquatic plants; providing for permits. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1310 64-0 (1975) Author: Powers, Pike Declaring as public policy of the state the maintenance of the ecological environment of the bays and estuaries in the conservation and development of the state's natural resources; directing the Texas Water Rights Commission in the consideration of any permit to store, take, or divert water to assess the effects thereof upon the bays and estuaries of Texas; directing the Texas Water Development Board to investigate the effects of fresh water inflows on bays and estuaries of Texas and to complete comprehensive studies regarding the development of methods of providing and maintaining the ecological environment thereof; directing the Water Rights Commission, the Water Quality Board, the General Land Office, the Parks and Wildlife Department, Department of Agriculture, and the Coastal and Marine Council to assist and cooperate in the conduct of such studies and investigations. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to Committee on Environmental Affairs
HB 1320 64-0 (1975) Author: Cartwright, Donald Relating to reports by the commissioners courts of certain counties concerning the protection of the Edwards Aquifer, as defined in this Act, from pollution. House: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
HB 1321 64-0 (1975) Author: Cartwright, Donald
Sponsor: Lombardino, Frank
Requiring the Texas Water Quality Board to hold public hearings concerning the protection of Edwards Aquifer, as defined by this Act, from pollution. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days
HB 1322 64-0 (1975) Author: Cartwright, Donald Relating to the establishment of a public information file on the Edwards Aquifer, as defined in this Act. House: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
HB 1389 64-0 (1975) Author: Polumbo, Anthony Relating to certification and quality assurance requirements of commercial laboratories regularly engaged in analyses made available to the Texas Water Quality Board. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to Committee on Environmental Affairs
HB 1427 64-0 (1975) Author: Allen, Joe Relating to the authority of the Parks and Wildlife Department to request the attorney general to bring suit for injunctive relief or civil penalties or both against persons violating the statutory prohibition against water pollution. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to Committee on Environmental Affairs
HB 1595 64-0 (1975) Author: Sullivant, Bill
Sponsor: Creighton, Tom
Relating to functions and powers of the Texas Water Quality Board; functions and powers of the Texas Railroad Commission; civil penalties for violations of the Disposal Well Act or of rules, regulations, or permits of the board or commission; increasing the maximum sum for the civil penalties from $1,000 to $5,000. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days
HB 1596 64-0 (1975) Author: Sullivant, Bill Relating to administration and regulation of certain discharges by the Texas Water Quality Board; providing penalties. House: Environmental Affairs Reported from committee with substitute
HB 1619 64-0 (1975) Author: Hubenak, Joe A.
Sponsor: Adams, Don
Relating to criminal penalties and prosecution of violations in conjunction with the operation of private sewage facilities. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days
HB 1643 64-0 (1975) Author: Newton, Jon P.
Sponsor: Traeger, John
Relating to the creation of and annexation of land to pollution control districts within the San Antonio River Authority and to the financing of these districts. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days
HB 2118 64-0 (1975) Author: Washington, Craig Relating to a study of the regulation of groundwater withdrawal by the Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority; providing an appropriation. House: Natural Resources Reported from committee with substitute
HB 2172 64-0 (1975) Author: Tanner, Jr., Perry A Relating to the title of a certain subchapter in the Water Code. House: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
HB 2250 64-0 (1975) Author: Craddick, Tom Relating to ratification of the Interstate Compact for the Conservation and Utilization of Natural Energy and Water Resources. House: Energy Resources Rules failed to suspend
SB 17 64-0 (1975) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Sponsor: Uher, D.R.
Relating to the prevention and cleanup of oil and hazardous substances discharged or spilled into the coastal waters of the state; providing the power, authority, and responsibility of the Texas Water Quality Board, the State Highway Department, and the governor, in cooperation with the federal and local governments and other state agencies and departments, to carry out the provisions of this Act; establishing the Texas Coastal Protection Fund; adding Subchapter K to chapter 21 of the Water Code; defining certain offenses and providing civil and criminal penalties. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 20 64-0 (1975) Author: Doggett, Lloyd Relating to the enforcement of laws protecting the water, air or natural resources of the State; providing for recovery of civil penalties. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
SB 137 64-0 (1975) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Sponsor: Powers, Pike
Amending the Water Code as follows: declaring as public policy of the state the maintenance of the ecological environment of the bays and estuaries in the conservation and development of the state's natural resources; directing the Texas Water Rights Commission in the consideration of any permit to store, take, or divert water to assess the effects thereof upon the bays and estuaries of Texas; directing the Texas Water Development Board to investigate the effects of fresh water inflows upon bays and estuaries of Texas and to complete comprehensive studies regarding the development of methods of providing and maintaining the ecological environment thereof; directing the Texas Water Rights Commission, the Texas Water Quality Board, the General Land Office, the Parks and Wildlife Department, and the Coastal and Marine Council to assist and cooperate in the conduct of such studies and investigations; repealing laws in conflict; making appropriations. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 578 64-0 (1975) Author: Traeger, John Relating to the creation of and annexation of land to pollution control districts within the San Antonio River Authority and to the financing of these districts. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Reported from committee favorably
SB 589 64-0 (1975) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Sponsor: Blythe, W.J. "Bill"
Declaring that it is necessary, in order to implement the state policy, to encourage and promote the development of regional and area-wide waste collection, treatment, and disposal systems ("systems"), to protect and preserve the quality of the waters of the state, and to authorize conservation and reclamation districts to issue bonds for the purpose of purchasing capacity in or a right to have the wastes of such districts treated in systems owned or to be owned exclusively or in part by other public agencies; authorizing such districts to make such purchases or acquire such rights with the proceeds of bonds issued for the purpose of constructing systems; authorizing the issuance of bonds for the purpose of making such purchases or acquiring such rights; validating all proceedings, governmental acts, orders, resolutions, contracts, and other instruments heretofore adopted or executed by a governing body of a district, and of all officers and officials thereof, authorizing the use of bond proceeds or the issuance of bonds for such purposes. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Reported from committee favorably without amendments
SB 664 64-0 (1975) Author: Doggett, Lloyd
Sponsor: Allen, Joe
Relating to the authority of the Parks and Wildlife Department to request the attorney general to bring suit for injunctive relief or civil penalties or both against persons violating the statutory prohibition against water pollution; designating the officials authorized to bring suit; providing that the suit be brought in the name of the State of Texas. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Vetoed by the Governor
SB 851 64-0 (1975) Author: Clower, Ron Relating to filing of sworn statements of certain water rights claims. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to subcommittee
SCR 82 64-0 (1975) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Sponsor: Sullivant, Bill
Memorializing the Congress of the United States, requesting that the congress amend and revise the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972 as may be required to insure that the Environmental Protection Agency and the United States Corps of Engineers comply with the intent of congress that they are to recognize and rely upon the states in the exercise of primary responsibility for development, use, restoration, preservation, and enhancement of land and water resources; authorizing and requesting that Dolph Briscoe, Governor of the State of Texas, take all actions proper and necessary to assure the administrative and judicial protection of the equitable and reasonable authority of the State of Texas in exercising its primary responsibility for its land and water resources; declaring unalterable opposition to the expansion of federal authority over land and water resource management as would follow from implementation of the proposed rules as published. House: Environmental Affairs Signed by Governor
HB 252 63-0 (1973) Author: Menefee, Hawkins Relating to a defense to a prosecution for water pollution. House: Environmental Affairs Committee hearing notice posted
HB 705 63-0 (1973) Author: Menefee, Hawkins
Sponsor: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Relating to a study of the regulation of groundwater withdrawal by the Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Administration
Signed by the Governor
HB 726 63-0 (1973) Author: Jones, Gene Relating to defining the term "person affected and setting forth that definition. House: Environmental Affairs Sent to Calendar Committee
HB 801 63-0 (1973) Author: Bigham, John R. Relating to protection of both the public and private landowners against unreasonable use of and damage to the surface estate of lands and the pollution of creeks, rivers, and water courses by persons, firms, and corporations engaged in drilling for, producing, and transporting oil, gas, and other minerals and further relating to the protection of livestock and wild game against injury and death, and further relating to the protection of the water resources of this state against pollution and depletion. House: Environmental Affairs Sent to Calendar Committee
HB 1122 63-0 (1973) Author: Denson, Woody Clarifying actions to be fined as violations. House: Environmental Affairs Sent to Calendar Committee
HB 1123 63-0 (1973) Author: Denson, Woody Clarifying those actions to be fined as violations of Chapter 21 Water Code. House: Environmental Affairs Sent to Calendar Committee
HB 1124 63-0 (1973) Author: Denson, Woody Relating to the procurement of evidence or documentation in the course of ascertaining water quality. House: Environmental Affairs Amended in committee
HB 1126 63-0 (1973) Author: Denson, Woody Relating to the procurement of evidence or documentation in the course of ascertaining water quality to assure high standards of water quality. House: Environmental Affairs Reported favorably
HB 1422 63-0 (1973) Author: Munson, Ben
Sponsor: Aikin, Jr., A.M.
Relating to the disposal of sewage from boats as defined in this Act; providing a penalty. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Administration
Signed by the Governor
HB 1588 63-0 (1973) Author: Peveto, Wayne
Sponsor: Traeger, John
Relating to pollution abatement and salt water intrusion under the Sabine River Compact; amending the Preamble to the Sabine River Compact (included in Article 44.010, Water Code); providing notice; and declaring an emergency. House: Natural Resources Signed by the Governor
HB 1652 63-0 (1973) Author: Henderson, Don Relating to the prevention of pollution of the waters of the State of Texas; empowering and permitting Harris County Water Control and Improvement District No. 116 to discharge municipal waste at a discharge point on Cypress Creek in Harris County, Texas, within certain volumes and quality standards, to complete construction of a waste treatment facility and to operate the same; validating all acts and proceedings of the district relating to the construction of such waste treatment facility; finding certain facts; providing for severability; and declaring an emergency. House: Environmental Affairs Received from House
HB 1655 63-0 (1973) Author: Williams, Lindon Relating to protection of the health and welfare of residents of the state, inhabitants of Harris County Water Control and Improvement District No. 99 and students, teachers, and other personnel of Spring High School and prevention of pollution of the water of the State of Texas; empowering and permitting Harris County Water Control and Improvement District No. 99 to discharge municipal waste at a discharge point on Cypress Creek in Harris County, Texas, within certain volumes and quality standards and to construct a sanitary sewer collection, disposal and treatment system and to operate the same; validating all acts and proceedings of the district relating to construction of a sanitary sewer collection, treatment, and waste disposal system and obtaining authority to discharge municipal wastes therefrom; providing for liberal construction of this Act, including grant of all permissions, certifications, or findings required to be made by the State of Texas under the provisions of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972 (33 U.S.S. 1251, et seq.) finding certain facts; providing for severability; and declaring an emergency. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Administration
Referred to Committee on Administration
HCR 9 63-0 (1973) Author: Nichols, R.C. "Nick" Requesting the Attorney General to institute a lawsuit for the purpose of securing for the State of Texas all of the funds for water pollution control which were appropriated by the Congress. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Filed without Governor's signature
SB 429 63-0 (1973) Author: Mengden, Walter Relating to the emission of exhausts from two-cycle motorboat engines; providing a penalty. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
SB 530 63-0 (1973) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Sponsor: Caldwell, Neil
Relating to the taking of oysters from a polluted area so designated by the State Health Department and to the disposition of such oysters or undersized oysters; prescribing certain powers of the Parks and Wildlife Department; defining certain unlawful acts relating to the taking or possession of oysters in violation of this Act. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 675 63-0 (1973) Author: Kothmann, Glenn
Sponsor: Vale, Bob
Relating to discharge of certain municipal sewage by the City of San Antonio into certain ponds and to the operation of Mitchell Lake; providing for sludge removal; providing a penalty; providing for suits for collection. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 737 63-0 (1973) Author: Gammage, R.A. "Bob" Clarifying actions to be fined as violations; amending the Texas Penal Code. Senate: Jurisprudence Sent to subcommittee
SB 739 63-0 (1973) Author: Gammage, R.A. "Bob" Clarifying those actions to be fined as violations of Chapter 21 Water Code. Senate: Jurisprudence Sent to subcommittee
SB 742 63-0 (1973) Author: Gammage, R.A. "Bob" Relating to the procurement and use of evidence or documentation thereof in the course of ascertaining water quality. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Reported favorably
SB 743 63-0 (1973) Author: Gammage, R.A. "Bob" Relating to the procurement and use of evidence or documentation thereof in the course of ascertaining water quality; providing penalties. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Reported favorably
SB 869 63-0 (1973) Author: Wallace, Jim Relating to definin the term "person affected" and setting forth that definition; amending Chapter 21, Water Code, as amended, by adding a new Subsection (18) to Section 21.003; and declaring an emergency. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Reported favorably
SB 926 63-0 (1973) Author: Mengden, Walter Relating to protection of the health and welfare of residents of the state, inhabitants of Harris County Water Control and Improvement District No. 99 and students, teachers, and other personnel of Spring High School and prevention of pollution of the water of the State of Texas; empowering and permitting Harris County Water Control and Improvement District No. 99 to discharge municipal waste at a discharge point on Cypress Creek in Harris County, Texas, within certain volumes and quality standards and to construct a sanitary sewer collection, disposal and treatment system and to operate the same; validating all acts and proceedings of the district relating to construction of a sanitary sewer collection, treatment, and waste disposal system and obtaining authority to discharge municipal waste therefrom; providing for liberal construction of the Act, including grant of all permissions, certifications, or findings required to be made by the State of Texas under the provisions of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972 finding certain facts; providing for severability. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
SB 927 63-0 (1973) Author: Mengden, Walter Relating to the prevention of pollution of the waters of the State of Texas; empowering and permitting Harris County Water Control and Improvement District No. 116 to discharge municipal waste at a discharge point on Cypress Creek in Harris County, Texas, within certain volumes and quality standards, to complete construction of a waste treatment facility and to operate the same; validating all acts and proceedings of the district relating to the construction of such waste treatment facility; finding certain facts; providing for severability. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
SCR 29 63-0 (1973) Author: Gammage, R.A. "Bob" Requesting the Attorney General to institute a lawsuit for the purpose of securing all of the funds for water pollution control which were appropriated by the Congress and would be received had the Nixon administration not impounded such funds. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
HB 69 62-0 (1971) Author: Braun, Rex Relating to providing that it is not a defense to a prosecution for water pollution that a permit or order authorizing the discharge has been issued by the Texas Water Quality Board, the Texas Water Development Board, or the Texas Railroad Commission, unless same is concurred in by the local governing bodies.
HB 129 62-0 (1971) Author: Atwell, Ben Relating to providing a system for exempting from ad valorem taxation certain capital investments related to air and water quality control.
HB 343 62-0 (1971) Author: Clayton, Bill Relating to adopting the Water Code, a formal revision of the general and permanent statues relating to water rights, water development, water quality control, river compacts, and general law districts.
HB 360 62-0 (1971) Author: Braun, Rex Relating to the authority of counties to set water quality standards which are as stringent or more stringent then the standards set by the Texas Water Quality Board.
HB 412 62-0 (1971) Author: Allen, Joe Relating to denial of an injection well permit under certain circumstances.
HB 846 62-0 (1971) Author: Hull, Cordell | et. al. Relating to air control and water quality standards.
HB 876 62-0 (1971) Author: Nelms, Johnny | et. al. Relating to the place for hearings on applications for permits and amendment of permits by the Texas Water Quality Board.
HB 897 62-0 (1971) Author: Silber, Paul Relating to the suthority of the Texas Water Quality Board to declare certain products ecological contaminants.
HB 954 62-0 (1971) Author: Nelms, Johnny | et. al. Relating to permits issued by the Texas Water Quality Board for construction, modification, expansion, or additions to industrial plants and facilities.
HB 1065 62-0 (1971) Author: Clayton, Bill | et. al. Relating to changes in the methods for appeal from the Board of Water Well Drillers to the Courts of Travis County.
HB 1066 62-0 (1971) Author: Clayton, Bill | et. al. Relating to the penalties for violation of the Water Well Drillers Act.
HB 1185 62-0 (1971) Author: Clark, Jim Relating to water quality control plans for certain navigation districts, port authorities, and commercial ship unloading and barge facilities operated by private persons or industries.
HB 1303 62-0 (1971) Author: Clark, Jim Relating to the concurrence of the Texa Water Quality Board in pollution control activities of the Texas Railroad Commission.
HB 1429 62-0 (1971) Author: Farenthold, Frances Relating to the control and disposition of waste and the abatement and prevention of pollution of surface and subsurface water resulting from the activities associated with the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas.
HB 1519 62-0 (1971) Author: Atwell, Ben Relating to the "Restoration of Fish and Aquatic Life to Texas Waters Act".
HJR 10 62-0 (1971) Author: Atwell, Ben | et. al. Providing an amendment to Article VIII of Texas Constitution by adding a Section 2-a to authorize the Legislature to provide a system for exempting certain property from ad valorem taxation.
HJR 27 62-0 (1971) Author: Clayton, Bill Proposing an amendment to provide for the issuance and sale of general obligation bonds of the state to be known as 'Texas Clean Water Bonds'.
SB 145 62-0 (1971) Author: Bernal, Joe J. | et. al. Relating to suits for declaratory and equitable relief to protect air, water and natural resources and the public trust therein from pollution, impairment, and destruction.
SB 192 62-0 (1971) Author: Bernal, Joe J. Relating to the authority of counties to set water quality standards which are as stringent or more stringent than the standards set by the Texas Water Quality Board.
SB 260 62-0 (1971) Author: Creighton, Tom Relating to adopting the Water Code, a formal revision of the general and permanent statutes relating to water rights, water development, water quality control, river compacts, and general law districts.
SB 361 62-0 (1971) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" | et. al. Relating to appropriating funds to the Texas Water Quality Board for grants to local units of government for waste water treatment facilities.
SB 428 62-0 (1971) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to providing that it is not a defense to a prosecution for water pollution that a permit or order authorizing the discharge has been issued by the Texas Water Quality Board, the Texas Water Development Board, or the Texas Railroad Commission unless same is concurred in by the local governing bodies.
SB 513 62-0 (1971) Author: Kothmann, Glenn | et. al.
Sponsor: Floyd, Guy
Relating to discharge of sewage of certain municipal corporations into open ponds whose surface area covers more than 100 acres, providing a penalty.
SB 589 62-0 (1971) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" | et. al. Relating to providing recovery for the destruction of fish or aquatic life from persons discharging waste.
SB 719 62-0 (1971) Author: Herring, Charles Relating to amending the Texas Water Quality Act to authorize the regulation of the disposal of sewage which is disposed of by methods other than by means of disposal systems operated under a permit issued by the Texas Water Quality Board.
SB 833 62-0 (1971) Author: Herring, Charles Relating to amending the Texas Water Quality Act, by adding a new section relating to the discharge of waste to disposal systems owned and operated by local governments.
SB 835 62-0 (1971) Author: Herring, Charles
Sponsor: Cavness, Don
Relating to the development of water quality management plans for the State and for designated areas of the State.
SB 836 62-0 (1971) Author: Herring, Charles Relating to amending the Texas Water Quality Act, relating to water pollution control and abatement programs by certain cities.
SB 950 62-0 (1971) Author: Watson, Murray | et. al. Relating to the proceeds of city sales tax of cities which fail to comply with rules, regulations, and other orders of the Texas Water Quality Board and the Texas Air Control Board.
SCR 41 62-0 (1971) Author: Bernal, Joe J. | et. al. Authorizing the Water Quality Board to convert Mitchell Lake in Bexar County into a public recreation lake.
SJR 21 62-0 (1971) Author: Creighton, Tom Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas, to provide for issuance and sale of general obligation bonds of the state, to be known as "Texas Clean Water Bonds," in an amount not to exceed $100 million for the purpose of aiding and making funds available to the various political subdivisions, bodies corporate and politic, and districts of the state to provide clean waters for Texas.
HCR 7 62-1 (1971) Author: Silber, Paul Authorizing a study by the Texas water Quality Board to make a study and plan for cleaning for cleaning the water of Mitchell Lake.
HB 83 62-4 (1972) Author: Swanson, Bill T. | et. al. Relating to defining pollution control agencies.
HB 67 61-0 (1969) Author: Braun, Meyer Gus Rex | et. al. Relating to defining the terms "whoever," "person," any person," and "anyone," the pronouns "he," "it," and "they" referring to these terms, and similar words and phrases, to include private corporations with respect to pollution of air and water.
HB 200 61-0 (1969) Author: Swanson, William T. "Bill" | et. al. Relating to defining the offense of water pollution and providing for the criminal prosecution of persons and other entities who pollute the water in the State of Texas.
HB 353 61-0 (1969) Author: Braun, Meyer Gus Rex Relating to providing for the creation of special pollution control funds at the state, county, and city levels, to receive moneys collected as fines or penalties on the conviction of persons found in violation of the laws involving the pollution of the air and waters of the state; providing for division of such funds between the agencies, making allowance for the acceptance of any gifts, grants, or bequests by a pollution control agency and the deposit of these moneys in the Special Pollution Control Fund; providing for the disbursement and expenditure of the Special Pollution Control Fund for certain specified purposes and in ways specified by the regular purchasing procedures of the agencies as prescribed by law.
HB 454 61-0 (1969) Author: Braun, Meyer Gus Rex Relating to prohibiting pollution of public bodies of waters, defining pollution, defining public surface waters, making activities which cause such pollution a misdemeanor excepting the discharge of municipal sewerage into tide waters of the state under certain conditions, assessing a penalty for such activities, providing for severability.
SB 6 61-0 (1969) Author: Cole, Criss | et. al. Relating to defining the offense of water pollution and providing for the criminal prosecution of individuals and private corporations who pollute the water in the State of Texas or violate waste discharge permits or orders; providing for penalties for violations of this Act.
SB 147 61-0 (1969) Author: Herring, Charles | et. al. Relating to amending, revising, and rearranging the Texas Water Quality Act of 1967 to improve the structure of the Act and to provide for more effective control of water quality in this state; continuing the current board members in office.
SB 234 61-0 (1969) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" | et. al. Relating to amending the Penal Code of Texas, and defining the terms "whoever," "person," "any person," and "anyone," the pronouns "he," "it," and "they" referring to these terms, and similar words and phrases, to include private and public corporations with respect to pollution of air and water.
HB 327 60-0 (1967) Author: Crews, David William Relating to providing for the approval of plans for the disposal of salt water and other oil field waste produced along with oil and gas; providing for joining in the plans; providing for the power of eminent domain in connection with such disposal; providing for plans dealing with state lands; providing for the status of those invoking this statute and exercising eminent domain.
HB 448 60-0 (1967) Author: Mutscher, Gus F. | et. al. Relating to establishing the Texas Water Quality Board, prescribing its powers, duties, functions, and procedures and providing for the establishment and control of the quality of the waters in the state and the control, prevention, and abatement of pollution.
HB 1028 60-0 (1967) Author: McDonald, Felix | et. al. Relating to creating Rio Grande Valley Pollution Control Authority, a conservation district, comprising all of the territory contained in the counties of Cameron, Hidalgo and Willacy.
HB 1279 60-0 (1967) Author: McDonald, Felix | et. al. Relating to creating Rio Grande Valley Pollution Control Authority, comprising all of the territory contained in the counties of Cameron and Hidalgo for the purpose of constructing, acquiring and operating facilities for gathering, transporting, treating, and disposing of waste.
SB 67 60-0 (1967) Author: Hightower, Jack Relating to authorizing the State Soil and Water Conservation Board to receive and expend moneys for certain projects and programs.
SB 204 60-0 (1967) Author: Herring, Charles | et. al. Relating to establishing the Texas Water Quality Board, prescribing its powers, duties, functions, and procedures and to provide for the establishment and control of the quality of the waters in the state and the control, prevention, and abatement of pollution.
SB 321 60-0 (1967) Author: Wilson, Charles N. "Charlie" Relating to providing a system for exempting from ad valorem taxation certain capital investments related to air and water quality control.
SCR 70 60-0 (1967)
HB 194 59-0 (1965) Author: Cory, Richard Henry "Dick" Relating to regulating the sale of shellfish, authorizing the State Commissioner of Health to declare polluted areas from which shellfish may not be taken for the purpose of sale and to establish rules and regulations fixing standards of sanitation in the handling of shellfish.
HB 234 59-0 (1965) Author: Fletcher, Henry A. | et. al. Relating to the power and authority of the Texas Water Pollution Control Board and the Railroad Commission of Texas to regulate disposals of oil and gas well waste.
HB 785 59-0 (1965) Author: Mutscher, Gus F. Relating to amending the State Water Pollution Control Board Act, to clarify the duties, responsibilities and authority of designated personal representatives of Board members to provide for Board membership; to clarify the responsibilities of the Railroad Commission.
SB 577 59-0 (1965) Author: Snelson, W.E. "Pete" Relating to authorizing any water power control district heretofore or hereafter organized to enter into contracts with any person, firm or corporation for the sale or disposal of salt water for pollution control.
HB 439 58-0 (1963) Author: Cory, Richard Henry "Dick" Relating to regulating the sale of shellfish; authorizing the State Commissioner of Health to declare polluted areas from which shellfish may not be taken for the purpose of sale and to establish rules and regulations fixing standards of sanitation in the handling of shellfish; establishing an effective date; fixing penalties for violation.
HB 573 58-0 (1963) Author: Cowles, L. Nelson | et. al. Relating to declaring noxious certain aquatic plants in that portion of Caddo Lake situated in Harrison and Marion Counties; authorizing the Commissioner of the General Land Office to execute exclusive contracts for removal of noxious aquatic plants.
HB 745 58-0 (1963) Author: Cowles, L. Nelson Relating to authorizing the Game and Fish Commission to enter into contracts or agreements with the Federal Government for the eradication of noxious vegetation in the navigable waters of this State.
SB 295 58-0 (1963) Author: Strong, Jack B. Relating to declaring noxious certain aquatic plants in that portion of Caddo Lake situated in Harrison and Marion Counties; authorizing the Commissioner of the General Land Office to execute exclusive contracts for removal of noxious aquatic plants.
HB 130 57-0 (1961) Author: Cory, Richard Henry "Dick" | et. al. Relating to repealing a certain Statute of the Penal Code establishing a State Water Pollution Control Board, and to provide for the control, prevention and abatement of pollution of the surface and underground waters of the State; effective January 1, 1962.
HB 409 57-0 (1961) Author: Adams, J. Collier | et. al. Relating to provide for the prevention of pollution of underground water by registering water well drillers and providing for administration and enforcement.
HB 961 57-0 (1961) Author: McIlhany, Grainger Walter Relating to authorizing the Game and Fish Commission to enter into contracts with the Corps of Engineers for the eradication of noxious vegetation in the navigable waters.
SB 72 57-0 (1961) Author: Parkhouse, George M. | et. al. Relating to requiring persons to obtain permits to drill injection wells, or to convert existing wells into injection wells, for the disposal of industrial and municipal waste; providing penalties for violation.
HB 24 57-1 (1961) Author: Cory, Richard Henry "Dick" | et. al. Relating to repealing a certain Statute and the Penal Code of Texas to establish a State Water Pollution Control Board, and to provide for the control, prevention and abatement of pollution of the surface and underground waters of the State; effective November 1, 1962.
HB 107 57-1 (1961) Author: Read, David B. | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Act granting the Colorado River Municipal Water District the power and authority to study, correct, prevent, control, regulate and eliminate artificial and natural pollution, including oil field brine pollution, of the Colorado River and its tributaries upstream from the north boundary line of Coke County, Texas, and to acquire the sources of salt water by any means, and to sell salt water and fresh water for mining, oil field flooding and repressuring, industrial manufacturing or other purposes.
HB 123 56-0 (1959) Author: Woolsey, W. N. "Bill" | et. al. Relating to providing for the conservation and prevention of waste of underground water and to protect underground water reservoirs from pollution; prescribing penalties.
HB 641 56-0 (1959) Author: Huebner, Sr., John A. Relating to regulating the sale of shellfish, authorizing the State Commissioner of Health to declare polluted areas from which shellfish may not be taken for the purpose of sale and to establish rules and regulations fixing standards of sanitation in the handling of shellfish; making certain acts unlawful and fixing penalties for violation.
HB 26 55-0 (1957) Author: Walling, J. B. | et. al. Relating to creating the Texas Stream Pollution Control Board and prescribing its composition, method of appointment, authority, powers, duties and responsibilities.
HB 190 55-0 (1957) Author: Walling, J. B. | et. al. Relating to providing for the filing of portions of logs of exploratory wells, wells for oil and gas, and any well for any other purpose, with the State Board of Water Engineers for the purpose of determining and preventing the pollution of streams and public bodies of surface water of the State and any sub-surface water strata that is capable of producing water suitable for domestic or livestock use or for irrigation and for the purpose of obtaining information concerning sub-surface water strata of this State and for the purpose of obtaining information to determine whether surface casing has been installed to a depth necessary to protect sub-surface fresh water strata of this State; providing a penalty.
HB 458 55-0 (1957) Author: Blanchard, H.J. "Doc" Relating to providing for the conservation and prevention of waste of underground water and to protect underground water reservoirs from pollution.
HB 717 55-0 (1957) Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al. Relating to amending certain Statutes defining waste of a certain quality of underground water.
HB 807 55-0 (1957) Author: Walling, J. B. Relating to amending certain Statutes to require those drilling or deepening a commercial water well to keep a well log record thereof and deliver or mail a copy of such log to the Board of Water Engineers and also to the office of the underground water conservation district when the water well is located within the boundaries of such district; prescribing penalties.
HB 864 55-0 (1957) Author: Ehrle, Sr., William Lawrence "Will" Relating to authorizing the Texas Board of Water Engineers to study the causes of natural pollution to the tributaries of the Red River and to study means to eliminate such pollution within the limits of its facilities and appropriation of money.
SB 4 55-0 (1957) Author: Parkhouse, George M. | et. al. Relating to creating the Texas Stream Pollution Control Board and prescribing its composition, method of appointment, authority, powers, duties and responsibilities.
SB 6 55-0 (1957) Author: Parkhouse, George M. | et. al. Relating to requiring persons to obtain permits to drill injection wells, or to convert existing wells into injection wells, for the disposal of industrial and municipal waste.
SB 251 55-0 (1957) Author: Roberts, Herbert Ray Relating to prohibiting certain acts of pollution of the waters of Lake Lavon, in Collin County, in such manner as is detrimental to fish therein and to persons fishing therein; providing penalty for such acts.
SB 328 55-0 (1957) Author: Rogers, Andrew J. "Andy" Relating to authorizing the Texas Board of Water Engineers to study the causes of natural pollution to the tributaries of the Red River and to study means to eliminate such pollution; making an appropriation.
SB 355 55-0 (1957) Author: Hudson, Hubert R. Relating to amending certain Statutes to define waste of a certain quality of underground water.
HB 72 54-0 (1955) Author: Banks, Jr., Clinton Stanley | et. al. Relating to amending Statutes by authorizing the Railroad Commission of Texas to make and enforce rules, regulations, and orders in connection with the drilling of exploratory wells and wells for oil or gas and abandoned wells, to prevent pollution of the streams and water courses of this State, including sub-surface waters, which results from the escape or release of crude petroleum oil or salt water and other mineralized waters from such wells; providing report of uncapped wells.
HB 815 54-0 (1955) Author: Hutchins, Jr., Edgar Relating to amending certain Statutes by providing that no one shall pollute any public body of surface water of this State; defining the terms "pollute" and "public body of surface water"; requiring the State Department of Health to enforce the provisions hereof and the Game and Fish Commission to enforce same to protect aquatic animals; authorizing anyone to maintain an independent suit to enforce the provisions hereof and allowing the recovery of reasonable attorneys' fees; protecting all remedies available at law or equity; prescribing the jurisdiction for the maintenance of actions to enforce the provisions hereof; requiring the issuance of writs of injunction to restrain violators from a continuation of acts of pollution and authorizing penalties for contempt; declaring that this act shall be cumulative of all other laws; providing a severability clause.
SB 335 54-0 (1955) Author: Fly, William S. "Bill" Relating to amending certain Statutes providing that development and operations upon areas including in Article 5353, Revised Civil Statutes, 1925, shall be done in such manner as to prevent pollution of water, destruction of fish, oysters and other marine life, and obstruction of navigation; providing that the Commission of the General Land Office shall promulgate and enforce the necessary rules and regulations.
HB 46 53-0 (1953) Author: Gray, Sr., Jessy Franklin Relating to declaring certain conduct dealing with underground water in the semi arid portion of the State of Texas being that part of the state west of the 98th meridian west of Greenwich, to be a waste of our natural resources, and prohibiting same; providing that this Act shall not prevent the State Board of Water Engineers from issuing temporary permits for such conduct in event of sudden public catastrophe; providing for injunction suits to restrain violations of this Act and fixing the jurisdiction and venue of such actions.
HB 148 53-0 (1953) Author: Gray, Sr., Jessy Franklin Relating to authorizing the State Board of Water Engineers of Texas to plug improperly capped oil wells now flowing salt water into the Frio River from State Lease No. MF 8214 in McMullen County.
HB 448 53-0 (1953) Author: Carpenter, Frank H. Relating to declaring the public policy of this State with reference to the establishment of a more comprehensive program for the prevention, abatement, and control of stream pollution; creating a five (5) member Water Pollution Advisory Council and providing its function.
SB 308 53-0 (1953) Author: Phillips, Jimmy Relating to authorizing the State Board of Water Engineers of Texas to make an investigation and study of the causes, sources and extent of pollution of the streams and public waters of the State and of the means of correcting and preventing such pollution, providing that it shall report the results of its investigation and studies with suggestions and recommendations for correcting and removing the sources of pollution to the Railroad Commission of Texas, the State Department of Health and the Fish, Game and Oyster Commission of the State of Texas; providing for the cooperation of said Departments.
SB 344 53-0 (1953) Author: Bracewell, Jr., Joseph Searcy Relating to creating the Harris County Sanitation District.
HB 504 52-0 (1951) Author: Tufares, Deno Arthur Relating to amending Certain Act relative to pollution of public waters of the State or and political subdivisions thereof; creating the Texas Pollution Board.
SB 370 52-0 (1951) Author: Kelly, Keith F. Relating to amending certain statutes so as to provide that no privy shall be constructed or maintained in any unincorporated village which shall hereafter come within the provisions of Article 4434-35 of the Revised Civil Statutes of Texas.
HB 91 51-0 (1949) Author: Willis, Phillip LaFrance Relating to amending Statutes so as to enhance the punishment for stream pollution.
HB 247 51-0 (1949) Author: Willis, Phillip LaFrance Relating to amending a previous Act, concerning the pollution of any waters of this State and to the disposal of savage and industrial wastes, crude petroleum, oil and other substances of like nature and other wastes; providing this Act shall be severable.
HB 492 51-0 (1949) Author: Collie, Turner M. Relating to amending a previous Act, relating to definition of "pollute", dispositions of fines, and the penalty.
HB 715 51-0 (1949) Author: Fly, William S. "Bill" Relating to provide for stream and water improvement through the control, prevention and abatement of pollution in the waters of the state; creating a Board of Stream Control and prescribing its powers, duties and compensation; repealing certain laws in conflict herewith.
SB 311 51-0 (1949) Author: Lock, Ottis E. | et. al. Relating to providing for stream and water improvement through the control, prevention and abatement of pollution in the waters of the state; repealing certain laws in conflict herewith.
SB 391 51-0 (1949) Author: Hudson, Hill D. | et. al. Relating to amending previous Acts, placing an obligation on owners of oil & gas leases to adequately protect leased premises against drainage from lands not included in Articles 5367 and 5368, school and asylum land; preserving the validity of any provision of this Act not specifically held to be unconstitutional.
HB 606 50-0 (1947) Author: Jameson, William S. Relating to declaring the waters of underground streams, channels, artesian basins, reservoirs or lakes, having reasonably ascertainable boundaries, to belong to the public, to be subject to appropriation for beneficial use, to be a natural resource subject to and requiring conservation, development and regulation in the manner and for the uses named in the Act; providing penalties for violation of the provisions of the Act; defining waste and prescribing a penalty therefor.
HB 812 50-0 (1947) Author: Gregory, Sid Relating to amending the Penal Code, making it unlawful for any person to place in any of the waters of this State any poison, lime, dynamite, nitroglycerin, giant powder or other explosive, or any drugs, substances or things deleterious to fish life for the purpose of catching or attempting to catch fish, or for any other purpose, with certain exceptions; providing a penalty for the violation of this Act.
HB 278 49-0 (1945) Author: Harris, Joe | et. al. Relating to amending certain Acts relating to the penalty and to those liable to prosecution for polluting public bodies of surface water.
HB 412 49-0 (1945) Author: Evans, Roger Q. | et. al. Relating to providing facilities for the purpose of extending assistance by providing technical aid and data to industries now located in Texas and to assist new industries in the solution of their waste and atmospheric pollution and industrial hygiene and food hygiene problems; making an appropriation.
HB 416 49-0 (1945) Author: Swanson, Frederick Glenn Relating to enacting legislation governing pollution, so as to make the person actually in charge of premises that are the real source of pollution of water, liable for fines and costs, whether master or servant, principal or agent, or only acting for himself upon his own authority and personal responsibility.
HB 13 48-0 (1943) Author: Markle, Donald M. | et. al. Relating to providing for the protection of coastal navigable waters of the State of Texas against pollution; providing penalties; repealing laws in conflict with this Act.
HB 381 48-0 (1943) Author: Parker, R. Clay Relating to providing necessary regulations for the control of the drilling and operation of oil and/or gas wells on the water shed of any and all reservoirs, lakes and streams which constitute the source of water supply of any incorporate city or town in the State of Texas and safeguard same from pollution or contamination by reason of salt water and/or oil from such wells, and prohibiting the dumping of salt water and/or oil from evaporating pits, dykes, levies or other sources whatsoever therefrom in any manner calculated to pollute or contaminate same; providing a penalty for violation of the provisions thereof.
HB 439 48-0 (1943) Author: Klingeman, Fred V. | et. al. Relating to providing that it shall be unlawful for any person, firm, corporation, association, town, city or other political subdivision of this State or any agent, officer, employee or representative of same to pollute any public body of surface water of this State; prescribing penalties for the violation of this Act.
SB 274 48-0 (1943) Relating to providing necessary regulations for the control of the drilling and operation of oil and/or gas wells on the water shed of any and all reservoirs, lakes, and streams which constitute the source of water supply of any incorporated city or town in the State of Texas and safeguard same from pollution or contamination by reason of salt water and/or oil form such wells, and prohibiting the dumping of salt water and/or oil from evaporating pits, dykes, levees, or other sources whatsoever therefrom in any manner calculated to pollute or contaminate same; providing a penalty for violation of the provisions thereof.
HB 120 47-0 (1941) Author: Klingeman, Fred V. | et. al. Relating to amending the Revised Criminal Statutes to more clearly define pollution or pollutants; providing that it shall be the duty of the Attorney General to prosecute violations for the penal offense committed or to prevent the violation.
HB 625 47-0 (1941) Author: Thornton, Jr., Powell Dickson | et. al. Relating to providing for joinder of all parties contributing to the pollution and/or damages of any stream, water course, or other body of water in this State may be jointly and severally liable for damages resulting from such pollution.
HB 415 46-0 (1939) Author: Schuenemann, Sr., Helmuth H. | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Article by providing that it shall be the duty of the Attorney General to prosecute violations under said articles for the penal offense committed or to prevent the violation of same by writ of injunction and by further providing in said Article that the terms of same shall apply to all officers of municipal and private corporations; providing a penalty.
HB 932 46-0 (1939) Author: Skiles, Sr., Joe Relating to amending a certain Article of the Penal Code making it unlawful to pollute any lake in this state with chemicals; providing municipal corporations may use chemicals under certain conditions; providing a penalty for violation of this Act.
HB 12 42-1 (1931) Author: Burns, Gordon M. | et. al. Relating to providing that it shall be unlawful to throw, cast, discharge or deposit crude petroleum, salt water, and certain other substances in any of the waters of this State; providing for enforcement of this Act.
SB 38 39-0 (1925) Author: Triplett, Henry Franklin Relating to amending certain statute of the Penal Code of the State of Texas relating to the pollution of water courses and other bodies of water. Senate: Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 448 39-0 (1925) Author: Berkeley, Benjamin Franklin | et. al. Relating to making an appropriation to the Board of Water Engineers of the funds which the United States government shall turn over to the State of Texas to reimburse the State for expense of hydrographic surveys on the Rio Grande for the International Boundary Commission. Senate: Finance
SB 219 38-0 (1923) Author: Holbrook, Thomas Jefferson Relating to the pollution of water courses and other bodies of water.
HB 354 37-0 (1921) Author: Stewart, W. W. Relating to the conservation of natural resources; making effective the provisions of a constitutional amendment, defining the public waters of the State.
HB 119 36-0 (1919) Author: Davis, John | et. al. Relating to amending certain acts preventing the pollution of water courses, ponds, lakes and reservoirs in the State of Texas; providing means for the abatement thereof.
HB 444 36-0 (1919) Author: Tillotson, Leonard E. | et. al. Relating to effectuating certain purposes of Section 59 of Article 16 of the Constitution; authorizing a state policy of conservation of natural resources; providing for the creation of a conservation commission, merging the State Board of Water Engineers in such commission, and making all laws now administered and making all laws now being administered by the Department of the Board of Water Engineers cumulative of this act, and to be administered by the conservation commission.
HB 112 35-4 (1918) Author: O'Brien, George Cave | et. al. Related to preventing the pollution of streams.
HB 149 35-4 (1918) Author: O'Brien, George Cave Relating to authorizing persons, associations of persons, corporations and districts to conserve the fresh waters of streams for irrigation against pollution by salt sea tides.
SB 46 35-4 (1918) Author: Collins, Vinson Allen "Yank" | et. al. Relating to providing for the creation of corporations to prevent the pollution of streams and to that end empowering such corporations to gather, impound and store water containing salt or other substances produced in the drilling or operation of oil wells or other wells.
HB 208 34-0 (1915) Author: McDowell, Edmond Andrews | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Act preventing pollution of the water courses or other public bodies of water.
SB 122 34-0 (1915) Author: King, Steve M. Relating to amending certain laws preventing the pollution of water courses by addition provisions preventing the effect of such laws on municipal corporations situated on tide waters; providing penalties.
HB 239 33-0 (1913) Author: Collins, T. Gee Relating to preventing the pollution of water courses, ponds, lakes and reservoirs in the state; providing a penalty and providing means for the abatement thereof.
SB 4 33-0 (1913) Author: McNealus, James Clayton Relating to preventing the pollution of the water courses or other public bodies of water of the State of Texas, providing a penalty therefor, providing means for the abatement thereof.
HB 542 26-0 (1899) Relating to regulating drilling, operation and abandonment of petroleum oil, natural gas and mineral water wells, and to prevent certain abuses connected therewith.

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