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Select bill Bill Session Author & Sponsor Caption Committees Last action
HB 752 83-0 (2013) Author: Longoria, Oscar
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the types of entities that are considered municipal water suppliers for purposes of the law governing the effect of the subdivision of certain land on certain irrigation water rights. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1173 83-0 (2013) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation of the portion of the appraised value of a person's property that is attributable to the installation on the property of certain water conservation systems. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1214 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the irrigation powers and functions of certain water districts; providing authority for a district by rule to change fees; clarifying a district's authority to impose certain assessments. House: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2143 83-0 (2013) Author: Frullo, John Relating to the evaluation by the Water Conservation Advisory Council of water conservation technologies for possible inclusion in the best management practices guide developed by the water conservation implementation task force. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2157 83-0 (2013) Author: Gutierrez, Roland Relating to certain offenses for providing services involving an irrigation system without a license. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2616 83-0 (2013) Author: Johnson, Eric Relating to the authority of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to establish uniform restrictions on the use of water during a drought. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3604 83-0 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon | et. al.
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to the implementation of a water conservation plan and drought contingency plan, as applicable, by certain entities. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 611 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Lucio III, Eddie
Relating to the irrigation powers and functions of certain water districts; providing authority for a district by rule to change fees; clarifying a district's authority to impose certain assessments. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 2507 82-0 (2011) Author: Chisum, Warren
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to the offense of installing an irrigation system without a license. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 1560 81-0 (2009) Author: Aycock, Jimmie Relating to the duty of certain municipalities to require an installer of an irrigation system to obtain a permit before installing the system. House: Urban Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2339 81-0 (2009) Author: Miller, Sid Relating to the regulation of licensed irrigators. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Withdrawn from schedule
HB 4776 81-0 (2009) Author: King, Tracy Relating to certain rights of a person who holds an irrigation permit issued by the Edwards Aquifer Authority. House: Natural Resources Recommendations filed with the Speaker
HB 1656 80-0 (2007) Author: Puente, Robert
Sponsor: Averitt, Kip
Relating to regulation of irrigation systems and irrigators. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 2299 80-0 (2007) Author: Paxton, Ken | et. al. Relating to equipment used for irrigation systems. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HCR 293 80-0 (2007) Author: Guillen, Ryan Instructing the enrolling clerk of the senate to make corrections in S.B. No. 3. Received from the House
HR 2887 80-0 (2007) Author: Brown, Betty Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 3. 3 hr. notice-for consideration
HR 2921 80-0 (2007) Author: Puente, Robert Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 3. Reported enrolled
SB 3 80-0 (2007) Author: Averitt, Kip
Sponsor: Puente, Robert
Relating to the development, management, and preservation of the water resources of the state; providing penalties. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
See remarks for effective date
SB 1838 80-0 (2007) Author: Averitt, Kip Relating to equipment used for irrigation systems. Senate: Natural Resources No action taken in subcommittee
SR 1206 80-0 (2007) Author: Averitt, Kip Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 3. Reported enrolled
HB 2423 79-0 (2005) Author: Puente, Robert
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to discrimination by a groundwater conservation district against landowners whose land is enrolled or participating in a federal conservation program. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 2426 79-0 (2005) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to prohibiting the creation or enforcement of certain restrictive covenants that undermine water conservation. House: Land & Resource Management No action taken in committee
HB 2914 79-0 (2005) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to requirements and permits for irrigation systems. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 79 79-1 (2005) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to water conservation. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 57 79-1 (2005) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to water conservation. Senate: Natural Resources Committee report printed and distributed
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 632 78-0 (2003) Author: Campbell, Scott Relating to the application of the sales tax to certain irrigation systems. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
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 3468 78-0 (2003) Author: Geren, Charlie
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to the irrigation of agricultural land on prison property. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
No action taken in committee
SB 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
HB 64 78-3 (2003) Author: Cook, Robert Relating to an exemption for certain irrigation systems from regulation under the electrician's licensing law. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Admin. Procedures
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 1540 77-0 (2001) Author: Turner, Bob | et. al. Relating to Edwards Aquifer Authority. House: Natural Resources Subcommittee members named
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 1291 67-0 (1981) Author: Hill, Gerald
Sponsor: McKnight, Peyton
Relating to the regulation of irrigators and installers of irrigation systems. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 1137 67-0 (1981) Author: McKnight, Peyton Relating to the regulation of irrigators and installers of irrigation systems. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
HB 644 66-0 (1979) Author: Hill, Gerald Relating to regulation of certain irrigators. House: Government Organization Reported from committee favorably with amendments
SB 259 66-0 (1979) Author: McKnight, Peyton
Sponsor: Hill, Gerald
Relating to regulation of certain irrigators; and providing penalties. House: Government Organization
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
HB 1400 65-0 (1977) Author: Close, G.R. "Bob" Relating to the provision and use of natural gas for certain agricultural purposes. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
HB 1642 65-0 (1977) Author: Massey, Tom Relating to the authority of master plumbers to install sprinkler systems. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 2081 65-0 (1977) Author: Hill, Gerald
Sponsor: Harris, O.H.
Relating to regulation of landscape architects and landscape irrigators. House: State Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Removed from local and uncontested calendar
SB 808 65-0 (1977) Author: Harris, O.H. Relating to regulation and certification of landscape architects and landscape irrigators. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Committee on Economic Development
HB 511 63-0 (1973) Author: Hilliard, Bill Creating the Texas State Board of Landscape Irrigation; defining the terms landscape irrigation system, component parts, landscape irrigator, any location, installation of underground sprinkler systems and/or landscape irrigation system; Board; providing for exemptions for certain persons in professions or other types of endeavor; creating a Board consisting of six members who shall be citizens of the United States and residents of Texas; prescribing qualifications for membership on the Board; providing method of appointment and prescribing term of office; defining a quorum of said Board; providing for and prescribing oath of office; prescribing powers and duties of the Board; authorizing the Board to adopt rules and regulations; providing for compensation and travel allowance; providing that no expense of administration of the Act shall ever be charged against the general fund of the State of Texas; prescribing qualifications for licensees; providing for examination and prescribing fees; prescribing for licenses and method of revocation and reissuance; providing for a grandfather clause; providing for notification to local boards of health; providing for a criminal penalty for one in violation of this Act to be fined the sum of $100.00 and further providing that each day said violation continues shall be deemed a separate offense in violation of this Act; providing that cities and towns may prescribe rules and regulations; prescribing for appeal from Board Order; providing a saving and severability clause; repealing laws in conflict with a proviso. House: State Affairs Commitee substitute
SB 237 63-0 (1973) Author: Harris, O.H.
Sponsor: Hilliard, Bill
Relating to the regulation and certification of certain landscape architects and landscape irrigators; providing penalties. House: State Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
90 Day Bill
HB 807 62-0 (1971) Author: Traeger, John Relating to creating the Texas State Board of Landscape Irrigation.(The Landscape Irrigation Act of 1971)
SB 226 62-0 (1971) Author: Bates, James S.
Sponsor: Traeger, John
Relating to creating the Texas State Board of Landscape Irrigation.
HB 1074 58-0 (1963) Author: Clayton, Bill Relating to making it unlawful to operate, within three hundred (300) yards of a residence or dwelling house, any irrigation well pump powered by an internal combustion engine which is not equipped with an operable muffler; providing a penalty.
HB 211 55-0 (1957) Author: Wohlford, Sam E. | et. al. Relating to agriculture and the use of natural gas on the premises from which it is produced to pump to the surface water to be used for irrigation on such premises.
HB 744 52-0 (1951) Author: Carr, Waggoner Relating to making it unlawful to steal any internal combustion engine, electric motor, water well pump or battery used for irrigation or livestock watering purposes or any accessorial part of any such engine, motor, pump or battery; making such offense a felony or a misdemeanor; prescribing punishment therefor.
HB 3 40-0 (1927) Author: Webb, Henry E. Relating to agreeing to a certain act of Congress passed by the 69th Congress of the United States and approved June 18, 1926, providing for the storage of the waters of the Pecos River.

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