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HB 294 85-0 (2017) Author: Walle, Armando | et. al.
Sponsor: Garcia, Sylvia
Relating to appointment of a receiver for a water or sewer utility. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 645 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to regulation of production of wells for retail public utilities by a groundwater conservation district. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 965 85-0 (2017) Author: Springer, Drew
Sponsor: Perry, Charles
Relating to the authority of a retail public water utility to require an operator of a correctional facility to comply with water conservation measures. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 1083 85-0 (2017) Author: Perez, Mary Ann | et. al.
Sponsor: Rodríguez, José
Relating to authorizing a regulatory authority to establish reduced water utility rates funded by donations for the benefit of certain elderly customers. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 1228 85-0 (2017) Author: King, Phil | et. al. Relating to the phaseout and repeal of the miscellaneous gross receipts tax on utility companies; decreasing the rates of the tax. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 1318 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to regulation of production of wells for retail public utilities by a groundwater conservation district. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1573 85-0 (2017) Author: Price, Four
Sponsor: Creighton, Brandon
Relating to personnel requirements for water loss auditors. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 1584 85-0 (2017) Author: King, Tracy
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the implementation of county solid waste management programs in certain counties. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 1648 85-0 (2017) Author: Price, Four
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to the designation of a water conservation coordinator by a retail public water utility to implement a water conservation plan. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 1964 85-0 (2017) Author: Murphy, Jim Relating to the authority and liability of owners and managers of apartment houses, manufactured home rental communities, condominiums, and multiple use facilities in charging tenants for submetered and nonsubmetered master metered water and wastewater services. House: Natural Resources Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2187 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the revocation or amendment of a certificate of public convenience and necessity for water utilities in a service area. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2204 85-0 (2017) Author: Kacal, Kyle | et. al. Relating to the requirements for construction contracts for certain water supply projects, treatment works, and flood control measures. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 2240 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to a requirement that certain recipients of financial assistance from the Texas Water Development Board adopt certain restrictions on water use by their customers. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2322 85-0 (2017) Author: Cyrier, John Relating to the applicability of petitions to release an area for certificates of public convenience and necessity for water or sewer services. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2369 85-0 (2017) Author: Nevárez, Poncho
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to municipal fees charged to public school districts for water and sewer service. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 2777 85-0 (2017) Author: Phelan, Dade Relating to an application for the amendment of a certificate of public convenience and necessity in an area within the boundaries of a political subdivision. House: Natural Resources Placed on General State Calendar
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 2959 85-0 (2017) Author: Isaac, Jason Relating to the provision of wholesale water and wastewater service to certain municipalities. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3153 85-0 (2017) Author: Sheffield, J. D. Relating to certain notice requirements regarding fluoridation of a water supply system. House: Public Health Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3188 85-0 (2017) Author: Alvarado, Carol
Sponsor: Menéndez, José
Relating to the number of civil works projects certain municipally owned water utilities may contract for in a fiscal year. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Left pending in committee
HB 3717 85-0 (2017) Author: King, Tracy Relating to programs to provide incentives for conserving water in outdoor landscapes. House: Agriculture & Livestock Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3985 85-0 (2017) Author: Ortega, Evelina "Lina" Relating to granting to the board of trustees of certain municipally owned utilities the authority to set the compensation of employees necessary to provide service and protect against interruption. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Urban Affairs
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 3996 85-0 (2017) Author: Cyrier, John | et. al. Relating to the sunset review of certain municipally owned water utilities. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 4012 85-0 (2017) Author: Paul, Dennis Relating to notice of a scheduled disconnection of water utility service. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 4221 85-0 (2017) Author: Elkins, Gary Relating to requiring owners of sanitary sewer systems to report the current condition of a system's infrastructure to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 4274 85-0 (2017) Author: Bell, Cecil Relating to the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District's groundwater reduction plan. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 59 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Kuempel, John
Relating to energy and water management planning and reporting requirements for state agencies and institutions of higher education. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
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 873 85-0 (2017) Author: Creighton, Brandon
Sponsor: Murphy, Jim
Relating to the authority and liability of owners and managers of apartment houses, manufactured home rental communities, condominiums, and multiple use facilities in charging tenants for submetered and nonsubmetered master metered water and wastewater services. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 1067 85-0 (2017) Author: Schwertner, Charles Relating to the dissolution of the Chisholm Trail Special Utility District. House: Special Purpose Districts
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Referred to Special Purpose Districts
SB 1115 85-0 (2017) Author: Garcia, Sylvia Relating to the revocation of certain water utilities' certificate of public convenience and necessity for major rules violations. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 1416 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles Relating to the requirements for construction contracts for certain water supply projects, treatment works, and flood control measures. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
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 1451 85-0 (2017) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to the designation of a water conservation coordinator by a retail public water utility to implement a water conservation plan. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 1472 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to granting to the board of trustees of certain municipally owned utilities the authority to set the compensation of employees necessary to provide service and protect against interruption. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1842 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Phelan, Dade
Relating to an application for the amendment of a certificate of public convenience and necessity in an area within the boundaries of a political subdivision. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1985 85-0 (2017) Author: Miles, Borris Relating to the revocation or amendment of a certificate of public convenience and necessity for water utilities in a service area. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
HB 207 85-1 (2017) Author: Huberty, Dan Relating to voting by the qualified voters of a water or sewer district wholly or partly annexed by a municipality. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 280 84-0 (2015) Author: Simmons, Ron | et. al.
Sponsor: Perry, Charles | et. al.
Relating to the information required to be posted by the Texas Water Development Board on the board's Internet website regarding the use of the state water implementation fund for Texas. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 669 84-0 (2015) Author: Bell, Cecil Relating to the authority of a public utility agency to provide water and sewer service and enter into contracts. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 949 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio III, Eddie
Sponsor: Perry, Charles
Relating to the obligation of certain retail public utilities to mitigate their system water loss. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
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 1279 84-0 (2015) Author: Schaefer, Matt | et. al. Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to provide sewer service to areas within the municipal boundaries without obtaining a certificate of public convenience and necessity. House: Urban Affairs Considered in Calendars
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 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 2073 84-0 (2015) Author: Isaac, Jason Relating to persons affected by certain municipalities' water or sewer utility improvements. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2248 84-0 (2015) Author: Wray, John Relating to the land application of sewage sludge in certain counties. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 2284 84-0 (2015) Author: Walle, Armando Relating to the revocation of certain water utilities' certificate of public convenience and necessity for major rules violations. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
HB 2528 84-0 (2015) Author: Harless, Patricia | et. al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst, Lois
Relating to the authority of a water district to accept donations to fund certain economic development programs. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective immediately
HB 2672 84-0 (2015) Author: Workman, Paul Relating to the powers of a public utility agency; authorizing fees and charges; granting the power of eminent domain. House: Special Purpose Districts Left pending in committee
HB 2788 84-0 (2015) Author: Springer, Drew | et. al.
Sponsor: Perry, Charles
Relating to the authority of a retail public water utility to require an operator of a correctional facility to comply with water conservation measures. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 2852 84-0 (2015) Author: Nevárez, Poncho Relating to municipal fees charged to public school districts for water and sewer service. House: Natural Resources Placed on General State Calendar
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 3113 84-0 (2015) Author: Gonzales, Larry | et. al. Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to pledge revenue from the municipal hotel occupancy tax for the payment of obligations related to hotel projects. House: Ways & Means Statement(s) of vote recorded in Journal
HB 3264 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the enforcement of permit requirements for the operation of a domestic wastewater treatment facility. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 3356 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio III, Eddie
Sponsor: Perry, Charles
Relating to regulation of production of wells for retail public utilities by a groundwater conservation district. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Committee report printed and distributed
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 3622 84-0 (2015) Author: Isaac, Jason Relating to the provision of wholesale water or sewer service to certain municipalities. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3916 84-0 (2015) Author: Stickland, Jonathan Relating to water and electric utility services provided to certain federal agencies. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3953 84-0 (2015) Author: Geren, Charlie Relating to the functions of the Public Utility Commission of Texas in relation to the economic regulation of water and sewer service. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 789 84-0 (2015) Author: Eltife, Kevin
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie | et. al.
Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to provide sewer service to areas within the municipal boundaries without obtaining a certificate of public convenience and necessity. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
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 913 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Minjarez, Ina
Relating to energy and water management planning and reporting requirements for state agencies and institutions of higher education. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 992 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to recovery of costs for pilot programs to measure energy savings that result from water conservation programs. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 1121 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the authority of a public utility agency to provide water and sewer service and enter into contracts. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 1148 84-0 (2015) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al.
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie
Relating to the functions of the Public Utility Commission of Texas in relation to the economic regulation of water and sewer service. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 1526 84-0 (2015) Author: Garcia, Sylvia Relating to the revocation of certain water utilities' certificate of public convenience and necessity for major rules violations. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 2061 84-0 (2015) Author: Creighton, Brandon Relating to powers and duties of the Porter Special Utility District; providing authority to establish defined areas or designated property, to issue bonds, and to impose taxes for the benefit of defined areas or designated property; granting a limited power of eminent domain in the defined areas or designated property. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
HB 4 83-0 (2013) Author: Ritter, Allan | et. al.
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to the administration of the Texas Water Development Board and the funding of water projects by the board and other entities; authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
See remarks for effective date
HB 11 83-0 (2013) Author: Ritter, Allan | et. al. Relating to the appropriation of money from the economic stabilization fund to finance certain water-related projects. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency and Reform Returned to committee
HB 83 83-0 (2013) Author: McClendon, Ruth | et. al. Relating to the implementation of county solid waste management programs in the extraterritorial jurisdiction of a municipality. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 246 83-0 (2013) Author: Walle, Armando Relating to the rates charged by water and sewer utilities. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 252 83-0 (2013) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al.
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn | et. al.
Relating to water shortage reporting by water utilities and providers of wholesale water service. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 254 83-0 (2013) Author: Miles, Borris | et. al. Relating to an exemption for farms from payment for wastewater service. House: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
HB 258 83-0 (2013) Author: Murphy, Jim Relating to liability of certain public utilities that allow certain uses of land that the public utility owns, occupies, or leases. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 693 83-0 (2013) Author: Phillips, Larry
Sponsor: Deuell, Bob
Relating to the authority of a water and sewer utility to collect voluntary contributions on behalf of a local library. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 857 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio III, Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to the frequency of water audits by certain retail public utilities. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 1028 83-0 (2013) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio Relating to expedited release from a certificate of public convenience and necessity for water and sewer service for certain landowners. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1160 83-0 (2013) Author: Geren, Charlie
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Relating to the transfer of a certificate of convenience and necessity in certain municipalities. House: State Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 1182 83-0 (2013) Author: Kacal, Kyle | et. al. Relating to energy and water management planning and reporting by state agencies and institutions of higher education. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Companion considered in lieu of in committee
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 1414 83-0 (2013) Author: Schaefer, Matt Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to provide sewer service to areas within the municipal boundaries without obtaining a certificate of public convenience and necessity. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1456 83-0 (2013) Author: Gooden, Lance | et. al. Relating to the right of a county to intervene in an original rate proceeding. House: County Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1457 83-0 (2013) Author: Gooden, Lance | et. al. Relating to expenses considered to determine net income for purposes of a rate proceeding for an investor-owned water and sewer utility. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1461 83-0 (2013) Author: Aycock, Jimmie Don
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to customer notification of water loss by a retail public utility. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 1495 83-0 (2013) Author: King, Tracy Relating to annual and special meetings of and election procedures for members of boards of directors for water supply or sewer service corporations. House: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
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 1797 83-0 (2013) Author: Isaac, Jason Relating to the authority to regulate certain water and sewage utilities to ensure public safety in and around certain municipalities. House: Natural Resources Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 1932 83-0 (2013) Author: Stickland, Jonathan Relating to regulating faulty on-site sewage disposal systems in the unincorporated areas of a county as a public nuisance; providing a criminal penalty. House: County Affairs Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 1973 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio III, Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to the provision of water by a public utility or water supply or sewer service corporation for use in fire suppression. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
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 2105 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio III, Eddie
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to municipally owned utility systems; authorizing the imposition of fees by a utility board of trustees. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 2237 83-0 (2013) Author: Isaac, Jason Relating to the recovery of rate case expenses by a water and sewer utility. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
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 2674 83-0 (2013) Author: Ashby, Trent Relating to energy and water management planning and reporting by state agencies and institutions of higher education. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Referred to Government Efficiency & Reform
HB 2677 83-0 (2013) Author: Moody, Joe Relating to municipal standards for retail public utilities that provide water service in the municipality. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2708 83-0 (2013) Author: Cortez, Philip Relating to the imposition of a tax on water consumption by certain residential water customers and the use of the revenue generated by the tax to finance water projects; providing for penalties; authorizing a fee. House: Natural Resources No action taken 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 2937 83-0 (2013) Author: Gooden, Lance Relating to the grant or denial of a certificate of convenience and necessity in certain counties. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2987 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, John Relating to certain water districts that do not provide water and sanitary sewer service to certain users in the districts' territory. House: Natural Resources No action taken 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 3239 83-0 (2013) Author: Phillips, Larry Relating to election procedures and qualifications of members of boards of directors for water supply or sewer service corporations. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3382 83-0 (2013) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Relating to powers and duties of the Office of Public Utility Counsel to represent residential and small commercial consumers in certain water or sewer utility service matters before the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3468 83-0 (2013) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Relating to the revocation or amendment of a certificate of public convenience and necessity for water or sewer service by petition. House: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
HB 3603 83-0 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to water conservation. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3605 83-0 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon | et. al.
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to financial assistance awarded by the Texas Water Development Board for water supply projects. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 3607 83-0 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to the submission and enforcement of system water loss audits performed by certain retail public utilities. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3608 83-0 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon | et. al. Relating to the evaluation by Texas Water Development Board of applications for financial assistance for certain retail public utilities. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3793 83-0 (2013) Author: Coleman, Garnet
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to powers, duties, and services of entities serving counties and county residents. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
See remarks for effective date
HB 3857 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to periodic rate adjustments by water and sewer utilities. House: Natural Resources Placed on General State Calendar
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
HB 3879 83-0 (2013) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to certain groundwater withdrawals allowed by the Edwards Aquifer Authority. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HR 2560 83-0 (2013) Author: Geren, Charlie Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 1160. Reported enrolled
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 364 83-0 (2013) Author: Eltife, Kevin Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to provide sewer service to areas within the municipal boundaries without obtaining a certificate of public convenience and necessity. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
No action taken in committee
SB 447 83-0 (2013) Author: Fraser, Troy
Sponsor: King, Tracy
Relating to annual and special meetings of and election procedures for members of boards of directors for water supply or sewer service corporations. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
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 634 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Wendy | et. al.
Sponsor: Collier, Nicole
Relating to regulating faulty on-site sewage disposal systems in the unincorporated areas of a county as a public nuisance; providing a criminal penalty. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 700 83-0 (2013) Author: Hegar, Glenn
Sponsor: Kacal, Kyle | et. al.
Relating to energy and water management planning and reporting by state agencies and institutions of higher education. House: Government Efficiency & Reform
Senate: Government Organization
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 923 83-0 (2013) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the creation and funding of the state water plan fund to assist the Texas Water Development Board in the funding of certain projects included in the state water plan; imposing a fee and a surcharge. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
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 1086 83-0 (2013) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al.
Sponsor: Isaac, Jason
Relating to the regulation of certain water and sewage utilities to ensure public safety in and around certain municipalities. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1162 83-0 (2013) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al. Relating to requirements for the purchase or acquisition of a water or sewer system. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
No action taken in committee
SB 1163 83-0 (2013) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al. Relating to requirements for consolidating water and sewer utilities. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
No action taken in committee
SB 1164 83-0 (2013) Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al. Relating to powers and duties of the Office of Public Utility Counsel to represent residential and small commercial consumers in certain water or sewer utility service matters before the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1169 83-0 (2013) Author: Hegar, Glenn
Sponsor: Bonnen, Dennis
Relating to water conservation. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
House passage as amended reported
SB 1170 83-0 (2013) Author: Hegar, Glenn Relating to water shortage reporting by water utilities. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1227 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to the creation of an on-bill repayment program to encourage improvements to real property related to water efficiency; authorizing a fee. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1268 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Guillen, Ryan
Relating to recreational vehicles and recreational vehicle parks. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1612 83-0 (2013) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to provide water and sewer service to areas within the municipal boundaries without obtaining a certificate of public convenience and necessity. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
No action taken in committee
SB 1663 83-0 (2013) Author: Taylor, Larry Relating to certain water districts that do not provide water and sanitary sewer service to certain users in the districts' territory. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1817 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to municipally owned utility systems. 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
SR 1029 83-0 (2013) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al. Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 1160. Reported enrolled
HB 31 83-2 (2013) Author: Gooden, Lance Relating to the right of a county to intervene in an original rate proceeding. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 10 83-3 (2013) Author: Gooden, Lance Relating to the right of a county to intervene in an original rate proceeding. Filed
HB 192 82-0 (2011) Author: Walle, Armando | et. al. Relating to the rates charged by water and sewer utilities. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 193 82-0 (2011) Author: Walle, Armando Relating to the location of water utility rate hearings conducted by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 206 82-0 (2011) Author: Walle, Armando | et. al. Relating to notice to ratepayers regarding a water rate increase. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 310 82-0 (2011) Author: King, Tracy | et. al. Relating to election procedures and qualifications of members of boards of directors for water supply or sewer service corporations. House: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 490 82-0 (2011) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to single certification in incorporated or annexed areas served by investor-owned water or sewer utilities. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 491 82-0 (2011) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the authority of a water and sewer utility to impose an impact fee. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 494 82-0 (2011) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the recovery of certain rate case expenses by a water and sewer utility. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 495 82-0 (2011) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to competitive bids for water utilities contracts. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 496 82-0 (2011) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the frequency with which water or sewer utilities must file a statement of intent to increase rates. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 805 82-0 (2011) Author: Callegari, Bill
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to the requirement that certain water service providers ensure emergency operations during an extended power outage. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective immediately
HB 856 82-0 (2011) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the powers and duties of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and other entities regarding water and sewer utilities. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 865 82-0 (2011) Author: Creighton, Brandon | et. al. Relating to the composition and use of money in the rural water assistance fund. House: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1022 82-0 (2011) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the exemption of certain property from municipal drainage service charges and from related ordinances, resolutions, and rules. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 1143 82-0 (2011) Author: Gonzalez, Naomi Relating to the exemption of certain property from municipal drainage service charges and from related ordinances, resolutions, and rules. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 1210 82-0 (2011) Author: Taylor, Larry Relating to the rates charged by certain conservation and reclamation districts for potable water or wastewater service to recreational vehicle parks. House: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1223 82-0 (2011) Author: Workman, Paul | et. al. Relating to the procedures by which certain small water and sewer utilities may change rates. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1319 82-0 (2011) Author: Laubenberg, Jodie | et. al. Relating to the calculation and reporting of water usage by municipalities and water utilities. House: Natural Resources Considered in Calendars
HB 1487 82-0 (2011) Author: Gutierrez, Roland Relating to a study comparing the effects on retail water and sewer utility service rates of acquiring by certain means additional water for Bexar County retail water and sewer utility service consumers. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1664 82-0 (2011) Author: King, Susan Relating to the authority of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to require metering of certain water uses in connection with a water conservation plan submitted by certain applicants for or holders of a water right. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 1751 82-0 (2011) Author: Hartnett, Will Relating to payment by a water control and improvement district for certain damages caused by the district's operation of a sanitary sewer system. House: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1814 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio III, Eddie
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to the provision of water and certain equipment by water supply or sewer service corporations for use in fire suppression and the liability of those corporations. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 2025 82-0 (2011) Author: McClendon, Ruth Relating to the implementation of county solid waste management programs in the extraterritorial jurisdiction of certain municipalities. House: Environmental Regulation Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2128 82-0 (2011) Author: Geren, Charlie | et. al. Relating to single certification in incorporated or annexed areas served by water or sewer utilities. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2207 82-0 (2011) Author: Oliveira, Rene
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to a bill payment assistance program, and the authority of the board of trustees to set rates, for certain municipal utility systems. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 2399 82-0 (2011) Author: Miller, Doug Relating to allowing a water and sewer utility to assess a utility facilities construction and improvement charge to recover certain costs associated with certain construction and improvement projects. House: Natural Resources 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 2401 82-0 (2011) Author: Miller, Doug Relating to the authority to consolidate water utility systems under a single tariff. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2552 82-0 (2011) Author: Brown, Fred Relating to the regulation of certain businesses using sanitary sewer services of certain municipalities. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2553 82-0 (2011) Author: Brown, Fred Relating to revenue sharing agreements between certain municipalities. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2619 82-0 (2011) Author: Callegari, Bill
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to emergency preparedness information about water facilities. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 2694 82-0 (2011) Author: Smith, Wayne
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and abolishing the On-site Wastewater Treatment Research Council. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 2715 82-0 (2011) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the continuation of and powers and duties of the Office of Public Utility Counsel to represent residential and small commercial utility consumers. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2778 82-0 (2011) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Relating to the criteria necessary to require a hearing to review an application for a rate change by certain water and sewer utilities. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2888 82-0 (2011) Author: Munoz, Jr., Sergio Relating to expedited release from a certificate of public convenience and necessity for water and sewer service for certain landowners. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2895 82-0 (2011) Author: Miller, Doug Relating to rate proceedings before a regulatory authority regarding water utility rates. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2962 82-0 (2011) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Relating to the revocation or amendment of a certificate of public convenience and necessity for water or sewer service. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2995 82-0 (2011) Author: Miles, Borris Relating to an exemption for urban farms from payment for wastewater service. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3090 82-0 (2011) Author: Creighton, Brandon
Sponsor: Nichols, Robert
Relating to the frequency of water audits by certain retail public utilities. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 3273 82-0 (2011) Author: Ritter, Allan Relating to the creation and funding of the state water implementation fund for Texas to assist the Texas Water Development Board in the funding of certain projects included in the state water plan. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
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 3377 82-0 (2011) Author: Hamilton, Mike Relating to the licensing and registration of installers of on-site sewage disposal systems by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 3539 82-0 (2011) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to acquire by eminent domain certain public utilities. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 3668 82-0 (2011) Author: Callegari, Bill | et. al. Relating to certificates of public convenience and necessity for water or sewer services. House: Natural Resources Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3802 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Sarah | et. al. Relating to liability of certain public utilities that allow certain uses of land that the public utility owns, occupies, or leases. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 137 82-0 (2011) Author: Ritter, Allan Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of additional general obligation bonds by the Texas Water Development Board. House: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HJR 138 82-0 (2011) Author: Ritter, Allan Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the creation and funding of the state water implementation fund for Texas to assist the Texas Water Development Board in the funding of certain projects included in the state water plan. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HR 2572 82-0 (2011) Author: Smith, Wayne Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 2694. Reported enrolled
SB 117 82-0 (2011) Author: Uresti, Carlos | et. al. Relating to allowing municipally owned utility systems in certain cities to fund a program to aid low-income residents in paying their bills. House: State Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Referred to State Affairs
SB 181 82-0 (2011) Author: Shapiro, Florence | et. al.
Sponsor: Laubenberg, Jodie | et. al.
Relating to the calculation and reporting of water usage by municipalities and water utilities for state water planning and other purposes. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 333 82-0 (2011) Author: Fraser, Troy
Sponsor: King, Tracy
Relating to election procedures and qualifications of members of boards of directors for water supply or sewer service corporations. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 389 82-0 (2011) Author: Williams, Tommy Relating to emergency preparedness during an extended power outage of a water service provider with at least 250 connections. Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
SB 569 82-0 (2011) Author: Jackson, Mike
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Relating to the rates charged by certain conservation and reclamation districts for potable water or wastewater service to recreational vehicle parks. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 572 82-0 (2011) Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al. Relating to certificates of public convenience and necessity to provide water or sewer utility service. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 573 82-0 (2011) Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Sponsor: Creighton, Brandon | et. al.
Relating to certificates of public convenience and necessity for water or sewer services. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 635 82-0 (2011) Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Sponsor: Larson, Lyle
Relating to the authority of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Senate adopts conf. comm. report-reported
SB 636 82-0 (2011) Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al. Relating to the consolidation of more than one water or sewer system under a single tariff by an investor-owned utility. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
SB 637 82-0 (2011) Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al. Relating to the recovery of certain rate case expenses by an investor-owned water and sewer utility. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
SB 657 82-0 (2011) Author: Huffman, Joan | et. al. Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and abolishing the On-site Wastewater Treatment Research Council. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 714 82-0 (2011) Author: Patrick, Dan Relating to the exemption of certain property from municipal drainage service charges and from related ordinances, resolutions, and rules. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
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 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 1074 82-0 (2011) Author: Jackson, Mike Relating to water districts' authority to set rates and a presumption of validity. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1097 82-0 (2011) Author: Eltife, Kevin | et. al. Relating to single certification in incorporated or annexed areas served by water or sewer utilities. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
No action taken in committee
SB 1140 82-0 (2011) Author: Watson, Kirk
Sponsor: Hartnett, Will
Relating to payment by a water control and improvement district for certain damages caused by the district's operation of a sanitary sewer system. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 1469 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the authority of the board of trustees to set rates for certain municipal utility systems. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 1659 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the provision of water and certain equipment by water supply or sewer service corporations for use in fire suppression and the liability of those corporations. Senate: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
SB 1690 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the consideration of and action on applications for financial assistance for water supply and sewer service projects in economically distressed areas. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Reported from s/c favorably w/o amendments
SB 1715 82-0 (2011) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to regulation of the management and disposal of certain drinking water treatment residuals through underground injection. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1760 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Oliveira, Rene
Relating to notice of water and wastewater requirements before certain sales of certain residential properties. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 1793 82-0 (2011) Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al. Relating to liability of certain public utilities that allow recreational use of land that the public utility owns, occupies, or leases. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SB 1908 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the authority of a general-law municipality to annex territory receiving water and sewer services from a municipal utility district. Senate: International Relations & Trade Not again placed on intent calendar
SR 1212 82-0 (2011) Author: Huffman, Joan Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 2694. Reported enrolled
HB 71 82-1 (2011) Author: Larson, Lyle Relating to the establishment of certain water and sewer utility rates and the transfer of certain functions from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to the Public Utility Commission of Texas. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 18 82-1 (2011) Author: Fraser, Troy Relating to water management plans for certain special water authorities. Filed
SB 34 82-1 (2011) Author: Nichols, Robert Relating to the establishment of certain water and sewer utility rates and the transfer of certain functions from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to the Public Utility Commission of Texas. Filed
HB 30 81-0 (2009) Author: Leibowitz, David Relating to boil water notification requirements for water systems. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 402 81-0 (2009) Author: Woolley, Beverly | et. al. Relating to the use of eminent domain authority. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land & Resource Management
HB 604 81-0 (2009) Author: Farabee, David Relating to projects that may be undertaken by certain development corporations in connection with water conservation programs. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 632 81-0 (2009) Author: Turner, Sylvester | et. al. Relating to the requirement that retail water and utility services adopt an emergency preparedness plan for use during a local power outage; providing an administrative penalty. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 667 81-0 (2009) Author: Callegari, Bill Relating to the procurement methods authorized for public projects by certain local governments. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
HB 722 81-0 (2009) Author: Howard, Donna Relating to an independent review of a proposed facility to supply drinking water requested by certain municipalities and other local governments. House: Urban Affairs Corrected comm. rept. sent to Local & Consent
HB 1014 81-0 (2009) Author: Corte, Jr., Frank Relating to the requirement that certain retail water and sewer utility services maintain auxiliary generators for use during an extended power outage. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1174 81-0 (2009) Author: Hartnett, Will
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to payment by a municipality or river authority for certain damages caused by the municipality's or river authority's operation of a sanitary sewer system. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 1245 81-0 (2009) Author: Brown, Betty | et. al. Relating to the rates charged by a water and sewer utility. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1295 81-0 (2009) Author: Aycock, Jimmie | et. al.
Sponsor: Averitt, Kip
Relating to notification of an application related to a certificate of public convenience and necessity for water or sewer service. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 1341 81-0 (2009) Author: Brown, Betty | et. al. Relating to the recovery of certain rate case expenses by a water and sewer utility. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1483 81-0 (2009) Author: Pitts, Jim | et. al. Relating to the use of eminent domain authority. House: Land & Resource Management 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 1656 81-0 (2009) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to the authority of certain municipalities and counties to regulate platting requirements near an international border. House: Border & Intergovernmental Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1669 81-0 (2009) Author: Callegari, Bill | et. al.
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to certificates of public convenience and necessity for water or sewer services. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Left pending in committee
HB 1734 81-0 (2009) Author: Walle, Armando | et. al. Relating to the rates charged by water and sewer utilities. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1775 81-0 (2009) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to extension of water and sewer utility services to certain public school facilities or hospital facilities to supplement services provided by the holder of a certificate of public convenience and necessity. House: Natural Resources Withdrawn from schedule
HB 1784 81-0 (2009) Author: Flynn, Dan | et. al. Relating to the rates charged by a water and sewer utility. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 1913 81-0 (2009) Author: McReynolds, Jim | et. al. Relating to identification requirements for certain fire hydrants and flush valves. House: Urban Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2112 81-0 (2009) Author: Walle, Armando Relating to the location of water utility rate hearings conducted by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2134 81-0 (2009) Author: Rios Ybarra, Tara | et. al. Relating to the frequency of water audits by certain retail public utilities. House: Natural Resources Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2166 81-0 (2009) Author: Rose, Patrick Relating to increased oversight, openness, transparency, and accountability for water supply or sewer service corporations. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2374 81-0 (2009) Author: Guillen, Ryan | et. al.
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to financial assistance by the Texas Water Development Board for the connection of residences in economically distressed areas to public water supply and sanitary sewer systems. House: Natural Resources
Senate: International Relations & Trade
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 2405 81-0 (2009) Author: Callegari, Bill | et. al. Relating to the requirement that certain retail water and sewer utility services maintain service during an extended power outage. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2486 81-0 (2009) Author: King, Phil Relating to the consolidation of more than one water or sewer system under a single tariff by an investor-owned utility. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2653 81-0 (2009) Author: Oliveira, Rene | et. al. Relating to authorizing design-build procedures for construction, rehabilitation, alteration, or repair of certain utility projects located in certain areas. House: Border & Intergovernmental Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2658 81-0 (2009) Author: Kuempel, Edmund Relating to the release of certain property from a certificate of public convenience and necessity for water service and sewer service. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2741 81-0 (2009) Author: Miller, Doug Relating to allowing a water and sewer utility to assess a utility facilities construction and improvement charge to recover certain costs associated with certain construction and improvement projects. House: Natural Resources Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2807 81-0 (2009) Author: Maldonado, Diana Relating to the water pressure standards for fire hydrants in certain municipalities. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 3256 81-0 (2009) Author: Laubenberg, Jodie Relating to the authority to consolidate water utility systems under a single tariff. House: Natural Resources Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3366 81-0 (2009) Author: Rose, Patrick | et. al. Relating to the rates charged by a water and sewer utility. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3501 81-0 (2009) Author: Miller, Doug Relating to the authority of owners and managers of apartment houses to assess a service charge for the submetering of water and wastewater services. House: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3542 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the issuance of grants by the Texas Water Development Board for water and wastewater system improvements in economically distressed areas. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3603 81-0 (2009) Author: Paxton, Ken Relating to a study of fire flow service by water supply corporations in semi-urban areas. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3609 81-0 (2009) Author: Miller, Doug | et. al. Relating to a requirement to provide sufficient water pressure for fire suppression in certain special utility districts. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3610 81-0 (2009) Author: Miller, Doug Relating to rates and methods of depreciation applied to a retired class of property for regulated water utilities. House: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3661 81-0 (2009) Author: Turner, Sylvester
Sponsor: Gallegos, Jr., Mario
Relating to standards for installing fire hydrants in certain residential areas. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
See remarks for effective date
HB 3729 81-0 (2009) Author: King, Phil Relating to the installation of certain pipelines in county road rights-of-way. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 3787 81-0 (2009) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to the relocation of utilities on certain highways and county roads. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 4043 81-0 (2009) Author: Callegari, Bill
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to notifications to certain purchasers of real property that may be located in an area subject to a certificate of convenience and necessity for water or sewer service. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 4218 81-0 (2009) Author: Turner, Sylvester
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to representation in a court proceeding involving a retail public utility providing water or sewer service. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on intent calendar
HB 4273 81-0 (2009) Author: Kuempel, Edmund Relating to the issuance of a permit to a local government corporation for a public water supply project. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 4283 81-0 (2009) Author: Gonzalez Toureilles, Yvonne Relating to the dismissal with prejudice of certain applications for single certification in an incorporated or annexed area. House: Natural Resources Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 4318 81-0 (2009) Author: Callegari, Bill Relating to allowing certain landowners to request that land be decertified from the service area of a holder of a certificate of public convenience and necessity. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 4356 81-0 (2009) Author: Howard, Donna Relating to the Lower Colorado River Authority's duty to ensure compliance with certain water pressure standards. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HR 2959 81-0 (2009) Author: Guillen, Ryan Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 2374. Reported enrolled
SB 18 81-0 (2009) Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Sponsor: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al.
Relating to the acquisition of property by entities with eminent domain authority. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: State Affairs
Placed on Major State Calendar
SB 221 81-0 (2009) Author: Nichols, Robert Relating to the requirement that retail water and utility services maintain auxiliary generators for use during an extended power outage. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 229 81-0 (2009) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Callegari, Bill
Relating to the procurement methods authorized for public projects by certain local governments. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 361 81-0 (2009) Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Sponsor: Callegari, Bill
Relating to the requirement that certain water service providers ensure emergency operations during an extended power outage. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 717 81-0 (2009) Author: Nichols, Robert Relating to the consolidation of more than one water or sewer system under a single tariff by an investor-owned utility. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 718 81-0 (2009) Author: Nichols, Robert Relating to certificates of public convenience and necessity to provide water or sewer utility service. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 719 81-0 (2009) Author: Nichols, Robert
Sponsor: Brown, Betty
Relating to the rates charged by a water and sewer utility. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 720 81-0 (2009) Author: Nichols, Robert Relating to the recovery of certain rate case expenses by a water and sewer utility. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 1047 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Oliveira, Rene
Relating to the procurement methods authorized for public projects by a combined municipally owned electric, water, and wastewater utility situated in an economically distressed area within 30 miles of the Lower Texas Gulf Coast. House: Natural Resources
Senate: International Relations & Trade
Effective immediately
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 1258 81-0 (2009) Author: Hegar, Glenn Relating to identification requirements for certain fire hydrants and flush valves. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 1361 81-0 (2009) Author: Nichols, Robert Relating to certificates of public convenience and necessity for water or sewer services. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1960 81-0 (2009) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Rose, Patrick
Relating to increased oversight, openness, transparency, and accountability for water supply or sewer service corporations. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 2098 81-0 (2009) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the release of certain property from a certificate of public convenience and necessity for water service and sewer service. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 2099 81-0 (2009) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to a requirement to provide sufficient water pressure for fire suppression in certain special utility districts. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Committee report printed and distributed
SB 2126 81-0 (2009) Author: Estes, Craig
Sponsor: Miller, Doug
Relating to the authority of owners and managers of apartment houses to assess a service charge for the submetering of water and wastewater services. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 2209 81-0 (2009) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to applications regarding the issuance of private activity bonds by certain governmental entities for projects with multiple sites. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
SB 2253 81-0 (2009) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Guillen, Ryan
Relating to the authority of certain municipalities and counties to regulate platting requirements near an international border. House: Border & Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: International Relations & Trade
Effective immediately
SB 2266 81-0 (2009) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to standards for installing fire hydrants in certain residential areas. Senate: Natural Resources Removed from local & uncontested calendar
SB 2284 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Lucio III, Eddie
Relating to the issuance of grants by the Texas Water Development Board for water and wastewater system improvements in economically distressed areas. House: Natural Resources
Senate: International Relations & Trade
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 2285 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al. Relating to financial assistance by the Texas Water Development Board for the connection of residences in economically distressed areas to public water supply and sanitary sewer systems. House: Natural Resources
Senate: International Relations & Trade
Referred to Natural Resources
SB 2306 81-0 (2009) Author: Williams, Tommy
Sponsor: Miller, Doug
Relating to rates and methods of depreciation applied to a retired class of property for regulated water utilities. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 2315 81-0 (2009) Author: Averitt, Kip
Sponsor: Rios Ybarra, Tara
Relating to water audits by retail public utilities. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on General State Calendar
SR 1093 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 2374. Reported enrolled
SB 10 81-1 (2009) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to the use of eminent domain authority. Filed
HB 33 80-0 (2007) Author: Berman, Leo Relating to the rates charged by a water and sewer utility. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
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 149 80-0 (2007) Author: Phillips, Larry
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to rates charged for water or sewer services by an entity that takes over a nonfunctioning water or sewer system. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 536 80-0 (2007) Author: Truitt, Vicki
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to the consent required for a municipality to annex a water or sewer district. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 642 80-0 (2007) Author: Callegari, Bill Relating to certificates of public convenience and necessity of certain retail public utilities. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1251 80-0 (2007) Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to a public agency's, county's, or municipality's authority to enforce a solid waste collection and transportation services franchise or contract. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 1314 80-0 (2007) Author: Bailey, Kevin | et. al.
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Relating to the regulation and financing of water and sewer utility systems in certain counties; providing a civil penalty. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 1391 80-0 (2007) Author: Turner, Sylvester
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to the provision of water and utility service. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 1695 80-0 (2007) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Relating to the powers and duties of the Office of Public Utility Counsel. House: Environmental Regulation Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1803 80-0 (2007) Author: Gonzales, Veronica Relating to the conversion of certain water rights on subdivided land from irrigation to municipal use. House: Natural Resources Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
HB 1886 80-0 (2007) Author: Callegari, Bill
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to the procurement methods of certain political subdivisions and certain other entities for the construction, rehabilitation, alteration, or repair of certain projects. House: Government Reform
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 2186 80-0 (2007) Author: Woolley, Beverly Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of property owned by certain nonprofit corporations that provide chilled water and steam to certain health-related institutions of this state. House: Ways & Means Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2301 80-0 (2007) Author: Talton, Robert Relating to the authority of certain special districts to establish differences in rates between customer classes. House: Natural Resources Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 2561 80-0 (2007) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to the authority of a water and sewer utility to acquire property by eminent domain. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2562 80-0 (2007) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to water utility systems consolidated under a single tariff. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2655 80-0 (2007) Author: Puente, Robert
Sponsor: Averitt, Kip
Relating to certificates of public convenience and necessity for water service and sewer service. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Testimony taken in committee
HB 2678 80-0 (2007) Author: Callegari, Bill
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to certain rate changes by a water and sewer utility. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on intent calendar
HB 2891 80-0 (2007) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to the authority of certain counties to select the lowest-cost provider of water supply and sewer services. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HB 2892 80-0 (2007) Author: Guillen, Ryan
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to consolidated billing and collection of fees and payments of certain sewer service corporations and water supply corporations. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on intent calendar
HB 3068 80-0 (2007) Author: Guillen, Ryan
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the authority and responsibilities of certain political subdivisions in relation to development. House: Border & International Affairs
Senate: International Relations & Trade
Statement(s) of vote recorded in Journal
HB 3353 80-0 (2007) Author: Haggerty, Pat
Sponsor: Shapleigh, Eliot
Relating to the repeal of the authority of certain water supply or sewer service corporations to dissolve and transfer assets and liabilities to a municipality. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 3475 80-0 (2007) Author: Gallego, Pete
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to the authority of certain counties to acquire, construct, or operate a water supply system or sewage system and own or operate a utility. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 3520 80-0 (2007) Author: Bolton, Valinda Relating to the regulation of the subdivision of land under the jurisdiction of certain counties. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land & Resource Management
HB 3755 80-0 (2007) Author: Corte, Jr., Frank Relating to the procurement methods of municipal water utilities for the design, construction, rehabilitation, alteration, or repair of certain projects. House: Government Reform Referred to Government Reform
HB 3773 80-0 (2007) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to the provision of water service to an area of land on release of the land from the certificate of public convenience and necessity of a rural water supply corporation. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3810 80-0 (2007) Author: Vaught, Allen Relating to residential property insurance coverage for damages arising out of a sanitary sewer system backup. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 3862 80-0 (2007) Author: McClendon, Ruth
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to the duties of a water service provider in an area served by sewer service of certain political subdivisions. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Committee report printed and distributed
SB 594 80-0 (2007) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to a public agency's, county's, or municipality's authority to enforce a solid waste collection and transportation services franchise. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Referred to Environmental Regulation
SB 726 80-0 (2007) Author: Nichols, Robert Relating to the recovery of certain rate case expenses by a water and sewer utility. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 727 80-0 (2007) Author: Nichols, Robert Relating to the authority of a municipality to regulate the provision by a water and sewer utility of service in the municipality's extraterritorial jurisdiction. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations No action taken in committee
SB 781 80-0 (2007) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Pickett, Joseph
Relating to remedies available if a subdivider fails to provide water or sewer services in certain subdivisions near an international border. House: Border & International Affairs
Senate: International Relations & Trade
Effective immediately
SB 812 80-0 (2007) Author: Janek, Kyle
Sponsor: Woolley, Beverly
Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of property owned by certain nonprofit corporations that provide chilled water and steam to certain health-related institutions of this state. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 1/1/08
SB 842 80-0 (2007) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the La Joya Special Utility District and its board of directors as successor in interest to the La Joya Water Supply Corporation. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 846 80-0 (2007) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al. Relating to the exclusion of urban property from irrigation districts and subsequent water use. Withdrawn by the Author
SB 847 80-0 (2007) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al.
Sponsor: Gonzales, Veronica
Relating to the conversion of certain water rights on subdivided land from irrigation to municipal use. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 875 80-0 (2007) Author: Nichols, Robert Relating to certificates of public convenience and necessity to provide water or sewer utility service. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 1271 80-0 (2007) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Giddings, Helen
Relating to county authority to acquire a water or sewer utility system and provide water and sewer services within a municipality. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 1869 80-0 (2007) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the authority of certain municipalities and counties to regulate subdivisions near an international border. Senate: International Relations & Trade Referred to International Relations and Trade
SB 1876 80-0 (2007) Author: Jackson, Mike Relating to the regulation of water and sewer utility systems in certain counties; providing a civil penalty. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SR 1185 80-0 (2007) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 1251. Reported enrolled
HB 467 79-0 (2005) Author: Bailey, Kevin | et. al.
Sponsor: Gallegos, Jr., Mario
Relating to the financing of water and sewer programs in disadvantaged areas. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 1358 79-0 (2005) Author: Flores, Kino
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the jurisdiction of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality over certain water supply or sewer service corporations and the creation of the La Joya Special Utility District. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 1673 79-0 (2005) Author: Cook, Robert
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the procedure for conversion and creation of a special utility district. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 2010 79-0 (2005) Author: Flores, Kino Relating to authority of the state auditor to investigate or audit a nonprofit water supply or sewer service corporation. House: Government Reform No action taken in committee
HB 2014 79-0 (2005) Author: Gattis, Dan Relating to certificates of public convenience and necessity for water and sewer utility service. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2045 79-0 (2005) Author: Puente, Robert
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to incorporation of a water supply and sewer service corporation as a nonprofit corporation. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
No action taken in committee
HB 2047 79-0 (2005) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to the regulation of water and sewer utility services. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2132 79-0 (2005) Author: Phillips, Larry Relating to rates charged for water or sewer services by an entity that takes over a nonfunctioning water or sewer system. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2301 79-0 (2005) Author: Turner, Sylvester
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to proceedings involving the change of rates of a water and sewer utility. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 2434 79-0 (2005) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to submetering and allocation of water service. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2445 79-0 (2005) Author: Leibowitz, David Relating to service by water and sewer utilities. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2527 79-0 (2005) Author: Oliveira, Rene Relating to water allocations involving excluded irrigation land in areas which are within 30 miles of the Rio Grande and within 50 miles of the Laguna Madre. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2585 79-0 (2005) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey | et. al. Relating to the rates of and billing cycle used by a water and sewer utility. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2731 79-0 (2005) Author: Flores, Kino Relating to the model subdivision rules adopted by the Texas Water Development Board to assure that minimum standards for safe and sanitary water supply and sewer services in residential areas of certain political subdivisions are met. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2876 79-0 (2005) Author: Callegari, Bill | et. al.
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to certificates of public convenience and necessity for water service and sewer service. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 2898 79-0 (2005) Author: Oliveira, Rene Relating to allocations involving excluded irrigation land in certain counties. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2916 79-0 (2005) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to a prohibition on the issuance of a permit for an on-site sewage disposal system in violation of certain local regulations. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3175 79-0 (2005) Author: Truitt, Vicki Relating to the consent required for a municipality to annex a water or sewer district. House: Land & Resource Management Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3284 79-0 (2005) Author: Guillen, Ryan | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to requiring voter approval for certain rate increases by water and sewer utilities. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Left pending in committee
HB 3527 79-0 (2005) Author: Haggerty, Pat
Sponsor: Shapleigh, Eliot
Relating to the ability of certain water supply or sewer service corporations to dissolve and transfer assets to a municipality. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 3 79-0 (2005) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: Puente, Robert
Relating to the development and management of the water resources of the state, including the creation of a groundwater conservation district; imposing fees and providing penalties. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 328 79-0 (2005) Author: Staples, Todd Relating to the protection of public water supplies. Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
SB 425 79-0 (2005) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al.
Sponsor: Luna, Vilma | et. al.
Relating to subdivision platting requirements and assistance for certain counties near an international border. House: Border & International Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/05
SB 765 79-0 (2005) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the regulation of water and sewer utility services. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 964 79-0 (2005) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Chavez, Norma
Relating to the authorization, administration, and funding of the program to provide financial assistance for the construction, acquisition, or improvement of water supply and sewer services for economically distressed areas. House: Border & International Affairs
Senate: International Relations & Trade
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1064 79-0 (2005) Author: Staples, Todd
Sponsor: Van Arsdale, Corbin | et. al.
Relating to rate changes by a water and sewer utility. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1116 79-0 (2005) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie
Relating to the authority of a water and sewer utility to acquire property by eminent domain. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1335 79-0 (2005) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to authorizing certain municipally owned water utilities to use the design-build method of construction to construct a water desalination plant. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Committee report printed and distributed
SB 1441 79-0 (2005) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to water allocations involving excluded irrigation land in areas which are within 30 miles of the Rio Grande and within 50 miles of the Laguna Madre. Senate: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
SB 1443 79-0 (2005) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the model subdivision rules adopted by the Texas Water Development Board to assure that minimum standards for safe and sanitary water supply and sewer services in residential areas of certain political subdivisions are met. Senate: International Relations & Trade Referred to International Relations and Trade
SB 1639 79-0 (2005) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to a project that may be undertaken by a certain development corporation in connection with the promotion or development of new or expanded business enterprises. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in subcommittee
SB 1726 79-0 (2005) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to the financing of water and sewer programs in disadvantaged areas. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
No action taken in committee
SB 1811 79-0 (2005) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot
Sponsor: Haggerty, Pat
Relating to the ability of certain water supply or sewer service corporations to dissolve and transfer assets to a municipality. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SJR 3 79-0 (2005) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: Puente, Robert
Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of additional general obligation bonds by the Texas Water Development Board. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 541 70-0 (1987) Author: Hackney, Clint Relating to water and sewer utility service affecting certain major urban areas; providing civil and criminal penalties. House: Urban Affairs 1st Printing sent to Local&Consent Cal.
HB 1121 70-0 (1987) Author: Roberts, Ted
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the authority of certain cities to make improvements to their water and sewer systems and to levy assessments for the improvements. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 1459 70-0 (1987) Author: Smith, Terral
Sponsor: Montford, John
Relating to the regulation of water and sewer utilities; providing administrative and civil penalties. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 1519 70-0 (1987) Author: Warner, Larry Relating to contracts for sewer utility service for certain municipalities. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 1655 70-0 (1987) Author: Laney, James Relating to the production, transportation, treatment, storage, and distribution of water by certain public utility agencies. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 1875 70-0 (1987) Author: Millsap, Mike
Sponsor: Caperton, Kent
Relating to the regulation of on-site sewage disposal systems; providing penalties. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 2035 70-0 (1987) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Uribe, Hector
Relating to the authority of a municipality to acquire water or sewer utility facilities in and provide water or sewer service in all incorporated areas, including areas annexed by the municipality. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective in 90 days-8/31/87
HB 2142 70-0 (1987) Author: Kuempel, Edmund Relating to certain transfers involving water utilities. House: Natural Resources Withdrawn from calendar
HB 2163 70-0 (1987) Author: Craddick, Tom Relating to the liability for, and the lien to enforce the payment of, municipal water service. House: Urban Affairs 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 2406 70-0 (1987) Author: Smith, Richard Relating to the creation of political subdivisions having as one of their purposes the supplying of fresh water of the furnishing of sanitary sewer services within the area of the extraterritorial jurisdiction of any city. House: Natural Resources Pending in committee
HR 615 70-0 (1987) Author: Riley, Randall Requesting the Texas Water Commission to enforce certain guidelines regarding sewage treatment facilities in Williamson County.
SB 436 70-0 (1987) Author: Uribe, Hector
Sponsor: Warner, Larry
Relating to sewer services to municipalities under privatization contracts. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 600 70-0 (1987) Author: Santiesteban, H.
Sponsor: Berlanga, Hugo
Relating to the authority of counties to require the provision of certain facilities and services in subdivisions; providing civil penalties. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Placed on General State Calendar
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 1008 70-0 (1987) Author: Montford, John Relating to the regulation of water and sewer utilities; providing administrative and civil penalties. Senate: Natural Resources Laid on table subj. to call in comm.
SB 1101 70-0 (1987) Author: Green, Gene Relating to water and sewer utility service affecting certain major urban areas; providing civil and criminal penalties. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1192 70-0 (1987) Author: Brown, J.E.
Sponsor: Smith, Richard
Relating to the creation of political subdivisions having as one of their purposes the supplying of fresh water or the furnishing of sanitary sewer services within the area of the extraterritorial jurisdiction of any city. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
House conferees appointed
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 260 69-0 (1985) Author: Wright, Brad
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to the authority of a city or town to contract and levy assessments for the relocation or replacement of sanitation sewer laterals or water laterals on private property. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
See remarks
HB 474 69-0 (1985) Author: Craddick, Tom Relating to the administration, powers, duties, and continuation of the Texas Department of Water Resources, the Texas Water Development Board, and the Texas Water Commission; the transfer of powers and duties over water and sewer utilities to the Texas Water Commission from the Public Utilities Commission of Texas; and the transfer of the powers and duties over certain municipal hazardous waste to the Texas Department of Water Resources from the Texas Department of Health; providing penalties. House: Government Organization Referred to subcommittee
HB 494 69-0 (1985) Author: Hill, Patricia Relating to the administration, powers, duties, and continuation of the Texas Department of Water Resources, the Texas Water Development Board, and the Texas Water Commission; the transfer of powers and duties over water and sewer utilities to the Texas Water Commission from the Public Utilities Commission of Texas; and the transfer of the powers and duties over certain municipal hazardous waste to the Texas Department of Water Resources from the Texas Department of Health; providing penalties. House: Government Organization Referred to subcommittee
HB 526 69-0 (1985) Author: Connelly, Barry Relating to notice of, the furnishing of services after, and the treatment of property in a special district in regard to, a municipal annexation. House: Urban Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1596 69-0 (1985) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the authority of a home-rule city to provide water service in an area already served by a water utility. House: Urban Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1933 69-0 (1985) Author: Hackney, Clint Relating to water and sewer utility service affecting certain major urban areas; providing a penalty. House: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 2056 69-0 (1985) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to promotion of public health and safety and conservation of energy by regulation of thermostat settings of residential hot water heaters. House: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 2223 69-0 (1985) Author: Patrick, Kae Relating to the required procedure for proceedings involving certain utilities. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 2290 69-0 (1985) Author: Guerrero, Lena
Sponsor: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Relating to creation, purposes, powers, duties and authority of regional plan implementation agencies. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
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HB 2293 69-0 (1985) Author: Richardson, Bob Amending Vernon's Annotated Water Code Chapter 21.356b and 21.551; providing a definition of sewage and rules for assessments of disposal and drainage systems; amending Subchapters 21.356b, and 21.551; and declaring an emergency. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HJR 54 69-0 (1985) Author: Wright, Brad
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to enact laws permitting a city or town to spend public funds and levy assessments for the relocation or replacement of water laterals on private property. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Filed with the Secretary of State
SB 258 69-0 (1985) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to the authority of a city or town to contract and levy assessments for the relocation or replacement of sanitation sewer laterals or water laterals on private property. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Reported favorably with substitute
SB 1131 69-0 (1985) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to the authority of counties to require the provision of certain facilities and services in subdivisions. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to subcommittee
SB 1155 69-0 (1985) Author: Traeger, John
Sponsor: Patrick, Kae
Relating to the required procedure for proceedings involving certain utilities. House: State Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Vetoed by the Governor
SB 1183 69-0 (1985) Author: Lyon, Ted Relating to the effect of regulatory expenses on water and sewer utility rates. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 19 69-0 (1985) Author: Brown, J.E. Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to enact laws permitting a city or town to spend public funds and levy assessments for the relocation or replacement of water laterals on private property. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Reported favorably w/o amendments
HB 46 69-3 (1986) Author: Polumbo, Anthony
Sponsor: Green, Gene
Relating to the powers of water supply corporations and the authority of cities, counties, and other political subdivisions to contract with water supply corporations. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 39 69-3 (1986) Author: Green, Gene Relating to the name and powers of water supply corporations. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 194 68-0 (1983) Author: Wright, Brad Relating to the authorization of a city or town to contract and levy assessments for the relocation or replacement of sanitation sewer laterals on private property. House: Urban Affairs Reported from subcommittee favorably with amendments
HB 275 68-0 (1983) Author: Mankins, Jimmy Relating to municipal annexation of part of a water and sewer district. House: Urban Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1124 68-0 (1983) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the authority of a home-rule city to provide water service in an area already served by a water utility. House: Urban Affairs Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
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 1773 68-0 (1983) Author: Hackney, Clint
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to water and sewer utility service affecting certain major urban areas; providing a penalty. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Removed from local & uncontested calendar
HB 1885 68-0 (1983) Author: Schlueter, Stan Defining water and sewer utilities and providing for their regulation and declaring an emergency. House: State Affairs Committee laid on table subject to call
HJR 42 68-0 (1983) Author: Wright, Brad Proposing a constitutional amendment to permit a city or town to expend public funds and levy assessments for the relocation or replacement of sanitation sewer laterals on private property. House: Urban Affairs Reported from subcommittee 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 595 68-0 (1983) Author: Brown, J.E.
Sponsor: Wright, Brad
Relating to the authorization of a city or town to contract and levy assessments for the relocation or replacement of sanitation sewer laterals on private property, to certain notice requirements, and to certain payment procedures. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Signed by the Governor
SB 884 68-0 (1983) Author: Traeger, John
Sponsor: Schlueter, Stan
Relating to the definition of water and sewer utilities and to their regulation; to the jurisdiction, powers and duties, and qualifications of members of the Texas Water Commission; to the jurisdiction and powers of municipalities and the Texas Department of Water Resources and its executive director; to the powers and duties of the general counsel; to rules and considerations for fixing or changing rates and for issuance of certificates of convenience and necessity; providing for hearings and for judicial review; providing for certain assessments and fees; providing enforcement procedures and penalties; repealing confliction laws. House: State Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Vetoed by the Governor
SB 1406 68-0 (1983) Author: Uribe, Hector Relating to the authority of the Commissioners Court of Cameron County to establish and operate or contract for operation of a water supply or sewage system and to apply for and receive state or federal assistance or grants. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Referred to Committee on County Affairs
SJR 17 68-0 (1983) Author: Brown, J.E.
Sponsor: Wright, Brad
Proposing a constitutional amendment to permit a city or town to expend public funds and levy assessments for the relocation or replacement of sanitation sewer laterals on private property. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Filed without the Governor's signature
HB 175 67-0 (1981) Author: Green, Gene Relating to the authority of a home-rule city to provide water service in an area already served by a water district. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HB 176 67-0 (1981) Author: Green, Gene Relating to the authority of a home-rule city to provide water service in an area already served by a water district. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
HB 1190 67-0 (1981) Author: Gibson, Bruce Relating to the rate base for certain water and sewer utilities. pref. no 66. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1382 67-0 (1981) Author: Blythe, W.J. "Bill" Relating to the powers of certain water and sewer districts during annexation proceedings. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Committee laid on table subject to call
HB 1406 67-0 (1981) Author: Buchanan, J. W. Relating to minimum standards for drinking water for certain cities. House: Natural Resources Withdrawn from calendar
HB 2288 67-0 (1981) Author: Haley, Bill Relating to the monitoring of certain public water systems for trihalemethane contaminants. House: Health Services Referred to Committee on Health Services
SB 192 67-0 (1981) Author: Doggett, Lloyd
Sponsor: Green, Gene
Relating to receivership of certain utilities and certain powers of the receiver; providing for bonds. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 197 67-0 (1981) Author: Glasgow, Bob Relating to rate base for certain water and sewer utilities. Senate: State Affairs No action taken
SB 600 67-0 (1981) Author: Traeger, John
Sponsor: Uher, D.R.
Amending the Public Utility Regulatory Act, as amended (Article 1446c, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes), so as to provide a procedure for setting rates for certain water and sewer utilities; to provide for the amendment of the certified service areas of telecommunications utilities by the Public Utility Commission of Texas; to provide for the collection by the comptroller of public accounts of certain fees, penalties, and interest paid by utilites. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
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SB 1210 67-0 (1981) Author: Uribe, Hector
Sponsor: Oliveira, René
Relating to the authority of the Commissioners Court of Cameron County to establish and operate a water supply or sewage system. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
SR 791 67-0 (1981) Author: Traeger, John Directing the Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations to study investor-owned water. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
HB 510 66-0 (1979) Author: Polumbo, Anthony Relating to public utility commission jurisdiction over water corporations. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 511 66-0 (1979) Author: Polumbo, Anthony
Sponsor: Mengden, Walter
Relating to the authority of certain counties to contract for and finance water and sewage services. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 592 66-0 (1979) Author: Slack, Richard C. Relating to regulation of certain water supply or sewer service corporations. House: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
HB 802 66-0 (1979) Author: McLeod, E. Douglas Relating to public utility commission jurisdiction over water utility companies. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1801 66-0 (1979) Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Sponsor: Price, Bob
Relating to minimum standards for drinking water for certain cities. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Human Resources
Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
HB 1838 66-0 (1979) Author: Caraway, Bill Relating to incorporation of a municipality located in a special district furnishing residential water and sewer service. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
SB 114 66-0 (1979) Author: Mengden, Walter
Sponsor: Henderson, Don
Relating to creation, organization, powers, duties, and financing of certain public utility agencies. House: State Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
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SB 418 66-0 (1979) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill"
Sponsor: McLeod, E. Douglas
Relating to regulation of certain water supply or sewer service corporations. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 505 66-0 (1979) Author: Ogg, Jack Relating to minimum standards of sanitation and health protection measures. Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
SB 951 66-0 (1979) Author: Traeger, John
Sponsor: Pierce, George
Relating to inclusion of certain utility property and the valuation used in public utility ratemaking and the calculation of depreciated expenses. House: State Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
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HB 123 65-0 (1977) Author: Green, Forrest Relating to exclusion of certain utilities from state regulation. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
HB 498 65-0 (1977) Author: Denton, Betty Relating to exclusion of nonprofit corporations created to supply water or sewer services from the definition of public utility. House: Natural Resources Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 1020 65-0 (1977) Author: Grant, Ben Z. Relating to exclusion of nonprofit corporations created to supply water or sewer services from the definition of public utility. House: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
HB 1335 65-0 (1977) Author: Uher, D.R. Providing for the creation of public utility agencies by public entities to provide for the planning, financing, acquisition, construction, operation and maintenance of facilities for water treatment and sewage systems. House: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 1505 65-0 (1977) Author: Uher, D.R.
Sponsor: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Relating to county authority to establish and operate a water supply or sewage system. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective in 90 days
HB 1857 65-0 (1977) Author: Blythe, W.J. "Bill" Relating to the regulation of certain small utilities. House: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
SB 763 65-0 (1977) Author: Traeger, John Relating to an election for the approval of regional or area-wide system or systems under the Texas Water Quality Act. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
SB 1103 65-0 (1977) Author: Longoria, Raul
Sponsor: Torres, Ruben M.
Redefining the term "issuer"; providing for severability. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Economic Development
90 Day Bill
SB 1208 65-0 (1977) Author: Parker, Carl
Sponsor: Powers, Pike
Relating to contracts between cities and towns and districts created under Article XVI, Section 59 of the Texas Constitution or nonprofit corporations. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
90 Day Bill
SB 1238 65-0 (1977) Author: Clower, Ron Relating to rate-making authority of the Texas Water Rights Commission. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
SB 1321 65-0 (1977) Author: Jones, Gene
Sponsor: Olson, Jr., Lyndon
Relating to providing more expeditious procedures for local governments to finance and make interlocal contracts and agreements concerning water supply and waste disposal facilities. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Committee on Calendars
HB 412 64-0 (1975) Author: Vale, Bob Relating to water and sewer systems and assessments therefor. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Reported from committee favorably without amendments
HB 705 64-0 (1975) Author: Bird, Ronald C. Relating to notice of hearings and elections in certain districts authorized by special act of the legislature which are proposing to provide or are actually providing water and sewer services or either of these services to household users as the principal function of the district. House: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 2152 64-0 (1975) Author: Allred, Dave Authorizing the Texas Board of Mental Health and Mental Retardation to convey a certain sanitary sewer main and an easement in Wichita County to the City of Wichita Falls. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2168 64-0 (1975) Author: Green, Gene
Sponsor: Williams, Lindon
Relating to the regulation of certain private water companies in certain counties; providing penalties. House: State Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective in 90 days
HR 118 64-0 (1975) Author: Blythe, W.J. "Bill" Relating to creating a special interim committee to study feasibility of regionalization or consolidation of water and sewer districts in Texas metropolitan areas. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
HB 1044 63-0 (1973) Author: Clayton, Bill Relating to terms of office of directors of certain water supply corporations and sewer service corporations. House: Natural Resources
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 1269 63-0 (1973) Author: Hanna, Joe Relating to assessments for water and sewer services. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Sent to Calendar Committee
HB 1338 63-0 (1973) Author: Doyle, Terry Relating to contracts for acquisition of water supply and treatment systems, water distribution systems, sanitary sewer and collection treatment systems and drainage systems by cities and towns; providing a severability clause. House: Natural Resources Committee hearing date
HB 1346 63-0 (1973) Author: Foreman, Wilson Relating to the control and regulation of private sewage facilities within corporate limits and extraterritorial jurisdiction of cities and denying certain powers to counties in such areas; validating certain municipal actions. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Committee hearing date
HB 1733 63-0 (1973) Author: Allred, Dave Conveying a sanitary sewer main and easement to the city of Wichita Falls. House: State Affairs Reported favorably
HCR 126 63-0 (1973) Author: Nabers, Lynn Requesting the national administration to end its impoundment of funds appropriated to Farmers Home Administration for water and sewer system grants in rural areas. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
HJR 42 63-0 (1973) Author: Clayton, Bill Proposing an amendment of the Texas Constitution authorizing the legislature to exempt certain water supply corporations and cooperatives from the property tax on certain facilities. House: Revenue & Taxation Sent to Calendar Committee
SB 441 63-0 (1973) Author: Jones, Grant
Sponsor: Doyle, Terry
Relating to contracts for acquisition and improving, enlarging and extending of water supply and treatment systems, water distribution systems, sanitary sewer and collection or treatment systems and drainage systems for the benefit of and by cities and towns; providing a severability clause. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 685 63-0 (1973) Author: Creighton, Tom
Sponsor: Hanna, Joe
Relating to assessments for water and sewer services. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
90 Day Bill
SJR 25 63-0 (1973) Author: Traeger, John
Sponsor: Clayton, Bill
Proposing an amendment to the Texas Constitution authorizing the legislature to exempt certain water supply corporations and cooperatives from the property tax on certain facilities. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Finance
Signed by Governor
HB 958 62-0 (1971) Author: Finck, Bill | et. al. Relating to discharge of munucipal sewage which does not meet certain standards into open ponds whose surface area covers more than one acre; providing a penalty.
HB 1052 62-0 (1971) Author: Spurlock II, Joe | et. al. Relating to improvements to water and sewer systems.
HB 1331 62-0 (1971) Author: Cavness, Don Relating to authorizing the regulation of the disposal of sewage which is disposed of by methods othen than by means of disposal systems operated under a permit issued by the Texas Water Quality Board.
HB 1672 62-0 (1971) Author: Murray, Menton J.
Sponsor: Bates, James S.
Relating to contracts and leases for the operation of water systems.
HB 1793 62-0 (1971) Author: Lemmon, Ray
Sponsor: Wallace, Jim
Relating to contracts for the acquisition of water supply systems, water distribution systems and sanitary sewer systems by cities and towns.
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 552 62-0 (1971) Author: Kennard, Don | et. al.
Sponsor: Spurlock II, Joe
Relating to improvements to water and sewer systems and assessments therefor.
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 985 62-0 (1971) Author: Bates, James S. Relating to the establishment of water supply systems in certain areas in the state.
HB 1002 61-0 (1969) Author: Cummings, Russell Bennett Relating to assessments for water or sewer systems, to provide that the section applies only to cities with a population of less than 900,000.
HB 1327 61-0 (1969) Author: Caldwell, Neil Relating to authorizing cities and towns, including home rule cities and those incorporated under the general laws, and not included in whole or in part within the boundaries of any political subdivision having as one of its purposes the supplying of fresh water for domestic or commercial uses or the furnishing of sanitary sewer services which are functioning and with outstanding bonded indebtedness, and which cities or towns do not have municipally owned water or sanitary sewer systems, to assess against benefited properties and the owners thereof a part of the costs of "on-site" improvements to any waterworks or sanitary sewer system hereafter constructed, purchased or otherwise acquired.
SB 285 58-0 (1963) Author: Watson, Jr., Murray Relating to exempting certain non-profit water supply corporations from paying the limited sales, use and excise tax.
SB 316 58-0 (1963) Author: Moffett, George Clarence "Cotton" Relating to authorizing certain cities to refund their outstanding waterworks revenue bonds and sewer revenue bonds into refunding bonds which will be secured by and payable from a pledge of both waterworks and sewer revenues.
HB 55 57-0 (1961) Author: Shipley, Donald K. Relating to authorising cities of 500,000, or more, annexing territory containing one or more utility companies serving residents with water and sanitary sewer service to condemn such utility companies.
HB 385 57-0 (1961) Author: Watson, Jr., Murray Relating to amending a certain Statute providing that non-profit water supply and sewer service corporations shall not be subject to the franchise tax.
HB 19 57-1 (1961) Author: Carriker, Max D. Relating to amending a certain Statute to extend the application of the occupation tax on the gross receipts of certain gas, electric and water utilities to all intrastate gross receipts from the sale of gas, electricity and water, and imposing said tax at a uniform rate of 2% of all such gross receipts, making certain exemptions.
HB 71 57-1 (1961) Author: Adams, J. Collier | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Act relating to Water Supply or Sewer Service Corporations; to provide for increasing the number of directors by amendment to the by-laws; for making the requirement of a bond of the officers discretionary with the board of directors; for making the handling of the business by a manager discretionary with the board of directors; providing for selecting as a depository a bank which is insured with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; exempting the corporation from the Texas Securities Act.
HB 640 56-0 (1959) Author: Watson, Jr., Murray | et. al. Relating to amending certain acts by providing the manner of incorporating water supply or sewer service corporations authorized with provisions relative to Directors of said corporations.
HB 669 56-0 (1959) Author: Kilgarlin, William Wayne "Bill" | et. al. Relating to authorizing cities having a population of 500,000 or more according to the last preceding official Federal census and heretofore or hereafter annexing territory containing one or more utility companies serving residents with water and sanitary sewer service, or either, to condemn such utility companies.
HB 734 56-0 (1959) Author: McCoppin, George W. Relating to amending certain statutes to provide that the franchise tax shall not apply to non-profit water supply or sewer service corporations organized on behalf of cities or towns.
SB 420 56-0 (1959) Author: Crump, Louis M. Relating to enabling any city or town to enter into a contract or contracts for the acquisition of water supply systems, water distribution systems, sanitary sewer systems, either separately or together, from a sanitation district or corporations operating without profit.
SB 12 56-1 (1959) Author: Aikin, Jr., A.M. Relating to amending certain statutes by providing that the franchise tax imposed by Chapter 3, Title 122 shall not apply to nonprofit water supply or sewer service corporation.
SB 438 52-0 (1951) Author: Tynan, Walter Relating to authorizing certain cities to issue revenue bonds for the purpose of purchasing or constructing sewage disposal facilities.
HB 687 51-0 (1949) Author: Graham, Callan Relating to providing for the sale and manner of sale of all water and sewer lines owned by the State in Kerr County which are outside of Kerrville State Sanatorium grounds and which connect the Sanatorium water and sewer lines with the City of Kerrville water and sewer lines.
HB 850 51-0 (1949) Author: Casey, Robert Randolph "Bob" Relating to amending a previous Act, permitting authorized water corporations and incorporated cities or towns to lay their pipes, mains, etc., for conducting water through, under, along, across and over all public roads, streets and waters laying and situated outside territorial limits of city, etc.
HB 861 51-0 (1949) Author: Chambers, William R. "Bill" | et. al. Relating to requiring certain wells and cisterns to be covered at all times when not in actual operation; providing penalty for violation of provisions of the Act.
HB 158 50-0 (1947) Author: Nokes, Jr., George O. | et. al. Relating to making an appropriation in the sum of Fifteen Thousand and Thirty Dollars ($15,030.00) for the end of each fiscal years ending in August 31, 1948 and August 31, 1949, to enable the State Department of Health to fulfill the provisions requiring the certification of operators of public water supplies and sewage treatment plants and to provide necessary guidance for the operators of said water supplied and sewage treatment plants in qualifying themselves for certification, and authorizing the employment of personnel and to make certain expenditures.
HB 277 50-0 (1947) Author: Gilmer, Claud Henry Relating to declaring a State policy with respect to the maintenance of water, gas and electric service by a utility.
SB 178 50-0 (1947) Author: Ramsey, Ben Relating to declaring a state policy with respect to the maintenance of water, gas and electric service by a utility as defined in said Act; containing a severability clause.
SB 356 48-0 (1943) Author: Moore, Weaver Relating to authorizing incorporated towns and cities in the State of Texas, including home rule cities, having a population of three hundred eight-four thousand (384,000) inhabitants or more, according to the last preceding or any future Federal Census, owning and operating a water supply and distribution system, to purchase, lease, repair, improve, enlarge and extend, maintain, operate and manage, sell water from, and contract concerning, any and all water supply and distribution systems, projects and improvements which are owned or constructed, either within or without the limits of any such town or city but wholly within the boundaries of the county wherein such city is located by the Government of the United States of America, the Federal Works Agency, or any other governmental agency.
HB 953 47-0 (1941) Author: Hartzog, Howard G. Relating to amending a certain Act regarding Water Supply Corporations of Cities and Towns, etc.
HB 57 47-1 (1941) Author: Kinard, DeWitt Edward Relating to amending a certain Act to provide that where a city or town at the time of, or prior to the purchase of acquisition of a Sanitary Sewer System, has authorized the issuance of bonds for the purchase, improvement, extension, enlargement, repair, and construction of a Sanitary Sewer System for said city or town.
HB 59 47-1 (1941) Author: Kinard, DeWitt Edward Relating to providing that any city or town owning a sanitary sewer system may sell certain bonds for the purchase, improvement, enlargement, repair, and construction of such system.
SB 103 43-1 (1933) Author: Blackert, Elmo J. "E.J." | et. al. Relating to providing for the granting of charters for Corporations, and the renewal thereof, for the purchase, sale and distribution of water and water rights, and the building of pipe lines, plants and the equipment thereof.
SB 178 42-0 (1931) Author: Williamson, W. Albert "Cap" Relating to amending certain Statutes authorizing the incorporation for the purpose of supplying water and sewerage service.
HB 654 39-0 (1925) Author: Enderby, David J. Relating to amending the charter of the city of Gainesville by creating a Board of Water Commissioners. House: Municipal and Private Corporations
HB 183 38-0 (1923) Author: Purl, George Clark | et. al. Relating to authorizing cities having more than twenty-five thousand inhabitants and owning and operating their own waterworks systems to acquire by purchase, gift, devise or by the exercise of the right of eminent domain through and by condemnation proceedings.
HB 278 38-0 (1923) Author: Pope, Walter Elmer "Uncle Elmer" Relating to requiring the payment of interest on certain deposits required from water, light, gas and telephone companies within this State; requiring the making of annual reports; providing penalties for violations hereof.
HB 86 38-2 (1923) Author: Pope, Walter Elmer "Uncle Elmer" Relating to requiring the payment of interest on certain deposits required from water, light, gas and telephone companies within this State; providing penalities for violations hereof.
SB 286 37-0 (1921) Author: Witt, Edgar E. Relating to preventing any person, firm, association or persons, or corporations from furnishing impure water for domestic use.
HB 251 36-0 (1919) Author: McFarlane, W. I. Relating to requiring Public Water Supply Companies and others furnishing drinking water for the public to use reasonable diligence to prevent health contamination.
HB 429 36-0 (1919) Author: Barnes, William Henry "Frank" Relating to amending certain statute so as to provide that every individual, company, corporation, or association, owning, operating or managing, any gas, electric light, electric power, or water works within this State, shall make quarterly reports to the Comptroller of Public Accounts, showing the amount of gross receipts from the sale of gas, electric light, electric power, or water, for the next preceding quarter.
HB 530 36-0 (1919) Author: Kellis, W. F. Relating to preventing any person, firm, association of persons, or corporation, from furnishing water that is impure, unwholesome, unpotable, and polluted, for domestic purposes.
HB 162 36-2 (1919) Author: Richards, Cyrus F. Relating to amending certain laws regulating electric light companies so as to provide that certain provisions shall not apply to certain cities and towns.
HB 17 36-3 (1920) Author: Richards, Cyrus F. Relating to exempting electric light companies and water works companies from payment of occupation taxes in towns of less than six hundred inhabitants.
HB 5 35-3 (1917) Author: Nordhaus, Eugene S. | et. al. Relating to preventing the diversion of electric current, water or gas, from passing through any meter.
HB 580 34-0 (1915) Author: Jones, R. H. | et. al. Relating to enforcing the screening of toilets and privies in unincorporated towns or villages, not connected with and emptying into a sewer; regulating the cleaning and disinfecting thereof; prescribing a penalty.
SB 328 33-0 (1913) Author: Watson, Quintus Ultimus Relating to amending article 1004 of the Revised Civil Statutes for 1911.
HB 14 30-0 (1907) Relating to regulating rates to be charged by water companies, etc.
HB 472 29-0 (1905) Relating to the diversion of electric currents, water or gas from meters.
SB 318 26-0 (1899) Relating to empowering companies and corporations chartered, or what may hereafter be chartered by the laws of this State, for the purpose of owning, constructing or operating sewer systems, to condemn private property for the purpose of laying pipes, mains, connections, vats, filtering pipes, and for use of private property as a base of ultimate disposition of sewerage.
SB 20 26-1 (1900) Relating to amending Article 418 of the Revised Civil Statutes of the State of Texas, relative to providing water for cities and towns.

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