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HB 1899 77-0 (2001) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to solid waste disposal. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
SB 1025 77-0 (2001) Author: Lindsay, Jon Relating to the consolidation and use of certain fees under Chapter 26, Water Code. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1027 77-0 (2001) Author: Lindsay, Jon Relating to the use of certain fees by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 532 76-0 (1999) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to the creation of an environmental hotline. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 1574 76-0 (1999) Author: Bosse, Fred
Sponsor: Brown, J. E.
Relating to the permitting of discharges from certain sewage treatment and disposal systems in certain counties. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 2273 76-0 (1999) Author: Lewis, Ron Relating to the certification of certain activities relating to discharges into water. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2808 76-0 (1999) Author: Lewis, Ron Relating to the development and management of water resources. House: Natural Resources Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 3570 76-0 (1999) Author: Haggerty, Pat Relating to supplemental environmental projects undertaken in lieu of certain penalties. House: Environmental Regulation Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3802 76-0 (1999) Author: Hilbert, Paul Relating to the approval of certain long-term contracts of certain counties. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
SB 828 76-0 (1999) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot
Sponsor: Haggerty, Pat
Relating to supplemental environmental projects undertaken in lieu of certain penalties. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/99
SB 1300 76-0 (1999) Author: Brown, J. E. Relating to the permitting of discharges from certain sewage treatment and disposal systems in certain counties. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1311 76-0 (1999) Author: Brown, J. E.
Sponsor: Lewis, Ron
Relating to the development and management of water resources and the powers of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1503 76-0 (1999) Author: Truan, Carlos Relating to certificates of public convenience and necessity to provide water or sewer utility service to economically distressed areas. Senate: Border Affairs - Special Withdrawn from intent calendar
HB 1072 70-0 (1987) Author: Repp, Glenn Relating to the membership of the Texas Water Commission. House: Natural Resources 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 1148 70-0 (1987) Author: Schlueter, Stan
Sponsor: Jones, Grant
Relating to the discharge of certain waste or pollutants into or adjacent to Salado Creek, a tributary of the Lampasas River, or bodies of water flowing into Salado Creek. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1326 70-0 (1987) Author: Shelley, Dan
Sponsor: Santiesteban, H.
Relating to jurisdiction of the Texas Water Commission and Texas Department of Health over plans and specifications for certain sewage disposal systems. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 1328 70-0 (1987) Author: Johnson, Cliff
Sponsor: Jones, Grant
Relating to certain fees charged for water district supervision by the Texas Water Commission. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 1329 70-0 (1987) Author: Johnson, Cliff
Sponsor: Jones, Grant
Relating to certain fees charged to permittees and licensees of the Texas Water Commission. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 1347 70-0 (1987) Author: Harris, Jack
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the regulation of certain drillers by the Texas Water Well Drillers Board. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 1451 70-0 (1987) Author: Smith, Terral Relating to minimum standards for underground water regulation by and the creation, operation, and financing of underground water districts. House: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1497 70-0 (1987) Author: Holzheauser, Steve Relating to the responsibilities of the Texas Water Commission, the Texas Water Development Board, and the Parks and Wildlife Department for the bays and estuaries. House: Natural Resources Pending in committee
HB 1586 70-0 (1987) Author: Staniswalis, Chip
Sponsor: Sarpalius, Bill
Relating to the regulation of subsurface excavations by the Texas Water Commission; providing penalties. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 1783 70-0 (1987) Author: Craddick, Tom
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to the authority of the Texas Water Commission to place certain restrictions and conditions on water rights permits. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 1787 70-0 (1987) Author: Harris, Jack
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to a watermaster system for the Texas Water Commission. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 1788 70-0 (1987) Author: Harris, Jack
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to the issuance of term permits for water rights. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 1789 70-0 (1987) Author: Craddick, Tom Relating to the cancellation of water rights permits, certified filings, and certificates of adjudication; providing an administrative penalty. House: Natural Resources House passage reported
HB 1833 70-0 (1987) Author: Smith, Terral Relating to the preparation and submission of an environmental impact analysis to the Texas Water Commission in certain instances. House: Natural Resources 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 1898 70-0 (1987) Author: Guerrero, Lena Relating to declaration of regulated groundwater basins and the adjudication of groundwater rights. House: Natural Resources Pending in subcommittee
HB 1972 70-0 (1987) Author: Moreno, Alex Relating to a moratorium on the granting of certain water rights and a study of the Rio Grande. House: Natural Resources Postponed in committee
HB 2173 70-0 (1987) Author: Johnson, Cliff Relating to the continuing right of supervision of certain districts and authorities by the Texas Water Commission. House: Natural Resources Pending in subcommittee
HB 2231 70-0 (1987) Author: Guerrero, Lena Relating to the regulation of water wells. House: Natural Resources Pending in subcommittee
HB 2257 70-0 (1987) Author: Uher, D.R. Relating to the issuance of injection well permits by the Texas Water Commission. House: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 2285 70-0 (1987) Author: Evans, Charles Relating to the continuing supervision of certain water districts and authorities by the Texas Water Commission. House: Natural Resources Pending in subcommittee
HB 2286 70-0 (1987) Author: Evans, Charles Relating to the adoption of certain rules by the Texas Water Commission. House: Natural Resources Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2288 70-0 (1987) Author: Evans, Charles Relating to jurisdiction over underground water in critical areas and addition of territory to and adoption and collection of fees by underground water conservation districts. House: Natural Resources Pending in committee
HB 2440 70-0 (1987) Author: Shaw, Larry Relating to reassigning certain radiation control functions from the Texas Department of Health to the Texas Water Commission. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2621 70-0 (1987) Author: Evans, Charles
Sponsor: Henderson, Don
Relating to the authority of the Texas Water Commission to authorize certain districts to proceed under federal bankruptcy law. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days-8/31/87
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 324 70-0 (1987) Author: Montford, John
Sponsor: Yost, Gerald
Relating to the determination of feasibility of and designation of local sponsors for federal water projects by the Texas Water Development Board and the Texas Water Commission. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/87
SB 665 70-0 (1987) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: Saunders, Robert
Relating to the procedure for the Texas Water Commission's assumption of jurisdiction over a nonprofit water supply corporation. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 672 70-0 (1987) Author: Montford, John
Sponsor: Johnson, Cliff
Relating to the continuing supervision of certain water districts and authorities by the Texas Water Commission and to reports to the governor, lieutenant governor, and speaker of the house. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Reported favorably with substitute
SB 673 70-0 (1987) Author: Montford, John
Sponsor: Johnson, Cliff
Relating to the adoption of certain rules by the Texas Water Commission. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Reported favorably with substitute
SB 674 70-0 (1987) Author: Montford, John Relating to minimum standards for underground water regulation. Senate: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
SB 675 70-0 (1987) Author: Montford, John Relating to jurisdiction over underground water in critical areas and addition of territory to and adoption and collection of fees by underground water conservation districts. Senate: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
SB 683 70-0 (1987) Author: Montford, John
Sponsor: Holzheauser, Steve
Relating to he responsibilities of the Texas Water Commission, the Texas Water Development Board, and the Parks and Wildlife Department for the bays and estuaries. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/87
SB 779 70-0 (1987) Author: Santiesteban, H.
Sponsor: Millsap, Mike
Relating to the regulation of underground storage tanks, imposing certain fees, authorizing charges for late payment, and establishing an underground storage tank fund. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/87
SB 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 1033 70-0 (1987) Author: Santiesteban, H.
Sponsor: Johnson, Cliff
Relating to the protection of groundwater in the state. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1529 70-0 (1987) Author: Henderson, Don Relating to authority of the Texas Water Commission to authorize certain districts to proceed under federal bankruptcy law. Senate: Natural Resources Left as pending business in comm.
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 110 70-2 (1987) Author: Johnson, Cliff Relating to administrative penalties for violation of certain water rights laws, rules, orders, permits, certificates, and certified filings. House: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 111 70-2 (1987) Author: Johnson, Cliff Relating to continuing supervision of certain districts and authorities by the Texas Water Commission. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
HB 62 69-0 (1985) Author: Stiles, Mark Relating to prohibiting commercial solid waste facilities and injection wells for disposal of hazardous waste or industrial solid waste in flood-prone areas. House: State Affairs 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 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 1745 69-0 (1985) Author: Johnson, Cliff
Sponsor: Edwards, Chet
Relating to emergency orders for discharging waste or pollutants into or adjacent to water in this state and to notice required concerning the filing of an application for a permit, permit amendment, or permit renewal to discharge waste or pollutants into or adjacent to water in this state. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Postponed in committee
HB 1864 69-0 (1985) Author: Craddick, Tom Relating to the administration of water, the powers and duties of the Texas Department of Water Resources, the Texas Water Development Board, and the Texas Water Commission, and audits of districts under the jurisdiction of the Texas Department of Water Resources. House: Government Organization 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 2009 69-0 (1985) Author: Colbert, Paul Relating to factors concerning certain drainage and flood control projects. House: Natural Resources Laid on table subj. to call in comm.
HB 2071 69-0 (1985) Author: Adkisson, Tommy Relating to the authority of the Texas Water Commission to grant waste discharge permits, and declaring an emergency. House: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 2362 69-0 (1985) Author: Schlueter, Stan
Sponsor: Jones, Grant
Relating to the discharge of certain waste or pollutants into or adjacent to Salado Creek, a tributary of the Lampasas River, or bodies of water flowing into Salado Creek. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 2432 69-0 (1985) Author: Moreno, Alex Relating to a moratorium on the granting of certain water rights and a study of the Rio Grande. House: Natural Resources Laid on table subj. to call in comm.
SB 249 69-0 (1985) Author: Sharp, John
Sponsor: Evans, Charles
Relating to the organization, administration, powers, duties, jurisdiction, and continuation of the Texas Water Commission and the Texas Water Development Board; creating the River Authority Study Committee; relating to the transfer of water and sewer utility regulation to the Texas Water Commission from the Public Utility Commission of Texas; relating to certain powers and duties of the Railroad Commission of Texas and the Texas Department of Health; providing for frees and penalties; making appropriations. House: Government Organization
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
SB 1130 69-0 (1985) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to the authority of the Texas Water Commission to grant waste discharge permits and set water quality standards. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
SCR 121 69-0 (1985) Author: Sharp, John
Sponsor: Saunders, Robert
Directing to the Texas Department of Water Resources and the Texas Water Commission to comply with the recommendations of the Governor's Select Committee on Water Quality Standards for the Colorado River. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Signed by the Governor
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
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 1235 68-0 (1983) Author: Santiesteban, H.
Sponsor: Polk, Mary
Relating to the development and conservation of the water resources of the state and to certain powers and duties of the Texas Water Development Board and the Texas Water Commission. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
House conferees appointed
SCR 20 68-2 (1984) Author: Doggett, Lloyd Expressing objection to the construction of a high-level nuclear waste repository in Texas. House: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
HB 1149 67-0 (1981) Author: Blythe, W.J. "Bill" Establishing a procedure by means of which a city annexing a general law district may obtain the proceeds of a sale of the district's bonds which have been escrowed pursuant to an order of the Texas Water Commission. House: Natural Resources No action taken
HB 2149 67-0 (1981) Author: Craddick, Tom
Sponsor: Ogg, Jack
Relating to approval by the Texas Water Commission of issuance of bonds by certain districts. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1794 66-0 (1979) Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Sponsor: Snelson, W.E. "Pete"
Relating to action on certain applications by the Texas Water Commission. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
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HB 1981 65-0 (1977) Author: Close, G.R. "Bob" Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, and operations of the Texas Department of Water Resources; providing penalties. House: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
SB 1139 65-0 (1977) Author: Jones, Grant
Sponsor: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, and operations of the Texas Department of Water Resources; providing penalties. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
HB 266 59-0 (1965) Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al. Relating to Texas Water Commission fees, permits, and presentations.
HB 440 59-0 (1965) Author: Parsley, Bill J. Relating to water resources and water rights and water resources and water rights administration.
HCR 153 59-0 (1965)
SB 145 59-0 (1965) Author: Parkhouse, George M. | et. al. Relating to water resources and water rights and water resources and water rights administration; changing the name of the Texas Water Commission to the Texas Water Rights Commission.
SB 272 58-0 (1963) Author: Bates, Sr., James S. "Jim" Relating to providing that any district court may, in a case involving water rights to which the state or Texas Water Commission is a party, determine, cancel or declare inoperative, in whole or in part, any claimed appropriative water rights of a party to such suit on petition of the state, Texas Water Commission or any party at interest in said suit.
SB 427 58-0 (1963) Author: Rogers, Andrew J. "Andy" Relating to authorizing the Texas Water Commission and the Red River Authority of Texas to study a conservation project on the North Fork of the Red River in Texas and provide funds therefor; limiting the Texas Water Development Board's financial participation.
HB 332 57-0 (1961) Author: Spears, Jr., Franklin Scott Relating to amending a certain Act changing the name of the Board of Water Engineers to the Texas Water Commission and prescribing certain duties; enacting other provisions in regard to the administration of the water resources of the State.
HB 29 57-1 (1961) Author: Spears, Jr., Franklin Scott | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Act to change the name of the Board of Water Engineers to the Texas Water Commission and prescribing certain duties, powers and functions thereof; providing for the appointment of a Chief Engineer and prescribing his duties, powers and functions.
HB 12 57-3 (1962) Author: Buchanan, J. W. | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Act changing the name of the Board of Water Engineers to the Texas Water Commission and prescribing certain duties, powers and functions thereof.
SB 11 57-3 (1962) Author: Parkhouse, George M. | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Act changing the name of the Board of Water Engineers to the Texas Water Commission and prescribing certain duties, powers and functions thereof; providing for the appointment of a Chief Engineer and prescribing his duties, powers and functions.
HB 37 54-0 (1955) Author: Banks, Jr., Clinton Stanley | et. al. Relating to amending certain Statutes by abolishing the Board of Water Engineers of the State of Texas and establishing as its successor the Texas Water Commission.
HB 230 54-0 (1955) Author: Burkett, Jr., Joseph W. "Joe" | et. al. Relating to creating the elective Texas Water Commission, abolishing the Board of Water Engineers of Texas, transferring its present authority, powers and duties to said commission; and providing additional duties, powers and authority to be performed by the Commission in the conservation and distribution of the water resources of this State; and making legislative determinations and declarations of policies.
SB 3 54-0 (1955) Author: Hardeman, Dorsey B. | et. al. Relating to amending certain Acts by abolishing the Board of Water Engineers of the State of Texas and establishing as its successor the Texas Water Commission; providing for the membership of the Commission, the method and manner of appointment, residence qualifications, and term of office; providing for a surety bond of members of the Commission; setting Commissioners' salaries; authorizing payment of expenses; declaring members of the Commission to be state officers; authorizing the Governor to remove from office a Commissioner for cause after hearing; empowering the Governor to appoint the Chairman of the Commission; establishing the number necessary for a quorum and official action; providing a savings clause.
SB 6 54-0 (1955) Author: Hardeman, Dorsey B. | et. al. Relating to requiring approval by the Texas Water Commission of certain federal projects affecting surface waters of the State of Texas; defining terms; requiring the Governor to submit to the Commission all engineering plans for a federal project when executive approval thereof is sought; providing for public hearings to be held and notice thereof issued and published; providing for the Commission to determine if a federal project is feasible and setting standards for such determination; requiring disapproval by the Commission of unfeasible projects; authorizing the Governor to either approve or disapprove such project after a finding of feasibility; repealing all conflicting laws; providing a savings clause.
SB 7 54-0 (1955) Author: Hardeman, Dorsey B. | et. al. Relating to requiring everyone taking surface water from water courses under a claim of right other than one arising as a result of a permit or certified filing to file with the Texas Water Commission a sworn statement giving such information as the Commission may require to aid in the administration of the water laws of the State and the inventorying of water resources; exempting from its provisions those taking water for domestic and livestock purposes; defining certain terms; providing for the time in which such statements must be filed; providing for penalties for violation; providing for the keeping of records and the filing of annual reports; protecting riparian rights; repealing all conflicting laws; providing a savings clause.
SB 8 54-0 (1955) Author: Hardeman, Dorsey B. | et. al. Relating to amending certain Laws so as to declare as abandoned all certified filings heretofore filed with and permits heretofore issued by the Board of Water Engineers and permits hereafter issued by the Texas Water Commission, which certified filings and permits authorize the appropriation of public waters, when no part of the waters authorized to be appropriated has ever been put to beneficial use at any time during a ten-year period preceding the effective date of this Act or the date of cancellation proceedings authorized hereby; requiring the Texas Water Commission to cancel such certified filings and permits when found to have been abandoned; requiring public hearings before cancellation and forfeiture; providing for notice before hearing and an opportunity to the holder to present evidence that water has been beneficially used under the certified filing or permit during such ten-year period; declaring that failure to cancel shall not validate or enhance a certified filing or permit; defining a certified filing; providing for appeals form orders of cancellation; repealing all conflicting laws; providing a savings clause.
SB 9 54-0 (1955) Author: Hardeman, Dorsey B. | et. al. Relating to amending certain Statutes to add the additional requirement that everyone desiring to store, impound or retard the storm and flood waters of the State shall obtain a permit from the Texas Water Commission before commencing construction of such water projects; exempting structures impounding two hundred (200) acre feet of water or less under certain conditions and for certain purposes; containing a provision protecting riparian rights; repealing all conflicting laws; providing a savings clause.
SB 76 54-0 (1955) Author: Martin, Crawford Collins Relating to creating the elective Texas Water Commission, abolishing the Board of Water Engineers of Texas, transferring its present authority, powers and duties to said Commission; and providing additional duties, powers and authority to be performed by the Commission in the conservation and distribution of the water resources of this State; and making legislative determinations and declarations of policies.
HB 7 52-0 (1951) Author: Tinsley, Byron R. | et. al. Relating to adopting and establishing a new code relating to public waters of the State, to be known as the Surface Water Code; providing a savings clause.
SB 28 52-0 (1951) Author: Kelley, Rogers | et. al. Relating to adopting and establishing a new code relating to public waters of the State to be known as the Surface Water Code.

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