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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 1571 85-0 (2017) Author: Paddie, Chris
Sponsor: Hughes, Bryan
Relating to energy savings performance contracts. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
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 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 2377 85-0 (2017) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al.
Sponsor: Perry, Charles
Relating to the development of brackish groundwater. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 2970 85-0 (2017) Author: Larson, Lyle Relating to a Texas water resources program component of the science curriculum used in public schools in certain grade levels. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 3038 85-0 (2017) Author: Workman, Paul Relating to the explanatory reports issued by the district representatives in groundwater management areas. House: Natural Resources 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
HCR 43 85-0 (2017) Author: Davis, Yvonne Directing the Texas Water Development Board and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to support the creation of a model water recycling project. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 538 85-0 (2017) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to state and local planning for and responses to drought. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
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
HB 928 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to state and local planning for and responses to drought. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Motion withdrawn
HB 1228 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to municipal public securities to provide for or loan or grant public money for the provision of water conservation infrastructure; providing a criminal penalty. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 1816 84-0 (2015) Author: Burrows, Dustin Relating to the training requirements for renewal of a private pesticide applicator license. House: Agriculture & Livestock Withdrawn from schedule
HB 2492 84-0 (2015) Author: Darby, Drew | et. al. Relating to an exemption from the sales tax for certain water-efficient products for a limited period. House: Ways & Means Placed on General State Calendar
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 3187 84-0 (2015) Author: Keffer, Jim | et. al.
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to assessments for water and energy improvements in municipalities and counties; changing a fee. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 3696 84-0 (2015) Author: Landgraf, Brooks Relating to establishing the Texas Water Research Program. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 3719 84-0 (2015) Author: King, Tracy Relating to an exemption from the sales tax for certain water-conserving products for a limited period. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
SB 329 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to state and local planning for and responses to drought. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 551 84-0 (2015) Author: Seliger, Kel
Sponsor: Keffer, Jim
Relating to the duty of the Water Conservation Advisory Council to submit a report and recommendations regarding water conservation in this state. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
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 1356 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Darby, Drew | et. al.
Relating to exemption from the sales tax for certain water-efficient products for a limited period. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SB 1552 84-0 (2015) Author: West, Royce Relating to additional functions of a commission panel of a municipal building and standards commission. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Left pending in committee
SB 1588 84-0 (2015) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to the management of the water resources of the state. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 1627 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to state and local planning for and responses to drought. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
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 1094 83-0 (2013) Author: Keffer, Jim | et. al. Relating to authorizing assessments for water and energy improvements in districts designated by municipalities and counties. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1173 83-0 (2013) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation of the portion of the appraised value of a person's property that is attributable to the installation on the property of certain water conservation systems. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 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 1509 83-0 (2013) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to the enforcement of water conservation and animal care and control ordinances of a municipality by civil action or quasi-judicial enforcement; providing civil penalties. House: Urban Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1854 83-0 (2013) Author: Turner, Chris Relating to the appropriation of money from the economic stabilization fund to be used for upgrading fixtures and materials in state buildings to maximize energy and water conservation. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 2133 83-0 (2013) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al.
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to the public policy for the use of innovative and alternative water treatment technologies for water development purposes and to the establishment of the Texas Center for Innovative Desalination Technology. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Committee report printed and distributed
HB 2142 83-0 (2013) Author: Frullo, John Relating to the report by the Water Conservation Advisory Council on progress made in water conservation in this state. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2143 83-0 (2013) Author: Frullo, John Relating to the evaluation by the Water Conservation Advisory Council of water conservation technologies for possible inclusion in the best management practices guide developed by the water conservation implementation task force. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 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 2747 83-0 (2013) Author: Workman, Paul Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the portion of the appraised value of a person's property that is attributable to the installation on the property of a rainwater harvesting system. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
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 3387 83-0 (2013) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Relating to an exemption from the sales tax for certified water conservation technologies, authorizing a fee. House: Ways & Means No action taken in committee
HB 3582 83-0 (2013) Author: Strama, Mark Relating to emission and water reduction in permitted generation facilities. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 3603 83-0 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to water conservation. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3855 83-0 (2013) Author: Pitts, Jim Relating to fiscal matters. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 142 83-0 (2013) Author: Ritter, Allan Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation real and personal property used for the conservation, reuse, or recycling of water. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
SB 198 83-0 (2013) Author: Watson, Kirk
Sponsor: Dukes, Dawnna
Relating to restrictive covenants regulating drought-resistant landscaping or water-conserving natural turf. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 385 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Keffer, Jim
Relating to authorizing assessments for water and energy improvements in regions designated by municipalities and counties; imposing a fee. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 654 83-0 (2013) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Anchia, Rafael
Relating to the enforcement of water conservation and animal care and control ordinances of a municipality by civil action or quasi-judicial enforcement; providing civil penalties. House: Urban 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 1039 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to the report by the Water Conservation Advisory Council on progress made in water conservation in this state. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SJR 1 83-0 (2013) Author: Williams, Tommy
Sponsor: Pitts, Jim | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas and the State Water Implementation Revenue Fund for Texas to assist in the financing of priority projects in the state water plan. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Filed with the Secretary of State
HB 659 82-0 (2011) Author: Villarreal, Mike Relating to voluntary assessment of property owners by a municipality to finance water or energy efficiency improvements. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
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 1547 82-0 (2011) Author: Larson, Lyle
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to the desired future conditions of groundwater resources within groundwater management areas. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Testimony taken in committee
HB 3260 82-0 (2011) Author: Strama, Mark Relating to loans for energy improvements. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 3391 82-0 (2011) Author: Miller, Doug
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to rainwater harvesting and other water conservation initiatives. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/11
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 459 82-0 (2011) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to voluntary assessment of property owners by a municipality to finance water or energy efficiency improvements. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
HB 225 81-0 (2009) Author: Aycock, Jimmie | et. al. Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the portion of the appraised value of a person's property attributable to the implementation on the property of water conservation initiatives, desalination projects, or brush control initiatives. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
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 1816 81-0 (2009) Author: Rose, Patrick Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the portion of the appraised value of a person's property attributable to the implementation on the property of water conservation initiatives, desalination projects, or brush control initiatives. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1818 81-0 (2009) Author: Rose, Patrick | et. al. Relating to rainwater harvesting and other water conservation initiatives. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2667 81-0 (2009) Author: Ritter, Allan | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to performance standards for plumbing fixtures sold in this state. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 3575 81-0 (2009) Author: Madden, Jerry Relating to energy and water conservation measures of state agencies. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 4299 81-0 (2009) Author: Rose, Patrick
Sponsor: Averitt, Kip
Relating to rainwater harvesting and other water conservation initiatives. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on intent calendar
HJR 25 81-0 (2009) Author: Aycock, Jimmie | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature by general law to exempt from ad valorem taxes the portion of the assessed value of property attributable to the implementation on the property of a water conservation initiative, desalination project, or brush control initiative. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 74 81-0 (2009) Author: Rose, Patrick Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature by general law to exempt from ad valorem taxes the portion of the assessed value of property attributable to the implementation on the property of a water conservation initiative, desalination project, or brush control initiative. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
SB 1688 81-0 (2009) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to performance standards for plumbing fixtures sold in this state. Senate: Natural Resources Committee report printed and distributed
SB 2489 81-0 (2009) Author: Williams, Tommy Relating to the authority of the San Jacinto River Authority to implement a groundwater reduction plan for the conservation of groundwater and the reduction of groundwater withdrawals in Montgomery County, and to issue bonds of the authority; providing administrative penalties. Senate: Natural Resources Not again placed on intent calendar
SJR 47 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a county to regulate land development if approved by a majority vote in a countywide election. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SR 1100 81-0 (2009) Author: Averitt, Kip Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 3526. Received by the Secretary of the Senate
HB 4 80-0 (2007) Author: Puente, Robert
Sponsor: Averitt, Kip
Relating to water conservation. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
See remarks for effective date
HB 1699 80-0 (2007) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Relating to the power of a groundwater conservation district to regulate the use of groundwater. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2567 80-0 (2007) Author: Straus, Joe Relating to energy savings performance contracts. House: Regulated Industries Recalled from subcommittee
HB 2883 80-0 (2007) Author: Guillen, Ryan
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to a state policy of encouraging voluntary land stewardship to benefit the water in this state. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on intent calendar
HB 3058 80-0 (2007) Author: Rose, Patrick Relating to the ad valorem tax appraisal of certain real property on which action is taken to conserve groundwater. House: Ways & Means Withdrawn from schedule
HCR 293 80-0 (2007) Author: Guillen, Ryan Instructing the enrolling clerk of the senate to make corrections in S.B. No. 3. Received from the House
HR 2887 80-0 (2007) Author: Brown, Betty Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 3. 3 hr. notice-for consideration
HR 2921 80-0 (2007) Author: Puente, Robert Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 3. Reported enrolled
SB 3 80-0 (2007) Author: Averitt, Kip
Sponsor: Puente, Robert
Relating to the development, management, and preservation of the water resources of the state; providing penalties. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
See remarks for effective date
SB 476 80-0 (2007) Author: Uresti, Carlos | et. al. Relating to a state policy of encouraging voluntary land stewardship to benefit the water in this state. Senate: Natural Resources Co-author authorized
SB 831 80-0 (2007) Author: Ellis, Rodney
Sponsor: Straus, Joe
Relating to energy savings performance contracts. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Government Organization
Effective immediately
SCR 71 80-0 (2007) Author: Uresti, Carlos
Sponsor: Puente, Robert | et. al.
Commending the farmers of Medina and Uvalde counties in the Edwards Aquifer region for their water conservation efforts. House: Rules & Resolutions Signed by the Governor
SR 1206 80-0 (2007) Author: Averitt, Kip Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 3. Reported enrolled
HB 1223 79-0 (2005) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to performance standards for toilets sold in this state. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1224 79-0 (2005) Author: Puente, Robert
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to a study of the effects of take-or-pay contracts on water conservation. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1225 79-0 (2005) Author: Puente, Robert
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the grounds for an exemption from cancellation of a water right for nonuse. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1226 79-0 (2005) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to water conservation. House: Natural Resources Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2426 79-0 (2005) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to prohibiting the creation or enforcement of certain restrictive covenants that undermine water conservation. House: Land & Resource Management No action taken in committee
HB 2428 79-0 (2005) Author: Puente, Robert
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to water and energy saving performance standards for commercial prerinse spray valves. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 1/1/06
HB 2429 79-0 (2005) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to water and energy saving performance standards for commercial clothes-washing machines. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2905 79-0 (2005) Author: Haggerty, Pat Relating to the installation of water conservation systems in Texas Department of Criminal Justice facilities. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 2914 79-0 (2005) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to requirements and permits for irrigation systems. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
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 961 79-0 (2005) Author: Shapiro, Florence
Sponsor: Hill, Fred
Relating to a clearinghouse of energy and water conservation information and programs for school districts. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Committee report sent to Calendars
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
HB 79 79-1 (2005) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to water conservation. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 57 79-1 (2005) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to water conservation. Senate: Natural Resources Committee report printed and distributed
HB 487 78-0 (2003) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to a requirement that certain irrigation systems have rain shut-off devices. House: Natural Resources Placed on General State Calendar
HB 488 78-0 (2003) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to performance standards for toilets sold in the state. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 489 78-0 (2003) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to water and energy saving performance standards for commercial clothes-washing machines. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 633 78-0 (2003) Author: Campbell, Scott Relating to the application of the sales tax to certain clothes-washing machines. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 645 78-0 (2003) Author: Puente, Robert
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to prohibiting the creation or enforcement of certain restrictive covenants that undermine water conservation. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 1150 78-0 (2003) Author: Puente, Robert
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to the financing of certain local water, conservation, and open-space projects in accordance with the law governing sports and community venue projects. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1152 78-0 (2003) Author: Puente, Robert
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to the authority of certain nonprofit water supply corporations and sewer service corporations to establish and enforce customer water conservation measures. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1532 78-0 (2003) Author: Cook, Robert Relating to authority of political subdivisions to exercise the power of eminent domain to acquire rights to water. House: Natural Resources Postponed
HB 2425 78-0 (2003) Author: McCall, Brian
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to state and certain local fiscal matters; making appropriations. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective according to its terms
HB 2660 78-0 (2003) Author: Puente, Robert
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to the establishment of minimum levels of water conservation in water conservation plans. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 2661 78-0 (2003) Author: Puente, Robert
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the use of graywater. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 2663 78-0 (2003) Author: Puente, Robert
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to the establishment of quantifiable goals for drought contingency plans. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 2665 78-0 (2003) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to the creation of a task force to evaluate matters regarding water conservation. House: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2897 78-0 (2003) Author: Swinford, David Relating to state agency utility savings and capital expenditure reductions. House: Government Reform Left pending in committee
HB 3084 78-0 (2003) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to increasing the sustainability of the State's building infrastructure. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 3276 78-0 (2003) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to certain landscaping requirements in residential subdivisions. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 3338 78-0 (2003) Author: Puente, Robert
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the performance of a water audit by a retail public utility providing potable water. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 3367 78-0 (2003) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to requiring water utilities to adopt water rates that encourage conservation and dedicating revenue for conservation programs. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3442 78-0 (2003) Author: Pickett, Joseph
Sponsor: Averitt, Kip
Relating to certain expenditures, charges, and other financial matters of certain governmental entities. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/03
HCR 290 78-0 (2003) Author: McCall, Brian
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections in H.B. No. 2425. Signed by the Governor
HCR 301 78-0 (2003) Author: Solomons, Burt Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make technical corrections to H.B. No. 2425. Received from the House
HR 367 78-0 (2003) Author: Puente, Robert Recognizing the importance of protecting the Lone Star State's water resources. House: Natural Resources Reported enrolled
SB 778 78-0 (2003) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to water and energy saving performance standards for commercial clothes-washing machines. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 779 78-0 (2003) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to prohibiting the creation or enforcement of certain restrictive covenants that undermine water conservation. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 780 78-0 (2003) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to a requirement that certain irrigation systems have rain shut-off devices. Senate: Natural Resources Received from the Senate
SB 781 78-0 (2003) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to performance standards for toilets and water leak detection systems. Senate: Natural Resources Committee report printed and distributed
SB 1016 78-0 (2003) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the financing of certain local water, conservation, and open-space projects in accordance with the law governing sports and community venue projects. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 1053 78-0 (2003) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie
Relating to certain water pollution and conservation programs administered by the Texas Water Development Board. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/03
SB 1094 78-0 (2003) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Puente, Robert
Relating to the creation of a task force to evaluate matters regarding water conservation. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 1227 78-0 (2003) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Cook, Robert
Relating to authority of political subdivisions to exercise the power of eminent domain to acquire rights to water. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1371 78-0 (2003) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to state fiscal matters; making an appropriation. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1379 78-0 (2003) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the authority of a municipality to enforce water conservation and drought ordinances. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
No action taken in committee
SB 1654 78-0 (2003) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to state agency utility savings and capital expenditure reductions. Senate: Government Organization Referred to Government Organization
SCR 70 78-0 (2003) Author: Duncan, Robert Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections in H.B. No. 2425. Received by the Secretary of the Senate
HB 7 78-3 (2003) Author: Swinford, David | et. al.
Sponsor: Ogden, Steve
Relating to the reorganization of, efficiency in, and other reform measures applying to governmental entities and certain regulatory practices; providing a penalty. House: Government Reform
Senate: Finance
See remarks for effective date
HR 344 78-3 (2003) Author: Swinford, David Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 7. Reported enrolled
HB 2379 77-0 (2001) Author: Junell, Robert
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the authority of certain development corporations to undertake water supply or conservation projects. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 2401 77-0 (2001) Author: Lewis, Ron
Sponsor: Brown, J. E.
Relating to programs and funding methods that promote water conservation among certain state and local entities. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 2402 77-0 (2001) Author: Lewis, Ron Relating to sales tax exemptions to promote water conservation. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2588 77-0 (2001) Author: Counts, David
Sponsor: Bernsen, David
Relating to the consideration of potential water savings under a water conservation plan in determining the manner of distributing water during a shortage from a water supply covered by a plan. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 2968 77-0 (2001) Author: Cook, Robert Relating to the management, conservation, and use of groundwater. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3017 77-0 (2001) Author: Chisum, Warren | et. al. Relating to the review and functions of the Texas Water Development Board. House: Natural Resources Returned to Calendars Committee
HB 3286 77-0 (2001) Author: Lewis, Ron
Sponsor: Brown, J. E.
Relating to energy and water conservation measures by state agencies and local governments. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 312 77-0 (2001) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Chisum, Warren
Relating to the review and functions of the Texas Water Development Board and the improvement of certain water delivery infrastructure. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 1104 77-0 (2001) Author: Bernsen, David Relating to the distribution of water during a shortage. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1332 77-0 (2001) Author: Brown, J. E. Relating to sales tax exemptions to promote water conservation. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1333 77-0 (2001) Author: Brown, J. E. Relating to programs and funding methods that promote water conservation among certain state and local entities. Senate: Natural Resources Committee report printed and distributed
SB 1494 77-0 (2001) Author: Brown, J. E. Relating to water conservation measures by state agencies and local governments. Senate: Natural Resources Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1697 77-0 (2001) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to the composition of an advisory committee to the Lower Colorado River Authority's agricultural water conservation fund. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1832 77-0 (2001) Author: Lindsay, Jon Relating to establishing a voluntary greenbelt water use reduction program by the North Harris County Regional Water Authority. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 734 70-0 (1987) Author: Smith, Terral
Sponsor: Jones, Grant
Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, financing, and bond authority of the Texas Water Resources Finance Authority and to the sale to the authority of certain bonds. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
HB 1250 70-0 (1987) Author: Saunders, Robert Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, and financing of the Texas Rivers Conservation System; providing civil and criminal penalties. House: Natural Resources 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
SB 410 70-0 (1987) Author: Montford, John
Sponsor: Smith, Terral
Relating to agricultural water conservation grant and loan programs. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 702 70-0 (1987) Author: Santiesteban, H. Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, and financing of the Texas Conservation System; providing civil and criminal penalties. Senate: Natural Resources Reported favorably with substitute
HB 2 69-0 (1985) Author: Craddick, Tom
Sponsor: Montford, John
Relating to the conservation, development, and protection and enhancement of the quality of, and flood and subsidence control for, surface and underground water and bays and estuaries and providing various financing mechanisms to finance conservation, development, and protection and enhancement of the quality of, and flood, subsidence control, recharge, desalinization, and chloride control for, surface and underground water and agricultural soil and water conservation. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
See remarks
SB 138 69-0 (1985) Author: Montford, John Relating to the conservation, development, and protection and enhancement of the quality of, and flood and subsidence control for, surface and underground water and providing various financing mechanisms to finance conservation, development, and protection and enhancement of the quality of, and flood, subsidence control, recharge, and chloride control for, surface and underground water and agricultural soil and water conservation. Senate: Natural Resources Withdrawn by author
SB 990 69-0 (1985) Author: Traeger, John Relating to the reuse of developed water by any city, town, or political subdivision of the state; providing a procedure by which the Texas Water Commission may authorize such reuse; and defining "developed water". Senate: Natural Resources Record vote
SB 1432 69-0 (1985) Author: Jones, Grant Relating to the creation and powers of the Texas Water Resources Finance Authority; authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds by said Authority to finance the acquisition of political subdivision bonds from the Texas Water Development Board; containing other provisions relating thereto; and declaring an emergency. Senate: Finance No action taken in committee
HB 285 68-0 (1983) Author: Staniswalis, Chip Relating to creation, administration, and operation of a loan assistance program and bond insurance program for water conservation, water development, water quality enhancement, flood control, or any combination of these programs. House: Natural Resources Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HB 659 68-0 (1983) Author: Wieting, Leroy J. Relating to the raising of revenue and the allocation of funds for water development, water conservation, water quality enhancement, and flood control and to the Limited Sales, Excise, and Use Tax Act rates. House: Natural Resources No action taken
HB 1784 68-0 (1983) Author: Staniswalis, Chip Relating to assessment of a state water withdrawal fee and the establishment of the water resources enforcement and conservation fund and providing enforcement by the Texas Department of Water Resources. House: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 2272 68-0 (1983) Author: Martinez, Roman Relating to the conservation of the water resources of the state. House: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
HJR 94 68-0 (1983) Author: Staniswalis, Chip Proposing a constitutional amendment to create special water funds and a bond insurance program for water conservation, water development, water quality enhancement, and flood control. House: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
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
SB 1236 68-0 (1983) Author: Howard, Ed
Sponsor: Craddick, Tom
Relating to creation, administration, and operation of a loan assistance program for water conservation, water development, water quality enhancement, or flood control and drainage and a bond insurance program for water conservation, water development, or water quality enhancement, or any combination of these purposes and to certain powers and duties of the Texas Departmen of Water Resources. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
House conferees appointed
SB 1309 68-0 (1983) Author: Montford, John Relating to the creation, implementation, administration, operation, and financing of the Texas Agricultural Water Conservation Loan Program and the Agricultural Water Conservation Loan Fund; to the powers and duties of the Texas Water Development Board and the Texas Department of Water Resources and its director; to the creation, membership, and duties of the Agricultural water Conservation Technical Advisory Group and to cerain enforcement procedures. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Committee laid on table subject to call
SJR 40 68-0 (1983) Author: Farabee, Ray
Sponsor: Gavin, John
Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the issuance of an additional $300 million of Texas Water Development Bonds. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Rules suspended
SJR 41 68-0 (1983) Author: Montford, John
Sponsor: Laney, James
Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the issuance of $200 million in state general obligation bonds, to create a rural water conservation fund, and to authorize financial assistance for rural political subdivisions. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on daily Constitutional Amendments Calendar
SJR 42 68-0 (1983) Author: Parker, Carl
Sponsor: Staniswalis, Chip
Proposing a constitutional amendment to create special water funds for water conservation, water development, water quality enhancement, and flood control and drainage and a bond insurance program for water. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on daily Constitutional Amendments Calendar
HB 1569 67-0 (1981) Author: Clayton, Bill
Sponsor: Howard, Ed
Relating to the establishment of the Texas Water Bond Guaranty Program to guarantee certain bonds of political subdivisions issued for water-related purposes. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Finance
Reported from committee favorably with substitute
HJR 33 67-0 (1981) Author: Clayton, Bill
Sponsor: Howard, Ed
Proposing a constitutional amendment dedicating the state's surplus revenue to special funds in the state treasury to be used for retiring state debt and for water development, water conservation and water quality enhancement purposes. House: Constitutional Amendments
Senate: Finance
Point of order sustained
SJR 30 67-0 (1981) Author: Brown, J.E. Proposing a constitutional amendment dedicating a portion of the state's surplus revenue to a special fund in the state treasury to be used for flood control and rainage, water development, water conservation, and water quality enhancement purposes, and establishing a reserve fund in the state treasury. Senate: Finance Referred to Committee on Finance
HB 4 67-1 (1981) Author: Clayton, Bill Relating to the creation, administration, and operation of financial assistance and guaranty programs for water conservation, development, and enhancement and for flood control. House: Natural Resources Rules suspended
HB 8 67-1 (1981) Author: Clayton, Bill
Sponsor: Howard, Ed
Relating to the creation, administration, and operation of financial assistance and guaranty programs for water conservation, water development, water quality enhancement, flood control, or any combination of these purposes. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Finance
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SB 4 67-1 (1981) Author: Howard, Ed Relating to the creation, administration, and operation of financial assistance and guaranty programs for water conservation, water development, water quality enhancement, flood control, or any combination of these purposes. Senate: Finance No action taken
SB 1163 65-0 (1977) Author: Jones, Gene Relating to the regulation of underground water. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
HB 842 62-0 (1971) Author: Traeger, John
Sponsor: Creighton, Tom
Relating to authorizing districts to develop water resources and/or to acquire and improve water related land areas for public recreation purposes.
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 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 454 53-0 (1953) Author: Kilgore, Joe Madison | et. al. Relating to creating a Water Resources Committee; making necessary appropriations.
SJR 1 53-0 (1953) Author: Bell, John Junior | et. al. Relating to proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the Legislature to provide for the collection and expenditure of fees not to exceed stated rates for the right to divert or use certain waters to provide for securing bonds or other obligations for water conservation purposes by a pledge of such fees, and to make appropriations of such fees for more than two years.
HB 145 53-1 (1954) Author: Maverick, Jr., Fontaine Maury | et. al. Relating to providing for the construction of small dams in Texas for the conservation of water resources and the alleviation of drought; making an appropriation.
HB 42 52-0 (1951) Author: Chambers, William R. "Bill" Relating to granting the consent of the State of Texas to the acquisition by the United States of land in the State needed for programs and works of improvement in the interest of soil and water conservation and flood control; providing that this Act shall apply only to that portion of the Colorado River watershed and its tributaries from the mouth of the Concho river to and including the San Saba River and lying within Taylor, Callahan, Eastland, Comanche, Mills, Brown, Coleman, Runnels, Concho, McCulloch, Menard, Schleicher, Sutton, Kimble, Mason, and San Saba Counties.
HB 402 52-0 (1951) Author: Gray, Sr., Jessy Franklin Relating to amending certain acts relating to the conservation, storage, control, development and equitable distribution of the water of the watershed of the Nueces River and its tributaries; requiring the consent and approval of the Board of Directors of the Nueces River Conservation and Reclamation District for the use, diversion, storage or impounding of any waters of such watershed beyond present actual use, diversion, storage or impoundage.
SJR 3 51-0 (1949) Author: Bell, John Junior | et. al. Proposing an amendment to Article III of the Constitution of the State of Texas, creating a Texas Water Conservation Projects Board and establishing a Texas Water Conservation Projects Fund; providing for an election and the issuance of a proclamation therefor.
HB 873 45-0 (1937) Relating to making an emergency appropriation for the Leon River Conservation Project to be repaid out of the first moneys received.

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