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HB 31 85-0 (2017) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al.
Sponsor: Perry, Charles
Relating to the regulation of groundwater. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Placed on intent calendar
HB 101 85-0 (2017) Author: Craddick, Tom
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to the development of and contracting for reclaimed water facilities in certain municipalities. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Administration
Effective immediately
HB 173 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the licensing and regulation of certain rainwater harvesting; providing administrative penalties; authorizing fees; requiring an occupational license. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 174 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio III, Eddie | et. al. Relating to the authority of the Texas Water Development Board to provide financial assistance to political subdivisions for water supply projects. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 352 85-0 (2017) Author: Murr, Andrew | et. al. Relating to the procedure by which a state agency may issue an opinion that a watercourse is navigable. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 544 85-0 (2017) Author: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the use of the rural water assistance fund. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 605 85-0 (2017) Author: Workman, Paul Relating to the consideration by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality of the economic impact of an appropriation of state water in determining whether to grant an application for the appropriation. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 614 85-0 (2017) Author: Leach, Jeff Relating to the procedure for action by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on an application for a water right. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 641 85-0 (2017) Author: Phillips, Larry
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to the continuation of the Red River Boundary Commission. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective immediately
HB 773 85-0 (2017) Author: Johnson, Eric | et. al. Relating to information on projected changes in weather, water availability, and climate variability in strategic plans of certain state agencies. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1257 85-0 (2017) Author: Kacal, Kyle
Sponsor: Birdwell, Brian
Relating to the prosecution of and punishment for the offense of criminal mischief involving property used for flood control purposes or a dam. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 1264 85-0 (2017) Author: Burkett, Cindy | et. al.
Sponsor: Huffines, Don
Relating to the concurrent jurisdiction of certain municipal courts in certain criminal cases punishable by fine only. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 1334 85-0 (2017) Author: Isaac, Jason 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 a rainwater harvesting system. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1625 85-0 (2017) Author: Bonnen, Greg | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the procedures for the enforcement by the General Land Office of the Oil Spill Prevention and Response Act of 1991. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 1862 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the designation of certain river or stream segments as being of unique ecological value. House: Natural Resources Received from the House
HB 1863 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the use of money in the state water pollution control revolving fund. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2005 85-0 (2017) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al. Relating to the duty of the Texas Water Development Board to conduct studies of and prepare and submit reports on aquifer storage and recovery. House: Natural Resources Received from the House
HB 2127 85-0 (2017) Author: Elkins, Gary Relating to the authority of the Harris-Galveston Subsidence District to regulate certain water wells. 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 2215 85-0 (2017) Author: Price, Four
Sponsor: Miles, Borris
Relating to the deadline for adoption of desired future conditions in groundwater conservation districts. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
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 2334 85-0 (2017) Author: Oliverson, Tom | et. al.
Sponsor: Garcia, Sylvia
Relating to the imposition of a criminal penalty for the violation of a rule adopted or order issued under the Flood Control and Insurance Act in certain counties. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Vetoed by the Governor
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 2395 85-0 (2017) Author: Collier, Nicole | et. al. Relating to testing for lead contamination in public school drinking water. House: Public Education Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2476 85-0 (2017) Author: Davis, Sarah Relating to approval by the comptroller of public accounts of certain contingent fee legal services contracts entered into by public agencies. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2716 85-0 (2017) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to a study by the Department of Agriculture of the transfer of water from the Mississippi River. House: Agriculture & Livestock Referred to Agriculture & Livestock
HB 2725 85-0 (2017) Author: González, Mary
Sponsor: Rodríguez, José
Relating to the composition of the board of directors of a stormwater control and recapture planning authority in certain counties. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 2771 85-0 (2017) Author: Phelan, Dade | et. al.
Sponsor: Nichols, Robert
Relating to the fee collected for an on-site wastewater treatment permit application. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 2867 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the contracts of the Edwards Aquifer recharge, storage, and recovery projects. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2885 85-0 (2017) Author: Larson, Lyle Relating to the authorization by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality of the discharge, diversion, and transfer or other reuse of return flows derived from treated brackish groundwater. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2894 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to a requirement that the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality provide an expedited procedure for acting on certain applications for an amendment to a water right by certain applicants that use desalinated seawater. House: Natural Resources Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2943 85-0 (2017) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al.
Sponsor: Perry, Charles
Relating to the use of money in the state water pollution control revolving fund. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 2948 85-0 (2017) Author: Larson, Lyle Relating to the state and regional water planning process. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
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 3027 85-0 (2017) Author: Phelan, Dade | et. al. Relating to the applicability of open meetings and public information laws to regional water planning groups and their committees. House: Government Transparency & Operation Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3031 85-0 (2017) Author: King, Tracy Relating to the procedure for obtaining a right to use state water if the applicant proposes an alternative source of water that is not state water. House: Natural Resources Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
HB 3037 85-0 (2017) Author: Workman, Paul Relating to the definition of groundwater management areas to coincide with major and minor aquifers and the joint planning process in those areas. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
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 3084 85-0 (2017) Author: Keough, Mark Relating to the collection, analysis, and dissemination of information regarding the availability and quality of the groundwater resources in this state by the Geo-Technology Research Institute. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3085 85-0 (2017) Author: Keough, Mark Relating to a study by the Geo-Technology Research Institute on the monitoring, prevention, and removal of floating trash. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
HB 3166 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the consideration of modeled sustainable groundwater pumping in the adoption of desired future conditions in groundwater conservation districts. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
HB 3197 85-0 (2017) Author: Walle, Armando Relating to the establishment of a task force to conduct a comprehensive study on flood control infrastructure for Harris and Galveston Counties. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3200 85-0 (2017) Author: Murr, Andrew Relating to the regulation of certain aggregate production operations by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality; authorizing an increase in the amount of a fee. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 3525 85-0 (2017) Author: Price, Four Relating to the referral by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to the State Office of Administrative Hearings of an issue regarding an application for a water right. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3602 85-0 (2017) Author: Arévalo, Diana Relating to the treatment of certain types of water by water treatment specialists. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3618 85-0 (2017) Author: King, Tracy
Sponsor: Perry, Charles
Relating to the timing of the expiration of water quality permits. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 3695 85-0 (2017) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to lead in drinking water at schools and child care facilities. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 3735 85-0 (2017) Author: Frank, James | et. al.
Sponsor: Rodríguez, José
Relating to an application for a new or amended water right submitted to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 3742 85-0 (2017) Author: Phelan, Dade Relating to the procedure for action by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on an application for a new or amended water right. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3746 85-0 (2017) Author: Phelan, Dade | et. al. Relating to the permissible uses of the floodplain management account. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
HB 3821 85-0 (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 3839 85-0 (2017) Author: Murr, Andrew Relating to the plugging or capping of abandoned, deteriorated, open, or uncovered water wells in the Bandera County River Authority and Groundwater District. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3846 85-0 (2017) Author: Murr, Andrew Relating to the management of the upper San Saba River. House: Natural Resources Left pending in subcommittee
HB 3889 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodriguez, Justin Relating to a study on public drinking water infrastructure by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 3987 85-0 (2017) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the authority of the Texas Water Development Board to use the state participation account of the water development fund to provide financial assistance for the development of certain facilities. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 3991 85-0 (2017) Author: Larson, Lyle Relating to appropriations of water for use in aquifer storage and recovery projects. House: Natural Resources Received from the House
HB 4006 85-0 (2017) Author: Larson, Lyle Relating to a requirement that the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality obtain or develop updated water availability models for all of the river basins in this state. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 4045 85-0 (2017) Author: Cortez, Philip Relating to the regulation and permitting of groundwater. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 4123 85-0 (2017) Author: Kacal, Kyle Relating to the regulation of sport lagoons and granting rulemaking authority. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HB 4230 85-0 (2017) Author: Wu, Gene Relating to the authority of the Texas Water Development Board to provide financial assistance to political subdivisions for flood control or mitigation projects. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HCR 31 85-0 (2017) Author: Springer, Drew | et. al.
Sponsor: Perry, Charles
Urging Congress to encourage the U.S. Department of Agriculture to revise existing policies that promote the waste of water after an irrigated crop has been declared a failure. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Signed by the Governor
HCR 152 85-0 (2017) Author: Frank, James Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections in H.B. No. 3735. Filed
HJR 36 85-0 (2017) Author: González, Mary | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of additional general obligation bonds by the Texas Water Development Board to provide assistance to economically distressed areas. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HJR 101 85-0 (2017) Author: Workman, Paul Proposing a constitutional amendment dedicating a portion of the revenue derived from the state sales and use tax to the Texas Water Development Fund II. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
SB 225 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van Relating to the referral by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to the State Office of Administrative Hearings of an issue regarding an application for a water right. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 347 85-0 (2017) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al.
Sponsor: Phelan, Dade
Relating to the applicability of open meetings and public information laws to regional water planning groups and their committees. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
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 675 85-0 (2017) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to the development of and contracting for reclaimed water facilities in certain municipalities. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 696 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles | et. al.
Sponsor: Larson, Lyle
Relating to a requirement that the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality obtain or develop updated water availability models for certain river basins. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 781 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to a limitation on the location of solid waste facilities. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 785 85-0 (2017) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the use of the rural water assistance fund. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 821 85-0 (2017) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to the qualifications for membership on the Texas Water Development Board. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 863 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles Relating to the designation of certain river or stream segments as being of unique ecological value. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 864 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles
Sponsor: King, Tracy
Relating to the procedure for obtaining a right to use state water if the applicant proposes an alternative source of water that is not state water. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 866 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles Relating to the use of money in the state water pollution control revolving fund. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 903 85-0 (2017) Author: Birdwell, Brian Relating to the prosecution of and punishment for the offense of criminal mischief involving property used for flood control purposes or a dam. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1053 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles Relating to an appeal of a desired future condition in a groundwater management area. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 1269 85-0 (2017) Author: Miles, Borris | et. al. Relating to the establishment of a task force to conduct a comprehensive study on flood control infrastructure for Harris and Galveston Counties. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Left pending in committee
SB 1392 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles Relating to groundwater conservation districts. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Not again placed on intent calendar
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 1432 85-0 (2017) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to the regulation of sport lagoons and granting rulemaking authority. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 1507 85-0 (2017) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the authorization by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality of the discharge, diversion, and transfer or other reuse of return flows derived from treated brackish groundwater. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 1511 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles
Sponsor: Price, Four
Relating to the state and regional water planning process and the funding of projects included in the state water plan. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1525 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles
Sponsor: Larson, Lyle
Relating to studies by the Texas Water Development Board of water needs and availability in this state. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Vetoed by the Governor
SB 1529 85-0 (2017) Author: Creighton, Brandon Relating to the collection, analysis, and dissemination of information regarding the availability and quality of the groundwater resources in this state by the Geo-Technology Research Institute. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 1538 85-0 (2017) Author: Watson, Kirk
Sponsor: Phelan, Dade | et. al.
Relating to the permissible uses of the floodplain management account. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1587 85-0 (2017) Author: Garcia, Sylvia | et. al. Relating to lead in drinking water at public schools. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1597 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to a requirement that the General Land Office conduct an evaluation and submit a report regarding the use of wind and solar power to desalinate brackish groundwater on real property owned by the state. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Left pending in committee
SB 1777 85-0 (2017) Author: Garcia, Sylvia Relating to the imposition of a criminal penalty for the violation of a rule adopted or order issued under the Flood Control and Insurance Act. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 1870 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to county prohibition of the possession of glass containers within the boundaries of a state-owned riverbed; creating an offense. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Left pending in committee
SB 2046 85-0 (2017) Author: Bettencourt, Paul Relating to voting by the qualified voters of a water or sewer district wholly or partly annexed by a municipality. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 2068 85-0 (2017) Author: Buckingham, Dawn
Sponsor: Murr, Andrew
Relating to the plugging or capping of abandoned, deteriorated, open, or uncovered water wells in the Bandera County River Authority and Groundwater District. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 2140 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al. Relating to the provision by the Texas Water Development Board of financial assistance for the development of certain projects in economically distressed areas. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Referred to Natural Resources
SB 2193 85-0 (2017) Author: Buckingham, Dawn Relating to the regulation of certain aggregate production operations by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality; authorizing an increase in the amount of a fee. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SJR 36 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting a tax on the sale or purchase of water at wholesale. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Referred to Ways & Means
SJR 61 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of additional general obligation bonds by the Texas Water Development Board to provide financial assistance for the development of certain projects in economically distressed areas. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
HB 26 85-1 (2017) Author: Larson, Lyle Relating to the regulation of groundwater. House: Natural Resources Received from the House
HB 27 85-1 (2017) Author: Larson, Lyle Relating to the development of brackish groundwater. House: Natural Resources Received from the House
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 226 85-1 (2017) Author: Larson, Lyle Relating to the state and regional water planning process. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 228 85-1 (2017) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al. Relating to appropriations of water for use in aquifer storage and recovery projects. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 229 85-1 (2017) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al. Relating to the authority of the Texas Water Development Board to use the state participation account of the water development fund to provide financial assistance for the development of certain facilities. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 230 85-1 (2017) Author: Larson, Lyle Relating to the use of money in the state water pollution control revolving fund. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 277 85-1 (2017) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al. Relating to the duty of the Texas Water Development Board to conduct studies of and prepare and submit reports on aquifer storage and recovery. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 282 85-1 (2017) Author: Larson, Lyle Relating to a requirement that the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality obtain or develop updated water availability models for certain river basins. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 335 85-1 (2017) Author: Collier, Nicole Relating to testing for lead contamination in public school drinking water. House: Public Education Left pending in committee
HB 30 84-0 (2015) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al.
Sponsor: Perry, Charles
Relating to the development of seawater and brackish groundwater. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 163 84-0 (2015) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al.
Sponsor: Perry, Charles
Relating to interstate cooperation to address regional water issues. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 201 84-0 (2015) Author: Leach, Jeff Relating to the procedure for action by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on an application for a water right. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 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 632 84-0 (2015) Author: Simpson, David | et. al. Relating to the planning and funding of water projects to be constructed in a region other than the region proposing the project. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 655 84-0 (2015) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al.
Sponsor: Perry, Charles | et. al.
Relating to the storage and recovery of water in aquifers; authorizing fees and surcharges; adding provisions subject to a criminal penalty. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 835 84-0 (2015) Author: Larson, Lyle Relating to research, development and utilization of brackish groundwater resources. House: Natural Resources Referred directly to s/c on Special Water Districts by chair
HB 836 84-0 (2015) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al. Relating to the development of brackish groundwater. House: Natural Resources Referred directly to s/c on Special Water Districts by chair
HB 908 84-0 (2015) Author: Phillips, Larry
Sponsor: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Relating to the continuation and duties of the Red River Boundary Commission. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective immediately
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 930 84-0 (2015) Author: Miller, Doug
Sponsor: Perry, Charles
Relating to water well drillers and pump installers; authorizing fees. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
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 995 84-0 (2015) Author: González, Mary
Sponsor: Rodríguez, José
Relating to the establishment of stormwater control and recapture planning authorities in certain counties. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 1016 84-0 (2015) Author: King, Tracy
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to the designation of certain river or stream segments as being of unique ecological value. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1042 84-0 (2015) Author: Frank, James | et. al.
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to the designation of a site of unique value for the construction of a reservoir. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 1088 84-0 (2015) Author: Márquez, Marisa | et. al. Relating to the establishment of the Texas Technical Center for Innovative Desalination at The University of Texas at El Paso in partnership with The University of Texas at San Antonio. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1191 84-0 (2015) Author: Isaac, Jason Relating to the regulation of commercial development of groundwater in certain areas. House: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
HB 1192 84-0 (2015) Author: Isaac, Jason Relating to permissible uses of graywater for domestic use. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 1193 84-0 (2015) Author: Isaac, Jason 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 a rainwater harvesting system. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1222 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the authority of the Texas Water Development Board to provide financial assistance to political subdivisions for water supply projects. House: Natural Resources Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1223 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the governance and administration of the Texas Water Resources Finance Authority. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 1224 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio III, Eddie
Sponsor: Perry, Charles | et. al.
Relating to the purposes for which the assets of certain revolving funds administered by the Texas Water Development Board may be used. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 1232 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio III, Eddie
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to a study by the Texas Water Development Board of the hydrology and geology of the confined and unconfined aquifers in this state. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 1248 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio III, Eddie | et. al. Relating to the renewal or amendment of certain permits issued by groundwater conservation districts. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
HB 1296 84-0 (2015) Author: Flynn, Dan Relating to the appointment of certain representatives to certain regional water planning groups. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 1501 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to a study concerning the presence and effects of plastic microbeads in water in the state. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 1581 84-0 (2015) Author: Simpson, David | et. al. Relating to the duty of a water supply system to provide certain information to consumers regarding fluoride in drinking water. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1635 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to the management of groundwater, including the classification of and the obtaining of information regarding groundwater and the formulation of desired future conditions by a groundwater conservation district. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 1856 84-0 (2015) Author: Isaac, Jason Relating to the renewal or amendment of certain permits issued by groundwater conservation districts. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 1902 84-0 (2015) Author: Howard, Donna | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the regulation and use of graywater and alternative onsite water. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 1919 84-0 (2015) Author: Phillips, Larry
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to the applicability of certain provisions concerning invasive species. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 2179 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio III, Eddie
Sponsor: Perry, Charles
Relating to hearings that concern the issuance of permits by a groundwater conservation district. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 2230 84-0 (2015) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al.
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to the authority of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to authorize an injection well used for oil and gas waste disposal to be used for the disposal of nonhazardous brine produced by a desalination operation or nonhazardous drinking water treatment residuals. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2236 84-0 (2015) Author: Romero, Ramon Relating to the requirements for the casing and cementing of an oil or gas well. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 2308 84-0 (2015) Author: Keffer, Jim Relating to the consideration by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality of the economic impact of an appropriation of state water in determining whether to grant an application for the appropriation. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
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 2532 84-0 (2015) Author: Bell, Cecil Relating to a study on the effectiveness of regulations governing the design and construction of certain Type I municipal solid waste landfills overlying aquifers. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
HB 2570 84-0 (2015) Author: Johnson, Eric Relating to the incorporation of climate and precipitation forecasts in state, regional, and local water planning. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2571 84-0 (2015) Author: Johnson, Eric Relating to information on projected changes in weather, water availability, and climate variability in strategic plans of certain state agencies. House: International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs Statement(s) of vote recorded in Journal
HB 2647 84-0 (2015) Author: Ashby, Trent | et. al.
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to a limitation on the authority to curtail groundwater production from wells used for power generation or mining. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 2654 84-0 (2015) Author: Elkins, Gary Relating to the authority of the Harris-Galveston Subsidence District to regulate certain water wells. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2767 84-0 (2015) Author: Keffer, Jim
Sponsor: Perry, Charles
Relating to the powers, duties, and administration of groundwater conservation districts; amending provisions that authorize fees. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 2879 84-0 (2015) Author: González, Mary
Sponsor: Rodríguez, José
Relating to a study by the General Land Office regarding the feasibility of creating a mechanism by which a governmental entity could acquire small parcels of real property in an area and convey them to a developer in order to ensure the property is developed in compliance with model subdivision rules. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Business & Commerce
Left pending in committee
HB 2892 84-0 (2015) Author: Murr, Andrew Relating to the procedure by which a state agency may issue an opinion that a watercourse is navigable. House: Natural Resources Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3298 84-0 (2015) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al.
Sponsor: Perry, Charles
Relating to a study conducted by the Texas Water Development Board regarding the development of a market and conveyance network for water in this state. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
No action taken in committee
HB 3324 84-0 (2015) Author: Larson, Lyle Relating to the requirements for obtaining an interbasin water transfer permit. House: Natural Resources Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3340 84-0 (2015) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Relating to the administration and implementation of the Flood Control and Insurance Act; adding provisions subject to a civil or criminal penalty and affecting the prosecution of a criminal offense. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3363 84-0 (2015) Author: Keffer, Jim Relating to authorizing local government programs to provide assessments for residential water and energy improvements in designated regions, including authorizing the issuance of obligations to provide financing for the programs; authorizing a fee. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3397 84-0 (2015) Author: Stephenson, Phil Relating to water intake requirements for the Lower Colorado River Authority. House: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
HB 3413 84-0 (2015) Author: Frank, James Relating to a general permit to convey water using the bed and banks of a natural stream channel; authorizing a fee. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3540 84-0 (2015) Author: White, Molly Relating to the groundwater rights of a landowner and the amount of groundwater production for which a groundwater conservation district may issue permits. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
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
HB 3744 84-0 (2015) Author: Simpson, David Relating to a requirement that a geological survey be conducted before a location may be identified as a site of unique value for the construction of a reservoir or recommended for the construction of a reservoir or dam. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3788 84-0 (2015) Author: Reynolds, Ron Relating to the information required to be included in a regional water plan and the use of that information by the regional water planning group in developing the plan. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3803 84-0 (2015) Author: Keffer, Jim Relating to defining the occurrence of an interregional conflict between regional water plans. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3837 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the licensing and regulation of certain rainwater harvesting; providing administrative penalties; authorizing fees; requiring an occupational license. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3942 84-0 (2015) Author: Paddie, Chris Relating to the authority to determine the supply of groundwater in certain regional water plans. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 4021 84-0 (2015) Author: Herrero, Abel Relating to creating a tax severance credit for oil and gas operators for use of alternative fluids in place of fresh water solely in the process of hydraulic fracturing (fracking). House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 4035 84-0 (2015) Author: Darby, Drew Relating to an oil and gas severance tax credit for certain community investments. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 4097 84-0 (2015) Author: Hunter, Todd | et. al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al.
Relating to seawater desalination projects. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 4112 84-0 (2015) Author: Burns, DeWayne | et. al.
Sponsor: Perry, Charles | et. al.
Relating to the rights of an owner of groundwater. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
HCR 112 84-0 (2015) Author: Springer, Drew Urging Congress to direct the U.S. Department of Agriculture to revise existing policies that promote the waste of water after an irrigated crop has been declared a failure. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Committee report sent to Calendars
HCR 138 84-0 (2015) Author: Phillips, Larry
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections in H.B. No. 1919. Signed by the Governor
HCR 139 84-0 (2015) Author: Larson, Lyle
Sponsor: Perry, Charles
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections in H.B. No. 30. Signed by the Governor
HCR 148 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections in H.B. No. 928. Filed
HR 3507 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 928. Reported enrolled
SB 78 84-0 (2015) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the matters to be considered in developing the state water plan. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 109 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Van Relating to the procedure for action by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on an application for a water right. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 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 521 84-0 (2015) Author: Fraser, Troy | et. al.
Sponsor: Keffer, Jim
Relating to the period for which the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality may grant or renew an emergency authorization relating to the use of state water. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Placed on General State Calendar
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 580 84-0 (2015) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to water intake requirements for the Lower Colorado River Authority. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 854 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Lucio III, Eddie
Relating to the renewal or amendment of certain permits issued by groundwater conservation districts. 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 991 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José
Sponsor: Larson, Lyle
Relating to a requirement that the General Land Office conduct a study regarding the use of wind or solar power to desalinate brackish groundwater. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 1079 84-0 (2015) Author: Eltife, Kevin Relating to the regulation of water well drillers and water well pump installers; affecting fees. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 1101 84-0 (2015) Author: Eltife, Kevin
Sponsor: Paddie, Chris
Relating to the authority to determine the supply of groundwater in and potential impacts on public health of certain regional water plans. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 1122 84-0 (2015) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to a limitation on the authority to curtail groundwater production from wells used for power generation or mining. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Left pending in committee
SB 1234 84-0 (2015) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the matters to be considered in developing the state water plan. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 1289 84-0 (2015) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to the continuation and duties of the Red River Boundary Commission. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1293 84-0 (2015) Author: Uresti, Carlos | et. al. Relating to the designation of certain river or stream segments as being of unique ecological value. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 1301 84-0 (2015) Author: Perry, Charles
Sponsor: Lucio III, Eddie
Relating to the governance and administration of the Texas Water Resources Finance Authority. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 1311 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the office of water and the water advisory committee in the Department of Agriculture. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 1337 84-0 (2015) Author: Perry, Charles
Sponsor: Lucio III, Eddie
Relating to the authority of the Texas Water Development Board to provide financial assistance to political subdivisions for water supply projects. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
House passage as amended reported
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 1409 84-0 (2015) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to a study by the Texas Water Development Board regarding the mapping of groundwater in confined and unconfined aquifers. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 1410 84-0 (2015) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to the designation of a site of unique value for the construction of a reservoir. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 1413 84-0 (2015) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to the powers, duties, and administration of groundwater conservation districts. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 1415 84-0 (2015) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to the purposes for which the assets of certain revolving funds administered by the Texas Water Development Board may be used. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 1421 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the management of groundwater, including the classification of and the obtaining of information regarding groundwater and the formulation of desired future conditions by a groundwater conservation district. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
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 1598 84-0 (2015) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to an interim study regarding the composition of the Lower Colorado River Authority board of directors. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 1616 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the composition of the Texas Water Development Board. 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
SB 1724 84-0 (2015) Author: Creighton, Brandon Relating to the storage and recovery of water in aquifers; authorizing fees and surcharges. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 1734 84-0 (2015) Author: Uresti, Carlos | et. al.
Sponsor: King, Tracy
Relating to the eradication of Carrizo cane along the Rio Grande River. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 1738 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al. Relating to the diversion and use of marine seawater, including the development of marine seawater desalination projects, integrated marine seawater desalination and power projects, and facilities for the storage, conveyance, and delivery of desalinated marine seawater. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1817 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to a limitation on the location of solid waste facilities. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 1903 84-0 (2015) Author: Perry, Charles | et. al. Relating to the storage and recovery of water in aquifers; authorizing fees and surcharges; adding provisions subject to a criminal penalty. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Co-author authorized
SB 1907 84-0 (2015) Author: Perry, Charles Relating to a study conducted by the Texas Water Development Board regarding the development of a market and conveyance network for water in this state. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1936 84-0 (2015) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to the recovery of damages resulting from an emergency transfer of water authorized by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 1990 84-0 (2015) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to the disclosure of information about water used in hydraulic fracturing. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SCR 51 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Instructing the enrolling clerk of the senate to make corrections in S.B. No. 1356. Received from the Senate
SR 1068 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 928. Reported enrolled
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 19 83-0 (2013) Author: Darby, Drew | et. al. Relating to the appropriation of money from the economic stabilization fund to finance certain transportation infrastructure and water-related projects. House: Appropriations No action taken in committee
HB 178 83-0 (2013) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al. Relating to exemption from the sales tax for certain water efficient products for a limited period. House: Ways & Means Placed on General State Calendar
HB 227 83-0 (2013) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al. Relating to the appropriation of money from the economic stabilization fund to be used for the purposes of the water infrastructure fund during the next state fiscal biennium. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
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 340 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to the power of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to authorize certain injection wells that transect or terminate in the Edwards Aquifer. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
HB 677 83-0 (2013) Author: Geren, Charlie | et. al.
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin
Relating to the regulation and enforcement of dam safety by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: State Affairs
Senate: Administration
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 867 83-0 (2013) Author: Flynn, Dan Relating to the appointment of certain representatives to certain regional water planning groups. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 998 83-0 (2013) Author: Clardy, Travis Relating to the appropriation of money from the general revenue fund to the Texas Water Development Board to provide a grant to the Angelina and Neches River Authority to be used by the authority for the purpose of obtaining preconstruction permits or other authorizations for the proposed Lake Columbia reservoir project. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
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 1189 83-0 (2013) Author: Larson, Lyle Relating to interstate cooperation to address regional water issues. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1345 83-0 (2013) Author: Elkins, Gary Relating to the authority of the Harris-Galveston Subsidence District to regulate certain water wells. House: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
HB 1460 83-0 (2013) Author: Gooden, Lance Relating to the use of land and water for wildlife management. House: Agriculture & Livestock Left pending in committee
HB 1547 83-0 (2013) Author: Zerwas, John Relating to the power of the North Fort Bend Water Authority to impose a charge on certain wells or classes of wells. House: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2062 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, John
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Relating to the regulation of plumbing. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 2120 83-0 (2013) Author: Taylor, Van | et. al. Relating to permits to construct reservoirs for the storage of state water. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2121 83-0 (2013) Author: Taylor, Van | et. al. Relating to interbasin transfers of state water. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
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 2154 83-0 (2013) Author: Callegari, Bill Relating to the applicability of the law governing innovative programs for environmental regulation administered by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2334 83-0 (2013) Author: Callegari, Bill | et. al. Relating to the regulation, development, and treatment of brackish and marine water. House: Natural Resources Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2452 83-0 (2013) Author: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al. Relating to the appointment of a watermaster for the Brazos River Basin; providing for a limitation on certain fees. House: Natural Resources Considered in Calendars
HB 2546 83-0 (2013) Author: Sheffield, J. D. Relating to the jurisdiction and qualifications of the Concho River watermaster and deputy watermaster. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2577 83-0 (2013) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al. Relating to water well recordkeeping and reporting requirements, including the production, use, and withdrawal of groundwater. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2578 83-0 (2013) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al. Relating to the development of brackish groundwater and the use of brackish water and seawater; providing a penalty. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2586 83-0 (2013) Author: King, Phil | et. al. Relating to the exercise of the power of eminent domain by certain authorized entities. House: Special Purpose Districts Laid on the table subject to call
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 2701 83-0 (2013) Author: Miller, Doug Relating to the Edwards Aquifer Authority's regulation of wells with limited production capabilities. House: Natural Resources Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 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 2720 83-0 (2013) Author: Ritter, Allan Relating to the applicability of the law governing emergency authorizations by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for the use of state water to certain emergency orders concerning water rights issued by the executive director of the commission. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2739 83-0 (2013) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey Relating to permitting requirements of groundwater conservation districts, including permits to transfer water. House: Natural Resources Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2740 83-0 (2013) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey Relating to the renewal or amendment of permits issued by groundwater conservation districts. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2744 83-0 (2013) Author: Phillips, Larry | et. al. Relating to the applicability of certain provisions concerning the transfer of exotic species to certain transfers of water that supply populous areas. House: Natural Resources Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 2781 83-0 (2013) Author: Fletcher, Allen
Sponsor: Campbell, Donna
Relating to rainwater harvesting and other water conservation initiatives. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 3013 83-0 (2013) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al. Relating to the underground storage of water for later retrieval and beneficial use; authorizing the imposition of fees. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3114 83-0 (2013) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Relating to the regional groundwater planning process for minor aquifers. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3167 83-0 (2013) Author: King, Susan Relating to water programs administered by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the Texas Water Development Board. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3212 83-0 (2013) Author: Phillips, Larry
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to the Red River Boundary Compact and the creation of the Red River Boundary Commission. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 3233 83-0 (2013) Author: Ritter, Allan | et. al.
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to interbasin transfers of state water. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 3260 83-0 (2013) Author: Miller, Doug Relating to the designation of certain river or stream segments as being of unique ecological value. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3315 83-0 (2013) Author: Keffer, Jim Relating to the regulation of reuse and recycling of produced water from oil and gas activities. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 3317 83-0 (2013) Author: Keffer, Jim | et. al. Relating to the exemption of a water well from certain permitting by and compliance with rules of a groundwater conservation district. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3419 83-0 (2013) Author: Lavender, George Relating to the planning and funding of water projects to be constructed in a region other than the region proposing the project. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3511 83-0 (2013) Author: Ritter, Allan
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin
Relating to the adjudication of certain claims under a written contract with a special-purpose district or authority or local governmental entity. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 3535 83-0 (2013) Author: Price, Walter "Four" Relating to the management, operation, rulemaking authority, and oversight of groundwater conservation districts. House: Natural Resources Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 3539 83-0 (2013) Author: Gutierrez, Roland Relating to the source and supply of water used for oil and gas exploration and production in the State of Texas. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
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 3595 83-0 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to imposing a fee on water used in the performance of a hydraulic fracturing treatment on an oil or gas well. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3603 83-0 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to water conservation. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3604 83-0 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon | et. al.
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to the implementation of a water conservation plan and drought contingency plan, as applicable, by certain entities. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/13
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 3606 83-0 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to the report by the Water Conservation Advisory Council on progress made in water conservation in this state. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
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 3623 83-0 (2013) Author: Lavender, George Relating to the repeal of the designation of the Marvin Nichols reservoir as a site of unique value for the construction of a reservoir. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3708 83-0 (2013) Author: Klick, Stephanie Relating to rules governing the rules governing the meetings of general law districts of the Texas Water code. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3718 83-0 (2013) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey Relating to the development, protection, and production of brackish aquifers. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 4 83-0 (2013) Author: Fraser, Troy | et. al. Relating to the administration and functions of the Texas Water Development Board; authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
SB 22 83-0 (2013) Author: Fraser, Troy | et. al. Relating to the administration of the Texas Water Development Board; making an appropriation from the economic stabilization fund to finance certain water-related projects. Senate: Finance Left pending in subcommittee
SB 272 83-0 (2013) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to water well recordkeeping and reporting requirements, including the production and use of groundwater. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
No action taken in committee
SB 302 83-0 (2013) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to the management, operation, rulemaking authority, and oversight of groundwater conservation districts. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
No action taken in committee
SB 342 83-0 (2013) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to exemption from the sales tax for certain water efficient products for a limited period. Senate: Finance Left pending in subcommittee
SB 589 83-0 (2013) Author: Hegar, Glenn | et. al. Relating to the designation of certain river or stream segments as being of unique ecological value. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Left pending in committee
SB 595 83-0 (2013) Author: Hegar, Glenn
Sponsor: Zerwas, John
Relating to the power of the North Fort Bend Water Authority to impose a charge on certain wells or classes of wells. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 655 83-0 (2013) Author: Birdwell, Brian
Sponsor: King, Phil
Relating to the exercise of the power of eminent domain by certain authorized entities. House: Special Purpose Districts
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 662 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Villalba, Jason
Relating to the composition of the drought preparedness council. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 873 83-0 (2013) Author: Hegar, Glenn Relating to the permitting authority of a groundwater conservation district for the drilling or operation of a water well used to supply water for the drilling, exploration, or production of oil or gas. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Left pending in committee
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 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
SB 1168 83-0 (2013) Author: Hegar, Glenn Relating to interstate cooperation to address regional water issues. 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 1212 83-0 (2013) Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Sponsor: Phillips, Larry
Relating to the applicability of certain provisions concerning the transfer of exotic species to certain transfers of water that supply populous areas. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security
Effective immediately
SB 1241 83-0 (2013) Author: Hegar, Glenn
Sponsor: Miller, Doug
Relating to the Edwards Aquifer Authority's regulation of wells with limited production capabilities. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1249 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John Relating to plugging, capping, repairing, or completing certain wells. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 1271 83-0 (2013) Author: Eltife, Kevin Relating to the regulation and enforcement of dam safety by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Senate: Natural Resources Committee report printed and distributed
SB 1282 83-0 (2013) Author: Duncan, Robert | et. al.
Sponsor: Price, Walter "Four"
Relating to deadlines for proposals for adoption by certain districts or authorities of desired future conditions of relevant aquifers. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1454 83-0 (2013) Author: Taylor, Larry Relating to the regulation of plumbing. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1500 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to the criteria to be used by the Texas Water Development Board in prioritizing applications for funds for the implementation of water supply projects. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1501 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to the allocation of state revenue used to provide financial assistance to political subdivisions for water supply projects. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1532 83-0 (2013) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Rodriguez, Eddie
Relating to the power of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to authorize certain injection wells that transect or terminate in the Edwards Aquifer. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1579 83-0 (2013) Author: Taylor, Larry Relating to the appointment of a watermaster for the Brazos River Basin. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1624 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to the establishment of regional water banks by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the Texas Water Development Board. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1749 83-0 (2013) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to the exemption of a water well from certain permitting by and compliance with rules of a groundwater conservation district. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1760 83-0 (2013) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to the development of brackish groundwater. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 1763 83-0 (2013) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to permitting requirements of groundwater conservation districts, including permits to transfer water. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1779 83-0 (2013) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to ad valorem tax incentives for the recycling of water used in oil or gas drilling or production. Senate: Finance Reported from s/c favorably w/o amendments
SB 1894 83-0 (2013) Author: Fraser, Troy Relating to the procedure for review by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and related entities of environmental flow standards and environmental flow set-asides for river basin and bay systems and related matters. Senate: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
SJR 38 83-0 (2013) Author: Williams, Tommy Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the state infrastructure fund and board to provide financial assistance for certain projects related to economic development infrastructure and for the transfer to the fund of money from the economic stabilization fund; making an appropriation. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
HB 24 83-1 (2013) Author: Larson, Lyle Relating to the development of brackish groundwater. Filed
HB 25 83-1 (2013) Author: Larson, Lyle Relating to the underground storage of water for later retrieval and beneficial use; authorizing the imposition of fees. Filed
HB 50 83-1 (2013) Author: Callegari, Bill Relating to research on and the treatment of saline water. Filed
HB 29 83-2 (2013) Author: Callegari, Bill Relating to research on and the treatment of saline water. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 218 82-0 (2011) Author: Gallego, Pete
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to possessing a glass container within the boundaries of certain riverbeds; providing criminal penalties. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 451 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio III, Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to the creation of a Don't Mess with Texas Water program to prevent illegal dumping that affects the surface waters of this state. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 814 82-0 (2011) Author: Gutierrez, Roland Relating to the Edwards Aquifer Authority's power to regulate the transportation of groundwater out of certain counties. House: Natural Resources 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 931 82-0 (2011) Author: Darby, Drew | et. al. Relating to the disposal of certain naturally occurring radioactive material waste resulting from the treatment of drinking water. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 935 82-0 (2011) Author: Phillips, Larry Relating to the protection of water quality in certain bodies of water. House: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 965 82-0 (2011) Author: Callegari, Bill | et. al.
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to continuing education requirements for persons holding licenses issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Government Efficiency & Reform
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 1180 82-0 (2011) Author: Flynn, Dan Relating to the appointment of certain representatives to regional water planning groups. 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 1452 82-0 (2011) Author: Schwertner, Charles Relating to the repeal of the designation of the Little River reservoir and the Little River off-channel reservoir as sites of unique value for the construction of a reservoir. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
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 1732 82-0 (2011) Author: Ritter, Allan
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the provision by the Texas Water Development Board of financial assistance for certain projects. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 1734 82-0 (2011) Author: Ritter, Allan Relating to the authority of the Texas Water Development Board to provide financial assistance for certain projects if the applicant has failed to complete a request for information relevant to the project. House: Natural Resources Considered in Calendars
HB 1755 82-0 (2011) Author: Callegari, Bill Relating to the authority of a groundwater conservation district to adopt different rules for the management of groundwater resources located in different areas of the district. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1824 82-0 (2011) Author: Price, Walter "Four" | et. al. Relating to the management of groundwater production by groundwater conservation districts. House: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2166 82-0 (2011) Author: Price, Walter "Four" Relating to the procedures for and appeals of desired future conditions adopted by groundwater management areas. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2364 82-0 (2011) Author: Christian, Wayne Relating to notification of local groundwater conservation districts by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality when groundwater contamination is found. House: Natural Resources Considered in Calendars
HB 2558 82-0 (2011) Author: Brown, Fred | et. al. Relating to the designation of a certain segment of the Navasota River as a river segment of unique ecological value. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2672 82-0 (2011) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to safety measures for culverts or other similar flood or drainage systems maintained by governmental entities. House: Urban Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2760 82-0 (2011) Author: Garza, John Relating to species-protection programs for the Edwards Aquifer, the Guadalupe River Basin, the San Antonio River Basin, and the San Antonio Bay and estuary system; imposing a tax. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2939 82-0 (2011) Author: King, Tracy Relating to the annual reporting of groundwater use in activities related to the exploration or drilling for or production of oil or gas by owners or operators of oil and gas wells. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3193 82-0 (2011) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey Relating to the applicability of the general law governing groundwater conservation districts to the management of brackish groundwater. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
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 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
HB 3412 82-0 (2011) Author: Darby, Drew | et. al. Relating to regulation of the management and disposal of certain drinking water treatment residuals through underground injection. House: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
HB 3530 82-0 (2011) Author: Ritter, Allan Relating to the review and functions of the Texas Water Development Board. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3636 82-0 (2011) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to safety measures for culverts or other similar flood or drainage systems maintained by governmental entities. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Urban Affairs
HCR 61 82-0 (2011) Author: Callegari, Bill | et. al. Expressing opposition to federal interference in state management of Texas' water resources. House: State Sovereignty, Select Considered in Calendars
HJR 107 82-0 (2011) Author: Ritter, Allan Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of open-space land devoted to water stewardship purposes on the basis of its productive capacity. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
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 2659 82-0 (2011) Author: Ritter, Allan Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 660. Reported enrolled
SB 103 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to the installation, maintenance, operation, and relocation of wastewater pipeline facilities. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 105 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Wendy | et. al.
Sponsor: Keffer, Jim
Relating to a restriction on the formation into which certain commercial disposal wells permitted by the Railroad Commission of Texas may inject oil and gas waste. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 334 82-0 (2011) Author: Fraser, Troy Relating to the applicability of the constitutional limit on state debt payable from the general revenues of the state to bonds issued by the Texas Water Development Board. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SB 360 82-0 (2011) Author: Fraser, Troy
Sponsor: Creighton, Brandon
Relating to the composition and use of money in the rural water assistance fund. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 370 82-0 (2011) Author: Seliger, Kel
Sponsor: Ritter, Allan
Relating to the authority of the Texas Water Development Board to provide financial assistance for certain projects if the applicant has failed to complete a request for information relevant to the project. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 449 82-0 (2011) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al.
Sponsor: Ritter, Allan
Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of open-space land devoted to water stewardship purposes on the basis of its productive capacity. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
See remarks for effective date
SB 467 82-0 (2011) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the power of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to authorize certain injection wells that transect or terminate in the Edwards Aquifer. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
SB 525 82-0 (2011) Author: Deuell, Bob
Sponsor: Phillips, Larry
Relating to the protection of water quality in certain bodies of water. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 660 82-0 (2011) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al.
Sponsor: Ritter, Allan
Relating to the review and functions of the Texas Water Development Board, including the functions of the board and related entities in connection with the process for establishing and appealing desired future conditions in a groundwater management area. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Government Organization
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 691 82-0 (2011) Author: Estes, Craig
Sponsor: King, Tracy
Relating to the exemption from permitting by groundwater conservation districts for certain water wells used for domestic, livestock, and poultry watering purposes. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 737 82-0 (2011) Author: Hegar, Glenn
Sponsor: Price, Walter "Four"
Relating to the management of groundwater production by groundwater conservation districts. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 756 82-0 (2011) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to a prohibition on the transport of surface water or groundwater more than a specified distance from the water's source; providing an administrative penalty. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1073 82-0 (2011) Author: Jackson, Mike
Sponsor: King, Tracy
Relating to rainwater harvesting systems that are connected to public water supply systems. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 1148 82-0 (2011) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the authority of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to authorize certain injection wells that transect or terminate in the Edwards Aquifer. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 1306 82-0 (2011) Author: Hegar, Glenn | et. al. Relating to the procedures for and appeals of desired future conditions adopted by groundwater management areas. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 1480 82-0 (2011) Author: Hegar, Glenn
Sponsor: Darby, Drew
Relating to the regulation of exotic aquatic species by the Parks and Wildlife Department; providing penalties. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 1595 82-0 (2011) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to species-protection programs for the Edwards Aquifer, the Guadalupe River Basin, the San Antonio River Basin, and the San Antonio Bay and estuary system; imposing a tax. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SJR 3 82-0 (2011) Author: Fraser, Troy Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of additional general obligation bonds by the Texas Water Development Board. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 4 82-0 (2011) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al.
Sponsor: Ritter, Allan
Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of additional general obligation bonds by the Texas Water Development Board. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Finance
Filed with the Secretary of State
SJR 16 82-0 (2011) Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Sponsor: Ritter, Allan
Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of open-space land devoted to water-stewardship purposes on the basis of its productive capacity. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Filed with the Secretary of State
SJR 25 82-0 (2011) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of additional general obligation bonds by the Texas Water Development Board. Senate: Finance No action taken in committee
SR 1250 82-0 (2011) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 660. Reported enrolled
HB 810 81-0 (2009) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to possessing a glass container within the boundaries of certain riverbeds; providing criminal penalties. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 865 81-0 (2009) Author: Swinford, David
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to the establishment of the Texas Invasive Species Coordinating Committee. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 1433 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio III, Eddie
Sponsor: Averitt, Kip
Relating to the amount of the annual water quality fee imposed on holders of wastewater discharge permits and on users of water. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 1434 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the use of money in the watermaster fund. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
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 1922 81-0 (2009) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to the authorization of certain reuse water system contributions and discharges. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1981 81-0 (2009) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al. Relating to the regulation of stormwater management by certain counties. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2254 81-0 (2009) Author: Hancock, Kelly Relating to the authority of a local government to prohibit the Railroad Commission of Texas or the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality from issuing a permit for a disposal well. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2313 81-0 (2009) Author: Gattis, Dan Relating to the repeal of the designation of the Little River reservoir and the Little River off-channel reservoir as sites of unique value for the construction of a reservoir. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2339 81-0 (2009) Author: Miller, Sid Relating to the regulation of licensed irrigators. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Withdrawn from schedule
HB 2414 81-0 (2009) Author: Bolton, Valinda Relating to the regulation of stormwater management by certain counties. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2535 81-0 (2009) Author: Creighton, Brandon Relating to the regulation and enforcement of dam safety by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality; providing civil and administrative penalties. House: Natural Resources Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2536 81-0 (2009) Author: Creighton, Brandon
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to the floodplain management account. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Not again placed on intent calendar
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 2722 81-0 (2009) Author: Flynn, Dan Relating to the appointment of certain representatives to regional water planning groups. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3136 81-0 (2009) Author: Gallego, Pete
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to the purposes for which certain counties may use local hotel occupancy tax revenue. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 3379 81-0 (2009) Author: Miller, Doug Relating to the eligibility of certain entities to receive money from the water infrastructure fund. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3526 81-0 (2009) Author: Callegari, Bill
Sponsor: Averitt, Kip
Relating to the powers and duties of the Texas Water Development Board and related entities, including the funding of projects by the board and the composition, duties, recommendations, and expenses of entities created to study and provide advice regarding environmental flows. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Conf. Comm. Report printed and distributed
HB 3527 81-0 (2009) Author: Callegari, Bill Relating to the use of the state participation account of the water development fund. House: Natural Resources Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3541 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the colonia self-help program. House: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3543 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio III, Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to the creation of a Don't Mess with Texas Water program to prevent illegal dumping that affects the surface waters of this state. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Not again placed on intent calendar
HB 3587 81-0 (2009) Author: Truitt, Vicki Relating to interactive water features and fountains. House: Public Health Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 3834 81-0 (2009) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to requiring the seller of certain real property to provide notice regarding the purchaser's duty to register water wells located or drilled on the property. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on intent calendar
HB 3980 81-0 (2009) Author: Hunter, Todd Relating to the eligibility requirements for, selection criteria for, and awarding of grants under programs of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 4110 81-0 (2009) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to the purchase, donation, and sale of promotional items by the Texas Water Development Board. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 4153 81-0 (2009) Author: Rose, Patrick Relating to an exemption from permitting requirements of the Edwards Aquifer Authority for certain wells owned by a charitable organization. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 4166 81-0 (2009) Author: Callegari, Bill Relating to the provision of severance tax credits and exemptions and other incentives and procedures for producing oil from certain wells. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 4206 81-0 (2009) Author: Farabee, David Relating to a requirement that an applicant for a permit to construct an electric generating facility demonstrate that a sufficient amount of water is available for use in connection with the operation of the facility. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 4231 81-0 (2009) Author: Ritter, Allan | et. al.
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin
Relating to the conveyancing or transfer in this state of water imported into this state from a source located outside this state. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 4287 81-0 (2009) Author: Hunter, Todd Relating to the discharge of firearms in certain navigable rivers or streams. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Left pending in committee
HB 4469 81-0 (2009) Author: Ritter, Allan Relating to administration of the storage acquisition fund by the Texas Water Development Board. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 4607 81-0 (2009) Author: Guillen, Ryan
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to regulation of certain areas bordering on Falcon Lake and the Rio Grande River. House: County Affairs
Senate: International Relations & Trade
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 4796 81-0 (2009) Author: Rose, Patrick Relating to a study of the availability and sustainability of groundwater in the Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District; providing funds for the study. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HR 2969 81-0 (2009) Author: Callegari, Bill Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 3526. 3 hr. notice-for consideration
SB 691 81-0 (2009) Author: Hegar, Glenn Relating to the establishment of the Texas Invasive Species Coordinating Committee. Senate: Agriculture & Rural Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 752 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, Wendy | et. al.
Sponsor: Hancock, Kelly
Relating to a restriction on the formation in which certain commercial disposal wells permitted by the Railroad Commission of Texas may inject oil and gas waste. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
SB 800 81-0 (2009) Author: Williams, Tommy Relating to a Texas Commission on Environmental Quality water quality protection area pilot program applicable to portions of the San Jacinto River; providing penalties. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 968 81-0 (2009) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Truitt, Vicki | et. al.
Relating to interactive water features and fountains. House: Public Health
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 1214 81-0 (2009) Author: Deuell, Bob Relating to consumption advisories for mercury contamination in fish, crustaceans, molluscan shellfish, and other aquatic and terrestrial animals. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
No action taken in committee
SB 1288 81-0 (2009) Author: West, Royce Relating to the floodplain management account. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SB 1299 81-0 (2009) Author: Watson, Kirk
Sponsor: Rodriguez, Eddie
Relating to the regulation of stormwater management by certain counties. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 1371 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Lucio III, Eddie
Relating to the colonia self-help program. House: Natural Resources
Senate: International Relations & Trade
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 1405 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot | et. al. Relating to the establishment of an advisory committee to assist the Texas Water Development Board in incorporating the potential effects of climate variability into the state water plan. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Left pending in committee
SB 1406 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot | et. al. Relating to the consideration of the effects of climate variability on water supplies in regional and state water plans. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Left pending in committee
SB 1688 81-0 (2009) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to performance standards for plumbing fixtures sold in this state. Senate: Natural Resources Committee report printed and distributed
SB 1714 81-0 (2009) Author: Hegar, Glenn Relating to evidence of beneficial use and other matters in connection with the issuance of permits by a groundwater conservation district in accordance with its management plan. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
No action taken in committee
SB 1829 81-0 (2009) Author: Deuell, Bob Relating to the collection of artifacts from public waterways. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 2102 81-0 (2009) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to an exemption from permitting requirements of the Edwards Aquifer Authority for certain wells owned by a charitable organization. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 2119 81-0 (2009) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to desired future condition requirements for certain groundwater conservation districts. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 2283 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Callegari, Bill
Relating to the use of the state participation account of the Texas Water Development Fund. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 2313 81-0 (2009) Author: Averitt, Kip
Sponsor: Ritter, Allan
Relating to the creation of the water plan projects fund to assist the Texas Water Development Board in the funding of certain projects identified in the state and regional water plans. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 2314 81-0 (2009) Author: Averitt, Kip
Sponsor: Callegari, Bill
Relating to the adoption of rules by the Texas Water Development Board regarding supplemental funding resulting from federal economic recovery legislation. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 2316 81-0 (2009) Author: Averitt, Kip Relating to the annual water quality fee for wastewater discharge permit holders and water right users through permit or contract. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 2317 81-0 (2009) Author: Averitt, Kip
Sponsor: Ritter, Allan
Relating to the composition, duties, recommendations, and expenses of certain entities created to study and provide advice regarding environmental flows. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 2318 81-0 (2009) Author: Averitt, Kip Relating to the use and management of surface water resources. Senate: Natural Resources Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 2328 81-0 (2009) Author: Hegar, Glenn Relating to the development of environmental flow regimes by the Environmental Flows Advisory Group and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 2530 81-0 (2009) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to a study of the availability and sustainability of groundwater in the Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District; providing funds for the study. Senate: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
SR 1100 81-0 (2009) Author: Averitt, Kip Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 3526. Received by the Secretary of the Senate
HB 3 80-0 (2007) Author: Puente, Robert | et. al.
Sponsor: Averitt, Kip
Relating to the management of the water resources of the state, including the protection of instream flows and freshwater inflows, and to the management of groundwater in the area regulated by the Edwards Aquifer Authority and to the operations and oversight of the authority. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
See remarks for effective date
HB 450 80-0 (2007) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to possessing a glass container within the boundaries of certain riverbeds; providing criminal penalties. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism Considered in Calendars
HB 757 80-0 (2007) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to safety measures for culverts or other similar flood or drainage systems maintained by governmental entities. House: Urban Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1032 80-0 (2007) Author: Puente, Robert
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to amendments to regional water plans. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on intent calendar
HB 1502 80-0 (2007) Author: Frost, Stephen Relating to conflicts between regional water plans prepared by regional water planning groups. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1582 80-0 (2007) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the creation of a submersion injury and drowning prevention database. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HB 1657 80-0 (2007) Author: Puente, Robert
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the protection and use of intellectual property by the executive administrator of the Texas Water Development Board. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
No action taken in committee
HB 1698 80-0 (2007) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Relating to the definition of "surface waters" for purposes of the prohibition on diverting or impounding the natural flow of surface waters in a manner that damages the property of another by the overflow of the water diverted or impounded. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 1719 80-0 (2007) Author: McReynolds, Jim
Sponsor: Nichols, Robert
Relating to requiring landowners to report the burial of certain animal carcasses. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 2018 80-0 (2007) Author: Brown, Betty
Sponsor: Deuell, Bob
Relating to eligibility for a municipal setting designation related to potential impacts to groundwater quality of solid waste activities. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 2039 80-0 (2007) Author: Callegari, Bill Relating to the collection of certain data for the Texas Natural Resources Information System and the duties of the Texas Geographic Information Council. House: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2108 80-0 (2007) Author: Puente, Robert
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to the deadline for the Parks and Wildlife Department, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, and the Texas Water Development Board to complete priority instream flow studies of the state's rivers and streams. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Left pending in committee
HB 2299 80-0 (2007) Author: Paxton, Ken | et. al. Relating to equipment used for irrigation systems. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2654 80-0 (2007) Author: Puente, Robert
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the regulation of the use of an injection well to inject nonhazardous brine from a desalination operation or to inject nonhazardous drinking water treatment residuals. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 2742 80-0 (2007) Author: Frost, Stephen Relating to sanitary, chemical, or bacteriological surveys of bodies of public water conducted by the Department of State Health Services and related fish advisories. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 2872 80-0 (2007) Author: Callegari, Bill Relating to the application of the junior priority requirement for a water right authorizing a transfer of water from one river basin in this state to another river basin in this state. House: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
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 2885 80-0 (2007) Author: King, Susan | et. al. Relating to the development of a regional water supply reservoir project at a site known as Cedar Ridge in Haskell, Shackelford, and Throckmorton Counties, Texas. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2915 80-0 (2007) Author: Kuempel, Edmund Relating to damage to an aquifer by projects for storage of appropriated water House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3017 80-0 (2007) Author: Puente, Robert
Sponsor: Averitt, Kip
Relating to the certification of water treatment specialists. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 3073 80-0 (2007) Author: Creighton, Brandon Relating to the transfer of responsibility for the National Flood Insurance Program from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to the Texas Water Development Board and the administration and funding of the program. House: Natural Resources Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3079 80-0 (2007) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Relating to the development of unrelated infrastructure on certain venue projects. House: Urban Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3393 80-0 (2007) Author: King, Tracy Relating to the issuance of groundwater permits by the Edwards Aquifer Authority to persons who establish that they beneficially used groundwater during a certain period. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3477 80-0 (2007) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the operation of the strategic mapping program administered by the Texas Water Development Board. House: Natural Resources Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 3481 80-0 (2007) Author: Puente, Robert
Sponsor: Averitt, Kip
Relating to disclosure and availability of certain information concerning certain officers of regional water planning groups. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Left pending in committee
HB 3554 80-0 (2007) Author: Isett, Carl
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the program for the regulation and remediation of underground and aboveground storage tanks. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
See remarks for effective date
HB 3631 80-0 (2007) Author: Van Arsdale, Corbin Relating to the location of a quarry and associated pits in relation to residences in certain counties. House: Natural Resources Withdrawn from schedule
HB 3753 80-0 (2007) Author: Corte, Jr., Frank Relating to procurement methods of certain water utility systems for the design, construction, and operation of certain facilities. House: Government Reform Referred to Government Reform
HB 3771 80-0 (2007) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to the issuance of bonds by a municipality for a defined area in an abolished municipal utility district. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3774 80-0 (2007) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to the performance standards for plumbing fixtures sold in this state. House: Natural Resources Withdrawn from schedule
HB 3775 80-0 (2007) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to performance standards for plumbing fixtures sold in this state. House: Natural Resources Withdrawn from schedule
HB 3791 80-0 (2007) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to reclamation plan improvements under the Surface Coal Mining and Reclamation Act. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3838 80-0 (2007) Author: Gonzalez Toureilles, Yvonne | et. al.
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to regulation of injection wells used for in situ uranium recovery by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 3856 80-0 (2007) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to an optional checkoff fee on fishing licenses for the benefit of the Texas Water Trust. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism Left pending in committee
HB 4140 80-0 (2007) Author: Macias, Nathan Relating to the authority of the Cow Creek Groundwater Conservation District to exempt property from ad valorem taxation. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HCR 223 80-0 (2007) Author: Puente, Robert Requesting the Texas Water Development Board to identify critical water communities that it projects may see their water demand exceed supply in future years. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
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 63 80-0 (2007) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Escobar, Juan | et. al.
Relating to the powers of the commissioners court of certain counties in the border region in regard to unincorporated areas; providing penalties. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 359 80-0 (2007) Author: Williams, Tommy
Sponsor: Van Arsdale, Corbin
Relating to a Texas Commission on Environmental Quality water quality protection area pilot program applicable to portions of the San Jacinto River; providing penalties. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 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 616 80-0 (2007) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Puente, Robert
Relating to the protection and use of intellectual property by the executive administrator of the Texas Water Development Board. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/07
SB 622 80-0 (2007) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Callegari, Bill
Relating to the collection of certain data for the Texas Natural Resources Information System and the duties of the Texas Geographic Information Council. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective immediately
SB 790 80-0 (2007) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to amendments to regional water plans. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 868 80-0 (2007) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to the deadline for the Parks and Wildlife Department, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, and the Texas Water Development Board to complete priority instream flow studies of the state's rivers and streams. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1124 80-0 (2007) Author: Eltife, Kevin Relating to sanitary, chemical, or bacteriological surveys of bodies of public water conducted by the Department of State Health Services and related fish advisories. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in subcommittee
SB 1343 80-0 (2007) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to the regulation of the use of an injection well to inject nonhazardous brine from a desalination operation or to inject nonhazardous drinking water treatment residuals. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1436 80-0 (2007) Author: West, Royce | et. al.
Sponsor: Creighton, Brandon
Relating to the transfer of responsibility for the National Flood Insurance Program from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to the Texas Water Development Board and the administration and funding of the program and to the creation of a center to study elevation and related data; providing for the imposition of penalties. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
See remarks for effective date
SB 1534 80-0 (2007) Author: Fraser, Troy | et. al. Relating to the development of a regional water supply reservoir project at a site known as Cedar Ridge in Haskell, Shackelford, and Throckmorton Counties, Texas. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1535 80-0 (2007) Author: Fraser, Troy
Sponsor: Hilderbran, Harvey
Relating to the issuance of bonds by a municipality for a defined area in an abolished municipal utility district; authorizing a tax. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 1588 80-0 (2007) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to compliance by political subdivisions with the requirements and criteria of the National Flood Insurance Program. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Referred to Land & Resource Management
SB 1674 80-0 (2007) Author: Averitt, Kip Relating to the applicability of groundwater regulations. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1691 80-0 (2007) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to a groundwater conservation district's regulation of groundwater use by any person, including a state agency or political subdivision. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1692 80-0 (2007) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to the reimbursement from the Petroleum Storage Tank Remediation Account and relating to the fee on delivery of certain petroleum products. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 1762 80-0 (2007) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot
Sponsor: Guillen, Ryan
Relating to a study by the Texas Water Development Board regarding the impact of climate change on surface water supplies from the portion of the Rio Grande in Texas subject to the Rio Grande Compact. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 1838 80-0 (2007) Author: Averitt, Kip Relating to equipment used for irrigation systems. Senate: Natural Resources No action taken in subcommittee
SB 1959 80-0 (2007) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to damage to an aquifer by projects for storage of appropriated water. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 2058 80-0 (2007) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the authority of the Cow Creek Groundwater Conservation District to exempt property from ad valorem taxation. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SJR 20 80-0 (2007) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Chavez, Norma | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of additional general obligation bonds by the Texas Water Development Board to provide assistance to economically distressed areas. House: Border & International Affairs
Senate: International Relations & Trade
Filed with the Secretary of State
SR 1206 80-0 (2007) Author: Averitt, Kip Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 3. Reported enrolled
HB 356 79-0 (2005) Author: Callegari, Bill Relating to the repeal of the statutory provision regarding the adoption and use by the Texas Water Development Board of a capital spending plan for certain state-funded water-related programs under the board's jurisdiction. House: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 387 79-0 (2005) Author: Geren, Charlie Relating to prohibiting the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality from amending, interpreting, impairing, or modifying certain written contracts for the wholesale provision of water. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
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 996 79-0 (2005) Author: Geren, Charlie Relating to county authority to regulate the placement of water wells in unincorporated areas of the county; providing a penalty. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
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 1247 79-0 (2005) Author: Villarreal, Mike Relating to the application of certain local permit requirements to projects that threaten water availability or quality. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land & Resource Management
HB 1250 79-0 (2005) Author: Luna, Vilma | et. al. Relating to the Texas Coastal Ocean Observation Network. House: Land & Resource Management Withdrawn from schedule
HB 1264 79-0 (2005) Author: Geren, Charlie Relating to the repeal of the restriction on the amount of money in the water infrastructure fund that may be used for certain purposes in a fiscal year. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 1299 79-0 (2005) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al. Relating to the delegation of authority to the executive director or staff of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and to the appeal of actions of the executive director or staff. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 1513 79-0 (2005) Author: Geren, Charlie Relating to permit exemptions for certain users of state water. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 1518 79-0 (2005) Author: Callegari, Bill Relating to exempting interbasin transfers of water rights within certain regional water planning areas from certain priority requirements. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1603 79-0 (2005) Author: Bonnen, Dennis Relating to the authority of certain political subdivisions to erect or maintain shore protection structures and the location of the line of vegetation in relation to those structures. House: Land & Resource Management Point of order sustained
HB 1657 79-0 (2005) Author: Hope, Ruben
Sponsor: Averitt, Kip
Relating to the administration by the Texas Water Development Board of certain water-related programs financed by federal funds. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1832 79-0 (2005) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to power of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to authorize an installment payment schedule for the payment of certain administrative penalties. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 2009 79-0 (2005) Author: Flores, Kino Relating to the recording of certain instruments with the Rio Grande Watermaster. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
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 2032 79-0 (2005) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to the expansion of the operation game thief program to include certain other violations of law. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 2140 79-0 (2005) Author: Phillips, Larry
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to the provision of notice to affected political subdivisions regarding the proposed construction of a reservoir. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 2370 79-0 (2005) Author: McReynolds, Jim | et. al.
Sponsor: Staples, Todd
Relating to the regulation of poultry facilities. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Removed from local & uncontested 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 2427 79-0 (2005) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to water conservation specialty license plates. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
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 2430 79-0 (2005) Author: Puente, Robert | et. al.
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the establishment of a rainwater harvesting evaluation committee and to standards for harvested rainwater. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 2431 79-0 (2005) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to amendments to regional water plans. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2432 79-0 (2005) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to the plugging of abandoned or deteriorated water wells. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2455 79-0 (2005) Author: Talton, Robert Relating to the elements of the criminal offense of discharging used oil into water in the state. House: Environmental Regulation Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2484 79-0 (2005) Author: Casteel, Carter Relating to water quality control policies. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 2684 79-0 (2005) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the prohibition of glass containers within the boundaries of a state-owned riverbed; providing criminal penalties. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 2689 79-0 (2005) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to a temporary moratorium on the authority of the General Land Office to lease the right to produce groundwater from state land or facilitate a water marketing initiative. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
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 2815 79-0 (2005) Author: Campbell, Scott
Sponsor: Madla, Frank | et. al.
Relating to the Concho River Watermaster Program. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 2832 79-0 (2005) Author: Cook, Robert Relating to the authority of a municipality to enforce a water pollution control and abatement program and establish standards and practices for water quality. House: Environmental Regulation Withdrawn from schedule
HB 2862 79-0 (2005) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to the regulation of a poultry operation that does not use a liquid waste handling system. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 2886 79-0 (2005) Author: Keffer, Jim Relating to the protection of water quality in watersheds threatened by quarry activities; establishing a pilot program; providing a penalty. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 2914 79-0 (2005) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to requirements and permits for irrigation systems. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2915 79-0 (2005) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to the designation of river basins by the Texas Water Development Board. House: Natural Resources Statement(s) of vote recorded in Journal
HB 3029 79-0 (2005) Author: Strama, Mark
Sponsor: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Relating to eligibility of certain rural areas for certain state assistance. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 3144 79-0 (2005) Author: Hughes, Bryan
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin
Relating to a prohibition on hunting on certain parts of Big Sandy Creek in Wood County; providing penalties. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 3310 79-0 (2005) Author: Callegari, Bill Relating to groundwater planning and data collection. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3471 79-0 (2005) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to restrictions on the leasing of and export of groundwater from public school land; imposing a fee. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HCR 100 79-0 (2005) Author: Guillen, Ryan Requesting the U.S. secretary of state and the International Boundary and Water Commission to require Mexico to fully repay its Rio Grande/Rio Bravo water debt to the United States. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HJR 101 79-0 (2005) Author: Rose, Patrick | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing the right to clean air and water and to enjoy reasonable access to certain natural resources. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HR 832 79-0 (2005) Author: Swinford, David Honoring the North Plains Groundwater Conservation District on the occasion of its 50th anniversary. House: Rules & Resolutions Reported enrolled
HR 2212 79-0 (2005) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 2027. Reported enrolled
SB 268 79-0 (2005) Author: Madla, Frank | et. al.
Sponsor: Puente, Robert
Relating to the repeal of the statutory provision governing the powers and duties of the Rio Grande watermaster and the delivery of water down the banks and bed of the Rio Grande. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Committee report sent to Calendars
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 343 79-0 (2005) Author: Brimer, Kim
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie
Relating to the regulation of the placement of water wells and the installation and maintenance of well pumps and equipment and to the performance of certain electrical work; providing a penalty. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/05
SB 374 79-0 (2005) Author: Jackson, Mike
Sponsor: Callegari, Bill
Relating to the repeal of the statutory provision regarding the adoption and use by the Texas Water Development Board of a capital spending plan for certain state-funded water-related programs under the board's jurisdiction. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 471 79-0 (2005) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Luna, Vilma
Relating to the Texas Coastal Ocean Observation Network. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 509 79-0 (2005) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie
Relating to the repeal of the restriction on the amount of money in the water infrastructure fund that may be used for certain purposes in a fiscal year. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 739 79-0 (2005) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Chisum, Warren
Relating to the payment of certain administrative penalties assessed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality under an installment payment schedule. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/05
SB 740 79-0 (2005) Author: Janek, Kyle
Sponsor: Bonnen, Dennis
Relating to the authority of certain political subdivisions to erect or maintain shore protection structures and the location of the line of vegetation in relation to those structures. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on Major State Calendar
SB 827 79-0 (2005) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: Guillen, Ryan
Relating to systems for identifying colonias and for tracking the progress of state-funded projects that benefit colonias and the submission of a related report to the legislature. House: Border & International Affairs
Senate: International Relations & Trade
Effective on 9/1/05
SB 932 79-0 (2005) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the establishment of the maintenance of adequate environmental flows as a goal for regional water planning. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1225 79-0 (2005) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to the regulation of rainwater harvested for domestic use. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Environmental Regulation
SB 1297 79-0 (2005) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: Talton, Robert
Relating to the elements of the criminal offense of discharging used oil into water in the state. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/05
SB 1354 79-0 (2005) Author: Estes, Craig
Sponsor: Keffer, Jim
Relating to the protection of water quality in watersheds threatened by quarry activities; establishing a pilot program in a certain portion of the Brazos River watershed; providing penalties. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 1363 79-0 (2005) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the authority of a municipality to enforce a water pollution control and abatement program and establish standards and practices for water quality. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 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 1451 79-0 (2005) Author: Averitt, Kip Relating to the management of groundwater. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1512 79-0 (2005) Author: Averitt, Kip Relating to the use and management of surface water resources and regional water planning. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1514 79-0 (2005) Author: Averitt, Kip Relating to the administration by the Texas Water Development Board of certain water-related programs financed by federal funds. Senate: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
SB 1540 79-0 (2005) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to the authority of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to issue a permit for land application of treated wastewater in certain situations. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1629 79-0 (2005) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to goals for and certification of groundwater management plans. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 1707 79-0 (2005) Author: Staples, Todd
Sponsor: McReynolds, Jim
Relating to the regulation of poultry facilities. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/05
SB 1709 79-0 (2005) Author: Staples, Todd Relating to the regulation of a poultry operation that does not use a liquid waste handling system. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Environmental Regulation
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 1741 79-0 (2005) Author: Staples, Todd Relating to an exemption for certain interbasin transfers of water from certain priority requirements. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
SR 1072 79-0 (2005) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 2027. Reported enrolled
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 75 79-2 (2005) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to safety measures for culverts or other similar flood or drainage systems maintained by governmental entities. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 206 78-0 (2003) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to the protection of the natural condition of the beds and banks of state-owned watercourses; providing civil and criminal penalties. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 423 78-0 (2003) Author: Christian, Wayne Relating to restrictions on the transfer of groundwater from a rural county to another county. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 487 78-0 (2003) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to a requirement that certain irrigation systems have rain shut-off devices. House: Natural Resources Placed on General State Calendar
HB 632 78-0 (2003) Author: Campbell, Scott Relating to the application of the sales tax to certain irrigation systems. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 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 695 78-0 (2003) Author: Delisi, Dianne Relating to franchise tax deductions and exemptions for certain business activities involving desalination devices. House: Ways & Means Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 942 78-0 (2003) Author: Chisum, Warren | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to certain bond requirements for persons engaged in certain activities under the jurisdiction of the Railroad Commission of Texas other than the ownership or operation of wells. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 1138 78-0 (2003) Author: Van Arsdale, Corbin
Sponsor: Lindsay, Jon
Relating to nonprofit water supply and sewer service corporations in certain counties. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
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 1302 78-0 (2003) Author: Geren, Charlie Relating to the application of the open meetings law and the public information law to deliberations and information regarding the safety, security or integrity of public water and sewer supplies and public water and sewer systems. House: State Affairs Reported favorably as substituted
HB 1378 78-0 (2003) Author: Geren, Charlie
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to certain duties and information regarding water planning and development matters in the state. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1577 78-0 (2003) Author: Gallego, Pete
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the prohibition of glass containers within the boundaries of a state-owned riverbed; providing criminal penalties. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
HB 1630 78-0 (2003) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey | et. al. Relating to compliance schedules for small community water systems in accordance with public drinking water standards for certain naturally occurring materials. House: Environmental Regulation Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1687 78-0 (2003) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to county maintenance of drainage ditches along public roads in certain counties. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1708 78-0 (2003) Author: Taylor, Larry Relating to the regulation of bottled and vended drinking water operators. House: Public Health
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 1818 78-0 (2003) Author: Ritter, Allan | et. al. Relating to the operation and placement of facilities used to anchor or moor barges or other marine vessels in, on, or adjacent to coastal public lands. House: Land & Resource Management Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1830 78-0 (2003) Author: Lewis, Glenn Relating to county authority to regulate the placement of water wells in unincorporated areas of the county; providing a penalty. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1875 78-0 (2003) Author: Wise, Miguel
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to the water infrastructure fund, rural water assistance fund, rural community water and wastewater loan fund, and colonia self-help account, and to certain notes and bonds of water districts. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Administration
Effective immediately
HB 1979 78-0 (2003) Author: Puente, Robert
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to preventing the discharge of untreated wastewater into waters of the state. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 2021 78-0 (2003) Author: Farabee, David
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the bankruptcy notice required to be filed by a regulated oil and gas entity. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 2075 78-0 (2003) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to regulating health and safety conditions at youth camps. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 2146 78-0 (2003) Author: Gattis, Dan Relating to the prosecution of the offense of criminal mischief. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 2184 78-0 (2003) Author: Geren, Charlie
Sponsor: Madla, Frank
Relating to prohibiting the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality from amending, interpreting, impairing, or modifying a written contract for the wholesale provision of water. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on intent calendar
HB 2250 78-0 (2003) Author: Flores, Kino
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to the powers and duties of the Rio Grande watermaster and the delivery of water down the banks and bed of the Rio Grande. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 2317 78-0 (2003) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the relocation or replacement of a water or sanitation sewer lateral on private property by a home-rule municipality. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Urban Affairs
HB 2388 78-0 (2003) Author: Cook, Robert
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the late payment of certain submetered or allocated water bills and the use of certain submetering equipment. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 2417 78-0 (2003) Author: Gattis, Dan Relating to the regulation of the transfer of groundwater out of a groundwater conservation district. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2567 78-0 (2003) Author: Geren, Charlie
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the disposal of brine from desalination operations. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Administration
Effective on 9/1/03
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 2716 78-0 (2003) Author: Mowery, Anna Relating to exemptions from permitting requirements for dams and reservoirs on private property. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2719 78-0 (2003) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to mercury contamination in fish and shellfish. House: State Cultural and Recreational Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2781 78-0 (2003) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to efforts by coastal counties to mitigate coastal erosion and improve public access to public beaches; authorizing the issuance of bonds by coastal counties. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 2868 78-0 (2003) Author: Telford, Barry Relating to the designation of Caddo Lake, Stream Segment 0401 of the Cypress Creek Basin, and Little Cypress Creek, Stream Segment 0409 of the Cypress Creek Basin, as being of unique ecological value. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2877 78-0 (2003) Author: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al.
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to certain permitting procedures of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Returned from the House for further action
HB 2887 78-0 (2003) Author: Van Arsdale, Corbin
Sponsor: Lindsay, Jon
Relating to the exemption of certain services necessary to comply with federal and state construction storm water requirements from certain contract requirements. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 2888 78-0 (2003) Author: Cook, Robert
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to removing exemptions for certain wells and impounded water. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Left pending in committee
HB 2890 78-0 (2003) Author: Cook, Robert Relating to allowing groundwater conservation districts to define waste by local rule. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2936 78-0 (2003) Author: Mabry, John Relating to the control of discharges from wastewater retention structures associated with certain concentrated animal feeding operations. House: Agriculture & Livestock Left pending in committee
HB 2950 78-0 (2003) Author: Hope, Ruben Relating to the powers of a groundwater conservation district protecting the historic use of groundwater. House: Natural Resources Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 2951 78-0 (2003) Author: Hope, Ruben Relating to regulation of spacing of wells and production of groundwater from aquifers by a groundwater conservation district. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Administration
Referred to Administration
HB 2955 78-0 (2003) Author: Smith, Wayne | et. al. Relating to the location of commercial industrial nonhazardous solid waste disposal facilities. House: Environmental Regulation Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3030 78-0 (2003) Author: Van Arsdale, Corbin | et. al.
Sponsor: Lindsay, Jon
Relating to notice of groundwater contamination that may affect a drinking water well. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 3036 78-0 (2003) Author: Cook, Robert Relating to the privacy of site-specific groundwater information gathered on private property. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3129 78-0 (2003) Author: Capelo, Jaime Relating to reductions in water releases to maintain beneficial inflows to bays and estuaries. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3152 78-0 (2003) Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Relating to the potability of and requirements for removing contaminants from groundwater. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 3250 78-0 (2003) Author: McClendon, Ruth Relating to a study of flood control in certain counties. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3276 78-0 (2003) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to certain landscaping requirements in residential subdivisions. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 3466 78-0 (2003) Author: Mabry, John Relating to excepting a risk or vulnerability assessment of a water system from required disclosure under the public information law. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3537 78-0 (2003) Author: Laubenberg, Jodie | et. al. Relating to providing water services within the extraterritorial jurisdiction or ultimate planning boundaries of municipalities. House: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
HB 3538 78-0 (2003) Author: Laubenberg, Jodie | et. al. Relating to appraisals acquired by municipalities from rural water supply corporations. House: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
HR 1738 78-0 (2003) Author: Hope, Ruben Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 1639. Reported enrolled
SB 237 78-0 (2003) Author: Fraser, Troy Relating to the regulation of drinking water at certain youth camps. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 326 78-0 (2003) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to the regulation of certain sales of water to be transported by pipeline. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 696 78-0 (2003) Author: Estes, Craig | et. al. Relating to franchise tax deductions and exemptions for certain business activities involving desalination devices. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
SB 743 78-0 (2003) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the study and implementation of seawater desalination. Senate: Natural Resources Committee report printed and distributed
SB 772 78-0 (2003) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to the conversion of certain special districts into water control and improvement districts or fresh water supply districts. 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 856 78-0 (2003) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to compliance schedules for small community water systems in accordance with public drinking water standards for certain naturally occurring materials. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Committee report printed and distributed
SB 860 78-0 (2003) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to county maintenance of drainage ditches along public roads in certain counties. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 884 78-0 (2003) Author: Brimer, Kim Relating to county authority to regulate the placement of water wells in unincorporated areas of the county; providing a penalty. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 967 78-0 (2003) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Wise, Miguel
Relating to financial assistance and bonding authority in the development of certain water resources in the state. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Laid on the table subject to call
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 1058 78-0 (2003) Author: Lindsay, Jon Relating to nonprofit water supply and sewer service corporations in certain counties. Senate: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
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 1361 78-0 (2003) Author: Staples, Todd Relating to the purposes for which citizen evidence may be used by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Senate: Natural Resources Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1363 78-0 (2003) Author: Staples, Todd Relating to the repeal of the authority of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to initiate an enforcement action using information provided by a private individual. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1378 78-0 (2003) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie
Relating to the disposal of brine from desalination operations. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Laid on the table subject to call
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 1385 78-0 (2003) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the bankruptcy notice required to be filed by a regulated oil and gas entity. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 1453 78-0 (2003) Author: Carona, John Relating to the regulation of bottled and vended drinking water operators. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1480 78-0 (2003) Author: Janek, Kyle Relating to efforts by coastal counties to mitigate coastal erosion and improve public access to public beaches; authorizing the issuance of bonds by coastal counties. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Land and Resource Management
SB 1538 78-0 (2003) Author: Williams, Tommy Relating to the operation and placement of systems used to anchor or moor barges in, on or adjacent to coastal lands of the state of Texas. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1562 78-0 (2003) Author: Madla, Frank | et. al. Relating to the transportation of groundwater withdrawn from the Edwards Aquifer and to transfers of permits issued by the Edwards Aquifer Authority. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1639 78-0 (2003) Author: Staples, Todd
Sponsor: Hope, Ruben
Relating to regulating the waters of the state, including the spacing and production of groundwater and the control of instream flows. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 1656 78-0 (2003) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to prohibiting the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality from amending, interpreting, impairing, or modifying a written contract for the provision of water. Senate: Natural Resources Committee report printed and distributed
SB 1664 78-0 (2003) Author: Averitt, Kip | et. al.
Sponsor: Christian, Wayne | et. al.
Relating to private activity bonds. House: Financial Institutions
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/03
SB 1689 78-0 (2003) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to the relocation or replacement of a water or sanitation sewer lateral on private property by a home-rule municipality. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Referred to Urban Affairs
SB 1698 78-0 (2003) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to goals for and certification of groundwater management plans. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1699 78-0 (2003) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the prosecution of the offense of criminal mischief. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1729 78-0 (2003) Author: Lindsay, Jon
Sponsor: Van Arsdale, Corbin
Relating to certain contracts by water districts that are related to complying with state or federal construction stormwater requirements. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Laid on the table subject to call
SB 1761 78-0 (2003) Author: Jackson, Mike Relating to the potability of and requirements for removing contaminants from groundwater. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 1875 78-0 (2003) Author: Ratliff, Bill Relating to the application of the open meetings law and the public information law to deliberations and information regarding the safety, security, or integrity of public wholesale water and sewerage supplies and public water and sewerage systems. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
SB 1909 78-0 (2003) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the regulation of the subdividing or development of land in areas bordering the Rio Grande and the Laguna Madre or the Gulf of Mexico. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: International Relations and Trade
Withdrawn from schedule
SB 42 78-1 (2003) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the powers and duties of the Edwards Aquifer Authority. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 56 78-1 (2003) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the establishment of defined existing and historic use periods for certain groundwater conservation districts. Senate: Natural Resources Not again placed on intent calendar
HB 247 77-0 (2001) Author: Turner, Bob | et. al.
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to the use by a person of stored water on certain property of the person. House: State Recreational Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 524 77-0 (2001) Author: Bailey, Kevin Relating to the provision of water and sewer service in populous counties; providing a penalty. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 652 77-0 (2001) Author: Najera, Manny Relating to the provision of electric utility service in certain counties near an international border. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land and Resource Management
HB 666 77-0 (2001) Author: Bailey, Kevin
Sponsor: Lindsay, Jon
Relating to prohibiting municipal regulation of water and wastewater facilities in the unincorporated area of certain counties. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 742 77-0 (2001) Author: Walker, Gary
Sponsor: Staples, Todd
Relating to the presumed validity of a district act or proceeding. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1629 77-0 (2001) Author: Cook, Robert | et. al.
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the provision of water by the Lower Colorado River Authority to a municipality outside the Colorado River basin. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 2033 77-0 (2001) Author: Pitts, Jim
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to requiring notice to purchasers of real property located in a certificated service area of a utility service provider regarding the cost or availability of water or sewer service. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 2231 77-0 (2001) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the acquisition of certain water utilities by a municipality. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2235 77-0 (2001) Author: Delisi, Dianne | et. al. Relating to franchise tax incentives for desalination devices. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2310 77-0 (2001) Author: Chisum, Warren | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the continuation and functions of the State Soil and Water Conservation Board and to the election of directors of local soil and water conservation districts. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/01
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 2403 77-0 (2001) Author: Lewis, Ron
Sponsor: Brown, J. E.
Relating to reporting requirements regarding certain clothes-washing machines. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 2409 77-0 (2001) Author: Counts, David
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to restrictions on artificial recharge of the Edwards Aquifer. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
No action taken in committee
HB 2611 77-0 (2001) Author: Cook, Robert Relating to floodplain management and flood insurance; providing a criminal penalty. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land and Resource Management
HB 2653 77-0 (2001) Author: Geren, Charlie Relating to the form and content of notices of matters under the jurisdiction of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. House: Environmental Regulation Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2668 77-0 (2001) Author: Christian, Wayne Relating to restrictions on the transfer of groundwater from a rural county to another county. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2687 77-0 (2001) Author: Junell, Robert | et. al.
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the program for the regulation and remediation of underground and aboveground storage tanks. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 2741 77-0 (2001) Author: Turner, Bob Relating to the platting of certain subdivisions in groundwater management areas. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land and Resource Management
HB 2817 77-0 (2001) Author: Lewis, Ron
Sponsor: Brown, J. E.
Relating to certain laws governing water districts and nonprofit water or sewer service corporations; creating a criminal offense. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Not again placed on intent calendar
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 3044 77-0 (2001) Author: Luna, Vilma Relating to the desalination of water. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3045 77-0 (2001) Author: Luna, Vilma Relating to diversion by a permit holder of water for wetland enhancement. House: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
HB 3111 77-0 (2001) Author: Zbranek, Zeb
Sponsor: Bernsen, David
Relating to occupational licenses and registrations issued by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
See remarks for effective date
HB 3158 77-0 (2001) Author: Bonnen, Dennis Relating to granting a certificate of public convenience and necessity for water utility service. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
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
HB 3352 77-0 (2001) Author: Keffer, Jim Relating to a credit against severance taxes for a person who transfers ownership of a water supply pipeline to a political subdivision of this state. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3404 77-0 (2001) Author: King, Tracy | et. al.
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the classification of the use of water for purposes of fees and regulations imposed by the Edwards Aquifer Authority. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 3518 77-0 (2001) Author: Turner, Bob Relating to exemptions from permitting requirements for water wells. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3587 77-0 (2001) Author: Walker, Gary
Sponsor: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Relating to the exemption from permitting requirements for certain wells in a groundwater conservation district. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 3588 77-0 (2001) Author: Cook, Robert Relating to permit requirements for the transfer of certain groundwater out of the basin of origin. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HCR 237 77-0 (2001) Author: Counts, David Designating the Double Mountain Fork of the Brazos River in southern Stonewall County as a site of unique value for the construction of a reservoir. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
HCR 270 77-0 (2001) Author: Chisum, Warren Directing the Panhandle Regional Water Planning Group to examine the Sweetwater Creek Reservoir site, and encouraging the Texas Water Development Board to make money available to fund the study. House: Natural Resources Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
HCR 320 77-0 (2001) Author: Turner, Bob
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make technical corrections to H.B. No. 247. Signed by the Governor
HCR 335 77-0 (2001) Author: Lewis, Ron Instructing the enrolling clerk of the senate to make technical corrections to S.B. No. 2. Filed
HR 439 77-0 (2001) Author: Counts, David Honoring the members of regional water planning groups for their significant efforts. House: Rules & Resolutions Reported enrolled
HR 983 77-0 (2001) Author: Cook, Robert | et. al. Commending the Texas Colorado River Floodplain Coalition, supporting efforts by the coalition and state agencies to enhance flood and emergency management, and soliciting any report or recommendations resulting from their collaboration. House: Natural Resources Reported enrolled
SB 2 77-0 (2001) Author: Brown, J. E.
Sponsor: Lewis, Ron
Relating to the development and management of the water resources of the state, including the ratification of the creation of certain groundwater conservation districts; providing penalties. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 289 77-0 (2001) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth | et. al.
Sponsor: Morrison, Geanie
Relating to the exemption of small hydroelectric facilities from water quality management and watermaster fees. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 308 77-0 (2001) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the continuation and functions of the State Soil and Water Conservation Board and to the election of directors of local soil and water conservation districts. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
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 662 77-0 (2001) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to combining the office of public insurance counsel, the Office of Public Utility Counsel, and the office of public interest counsel of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission into a single independent office of public interest counsel; providing a penalty. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 699 77-0 (2001) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth | et. al. Relating to the provision of water by the Lower Colorado River Authority to a municipality outside the Colorado River basin. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 829 77-0 (2001) Author: Lindsay, Jon Relating to prohibiting municipal regulation of water and wastewater facilities in the unincorporated area of certain counties. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Left pending in committee
SB 936 77-0 (2001) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: Cook, Robert
Relating to floodplain management and flood insurance; providing a criminal penalty. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 1069 77-0 (2001) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to restrictions on artificial recharge of the Edwards Aquifer. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1071 77-0 (2001) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: Chisum, Warren
Relating to contested case hearings regarding applications for certain environmental permits. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1174 77-0 (2001) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Turner, Bob
Relating to the punishment for the offense of criminal mischief involving a public water supply. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 1283 77-0 (2001) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to requiring the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission to file a report on the state of the Rio Grande. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1326 77-0 (2001) Author: Truan, Carlos Relating to the desalination of water. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1331 77-0 (2001) Author: Brown, J. E. Relating to reporting requirements regarding certain clothes-washing machines. House: Natural Resources
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 1441 77-0 (2001) Author: Truan, Carlos Relating to diversion by a permit holder of water for wetland enhancement. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 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 1552 77-0 (2001) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to the powers and duties of groundwater conservation districts. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1718 77-0 (2001) Author: Bernsen, David Relating to occupational licenses and registrations issued by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. Senate: Natural Resources Committee report printed and distributed
SB 1744 77-0 (2001) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to the regulation of certain sales of water to be transported by pipeline. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SCR 76 77-0 (2001) Author: Brown, J. E.
Sponsor: Cook, Robert
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the senate to make technical corrections to S.B. No. 2. Signed by the Governor
SCR 77 77-0 (2001) Author: Brown, J. E.
Sponsor: Cook, Robert
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the senate to make corrections to S.B. No. 2. Signed by the Governor
HB 235 76-0 (1999) Author: Puente, Robert | et. al. Relating to creating the Office of Natural Resource Public Interest Counsel; creating a criminal penalty. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 276 76-0 (1999) Author: Flores, Kino Relating to the requirement that the Texas Water Development Board hold periodic meetings regarding economically distressed area projects. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 340 76-0 (1999) Author: Walker, Gary
Sponsor: Bivins, Teel
Relating to the exemption from permitting requirements for certain wells in a groundwater conservation district. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 665 76-0 (1999) Author: Denny, Mary | et. al.
Sponsor: Haywood, Tom
Relating to enforcement of the Flood Control and Insurance Act in certain counties. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
No action taken in committee
HB 972 76-0 (1999) Author: Lewis, Ron Relating to regional water planning groups. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1098 76-0 (1999) Author: Bosse, Fred Relating to enforcement of the Flood Control and Insurance Act in certain counties. House: Land & Resource Management Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1249 76-0 (1999) Author: Lewis, Ron Relating to contracts by school districts, institutions of higher education, and state agencies for water conservation measures. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1291 76-0 (1999) Author: Brimer, Kim
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to the single certification of a water or sewer utility in an area incorporated or annexed by a municipality. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/99
HB 1355 76-0 (1999) Author: Ramsay, Tom | et. al.
Sponsor: Haywood, Tom
Relating to the adoption of the Red River Boundary Compact. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Border Affairs - Special
Effective immediately
HB 1362 76-0 (1999) Author: Clark, Ron
Sponsor: Ogden, Steve
Relating to the selection of appraisers for the determination of compensation paid to certain retail public utilities. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 1417 76-0 (1999) Author: Seaman, Gene Relating to the regulation of mariculture facilities in Aransas County. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land and Resource Management
HB 1573 76-0 (1999) Author: Bailey, Kevin Relating to the provision of water and sewer service in the unincorporated area of a populous county; authorizing the issuance of county bonds. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
HB 1590 76-0 (1999) Author: Lewis, Ron Relating to the development of water management strategies for periods of drought. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1625 76-0 (1999) Author: Pitts, Jim
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the investment of funds of a nonprofit water supply or sewer service corporation. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1674 76-0 (1999) Author: Denny, Mary Relating to procedures for annual and special meetings of nonprofit water supply and sewer service corporations. House: Natural Resources Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 1693 76-0 (1999) Author: Keel, Terry Relating to the designation of water quality protection zones in certain areas. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 1789 76-0 (1999) Author: Turner, Bob | et. al. Relating to the use of stored water for wildlife management on a person's property. House: State Recreational Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
HB 1847 76-0 (1999) Author: Hill, Fred
Sponsor: Madla, Frank
Relating to the presumed validity of a district act or proceeding. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 1848 76-0 (1999) Author: King, Tracy
Sponsor: Brown, J. E.
Relating to the composition of the Texas Groundwater Protection Committee. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/99
HB 1900 76-0 (1999) Author: Lewis, Ron Relating to grants from the water loan assistance fund for certain projects. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2000 76-0 (1999) Author: Turner, Bob | et. al.
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the ratification of the Southern Dairy Compact; providing civil penalties. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Natural Resources
Left pending in committee
HB 2214 76-0 (1999) Author: Olivo, Dora Relating to the authority of a county to operate a water or sewer utility system; granting the power of eminent domain. House: County Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2445 76-0 (1999) Author: Kuempel, Edmund Relating to warnings or the dissemination of information to the public by governmental entities concerning flood events or flood conditions. House: Civil Practices
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2575 76-0 (1999) Author: Counts, David Relating to the operations of the Texas Water Bank. House: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2588 76-0 (1999) Author: Counts, David Relating to approval of water quality management plans by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. House: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2623 76-0 (1999) Author: Maxey, Glen | et. al. Relating to the regulation of the application of aquatic pesticides; providing a civil penalty. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 2630 76-0 (1999) Author: Bosse, Fred Relating to the right of an authorized agent of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission to institute a suit for injunctive relief or a civil penalty for a violation or threat of violation of the law regarding on-site sewage disposal systems. House: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2660 76-0 (1999) Author: Swinford, David | et. al.
Sponsor: Ogden, Steve
Relating to state drought planning and preparation. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 2796 76-0 (1999) Author: Alexander, Clyde Relating to the regulation of water utilities. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2926 76-0 (1999) Author: Walker, Gary
Sponsor: Bivins, Teel
Relating to elections to approve consolidation of groundwater conservation districts. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 2932 76-0 (1999) Author: Cook, Robert
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to the designation of water quality protection zones in certain areas. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 2956 76-0 (1999) Author: Solomons, Burt
Sponsor: Carona, John
Relating to the authority of certain fresh water supply districts to conduct contract elections. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Left pending in committee
HB 2977 76-0 (1999) Author: Hamric, Peggy
Sponsor: Lindsay, Jon
Relating to the authority of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission to certify that the discharge of a pollutant will not cause a violation of certain water quality standards under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act and to certain authority of the railroad commission relating to water quality. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 3079 76-0 (1999) Author: Kuempel, Edmund
Sponsor: Brown, J. E.
Relating to the development and financing of a statewide aquatic vegetation management plan. House: State Recreational Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 3131 76-0 (1999) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to the use of the watercourses of the state for the discharge of treated wastewater. House: Natural Resources Subcommittee members named
HB 3137 76-0 (1999) Author: Brown, Fred Relating to the provision of retail water and sewer service by a utility owned or operated by a municipality in certain territories of the municipality. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land and Resource Management
HB 3190 76-0 (1999) Author: Wise, Miguel | et. al. Relating to variances from platting requirements for already existing subdivisions in certain counties when water and/or wastewater services are being brought into those subdivisions. House: Land & Resource Management Considered in Calendars
HB 3278 76-0 (1999) Author: Cook, Robert Relating to providing for representation of agricultural interests in the water resource planning and management activities of the state. House: Natural Resources Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 3330 76-0 (1999) Author: Walker, Gary
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the administration of regulations for water well drillers and water well pump installers. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 3399 76-0 (1999) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to the plugging of abandoned or deteriorated water wells. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3594 76-0 (1999) Author: Counts, David Relating to the development of a water supply reservoir project at a site known as the Allens Creek Reservoir site in Austin County, Texas, and providing for the issuance of certain water rights permits to the Texas Water Development Board. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3798 76-0 (1999) Author: Seaman, Gene Relating to the creation of the Texana Groundwater Conservation District. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
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
HCR 143 76-0 (1999) Author: Gutierrez, Roberto Encouraging Texas colleges and universities to apply existing research resources to finding new affordable solutions to address water scarcity and quality problems, including salinity and fecal coliform, in the Rio Grande. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HR 942 76-0 (1999) Author: Counts, David Establishing the intent of the Texas House regarding groundwater from the Edwards Aquifer. House: Natural Resources Reported enrolled
SB 142 76-0 (1999) Author: Brown, J. E.
Sponsor: Bosse, Fred
Relating to enforcement of the Flood Control and Insurance Act in certain counties. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 272 76-0 (1999) Author: Brown, J. E.
Sponsor: Lewis, Ron
Relating to regional water planning groups. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 300 76-0 (1999) Author: Truan, Carlos Relating to the use by political subdivisions that receive state financial assistance for water supply and sewer projects in economically distressed areas of the revenue received from those projects. Senate: Border Affairs - Special Referred to Border Affairs
SB 305 76-0 (1999) Author: Brown, J. E. Relating to contracts by school districts, institutions of higher education, and state agencies for water conservation measures. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Left pending in committee
SB 531 76-0 (1999) Author: Haywood, Tom | et. al. Relating to the adoption of the Red River Boundary Compact. Senate: Border Affairs - Special Co-author authorized
SB 533 76-0 (1999) Author: Ratliff, Bill
Sponsor: Denny, Mary
Relating to annual and special meetings and elections for water supply and sewer service corporations. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 630 76-0 (1999) Author: Truan, Carlos Relating to the use by political subdivisions that receive state financial assistance for water supply and sewer service projects in economically distressed areas of the revenue from the operation of those projects. Senate: Border Affairs - Special Withdrawn from intent calendar
SB 657 76-0 (1999) Author: Brown, J. E.
Sponsor: Lewis, Ron
Relating to the development of water management strategies for periods of drought. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 736 76-0 (1999) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the investment of funds of a nonprofit water supply or sewer service corporation. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
SB 737 76-0 (1999) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the ratification of the Southern Dairy Compact; providing civil penalties. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to s/c on Agriculture by President
SB 821 76-0 (1999) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: Olivo, Dora
Relating to the authority of a county to operate, or contract for the operation of, a water or sewer utility system; granting the power of eminent domain and the authority to issue bonds. House: County Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 898 76-0 (1999) Author: Brown, J. E. Relating to grants from the water loan assistance fund for certain projects. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Left pending in committee
SB 904 76-0 (1999) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to creating the Office of Natural Resource Public Interest Counsel; creating a criminal penalty. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 943 76-0 (1999) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the creation of the Jackson County Groundwater Conservation District. Senate: Natural Resources No action taken in subcommittee
SB 991 76-0 (1999) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Counts, David
Relating to the operations of the Texas Water Bank. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 1037 76-0 (1999) Author: Ogden, Steve Relating to the provision of retail water and sewer service by a utility owned or operated by a municipality in certain territories of the municipality. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1165 76-0 (1999) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Keel, Terry
Relating to the designation of water quality protection zones. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 1270 76-0 (1999) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the designation of water quality protection zones in certain areas. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Land and Resource Management
SB 1301 76-0 (1999) Author: Brown, J. E.
Sponsor: Lewis, Ron
Relating to water conservation measures required in a county during a declared drought disaster. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/99
SB 1307 76-0 (1999) Author: Brown, J. E.
Sponsor: Bosse, Fred
Relating to the right of an authorized agent of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission to institute a suit for injunctive relief or a civil penalty for a violation or threat of violation of the law regarding on-site sewage disposal systems. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/99
SB 1308 76-0 (1999) Author: Brown, J. E.
Sponsor: Counts, David
Relating to approval of water quality management plans by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 1310 76-0 (1999) Author: Brown, J. E.
Sponsor: Cook, Robert
Relating to providing for representation of agricultural interests in water resource planning and management. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 1323 76-0 (1999) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Hilderbran, Harvey
Relating to requiring certain plats for the subdivision of land to include proof of groundwater supply. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/99
SB 1410 76-0 (1999) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to authorizing the commissioners courts in economically distressed counties to grant delays and variances from certain platting requirements. Senate: Border Affairs - Special Committee report printed and distributed
SB 1421 76-0 (1999) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Cuellar, Henry | et. al.
Relating to the regulation of the subdivision or development of land in certain economically distressed areas, including colonias, and certain other areas; providing penalties. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Border Affairs - Special
Effective on 9/1/99
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
SB 1593 76-0 (1999) Author: Brown, J. E.
Sponsor: Counts, David
Relating to the development of a water supply reservoir project at the Allens Creek Reservoir site in Austin County, Texas, and providing for the issuance of certain water rights permits to the Texas Water Development Board. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/99
SB 1788 76-0 (1999) Author: Bivins, Teel Relating to affected persons entitled to a contested case hearing before the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SCR 39 76-0 (1999) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Encouraging Texas colleges and universities to apply existing research resources to finding new affordable solutions to address water scarcity and quality problems, including salinity and fecal coliform, in the Rio Grande. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SCR 56 76-0 (1999) Author: Lindsay, Jon | et. al.
Sponsor: Lewis, Ron
Encouraging the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission to eliminate duplication between its Section 401 water quality certification program and the review conducted by the United States Army Corps of Engineers. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Vetoed by the Governor
SJR 42 76-0 (1999) Author: Brown, J. E. | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment allowing the state to create a program involving the issuance of bonds backed by money received from the tobacco settlement to meet the vital infrastructure needs of the state. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
HB 5 75-0 (1997) Author: Lewis, Ron Relating to the development and management of the water resources of the state; providing penalties. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 56 75-0 (1997) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to the terms of members of the Texas irrigators advisory council. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to s/c by Chairman
HB 218 75-0 (1997) Author: Brimer, Kim
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to enforcement of the National Flood Insurance Program by certain counties; providing a civil penalty. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/97
HB 322 75-0 (1997) Author: Pitts, Jim Relating to investigations by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 374 75-0 (1997) Author: Maxey, Glen Relating to providing protection from retaliation for reporting a violation of certain laws by employees of water or sewer service systems. House: Business & Industry Corrected committee report sent to Calendars
HB 716 75-0 (1997) Author: Bosse, Fred | et. al. Relating to the definition of "affected person" for purposes of a contested case hearing held by or for the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 855 75-0 (1997) Author: McClendon, Ruth | et. al. Relating to creating the Office of Natural Resource Public Interest Counsel; creating a criminal penalty. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1016 75-0 (1997) Author: Puente, Robert
Sponsor: Madla, Frank
Relating to fees imposed for certain plans subject to Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission approval under the commission's rules for the protection of the Edwards Aquifer. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days -- 9/01/97
HB 1060 75-0 (1997) Author: Keel, Terry | et. al. Relating to interwatershed transfers of surface water. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1132 75-0 (1997) Author: Puente, Robert | et. al. Relating to creating the Office of Natural Resource Public Interest Counsel; creating a criminal penalty. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1133 75-0 (1997) Author: Dukes, Dawnna
Sponsor: Lindsay, Jon
Relating to certain reporting requirements for the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/97
HB 1159 75-0 (1997) Author: Bosse, Fred | et. al. Relating to public participation in the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission's processes for granting authorizations and other contested cases. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1217 75-0 (1997) Author: Gutierrez, Roberto | et. al.
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to certain contracts for fire hydrant service. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 1367 75-0 (1997) Author: Hirschi, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Relating to reporting by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission and the attorney general on environmental enforcement actions. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1541 75-0 (1997) Author: Counts, David Relating to regulation of water and sewer rates and services provided by retail public utilities. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1988 75-0 (1997) Author: Hirschi, John | et. al. Relating to monitoring of compliance with and enforcement of environmental laws by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission and reporting on enforcement actions. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 1998 75-0 (1997) Author: Lewis, Ron Relating to statewide water conservation initiatives. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1999 75-0 (1997) Author: Merritt, Tommy
Sponsor: Bivins, Teel
Relating to the disposition by the Railroad Commission of Texas of well-site equipment from a wellbore transferred to the Texas Experimental Research and Recovery Activity. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/97
HB 2284 75-0 (1997) Author: Talton, Robert Relating to the transfer of permits, registrations, or other authorizations issued by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. House: Environmental Regulation Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2357 75-0 (1997) Author: Hirschi, John Relating to monitoring of compliance with and enforcement of environmental laws by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission and reporting on enforcement actions. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 2979 75-0 (1997) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to the protection of the water supply of a municipality. House: Land & Resource Management Placed on General State Calendar
HR 342 75-0 (1997) Author: Counts, David Directing the Texas Water Development Board to consider the solution to the water problems of the Towns of Stamford and Hamlin a high priority. House: Natural Resources Reported enrolled
HR 1317 75-0 (1997) Author: Danburg, Debra Recognizing the historic significance of the artesian well on the Capitol grounds. Reported enrolled
SB 1 75-0 (1997) Author: Brown, J.E. | et. al.
Sponsor: Lewis, Ron
Relating to the development and management of the water resources of the state; providing penalties. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/97
SB 268 75-0 (1997) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to interwatershed transfers of surface water. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 347 75-0 (1997) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to enforcement by political subdivisions of the National Flood Insurance Program; providing a civil penalty. Senate: Natural Resources Committee report printed and distributed
SB 392 75-0 (1997) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to fees imposed for certain plans subject to Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission approval under the commission's rules for the protection of the Edwards Aquifer. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 482 75-0 (1997) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to items payable by impact fee. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 594 75-0 (1997) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to creating the Office of Natural Resource Public Interest Counsel; creating a criminal penalty. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 596 75-0 (1997) Author: Lindsay, Jon Relating to the definition of "affected person" for purposes of a contested case hearing held by or for the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
SB 653 75-0 (1997) Author: Lindsay, Jon Relating to certain reporting requirements for the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to s/c by Chairman
SB 859 75-0 (1997) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to certain contracts for fire hydrant service. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Removed from local & uncontested calendar
SB 866 75-0 (1997) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Talton, Robert
Relating to the transfer of permits, registrations, or other authorizations issued by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1082 75-0 (1997) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to monitoring of compliance with and enforcement of environmental laws by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission and reporting on enforcement actions. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1325 75-0 (1997) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the availability of certain water for temporary diversion and use. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1592 75-0 (1997) Author: Haywood, Tom Relating to a Red River boundary compact between the States of Texas and Oklahoma. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1789 75-0 (1997) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the appointment of a watermaster for the Dove Creek watershed. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to s/c by Chairman
SB 1955 75-0 (1997) Author: Madla, Frank
Sponsor: Walker, Gary
Relating to the transfer of certain occupational certification and licensing programs administered by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/97
SCR 35 75-0 (1997) Author: Truan, Carlos | et. al.
Sponsor: Hunter, Bob
Directing the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission et al. to work with Congress and federal agencies to develop a comprehensive management plan for the Rio Grande Basin. House: Natural Resources
Senate: International Relations, Trade & Technology
Signed by the Governor
SCR 77 75-0 (1997) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: Counts, David
Recommending that the purchase of the Allens Creek Reservoir site be ranked as a high priority by the Texas Water Development Board. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Signed by the Governor
HB 877 74-0 (1995) Author: Saunders, Robert
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the enforcement of tariffs of certain water supply or sewer service corporations. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
No action taken in committee
HB 968 74-0 (1995) Author: Conley, Karyne Relating to decentralization of certain Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission staff. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 1097 74-0 (1995) Author: Bosse, Fred Relating to administrative hearings for the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission provided by the State Office of Administrative Hearings. House: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1232 74-0 (1995) Author: Lewis, Ron Relating to the regulation of nonpoint source water pollution, stormwater discharges, wet weather water quality standards and control of sanitary sewer overflows. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1256 74-0 (1995) Author: Conley, Karyne Relating to the authority of the executive director of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission to issue an uncontested permit, license, certificate, or authorization. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 1374 74-0 (1995) Author: Kuempel, Edmund Relating to an exemption from the water use permitting process for reservoirs constructed as part of a surface mining operation. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 1385 74-0 (1995) Author: Saunders, Robert
Sponsor: Sims, Bill | et. al.
Relating to the limitation and termination of annual cost recovery fees for regional water quality assessments. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1876 74-0 (1995) Author: Stiles, Mark
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to the regulation and control of sanitary sewer overflows. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/95
HB 1989 74-0 (1995) Author: Rodriguez, Ciro | et. al.
Sponsor: Madla, Frank
Relating to the underground storage of appropriated water incidental to a beneficial use. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1990 74-0 (1995) Author: Rodriguez, Ciro Relating to the adoption of amendments to statutes' relating to local governments operating pursuant to Article XVI, Section 59 of the Texas Constitution for purposes of providing municipal water supply. House: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
HB 2161 74-0 (1995) Author: Brimer, Kim Relating to construction and water and wastewater utility service billing requirements for certain apartment complexes and condominiums. House: Business & Industry Left pending in subcommittee
HB 2181 74-0 (1995) Author: Mowery, Anna Relating to the funds of the Lower Colorado River Authority. House: Appropriations Left pending in subcommittee
HB 2219 74-0 (1995) Author: Hunter, Todd Relating to establishing the Center for Ports and Waterways. House: Transportation Considered in Local & Consent Calendars
HB 2258 74-0 (1995) Author: Shields, John Relating to the authority of a municipality to impose a fee for municipal drainage. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Urban Affairs
HB 2276 74-0 (1995) Author: Combs, Susan | et. al. Relating to interwatershed transfers of surface water. House: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 2294 74-0 (1995) Author: Yost, Gerald
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the regulation of groundwater; granting the power of eminent domain. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/95
HB 2371 74-0 (1995) Author: Junell, Robert Relating to the recovery of the costs of administering the state water pollution control revolving fund and additional state revolving funds. House: Appropriations Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 2386 74-0 (1995) Author: Dukes, Dawnna Relating to certain reporting requirements for the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. House: Environmental Regulation Considered in Local & Consent Calendars
HB 2387 74-0 (1995) Author: Johnson, Jerry
Sponsor: Ratliff, Bill
Relating to the regulation of retail water or sewer service utilities. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/95
HB 2476 74-0 (1995) Author: Walker, Gary Relating to the regulation of water well drillers and water well pump installers. House: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2504 74-0 (1995) Author: Gray, Patricia Relating to the deputy directors of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. House: Natural Resources Withdrawn from calendar
HB 2510 74-0 (1995) Author: Wilson, Ron
Sponsor: Sibley, David
Relating to regulation of certain irrigators and irrigation system installers. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/95
HB 2521 74-0 (1995) Author: Janek, Kyle Relating to the authority of the Harris-Galveston Coastal Subsidence District to require the discontinuance of groundwater use. House: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 2618 74-0 (1995) Author: Howard, Charlie
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to the repeal of the separate reporting requirement for the Texas irrigators fund. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days -- 8/28/95
HB 2757 74-0 (1995) Author: Saunders, Robert Relating to the provision of water and wastewater services by certain cities in an annexed area. House: Land and Resource Management Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2759 74-0 (1995) Author: Saunders, Robert Relating to providing water and wastewater services to certain areas that are annexed for limited purposes. House: Land and Resource Management Referred to Land and Resource Management
HB 2820 74-0 (1995) Author: Conley, Karyne Relating to the responsibilities, duties and organization of, and the renaming of, the office of public interest counsel of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2841 74-0 (1995) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to permits for certain facilities regulated by the Texas Natural Resources Conservation Commission. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 2843 74-0 (1995) Author: Lewis, Ron
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to the adoption of rules by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
House adopts conf. comm. report-reported
HB 2890 74-0 (1995) Author: Lewis, Ron
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the management of the Edwards Aquifer. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Point of order sustained
HB 2925 74-0 (1995) Author: Cook, John
Sponsor: Nixon, Drew
Relating to the sale or transfer of Water Supply or Sewer Service Corporation stock, membership, or other right of participation of the person or entity to whom the membership is transferred. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days -- 8/28/95
HB 2970 74-0 (1995) Author: McCoulskey, Huey Relating to the authority of a county to operate a water or sewer utility in unincorporated areas of a county. House: County Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3035 74-0 (1995) Author: Rodriguez, Ciro Relating to the use of water loan assistance fund for purposes designated by legislative appropriation. House: Appropriations Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3236 74-0 (1995) Author: Corte, Frank | et. al. Relating to the management of the Edwards Aquifer. House: Natural Resources Recommendations filed with the Speaker
HCR 207 74-0 (1995) Author: De La Garza, Eddie | et. al. Urging the Mexican government to prevent Mexican farmers from siphoning water from the Rio Grande. House: Natural Resources
Senate: International Relations, Trade & Technology
Ref. to Int. Relations, Trade & Technology
SB 12 74-0 (1995) Author: Montford, John
Sponsor: Bosse, Fred
Relating to administrative hearings for the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission provided by the State Office of Administrative Hearings. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/95
SB 580 74-0 (1995) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to disclosure of certain organizational affiliations by certain employees of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission; providing a civil penalty. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 647 74-0 (1995) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Sponsor: Walker, Gary
Relating to the involvement of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation in the regulation of water well pump installers and to the disposition of funds collected pursuant to such regulation. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/95
SB 651 74-0 (1995) Author: Ratliff, Bill
Sponsor: Kuempel, Edmund
Relating to an exemption from the requirement to obtain a water use permit for certain reservoirs used in surface coal mining operations. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/95
SB 652 74-0 (1995) Author: Ratliff, Bill Relating to an exemption from sand and gravel permitting requirements. Senate: Natural Resources Placed on Reg. Order of Business Calendar
SB 675 74-0 (1995) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Sponsor: Walker, Gary
Relating to regulation of water well drillers. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/95
SB 703 74-0 (1995) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to the authority of the executive director of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission to issue an uncontested permit, license, certificate, or authorization. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 741 74-0 (1995) Author: Sims, Bill | et. al.
Sponsor: Counts, David
Relating to the authority of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission to delegate certain uncontested matters for decision to the executive director of the commission. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days -- 8/28/95
SB 742 74-0 (1995) Author: Sims, Bill | et. al. Relating to the office of public interest counsel of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission; providing a penalty. Senate: Natural Resources Record vote
SB 743 74-0 (1995) Author: Sims, Bill | et. al. Relating to administrative hearings for the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission provided by the State Office of Administrative Hearings. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 768 74-0 (1995) Author: Montford, John
Sponsor: Junell, Robert
Relating to the recovery of the costs of administering the state water pollution control revolving fund and additional state revolving funds. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
SB 893 74-0 (1995) Author: Patterson, Jerry Relating to construction and water and wastewater utility service billing requirements for certain apartment complexes and condominiums. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SB 953 74-0 (1995) Author: Truan, Carlos | et. al. Relating to regional planning of water supply or sewer services for an area eligible for economically distressed area program financial assistance. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Co-author withdrawn
SB 985 74-0 (1995) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to the appropriation and regulation of State water for beneficial use, including underground storage or recharge of State water in aquifers, other than that portion of Edwards Aquifer in Kinney, Uvalde, Medina, Bexar, Comal and Hays Counties. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1012 74-0 (1995) Author: Ratliff, Bill Relating to the regulation of retail water or sewer service utilities. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 1025 74-0 (1995) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to fees imposed for certain plans subject to Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission approval under the commission's rules for the protection of the Edwards Aquifer. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1041 74-0 (1995) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to the beneficial use of material dredged from the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 1113 74-0 (1995) Author: Sims, Bill | et. al. Relating to the limitation and termination of annual cost recovery fees for regional water quality assessments. Senate: Natural Resources Co-author authorized
SB 1223 74-0 (1995) Author: Patterson, Jerry | et. al.
Sponsor: Hunter, Todd
Relating to establishing the Center for Ports and Waterways. House: Transportation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days -- 8/28/95
SB 1322 74-0 (1995) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to required procedures in contested cases before the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission involving the issuance, amendment, renewal, or revocation of certain permits. Senate: Natural Resources Withdrawn from intent calendar
SB 1368 74-0 (1995) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the reapportionment of state legislative, congressional, and judicial districts and the creation, function, and duties of the Texas Redistricting Commission. Senate: Cmte of the Whole on Leg & Cong Redistricting Ref. to Cmte of Whole on Leg. & Cong. Red.
SB 1404 74-0 (1995) Author: Bivins, Teel Relating to notice requirements for matters within the jurisdiction of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. Senate: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
SB 1460 74-0 (1995) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to changing certain dates in law related to the management of the Edwards Aquifer. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1462 74-0 (1995) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: McCoulskey, Huey
Relating to the authority of a county to operate a water or sewer utility in unincorporated areas of a county, including the authority to acquire property through eminent domain. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1464 74-0 (1995) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to permits for certain facilities regulated by the Texas Natural Resources Conservation Commission. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 1465 74-0 (1995) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the regulation of groundwater. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1482 74-0 (1995) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to the use of the water loan assistance fund for purposes designated by legislative appropriation. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1546 74-0 (1995) Author: Bivins, Teel
Sponsor: Counts, David
Relating to persons affected by matters in hearings before the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/95
SB 1588 74-0 (1995) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to providing water and wastewater services to certain areas that are annexed for limited purposes. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1634 74-0 (1995) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to the authority of the Harris-Galveston Coastal Subsidence District to require the discontinuance of groundwater use. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 1639 74-0 (1995) Author: Sibley, David Relating to regulation of certain irrigators and irrigation system installers. Senate: Natural Resources Placed on Reg. Order of Business Calendar
SB 1645 74-0 (1995) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo | et. al.
Sponsor: Combs, Susan | et. al.
Relating to the division of an original water control and improvement district with no outstanding indebtedness. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days -- 8/28/95
SCR 82 74-0 (1995) Author: Truan, Carlos Endorsing management of state water resource projects by state and local governmental entities created for that purpose. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SCR 154 74-0 (1995) Author: Truan, Carlos
Sponsor: Cuellar, Renato
Directing the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, the Texas Water Development Board, the Texas Department of Health, the Texas Department of Agriculture, and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to establish a special task force on the management of the Rio Grande under the direction of the chairman of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. House: Natural Resources
Senate: International Relations, Trade & Technology
Committee report sent to Calendars
SCR 155 74-0 (1995) Author: Truan, Carlos
Sponsor: Cuellar, Renato
Respectfully urging the president to call for the coordination of existing commissions and boards relating to border health and environment. House: Natural Resources
Senate: International Relations, Trade & Technology
Committee report sent to Calendars
SCR 161 74-0 (1995) Author: Nixon, Drew Encouraging the U.S. Congress to allow cities greater discretion in water testing. Senate: Natural Resources Placed on intent calendar
HB 398 73-0 (1993) Author: Swinford, David | et. al. Relating to exempting certain underground irrigation systems from the sales tax. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HB 997 73-0 (1993) Author: Oliveira, Rene | et. al.
Sponsor: Montford, John
Relating to receipt of funds in the water assistance fund and water development fund, to further the implementation of the program to assist economically distressed areas, to enhancing the economic development of economically distressed areas and border counties; declaring an emergency. House: Natural Resources
Senate: International Relations, Trade & Technology
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/93
HB 1021 73-0 (1993) Author: Eckels, Robert
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to application to the Texas Water Commission for a waste discharge permit. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/93
HB 1026 73-0 (1993) Author: Smithee, John | et. al. Relating to water submetering of newly constructed apartments, condominium projects, mobile home parks, and multiple use facilities. House: Natural Resources Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 1266 73-0 (1993) Author: Yost, Gerald | et. al.
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to certain laws governing water districts and nonprofit water or sewer service corporations; creating penalties. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Placed on intent calendar
HB 1269 73-0 (1993) Author: Yost, Gerald
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the powers of the Texas Water Development Board and the executive administrator of the board. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/93
HB 1308 73-0 (1993) Author: Counts, David Relating to the rule-making authority of the Texas Water Commission regarding underground water. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1316 73-0 (1993) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to the drilling and operation of artesian wells. House: Natural Resources Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
HB 1349 73-0 (1993) Author: Corte, Frank | et. al. Relating to billing for master metered and submetered water utility service for certain dwelling units. House: Natural Resources Rules suspended
HB 1492 73-0 (1993) Author: Lewis, Ron Relating to actions affecting Permanent School Fund Land, relating to acquisition of real property abutting tidally influenced waters of the state, relating to the sale of state land acquired through tax foreclosure, and relating to the sale or lease of permanent school fund lands. House: Energy Resources Considered in Calendars
HB 1512 73-0 (1993) Author: Black, Layton Relating to sale of water by the Lower Colorado River Authority. House: Natural Resources Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 1794 73-0 (1993) Author: Krusee, Mike Relating to local regulation of water quality and impervious cover in certain municipalities. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2043 73-0 (1993) Author: Saunders, Robert
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the rulemaking process of the Texas Water Commission; permitting of certain disposal wells; and permitting of certain waste management facilities. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 2254 73-0 (1993) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey
Sponsor: Sims, Bill
Relating to the definition of subterranean streams and the ownership of groundwater. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Reported favorably w/o amendments
HB 2462 73-0 (1993) Author: Nieto, Pedro Relating to the regulation of residential water treatment facilities. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Admin. Procedures
HB 2642 73-0 (1993) Author: Counts, David Relating to creation and operation of a water bank and establishment and collection of fees associated thereto. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2850 73-0 (1993) Author: Counts, David Relating to the management of water resources in the counties of Atascosa, Bexar, Caldwell, Calhoun, Comal, DeWitt, Frio, Goliad, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hays, Jackson, Karnes, Kinney, Medina, Uvalde, Victoria, and Wilson; making an appropriation. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 74 73-0 (1993) Author: Bivins, Teel Relating to the rule-making authority of the Texas Water Commission regarding underground water. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in subcommittee
SB 504 73-0 (1993) Author: Sims, Bill
Sponsor: Black, Layton
Relating to sale of water by the Lower Colorado River Authority. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 574 73-0 (1993) Author: Truan, Carlos Amending the Coastal Coordination Act so as to include the chair of the Texas Water Development Board, or its designee, on the Coastal Coordination Council. Senate: Natural Resources Subcommittee meeting cancelled
SB 646 73-0 (1993) Author: Leedom, John
Sponsor: Lewis, Ron
Relating to notice requirements for actions affecting permanent school fund land and for transfers of real property abutting tidally influenced waters of the state, to the sale of state land acquired through tax foreclosure, to the sale or lease of and the granting of easements across permanent school fund lands, to funds associated with permanent school funds lands, to unauthorized structures on state-owned land, and to liens for penalty and removal costs. House: Energy Resources
Senate: State Affairs
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 655 73-0 (1993) Author: Truan, Carlos Relating to the repeal of the exemption of mariculture activities from certain permit requirements under the Water Code. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
SB 879 73-0 (1993) Author: Montford, John Relating to financial assistance for and economic development of economically distressed areas and border counties. Senate: International Relations, Trade & Technology Laid on table subject to call in committee
SB 1030 73-0 (1993) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: Counts, David
Relating to creation and operation of a water bank and the establishment and collection of associated fees. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/93
SB 1334 73-0 (1993) Author: Bivins, Teel | et. al.
Sponsor: Counts, David
Relating to the rulemaking authority of the Texas Water Commission regarding underground water. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/93
SB 1370 73-0 (1993) Author: Sims, Bill Relating to the management of water resources in the counties of Atascosa, Bexar, Caldwell, Calhoun, Comal, DeWitt, Frio, Goliad, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hays, Jackson, Karnes, Kinney, Medina, Uvalde, Victoria, and Wilson; making an appropriation. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to special subcommittee
SB 1436 73-0 (1993) Author: Lucio, Eddie
Sponsor: Cuellar, Renato
Relating to the management of certain funds of the watermaster operations of the Texas Water Commission. House: Appropriations
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1453 73-0 (1993) Author: Sims, Bill Relating to certain technical corrections and other clarifications and to Subchapter B, Chapter 54, Title 4, of the Water Code. Senate: Natural Resources Withdrawn from intent calendar
SB 1488 73-0 (1993) Author: Sims, Bill
Sponsor: Counts, David | et. al.
Relating to the installation and repair of water well pumps and equipment. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/93
SCR 85 73-0 (1993) Author: Lucio, Eddie Encouraging the Honorable Ann Richards, Governor of Texas, to write to the United States Secretary of State and the Secretary of Interior asking for the earliest possible resolution of the consultation process going on between the International Boundary and Water Commission and the United States Fish and Wildlife Services. Senate: International Relations, Trade & Technology Referred to special subcommittee
HB 221 72-0 (1991) Author: Johnson, Jerry Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of certain property of a nonprofit corporation that supplies water or provides wastewater service and the effect of the exemption on the rates of the corporation. House: Ways & Means Laid on the table subject to call
HB 245 72-0 (1991) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the membership of the Texas Water Commission. House: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 528 72-0 (1991) Author: Lewis, Ron
Sponsor: Sims, Bill
Relating to the coordination of state water resources policy and the creation of water resources advisory committees. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Tagged in committee
HB 953 72-0 (1991) Author: Martinez, Roman Relating to the authority of the Harris County Flood Control District to provide recreational facilities and aesthetic improvements. House: Natural Resources Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
HB 1192 72-0 (1991) Author: Bosse, Fred
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to notification of amendments to water quality standards for the water in the state. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1216 72-0 (1991) Author: Lewis, Ron Relating to review of district audits by the Texas Water Commission. House: Natural Resources Placed on Major State Calendar
HB 1269 72-0 (1991) Author: Collazo, Jr., Frank Relating to the authority of the Texas Water Commission to consider the economic benefit of noncompliance when setting certain administrative penalties. House: Natural Resources Placed on Major State Calendar
HB 1373 72-0 (1991) Author: Yost, Gerald
Sponsor: Ratliff, Bill
Relating to the authority of a water supply or sewer service corporation. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days -- 8/26/91
HB 1419 72-0 (1991) Author: Saunders, Robert Relating to water quality and the establishment of water quality standards and the assessment and management of water quality. House: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 1625 72-0 (1991) Author: Willy, John Relating to the authority of counties in economically distressed areas to adopt model rules regarding adequate drinking water and sewer facilities in residential areas and related matters. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1648 72-0 (1991) Author: Willy, John
Sponsor: Sims, Bill
Relating to the licensing of water well pump installers; providing a penalty. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/91
HB 1883 72-0 (1991) Author: Willy, John Relating to water and sewer facilities requirements for residential areas in certain counties. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1904 72-0 (1991) Author: Greenberg, Sherri | et. al. Relating to agreements and actions concerning a planned unit development district in a municipality's extraterritorial jurisdiction. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1923 72-0 (1991) Author: Willy, John Relating to financial assistance programs of the Texas Water Development Board. House: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2030 72-0 (1991) Author: Oakley, Keith Relating to water management planning by certain municipal water suppliers. House: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 2103 72-0 (1991) Author: Vowell, Jack
Sponsor: Rosson, Peggy
Relating to authorizing the Rio Grande Compact Commissioner for Texas to negotiate with the Rio Grande Compact Commissioner for New Mexico to determine an appropriate share of local support matching funds to be paid by the state for the study, development, and construction of flood control and sediment control dams and for the rehabilitation of the Rio Grande floodway above the Elephant Butte Reservoir. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 2320 72-0 (1991) Author: Puente, Robert | et. al. Relating to the appropriation of state water for recharge of certain water-bearing sands and aquifers. House: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 2356 72-0 (1991) Author: Fraser, Troy Relating to newly constructed apartments, condominium projects, mobile home parks, and multiple use facilities. House: Business & Commerce 1st Printing sent to Calendars
HB 2359 72-0 (1991) Author: Lewis, Ron Relating to the regulation of wholesale water rates. House: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 2361 72-0 (1991) Author: Lewis, Ron
Sponsor: Ratliff, Bill
Relating to regulatory assessments collected by a public utility or water supply or sewer service corporation from its retail customers. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on intent calendar
HB 2601 72-0 (1991) Author: Linebarger, Libby Relating to restrictions on certain uses of groundwater during periods of drought in certain cities, providing injunctive relief, and providing penalties. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2653 72-0 (1991) Author: Eckels, Robert
Sponsor: Green, Gene
Authorizing certain agencies and political subdivisions to establish wetlands mitigation banks and implement wetlands regulations programs. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Tagged in committee
HB 2689 72-0 (1991) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to water conservation, water management, and drought reduction programs and the prevention of waste in the Edwards Aquifer region and the Guadalupe, San Antonio, and Nueces River basins; and providing penalties. House: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 2720 72-0 (1991) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to inspections and the collection of certain information by the Texas Water Commission concerning certain matters under its jurisdiction. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2735 72-0 (1991) Author: Linebarger, Libby Relating to the preservation of water quality in the Colorado River, establishing a non degradation policy in undeveloped and urban watersheds, establishing ordinance and rule making powers and enforcement obligations for state, district, and local government, providing for data collection and monitoring, establishing fees, penalties, and utility charges, and providing for citizen suits for injunctive relief. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2892 72-0 (1991) Author: Stiles, Mark Relating to flood prevention and control; making appropriations. House: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HJR 18 72-0 (1991) Author: Johnson, Jerry Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the exemption from ad valorem taxation of property owned by a nonprofit water supply or wastewater service corporation. House: Ways & Means Laid on the table subject to call
SB 222 72-0 (1991) Author: Truan, Carlos Relating to studies conducted by the Parks and Wildlife Department and the Texas Water Commission concerning streams, rivers, bays, and estuaries. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 320 72-0 (1991) Author: Tejeda, Frank Relating to the eligibility of a county to participate in financial assistance programs to provide facility engineering and water supply and sewer services in economically distressed areas. Senate: Natural Resources No action taken in subcommittee
SB 325 72-0 (1991) Author: Ratliff, Bill | et. al.
Sponsor: Johnson, Jerry
Relating to certain nonprofit corporations that supply water or provide wastewater services. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 1/1/92
SB 458 72-0 (1991) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the authority of the Harris County Flood Control District to provide recreational facilities and esthetic improvements in conjunction with flood control projects. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 576 72-0 (1991) Author: Sims, Bill
Sponsor: Junell, Robert
Relating to the use of fresh water in the secondary oil recovery projects. House: Energy
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on Major State Calendar
SB 697 72-0 (1991) Author: Truan, Carlos Relating to consideration of the effects of flood control and levee construction on nonpoint source pollution, wetlands, wildlife, and wildlife habitat. Senate: Natural Resources Subcommittee meeting cancelled
SB 818 72-0 (1991) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Sponsor: Saunders, Robert
Relating to water quality and the establishment of water quality standards and the assessment and management of water quality and establishing the plumbing loan fund. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 1009 72-0 (1991) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to newly constructed apartments, condominium projects, mobile home parks, and multiple use facilities. House: Business & Commerce
Senate: Economic Development
Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1047 72-0 (1991) Author: Sims, Bill
Sponsor: Lewis, Ron
Relating to review of district audits by the Texas Water Commission. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1059 72-0 (1991) Author: Sims, Bill
Sponsor: Willy, John
Relating to certain financial assistance programs of the Texas Water Development Board. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/91
SB 1060 72-0 (1991) Author: Sims, Bill Relating to inspections and the collection of certain information by the Texas Water Commission concerning certain matters under its jurisdiction. Senate: Natural Resources No action taken in subcommittee
SB 1102 72-0 (1991) Author: Sims, Bill Relating to the licensing of water well pump installers; providing a penalty. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 1140 72-0 (1991) Author: Krier, Cynthia | et. al.
Sponsor: Puente, Robert
Relating to the appropriation of state water for recharge of underground aquifers. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Withdrawn from calendar
SB 1189 72-0 (1991) Author: Montford, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Oliveira, Rene
Relating to the provision and local regulation of water supply and sewer services in economically distressed areas. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/91
SB 1190 72-0 (1991) Author: Montford, John Relating to the provision of sewer utility service and the regulation of water supply and sewer service utilities. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1191 72-0 (1991) Author: Montford, John Relating to the regulation of non-profit water supply corporations and the open meeting and open records acts. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1192 72-0 (1991) Author: Montford, John Relating to the authority of counties in economically distressed areas to adopt model rules regarding adequate drinking water and sewer facilities in residential areas and related matters. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1194 72-0 (1991) Author: Montford, John Relating to water and sewer facilities requirements for residential areas in certain counties. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1195 72-0 (1991) Author: Montford, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Oliveira, Rene
Relating to the creation and administration of a loan program to assist residential plumbing improvements in certain economically distressed areas. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Finance
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1197 72-0 (1991) Author: Montford, John
Sponsor: Laney, James
Relating to the transfer of low-interest agricultural loan repayments. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/91
SB 1200 72-0 (1991) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Sponsor: Greenberg, Sherri
Relating to agreements or decisions and actions concerning a planned unit development district in a municipality's extraterritorial jurisdiction. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 1240 72-0 (1991) Author: Rosson, Peggy Relating to authorizing the Rio Grande Compact Commissioner for Texas to negotiate with the Rio Grange Compact Commissioner for New Mexico to determine an appropriate share of local support matching funds to be paid by the state for the study, development, and construction of flood control and sediment control dams and for the rehabilitation of the Rio Grande floodway above the Elephant Butte Reservoir. Senate: Natural Resources Laid on table subject to call in committee
SB 1321 72-0 (1991) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to restrictions on certain uses of groundwater during periods of drought in certain cities, providing injunctive relief, and providing penalties. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1346 72-0 (1991) Author: Green, Gene Authorizing certain agencies and political subdivisions to establish wetlands mitigation banks and implement wetlands regulations programs. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to s/c on Water by President
SB 1376 72-0 (1991) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to the preservation of water quality in the Colorado River, establishing a non-degradation policy in certain undeveloped and urban watersheds, establishing obligations for the assessment of water quality by the Water Commission, the Lower Colorado River Authority, the City of Austin, and the Barton Springs-Aquifer Underground Conservation District, requiring the adoption of ordinances and ensuring representation of areas on bodies governed by such ordinances, limiting appeals of such ordinances, limiting the expenditure of state and federal funds for certain projects in certain areas, establishing standards and limitations on wastewater treatment and sewer line location, limitations on the creation of certain districts, and declaring an emergency. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Left pending in committee
SB 1377 72-0 (1991) Author: Krier, Cynthia Relating to water conservation, water management, and drought reduction programs and the prevention of waste in the Edwards Aquifer region and the Guadalupe, San Antonio, and Nueces River basins; and providing penalties. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in subcommittee
SB 1404 72-0 (1991) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to water conservation, water management, and drought reduction programs and the prevention of waste in the Edwards Aquifer region and the Guadalupe, San Antonio, and Nueces River basins; and providing penalties. Senate: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
SB 1543 72-0 (1991) Author: Parker, Carl
Sponsor: Stiles, Mark
Relating to flood prevention and control; making appropriations. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/91
SJR 15 72-0 (1991) Author: Ratliff, Bill | et. al.
Sponsor: Johnson, Jerry
Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the exemption from ad valorem taxation of property owned by a nonprofit water supply or wastewater service corporation. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Filed with the Secretary of State
SJR 34 72-0 (1991) Author: Montford, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Oliveira, Rene
Proposing a constitutional amendment to increase the amount of bonds that may be issued for economically distressed areas under existing bond authorization. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Finance
Filed with the Secretary of State
SJR 41 72-0 (1991) Author: Tejeda, Frank Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the issuance of an additional $500 million of Texas water development bonds for water supply, water quality, and flood control purposes. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
HB 10 72-1 (1991) Author: Saunders, Robert | et. al. Relating to the oversight and regulation of the state's environmental resources, natural resources, and energy resources; providing civil and criminal penalties. House: Government Organization Left pending in committee
HB 102 72-1 (1991) Author: Lewis, Ron Relating to regulatory assessments collected by public utilities, water supply or sewer service corporations, and certain districts from their retail customers. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 176 72-1 (1991) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the imposition of a partial reimbursement fee on the transfer of certain real estate located in an economically distressed area. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
SB 2 72-1 (1991) Author: Parker, Carl | et. al.
Sponsor: Saunders, Robert | et. al.
Relating to the oversight and regulation of the state's environmental resources, natural resources, and energy resources; providing for the issuance of bonds by mitigation project participants; creating offenses and providing civil and criminal penalties. House: Government Organization
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/91
SB 51 72-1 (1991) Author: Green, Gene Relating to authorizing certain agencies and political subdivisions to establish wetlands mitigation banks and implement wetlands regulations programs. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 90 72-1 (1991) Author: Parker, Carl | et. al. Relating to the oversight and regulation of the state's environmental, natural, and energy resources and to the duties, powers, and functions of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. House: Government Organization
Senate: Finance
Referred to Government Organization
HB 34 72-2 (1991) Author: Schoolcraft, Alan | et. al. Relating to the regulation of artesian wells and of the use of water from artesian wells. House: Natural Resources Posting rule suspended
HB 49 72-2 (1991) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to the authority of the Edwards Underground Water District to establish restrictions on the use of water from artesian wells. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 234 71-0 (1989) Author: Repp, Glenn Relating to the membership of the Texas Water Commission. House: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 391 71-0 (1989) Author: Smith, Ashley
Sponsor: Santiesteban, H.
Relating to treatment of permits issued under certain federally authorized state programs. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/89
HB 422 71-0 (1989) Author: Smith, Terral Relating to assumption of jurisdiction over certain areas and to the creation of districts in those areas; providing a penalty. House: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
HB 533 71-0 (1989) Author: Guerrero, Lena Relating to protection of environmental quality associated with caves, sinkholes, and significant cave recharge areas; providing penalties. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 651 71-0 (1989) Author: Gibson, Bruce Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of certain property of a nonprofit corporation that supplies water or provides wastewater service. House: Ways & Means Placed on General State Calendar
HB 847 71-0 (1989) Author: Craddick, Tom Relating to supervision, budget review, and sunset review of certain water districts and authorities and river authorities; providing a civil penalty. House: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 908 71-0 (1989) Author: Junell, Robert
Sponsor: Sims, Bill
Relating to the water quality standards established by the Texas Water Commission. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Motion withdrawn
HB 932 71-0 (1989) Author: Smith, Terral Relating to water quality permit limitations in certain watersheds. House: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 1190 71-0 (1989) Author: Marchant, Ken
Sponsor: Santiesteban, H.
Relating to the approval by the Texas Water Commission of levee improvement district bonds. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/89

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