HBA-BSM, LJP H.B. 1232 77(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisH.B. 1232 By: Counts Natural Resources 2/19/2001 Introduced BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Previous legislation created the Haskell/Knox County Underground Water Conservation District. Since the district's creation, Baylor County has become part of the district. House Bill 1232 creates a new district to fully incorporate Baylor County. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY It is the opinion of the Office of House Bill Analysis that this bill does not expressly delegate any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, department, agency, or institution. ANALYSIS House Bill 1232 amends law to replace the Haskell/Knox County Underground Water Conservation District with the Rolling Plains Groundwater Conservation District (district). The bill provides that the district includes Haskell County, Knox County, and Baylor County. H.B. 1232 provides that the rights, powers, privileges, authority, functions, and duties of the district are subject to the continuing right of supervision of the state through the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. The bill provides that the district is governed by a board of directors consisting of not fewer than 5 and not more than 16 directors. The bill sets forth provisions regarding the composition and administration of the board and the appointment and terms of the directors, as well as procedures for the expansion of the district. EFFECTIVE DATE On passage, or if the Act does not receive the necessary vote, the Act takes effect September 1, 2001.