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House Committee on Natural Resources - 66th R.S. (1979)

Committee Members
Tom Craddick, Chair
Matt Garcia, Vice Chair
Cullen Rogers Looney, Vice Chair - Appropriative Matters
Erwin W. Barton
Jerry Clark
G.R. 'Bob' Close
Jimmie C. Edwards III
Gerald Geistweidt
Tom C. Massey
Pete Patterson
Paul Ragsdale
Froy Salinas
Charges
• Review the water code and other related statutes as to their conformity with the content and intent of the legislation which was enacted to merge the water-related agencies.
• Determine the means by which the Department of Water Resources can more expeditiously grant permits for water quality and quantity.
• Study the feasibility of requiring a format to be used for creating special legislative districts.
• Continue a close observation of the merger of water-related agencies under the Department of Water Resources to insure full implementation before the convening of the 67th Regular Session of the Legislature.
• Oversight functions shall be conducted for all appropriations-related actions of those agencies assigned to this committee for appropriative purposes during the 66th Regular Session of the Legislature. The agencies include:
Texas Department of Water Resources
Texas Coastal and Marine Council
Water Well Driller's Board.

Note:
Matt Garcia (Vice Chair ) resigned from the Natural Resources Committee September 1979 to accept an appointment to the Appropriations Committee. (Press Release, Bill Clayton, Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, September 11, 1979. See House Speaker Clayton Appointments, L1801.1 P926a 1979-82.)
Erwin Barton (Member) appointed September 1979. (Press Release, Bill Clayton, Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, September 12, 1979. See House Speaker Clayton Appointments, L1801.1 P926a 1979-82.)
The list of committee members printed on the letter of transmittal lists the committee members from the 65th Legislature.

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