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House Committee on Natural Resources - 77th R.S. (2001)

Committee Members
David Counts, Chair
Tracy O. King, Vice Chair
Robert "Robby" Cook
Frank Corte, Jr.
Harvey Hilderbran
Ruben Hope, Jr.
Ron Lewis
Robert Puente
Gary Walker
• Gather information about the security of the waters in Texas, including groundwater, lakes and streams. Review government regulations and business practices to determine whether legislation is needed to protect our water resources, including the human and wildlife populations that depend on them, and to detect, interdict and respond to acts of terrorism.
• Actively monitor all agencies and programs under the oversight jurisdiction of the comittee, including (a) implementation of SB 2, 77th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to the development and management of the water resources of the state, (b) implementation of SB 312, 77th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to the continuation of the Texas Water Development Board, (c) the actions of the Texas Water Advisory Committee, (d) water permitting for environmental needs, and (e) the development of groundwater management areas by the Texas Water Development Board. The committee should review the condition of groundwater conservation districts found to be not operational by the state auditor.

Ron Lewis (Member) resigned 11/6/2002.

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