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House Committee on Water Development, Quality, and Conservation - 62nd R.S. (1971)

Committee Members
John Allen, Chair
Bill Clayton, Vice Chair
George Baker
Phil Cates
Joe Hawn
Lynn Nabers
Walt Parker
Bryan Poff, Jr.
Bill Presnal
Paul Silber
Lindon Williams
Charges
• The committee shall:
(1) study the water situation in the state and the federal and state proposals concerning it;
(2) study the changes that may be needed in state statutes concerning water protection and development;
(3) study the organizational structure of all state water agencies and the administration of state laws relating to water;
(4) study alternative methods of financing the Texas Water Plan;
(5) hold hearings throughout the state, explaining the major water problems in the state and the proposals for solving them to those attending the hearings and consider alternative proposals from interested Legislators and the public;
(6) review major water legislation enacted by the 62nd Legislature.
• Study the possibility of creating a West Texas Water plan to import water into West Texas and any other possible methods of alleviating the chronic water problems of West Texas.
• Study the feasibility of establishing facilities in Texas for the desalinization of salt water for agricultural, industrial, and personal consumption in the state.

Note:
All members from House and appointed by Speaker 12/10/1971, pursuant to HCR 128, HSR 516, HSR 547, and HSR 555. In House Journal, called Natural Resources committee.
Interim Committees: 62nd-66th Legislatures, 1971-1979, L1800.1 In8 1971-79: HCR 128, HSR 516, HSR 547, and HSR 555 all combined into Committee on Water Development, Quality, and Conservation in the State.

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