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House Committee on Natural Resources - 79th R.S. (2005)

Committee Members
Robert Puente, Chair
William "Bill" Callegari, Vice Chair
Ruben Hope, Jr., Chair - Budget & Oversight
Dennis Bonnen
Scott Campbell
Charlie Geren
Richard "Rick" Hardcastle
Harvey Hilderbran
James E. "Pete" Laney
Charges
• Explore the benefits and concerns associated with Municipal Utility Districts (MUDs), including as assessment of the appropriateness of granting districts the additional powers of other special districts. Evaluate the impact of MUDs on economic growth and development, as well as the overall tax implications, including and evaluation of the provision of municipal and county services on residents lining in MUDs. Review public disclosure and notification requirements associated with MUDs, as well as bonding authority of some districts.
• Consider the potential for increased outdoor water savings through landscape water conservation, including irrigation audit requirements, turf replacement programs, and the provision of certain landscape options for prospective home buyers.
• Examine state wastewater re-use policies, including an assessment of potential changes or clarifications to the Texas Water Code.
• Continue the study of the Commission on Water for Environmental Flows, and further evaluate options for providing adequate environmental flows.
• Determine if a new comprehensive water conservation program is needed within the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board, focusing on water conservation and water supply enhancement. (Joint interim charge with the House Committee on Agriculture and Livestock)
• Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.

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