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House Committee on Natural Resources - 69th R.S. (1985)

Committee Members
Tom Craddick, Chair
Larry Don Shaw, Vice Chair
Gerald Geistweidt, Chair - Budget & Oversight
J.W. Buchanan
Jerry Clark
J. Kelly Godwin
Jack Harris
René O. Oliveira
Ted Roberts
Chip Staniswalis
  • To study and analyze the effectiveness of techniques employed in promoting the constitutional propositions of HJR 6, 69th R.S., and the concerns of the electorate when voting on major water legislation.
  • To study the effectiveness of the pilot agricultural loan program.
  • To study the effectiveness of the bond insurance program.
  • To study and recommend enabling legislation for an agricultural loan program if the Texas Agricultural Water Conservation Bonds approved by HJR 6, 69th R.S., are approved by the electorate.
  • To study the availability of measures to reduce reservoir construction costs to the state and in particular the advisability of enacting legislation to defease outstanding water development bonds.
  • To study the need for, and the provisions that should be included in, legislation requiring certification of water and waste analysis.
  • To study the availability of water for future appropriation in major basins of the state in light of the Texas Supreme Court's decision in No. C-1620.
  • To study the need to define "unappropriated water" and to amend other statutes pertaining to water rights.

A press release dated October 2, 1986 states that Larry Don Shaw (Vice Chair) resigned his membership on the Committee, and Rene Oliveira was appointed to the committee. (Press Release, Gibson D (Gib) Lewis, Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, 10/2/1986. See House Speaker Lewis Appointments, L1801.1 P926a 1985-92 2.)
2nd C.S.: No change in committee appointments, 8/26/1986.

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