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House Committee on Natural Resources - 68th R.S. (1983)

Committee Members
Tom Craddick, Chair
Rodney Tow, Vice Chair
Gerald Geistweidt, Chair - Budget & Oversight
J.W. Buchanan
Noel Grisham
Arves E. Jones
Hill Kemp
Roman Martinez
Chip Staniswalis
Charges
• Monitor all activities and have budget oversight responsibilities for those agencies, boards and commissions as listed in Rule 3, Section 23.
• To investigate and determine the advisability and constitutionality of enacting a single statute authorizing governing body members of conservation and reclamation districts created by special legislation to serve up to four year terms.
• To investigate and monitor all efforts being made in Texas with regard to, and determine the potential for, increased ground water production and supplies through enhanced recovery methods.
• To investigate the need to enact legislation relating to surface water rights.
• To assist the House-Senate Joint Committee on Water Resources in its study of Texas water problems.
• To assess and investigate the need for state action to ensure the future environmental quality of Clear Lake and to preserve the sensitive ecosystems of said Lake.
• To investigate and identify appropriate and workable state responses to the problem of non-localized flooding.
• To investigate and recommend legislation for management of ground water.

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