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Committee: Senate Agriculture, Water, and Rural Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Addicks Reservoir | Agriculture | Barker Reservoir | Dams and levees | Emergency communications | Emergency management | Environmental permits | Environmental Quality, Texas Commission on | Flood control | Flooding | Groundwater | Groundwater conservation districts | Occupational licenses | Rain and rainfall | Reservoirs | River authorities | Texas State Water Plan | Water rights |
Library Call Number: L1836.85 Ag86r
Session: 85th R.S. (2017)
Online version: View report [36 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study and make recommendations on how to move forward with water infrastructure projects in the State Water Plan that will help mitigate floods through flood control, diversion, and storage projects. Evaluate plans for a possible third reservoir in addition to Addicks and Barker to control and alleviate additional flooding in the region. Additionally, review the current status of reservoir projects in Texas. Examine opportunities for coordination between federal and state agencies to develop flood mitigation infrastructure, and the ongoing maintenance and restoration of critical dam infrastructure.
2. Study and identify ways to improve the capacity and maintain the structure of the Addicks and Barker Reservoirs. Report on mechanisms that would ensure the public has access to timely and transparent release figures from reservoirs across the state.
3. Evaluate current state data-sharing standards for rainfall and stream gauges and whether regional flood management projects and flood warnings should be hosted in a centralized location, such as a state agency web page. Determine whether a statewide real-time flood warning system could be developed and coordinated through mobile devices, TxDOT electronic signage, communication devices and whether existing local and regional forecasting infrastructure could be integrated into a centralized inclement weather forecasting system.
4. Streamlining Water Permitting: Study and recommend changes that promote streamlining of water right permit issuance and the amendment process by the TCEQ for surface water, and that promote uniform and streamline permitting by groundwater conservation districts for groundwater. Evaluate more transparent process needs and proper valuation of water.
5. Regulatory Framework of Groundwater Conservation Districts and River Authorities: Study and make recommendations on the regulatory framework for managing groundwater in Texas to ensure that private property rights are being sufficiently protected. Study the role of river authorities and groundwater conservation districts including the state's oversight role of their operations and fees imposed.
6. Agricultural Fees: Review licensing, permitting, or registration requirements and fees imposed on the agriculture industry by licensing agencies within the committee's jurisdiction. Make recommendations for state licenses and fees that should be reduced, repealed or transitioned to private-sector enforcement.
7. Monitoring: Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs during the 85th Legislature, Regular Session, including, but not limited to: • SB 1511 (prioritization in the regional water plan); • SB 1538 (Floodplain Management Account uses); • SB 864 (GCD application of state water); • HB 2004 (Texas economic development fund for TDA); and • HB 3433 (adoption of rules affecting rural communities. Make recommendations for any legislative improvements needed to improve, enhance, or complete implementation including regional water planning, flood planning, and groundwater production.)
Committee: Senate Agriculture, Water, and Rural Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Agriculture, Texas Department of | Animal diseases | Chronic Wasting disease | Deer | Flooding | Groundwater | Groundwater conservation districts | Interbasin water transfers | Junior water rights | Liens | Litter | Surface water | Texas State Water Plan | Water rights |
Library Call Number: L1836.84 AG86r
Session: 84th R.S. (2015)
Online version: View report [98 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Surface Water/Groundwater: Study and make recommendations regarding the ownership, production, and transfer of surface water and groundwater in the state of Texas.
2. State Water Plan: Study and make recommendations on improving the process of developing and executing the State Water Plan.
3. Agricultural Liens: Study and make recommendations on improving the law in this state regarding agricultural liens under Chapter 70, Agricultural Code. The study should include whether sufficient safeguards exist to protect the financial interest agricultural producers have in their product.
4. Water Litter: Study and make recommendations on the effects of windblown and waterborne litter. The study should include an analysis of the economic effects of litter, any necessary methods to prevent and remediate litter, and an assessment of state and local programs to reduce litter.
5. Game & Ag. Product Safety: Study and make recommendations on improving the laws regarding the management of game animals, production of domestic fowl, and development of agricultural products in the State to reduce the occurrence and spread of disease and harmful pests.
6. Promotion of Texas Agriculture: Study the economic benefits the Texas Department of Agriculture’s Market Development Services provide to the state through promoting Texas Agricultural products. Review the current marketing services and strategies available to Texas producers and determine additional resources necessary to increase the Market Development Services capabilities. Make recommendations for legislative action, if needed.
7. Monitoring Charge: Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs during the 84th Legislature, Regular Session, and make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve, enhance, and/or complete implementation. Specifically monitor the Texas Water Development Board's process in the identification and designation of brackish groundwater zones.
Committee: House Natural Resources
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Coal mining | Droughts | Electric power plants | Electricity supplies | Environmental Quality, Texas Commission on | General Land Office | Hydraulic fracturing | Irrigation | Natural gas production | Oil production | Parks and Wildlife, Texas Department of | Uranium mines | Water conservation | Water desalination | Water Development Board, Texas | Water planning | Water rights |
Library Call Number: L1836.82 N218h
Session: 82nd R.S. (2011)
Online version: View report [184 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Monitor the ongoing statewide drought and the performance of state, regional, and local entities in addressing it. Examine the impact of the drought on the state water plan, including an evaluation of how well the state's existing water resources can meet demand, the need for additional funding sources to implement the plan, and the effectiveness of current drought planning and drought management policies. Identify short-term and long-term strategies to help the state better cope with drought and assess any obstacles, including state and federal regulations, to implementation of these strategies.
2. Examine the interplay of water and energy resources and needs in the state. Study the economic, environmental, and social impacts of water use in energy production and exploration, including the impacts of this use on regional and state water planning. Determine the current and likely future water needs of power generation and energy production, and evaluate options to develop new or alternative supplies. Include an evaluation of current issues involving water use for oil and gas production and related water quality issues.
3. Evaluate the status of desalination projects in Texas. Include an evaluation of the regulation of brackish groundwater and whether opportunities exist to facilitate better utilization of this groundwater to meet future needs.
4. Study ways to enhance incentives for water conservation in agricultural irrigation.
Committee: House Natural Resources
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Natural Resources, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2006 : a report to the House of Representatives, 80th Texas Legislature
Subjects: Environmental flows | Irrigation | Municipal utility districts | Soil erosion | Special utility districts | Wastewater management | Water conservation | Water districts | Water rights |
Library Call Number: L1836.79 N218h
Session: 79th R.S. (2005)
Online version: View report [68 pages  File size: 8,003 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. Examine state wastewater re-use policies, including an assessment of potential changes or clarifications to the Texas Water Code.
4. Continue the study of the Commission on Water for Environmental Flows, and further evaluate options for providing adequate environmental flows.
5. 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)
Committee: Senate Natural Resources
Title: Interim Report - Oil, Gas and Alternative Fuel Issues
Library Catalog Title: The Senate Interim Committee on Natural Resources interim report to the 80th Legislature : oil, gas, and alternative fuel issues
Subjects: Alternative energy | Biofuels | Groundwater | Liquefied natural gas | Mineral rights | Natural gas | Natural gas drilling | Natural gas industry | Oil drilling | Property rights | Water contamination | Water rights | Water wells |
Library Call Number: L1836.79 N219o
Session: 79th R.S. (2005)
Online version: View report [167 pages  File size: 21,935 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Identify areas of the state where surface or groundwater was contaminated by petroleum operations. Determine the appropriate regulatory and technical requirements to remediate the contamination and prevent future contamination, and recommend appropriate agency jurisdiction for preventing, responding and remediating such incidents.
2. Study the increasing use of liquefied natural gas (LNG), compressed natural gas (CNG) and propane. Examine the way those products fit into a diverse fuel mix. Review the current status of LNG terminals on the Texas coast. Study mineral owners and surface owners rights and obligations for the manner in which they enter and use property. Make recommendations on ways in which surface and mineral owners could communicate more effectively. Monitor the Railroad Commission study of competition in the Texas natural gas pipeline industry.
3. Study and make recommendations relating to investment needs and economic barriers to developing bio-diesel, bio-fuels, ethanol, and other renewable products in Texas. Compare agriculturally-developed renewable fuel initiatives in other states.
4. Study the permitting exemptions and water well regulations in Sec. 36.117, Water Code. Review the jurisdiction over the regulation of groundwater pumping in conjunction with drilling and production of oil and gas.
5. Review mineral owners and surface owners rights and obligations for the manner in which they enter and use property. Make recommendations on ways in which surface and mineral owners could communicate more effectively.
Committee: Senate Natural Resources
Title: Interim Report - Water Issues
Library Catalog Title: The Senate Committee on Natural Resources interim report to the 80th Legislature : water issues
Subjects: Droughts | Interbasin water transfers | Texas State Water Plan | Water conservation | Water marketing | Water planning | Water rights |
Library Call Number: L1836.79 N219w
Session: 79th R.S. (2005)
Online version: View report [381 pages  File size: 47,137 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study and assess all issues related to ground and surface water law, policy and management, including, but not limited to:
  • the role of federal, state, regional and local governments, including river authorities and other water management entities, and their jurisdiction, authority, and coordination in setting consistent, nondiscriminatory water policies;
  • the statutory, regulatory, and/or economic impediments to implementing key water management strategies recommended in the Regional and State Water Plans;
  • the role of groundwater conservation districts;
  • conjunctive use of both ground and surface water resources;
  • rule of capture;
  • historic use standards;
  • water infrastructure and financing, including financing sources for new water resources;
  • interbasin transfers;
  • water rights, including environmental flows, junior water rights;
  • the transition of water rights from agricultural to municipal and industrial uses and coordination among transitioning water management authorities;
  • conservation;
  • drought preparedness;
  • and water marketing.
Committee: Joint Water For Environmental Flows
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report
Subjects: Environmental flows | Environmental protection | Rivers | Water planning | Water rights | Water supplies |
Library Call Number: L1836.78 W291f
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View report [21 pages  File size: 454 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. The study commission shall conduct public hearings and study public policy implications for balancing the demands on the water resources of the state resulting from a growing population with the requirements of the riverine, bay, and estuary systems including granting permits for instream flows dedicated to environmental needs or bay and estuary inflows, use of the Texas Water Trust, and any other issues that the study commission determines have importance and relevance to the protection of environmental flows. In evaluating the options for providing adequate environmental flows, the study commission shall take notice of the strong public policy imperative that exists in this state recognizing that environmental flows are important to the biological health of our parks, game preserves, and bay and estuary systems and are high priorities in the permitting process. The study commission shall specifically address ways that the ecological soundness of these systems will be ensured in the water allocation process.
Committee: Joint Water For Environmental Flows
Title: Science Advisory Committee report
Library Catalog Title: Science Advisory Committee report
Subjects: Environmental flows | Environmental protection | Rivers | Water planning | Water rights | Water supplies |
Library Call Number: L1836.78 W291fs
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View report [158 pages  File size: 3,194 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. The study commission shall conduct public hearings and study public policy implications for balancing the demands on the water resources of the state resulting from a growing population with the requirements of the riverine, bay, and estuary systems including granting permits for instream flows dedicated to environmental needs or bay and estuary inflows, use of the Texas Water Trust, and any other issues that the study commission determines have importance and relevance to the protection of environmental flows. In evaluating the options for providing adequate environmental flows, the study commission shall take notice of the strong public policy imperative that exists in this state recognizing that environmental flows are important to the biological health of our parks, game preserves, and bay and estuary systems and are high priorities in the permitting process. The study commission shall specifically address ways that the ecological soundness of these systems will be ensured in the water allocation process.
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Water For Environmental Flows
Title: Committee documentation: Science Advisory Committee tape logs, May 21, June 18, and July 29, 2004; agenda, June 18, 2004
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.78 W291FM
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View document [6 pages  File size: 425 kb]
Committee: Senate Water Policy, Select
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: The Senate Select Committee on Water Policy interim report to the 79th Legislature.
Subjects: Edwards Aquifer Authority | Environmental Quality, Texas Commission on | Groundwater | Junior water rights | Rule of capture | Water conservation | Water desalination | Water marketing | Water planning | Water quality management | Water rights |
Library Call Number: L1836.78 W291p
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View report [166 pages  File size: 5,373 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study all issues related to ground and surface water law, policy and management, including, but not limited to: the role of federal, state, regional and local governments, and their coordination in setting consistent, nondiscriminatory water policies; the authority of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) as it relates to water contracts; the role of the Edwards Aquifer Authority; the role of groundwater conservation districts; regional water planning process; conjunctive use of both ground and surface water resources; rule of capture; historic use standards; water infrastructure and financing; interbasin transfers; junior water rights; conservation; water quality standards; drought preparedness; and water marketing.
2. Monitor the three on-going demonstration desalination projects by the Texas Water Development Board as one step toward securing an abundant water supply to meet Texas' future water supply needs. Study regulatory barriers that impair cost effectiveness of desalination (coastal and brackish) and how to facilitate use of this water source by municipalities.
Committee: House Natural Resources
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Natural Resources, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2002 : a report to the House of Representatives, 78th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Groundwater conservation districts | Homeland security | Terrorism | Water Development Board, Texas | Water planning | Water rights | Water supplies |
Library Call Number: L1836.77 n218h
Session: 77th R.S. (2001)
Online version: View report [44 pages  File size: 2,427 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. 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.
2. 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.
Committee: Joint Water Resources
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: The Texas Joint Committee on Water Resources interim report to the 78th Legislature.
Subjects: Natural Resource Conservation Commission, Texas | Natural resources conservation | Off-road vehicles | Rivers | San Marcos River Foundation | Water conservation | Water Development Board, Texas | Water planning | Water rights | Water supplies |
Library Call Number: L1836.77 w291
Session: 77th R.S. (2001)
Online version: View report [94 pages  File size: 527 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. The Committee shall conduct an interim study and make recommendations regarding: (1)increasing the efficient use of existing water resources; (2)developing sufficient long-term financing strategies; (3)improving existing water conveyance systems; (4)water marketing; (5)determining the appropriate role of environmental and wildlife concerns in water permitting and water development; and (6)protection of the natural condition of beds and banks of the state-owned watercourses.
2. The Committee shall: (1) meet at least annually with the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission and the Texas Water Development Board; and (2) receive information relating to: (A)encouraging the effective development of water marketing and water movement; (B)prioritizing the use of state funds for financing the development and conservation of water resources; and (C)measures for encouraging donation of water rights, for protecting instream uses.
Committee: Senate Natural Resources
Title: Texas Groundwater Resources
Library Catalog Title: The Senate Interim Committee on Natural Resources interim report to the 77th Legislature : Texas groundwater resources.
Subjects: Groundwater | Groundwater conservation districts | Rule of capture | Water planning | Water rights |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 n219g
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [85 pages  File size: 2,131 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Develop a comprehensive study of the state's groundwater resources, keeping a strong focus on the need for conservation. The Committee shall examine a regional approach to groundwater management, inventory the availability of groundwater, and consider the future regulation of groundwater and the role of groundwater districts.
Committee: House Agriculture and Livestock
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Committee on Agriculture and Livestock : to the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 72nd Legislature.
Subjects: African honey bees | Agriculture | Animal diseases | Aquaculture | Border economy | Border environment | Border health | Border transportation | Colonias | Economic development | Exotic species | Fire ants | Food safety | Hazardous substances | Hazardous waste | Insects | International trade | Livestock | Pesticides | Rio Grande River | Rural areas | Rural issues | Solid waste disposal | Truck traffic | Water rights | Water supplies |
Library Call Number: L1836.71 ag83
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Online version: View report [59 pages  File size: 3,029 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To study the promotion of the exotic livestock industry and potential public necessity of governmental regulation thereof.
2. To study international agriculture (joint study with State, Federal and International Relations Committee).
3. To study exotic pests and their impact on Texas agriculture.
4. To study nutrition education and food safety.
5. To study pesticide disposal.
6. To study agricultural economic diversification and development in rural areas.
7. To study the economic development opportunities of the aquaculture industry and the regulatory responsibilities of the State.
Committee: Joint Edwards Aquifer, Special
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee report to the 72nd Legislature / Special Committee on the Edwards Aquifer.
Subjects: Edwards Aquifer | Edwards Aquifer Authority | Groundwater | Groundwater conservation districts | Water rights | Water supplies |
Library Call Number: L1836.71 ed85
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Online version: View report [218 pages  File size: 8,858 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. The committee shall be assigned to: (a) review and study scientific data on the Edwards Aquifer from various public agencies, including the Bureau of Economic Geology, The Texas Water Development Board, the Texas Water Commission, the Edwards Underground Water District, and the United States Geological Survey; (b) consider priorities for the uses of the Edwards Aquifer, considering its storage capacity, its recharge and retention capabilities, and its ability to transmit water and provide water of high quality; (c) explore and suggest alternatives for supplying adequate water for regional needs at reasonable costs; (d) determine the effects of limiting groundwater withdrawals from the Edwards Aquifer to an amount less than average annual recharge; (e) consider allocation mechanisms for the aquifer; (f) consider whether amendments to existing water law are needed; (g) determine the feasibility of pumping to augment or replace springflow for the purpose of meeting downstream need without waste, the impact on downstream needs, and whether additional studies should be contracted for as funds are available; (h) examine present institutional arrangements for water resource management in the region of the Edwards Aquifer and hydrologically connected river basins, and examine alternative institutional arrangements; (i) examine alternative methods of managing the aquifer, with and without imposing limits on pumping; (j) review the costs, benefits, and feasibility of recharge and other projects, including consideration of fair methods of funding such projects; (k) review and consider modifications to water rights and policies affecting development of surface water in the western part of the Edwards Aquifer region, and (l) investigate and make recommendations on any other aspects of groundwater management, that, in the judgment of the committee would be useful to the legislature's decision making.
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Edwards Aquifer, Special
Title: Proclamation
Library Catalog Title: Proclamation
Library Call Number: L1800.1 p926
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Online version: View document [1 pages  File size: 116 kb]
Committee: House Natural Resources
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on Natural Resources, Texas House of Representatives interim report 1990 : a report to the House of Representatives, 72nd Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Border health | Colonias | Drinking water | Outdoor recreation | Property rights | Real estate development | Rio Grande River | Rio Grande Valley | Rivers | Statutory revision | Wastewater management | Water Commission, Texas | Water districts | Water planning | Water rights | Water supplies |
Library Call Number: L1836.71 n219h
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Online version: View report [33 pages  File size: 1,633 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To study the transfer of water rights from irrigation districts to municipalities in South Texas.
2. To study the categories, powers and duties of water and wastewater districts created under the Texas Water Code or by other statutes, including the procedures for the creation of such districts.
3. To study the relationships and coordination between the Texas Water Commission and local water authorities, including the effect of the current institutional structure on the achievement of water policy goals.
4. To study current efforts to provide and finance water and wastewater services to the colonias.
5. To study the rights of property owners along rivers and streams.
6. To study the recodification of the Texas Water Codes.
Committee: Senate Natural Resources
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 71st Legislature / Senate Committee on Natural Resources.
Subjects: Aquaculture | Artificial reefs | Beaches | Coastal erosion | Coastal protection | Colonias | Cotton production | Drinking water | Environmental protection | Exotic species | Fish | Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. | Fishing | Insects | Land conservation | Natural resources conservation | Offshore structures | Property rights | Rivers | Sewer service | Solid waste disposal | Texas Boll Weevil Eradication Program | Texas Open Beaches Act | Water conservation | Water rights | Water supplies |
Library Call Number: L1836.70 n219
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View report [158 pages  File size: 5,126 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Initiate an interim study of a statewide artificial reef plan and further study various uses of abandoned oil and gas rigs. Give careful consideration to reef design, preparation, and component grouping and spacing, siting, and fisheries resource management and analyze and compare biological effectiveness, cost factors, and long-term benefits for various design options and preparation techniques.
2. Review proposals for a protection system for Texas rivers, similar to the federal Wild and Scenic rivers program. *
3. Study current efforts to control the boll weevil in Texas, including integrated pest management (IPM) programs. *
4. Review the problems associated with colonias; make recommendations for legislative action to halt the growth of illegal subdivisions and to provide water and sewer service to existing developments. *
5. Study the issues associated with aquaculture and fish farming. *
6. Study coastal erosion; consider the advantages, disadvantages and economic impacts of beach erosion control methodologies. *
7. Review the definitions of wetlands used by state and federal government agencies. Study the potential impact on wetlands management of the definition used in the Fish and Wildlife Service's National Wetlands Inventory project. *
Committee: House Natural Resources
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Texas House of Representatives, Natural Resources Committee : a report to the House of Representatives, 70th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Agricultural Loan Guaranty Program | Agricultural loans | Agriculture | Bond issues | Irrigation | Junior water rights | Occupational licenses | Reservoirs | Water conservation | Water planning | Water rights | Water supplies |
Library Call Number: L1836.69 n219
Session: 69th R.S. (1985)
Online version: View report [44 pages  File size: 1,356 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To study and analyze the effectiveness of techniques employed in promoting the constitutional propositions of HJR 6, 69th Legislature, Regular Session, and the concerns of the electorate when voting on major water legislation.
2. To study the effectiveness of the pilot agricultural loan program.
3. To study the effectiveness of the bond insurance program.
4. To study and recommend enabling legislation for an agricultural loan program if the Texas Agricultural Water Conservation Bonds approved by HJR 6, 69th Legislature, Regular Session, are approved by the electorate.
5. 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.
6. To study the need for, and the provisions that should be included in, legislation requiring certification of water and waste analysis.
7. 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.
8. To study the need to define "unappropriated water" and to amend other statutes pertaining to water rights.
Committee: House Natural Resources
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Texas House of Representatives, Natural Resources Committee : a report to the House of Representatives, 69th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Flooding | Groundwater | Special taxing districts | Surface water | Water conservation | Water districts | Water policy | Water quality management | Water rights | Water supplies |
Library Call Number: L1836.68 n219h
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View report [35 pages  File size: 1,065 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Monitor all activities and have budget oversight responsibilities for those agencies, boards and commissions as listed in Rule 3, Section 23.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. To investigate the need to enact legislation relating to surface water rights.
5. To assist the House-Senate Joint Committee on Water Resources in its study of Texas water problems.
6. 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.
7. To investigate and identify appropriate and workable state responses to the problem of non-localized flooding.
8. To investigate and recommend legislation for management of ground water.
Committee: House State, Federal, and International Relations
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: To the members of the 69th Legislature : interim report of the Committee on State, Federal & International Relations, Texas House of Representatives.
Subjects: Border economy | Border issues | Fisheries | Immigration | Mexico | Shrimping industry | Undocumented immigrants | Water rights | Water supplies |
Library Call Number: L1836.68 st30
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View report [87 pages  File size: 2,289 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To monitor all activities and have budget oversight responsibilities for those agencies, boards and commissions as listed in Rule 3, Section 30.
2. To investigate the possibilities of initiating agreements or permits for Texas shrimpers to harvest in Mexico's Exclusive Economic Zone; explore basis for expansion into other commercial fisheries agreements.
3. To study the effect of the continuing Mexican Peso devaluations on the economies of the Texas border areas; devise a contingency plan, in cooperation with other border states, to stimulate border area economy in the event of future economic problems in Mexico.
4. In cooperation with the House-Senate Joint Committee on Water Resources, study the possibility of developing state water resources through the importation of water from bordering states, and explore riparian rights between those states and Texas.
5. To study the effects of the proposed Simpson-Mazzoli Act on the Texas border area and its economy.
Committee: House Natural Resources
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Texas House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee : a report to the House of Representatives, 66th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Lower Colorado River Authority | Texas State Water Plan | Water planning | Water Resources, Texas Department of | Water rights |
Library Call Number: L1836.65 n219
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View report [45 pages  File size: 1,340 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. A review of the necessity, advisability and feasibility of the Texas Water Plan as recently revised by the Texas Water Development Board.
2. Oversight responsibility of agency expenditures and related transactions. This function shall encompass a review and monitoring of all appropriations-related actions of those agencies assigned to this committee for appropriative purposes during the 65th Regular Session of the Legislature, to wit: Texas Coastal and Marine Council Department of Water Resources Water Well Driller's Board
3. A study and continuing review of the Department of Water Resources and legislative functions to improve the functioning of said agency.
4. A study of the progress being made under the Texas Water Rights Adjudication Act.
5. A study of the legal nature of the claims of the Lower Colorado River Authority with respect to that agency's water rights.
Committee: House Natural Resources
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Texas House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee : a report to the House of Representatives, 65th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Edwards Aquifer | Groundwater | Rule of capture | San Antonio, Texas | Water conservation | Water desalination | Water Development Board, Texas | Water districts | Water marketing | Water planning | Water Quality Board, Texas | Water rights | Water Rights Commisssion, Texas | Water supplies | Weather modification |
Library Call Number: L1836.64 n219
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
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Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study resouce depletion and the need for water within the state.
2. Study underground water laws as they relate to withdrawal and sale.
3. Review water rights adjudication act procedures.
4. Consider the need for revision in the laws governing groundwater districts, levee improvement districts, water control and improvement districts and irrigation districts.
5. Study San Antonio Water Supply problems.
6. Consider the possibility of amalgamating the water agencies.
Committee: House Water Study, Interim
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report to the 64th Texas Legislature / House Interim Water Study Committee.
Subjects: Statutory revision | Water districts | Water planning | Water rights |
Library Call Number: L1836.63 w2982
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
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Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Conduct a thorough study of the feasibility and desirability of reorganization of the statutes relating to the creation and operation of water districts in the State of Texas.
2. Look into all aspects of water development and related statutes, including but not limited to water district laws and activities, water development and related laws, water conservation and related laws, and the water agencies, their activities and related statutes.
Committee: Joint Water Code
Title: Interim Report - House Progress Report
Library Catalog Title: Progress report of the Committee appointed pursuant to S.C.R.36
Subjects: Statutory revision | Water rights |
Library Call Number: L1836.51 W291rh/H.J. of Tex., 51st Leg., 1st C.S. 227 (1950)
Session: 51st R.S. (1949)
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Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the Water Laws and Rights of this State, and particularly with a view to effecting a comprehensive revision and recodification of such existing laws under the Constitution of this State and of the United States; obtaining uniform and adequate distribution and conservation of such waters, surface, storm and flood and natural flow; that the methods, systems and policies of the other States of the United States upon like subjects be studied and recommended where deemed applicable to Texas and that all inequalities in use and distribution be eliminated so that the benefits from all of the waters in this State may be shared by all of the citizens as nearly equally as possible; and that a comprehensive recommendation for such recodification and revision of such laws be made available at the next session of the Legislature.
Committee: Joint Water Code
Title: Interim Report - Senate Progress Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of Water Code Committee
Subjects: Statutory revision | Water rights |
Library Call Number: L1836.51 W219rs/S.J. of Tex., 51st Leg., 1st C.S. 121 (1950)
Session: 51st R.S. (1949)
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Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the Water Laws and Rights of this State, and particularly with a view to effecting a comprehensive revision and recodification of such existing laws under the Constitution of this State and of the United States; obtaining uniform and adequate distribution and conservation of such waters, surface, storm and flood and natural flow; that the methods, systems and policies of the other States of the United States upon like subjects be studied and recommended where deemed applicable to Texas and that all inequalities in use and distribution be eliminated so that the benefits from all of the waters in this State may be shared by all of the citizens as nearly equally as possible; and that a comprehensive recommendation for such recodification and revision of such laws be made available at the next session of the Legislature.
Committee: Joint Water Code
Title: Interim Report - Recommendations by the state of Texas to President's Water Resources Water Policy Commission
Library Catalog Title: Recommendations by the state of Texas to President's Water Resources Water Policy Commission
Subjects: Statutory revision | Water rights |
Library Call Number: L1836.51 W291RP
Session: 51st R.S. (1949)
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Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the Water Laws and Rights of this State, and particularly with a view to effecting a comprehensive revision and recodification of such existing laws under the Constitution of this State and of the United States; obtaining uniform and adequate distribution and conservation of such waters, surface, storm and flood and natural flow; that the methods, systems and policies of the other States of the United States upon like subjects be studied and recommended where deemed applicable to Texas and that all inequalities in use and distribution be eliminated so that the benefits from all of the waters in this State may be shared by all of the citizens as nearly equally as possible; and that a comprehensive recommendation for such recodification and revision of such laws be made available at the next session of the Legislature.
Committee: Joint Water Code
Title: Interim Report - Preliminary
Library Catalog Title: Preliminary report
Subjects: Statutory revision | Water rights |
Library Call Number: L1836.51 W291 1950P
Session: 51st R.S. (1949)
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Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the Water Laws and Rights of this State, and particularly with a view to effecting a comprehensive revision and recodification of such existing laws under the Constitution of this State and of the United States; obtaining uniform and adequate distribution and conservation of such waters, surface, storm and flood and natural flow; that the methods, systems and policies of the other States of the United States upon like subjects be studied and recommended where deemed applicable to Texas and that all inequalities in use and distribution be eliminated so that the benefits from all of the waters in this State may be shared by all of the citizens as nearly equally as possible; and that a comprehensive recommendation for such recodification and revision of such laws be made available at the next session of the Legislature.
Committee: Joint Water Code
Title: Interim Report - Final
Library Catalog Title: Final report
Subjects: Statutory revision | Water rights |
Library Call Number: L1836.51 W291
Session: 51st R.S. (1949)
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Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the Water Laws and Rights of this State, and particularly with a view to effecting a comprehensive revision and recodification of such existing laws under the Constitution of this State and of the United States; obtaining uniform and adequate distribution and conservation of such waters, surface, storm and flood and natural flow; that the methods, systems and policies of the other States of the United States upon like subjects be studied and recommended where deemed applicable to Texas and that all inequalities in use and distribution be eliminated so that the benefits from all of the waters in this State may be shared by all of the citizens as nearly equally as possible; and that a comprehensive recommendation for such recodification and revision of such laws be made available at the next session of the Legislature.
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Water Code
Title: Interim Report - Surface Water Code
Library Catalog Title: Surface Water Code
Library Call Number: L1836.51 W291SU
Session: 51st R.S. (1949)
Committee: Joint Water Code
Title: Interim report - Brief on the water laws of the seventeen western states
Library Catalog Title: Brief on the water laws of the seventeen western states
Library Call Number: L1836.51 W291BR
Session: 51st R.S. (1949)
Committee: Joint Water Code
Title: Interim Report - Water
Library Catalog Title: Water
Library Call Number: L1836.51 W291C
Session: 51st R.S. (1949)
Committee: Joint Water Code
Title: Committee documentation: list of committee meeting dates; members of Texas Water Code Committee appointed under authority of S.C.R. No. 36, Acts 51st Legislature, pages 1393-1395; list of documentary evidence on file in Office of Executive Secretary
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.51 W291M 1949/51, L1836.51 W291HT
Session: 51st R.S. (1949)
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Committee: Joint Water Code
Title: Transcripts V. 1, December 14-15, 1949 (Weslaco)
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.51 W291HT V. 1
Session: 51st R.S. (1949)
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Committee: Joint Water Code
Title: Additional recommendations to subcommittee by L. Hamilton Lowe.
Library Call Number: LRL
Session: 51st R.S. (1949)
Online version: View document [3 pages]
Committee: Joint Water Code
Title: Interim report - Bibliography
Library Catalog Title: Bibliography
Library Call Number: L1836.51 W291BI
Session: 51st R.S. (1949)
Committee: Joint Water Code
Title: Interim report - Comments, recommendations concerning the Water Code Committee preliminary draft
Library Catalog Title: Comments, recommendations concerning the Water Code Committee preliminary draft
Library Call Number: L1836.51 W291 1950PR
Session: 51st R.S. (1949)
Committee: Joint Water Code
Title: Interim Report - Water Code Committee resource documents
Library Catalog Title: Water Code Committee resource documents
Library Call Number: L1836.51 W291R
Session: 51st R.S. (1949)
Committee: Joint Water Code
Title: Transcripts V. 2, January 23 (Midland and Pecos), January 24 (El Paso), and February 10-11 (Austin), 1950
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.51 W291HT V. 2
Session: 51st R.S. (1949)
Online version: View document [410 pages  File size: 637,116 kb]
Committee: Joint Water Code
Title: Interim Report - Effect of adverse decision in Tidelands case on inland water rights : statement
Library Catalog Title: Effect of adverse decision in Tidelands case on inland water rights : statement
Library Call Number: L1836.51 W291MC
Session: 51st R.S. (1949)
Committee: Joint Water Code
Title: Interim Report - Press releases
Library Catalog Title: Press releases
Library Call Number: L1836.51 W291P
Session: 51st R.S. (1949)
Committee: Joint Water Code
Title: Transcripts V. 3, March 20 (Amarillo), March 21 (Wichita Falls), March 22 (Stamford), and April 27 (Greenville), 1950
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.51 W291HT V. 3
Session: 51st R.S. (1949)
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Committee: Joint Water Code
Title: Interim Report - Water needs of the San Antonio, Texas, area : committee report
Library Catalog Title: Water needs of the San Antonio, Texas, area : committee report
Library Call Number: L1836.51 W291TM
Session: 51st R.S. (1949)
Committee: Joint Water Code
Title: Report on New Mexico Trip by Sub-committee, May 10, 1950, including interview with State Engineer and Assistant State Engineer of New Mexico, May 1, and meeting with Artesian Pecos Conservancy District in Roswell, May 2; related correspondence
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.51 W291M 5/1/50
Session: 51st R.S. (1949)
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Committee: Joint Water Code
Title: Interim Report - Water conservation by artificial recharge
Library Catalog Title: Water conservation by artificial recharge
Library Call Number: L1836.51 W291A
Session: 51st R.S. (1949)
Committee: Joint Water Code
Title: Transcripts V. 4, May 24-25 (Houston) and December 11-12 (Austin), 1950
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.51 W291HT V. 4
Session: 51st R.S. (1949)
Online version: View document [556 pages  File size: 243,776 kb]
Committee: Joint Water Code
Title: Interim Report - Subcommittee correspondence and recommended legislation
Library Catalog Title: Subcommittee correspondence and recommended legislation
Library Call Number: L1836.51 W291sc
Session: 51st R.S. (1949)

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