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[  Session(s): all  Chamber =  Both  Bill Type = all    Subjects =  DESALINATION ]

Select bill Bill Session Author & Sponsor Caption Committees Last action
HB 1528 85-0 (2017) Author: Perez, Mary Ann Relating to the powers and duties of navigation districts and port authorities. House: Transportation Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 2219 85-0 (2017) Author: Lozano, J. M. Relating to the eligibility of property used for a water desalination project for ad valorem tax benefits under the Texas Economic Development Act. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2894 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to a requirement that the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality provide an expedited procedure for acting on certain applications for an amendment to a water right by certain applicants that use desalinated seawater. House: Natural Resources Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3987 85-0 (2017) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the authority of the Texas Water Development Board to use the state participation account of the water development fund to provide financial assistance for the development of certain facilities. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Vetoed by the Governor
SB 1395 85-0 (2017) Author: Creighton, Brandon | et. al.
Sponsor: Perez, Mary Ann
Relating to the powers and duties of navigation districts and port authorities. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation
Effective immediately
SB 1430 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles | et. al.
Sponsor: Lucio III, Eddie
Relating to a requirement that the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality provide an expedited procedure for acting on certain applications for an amendment to a water right by certain applicants that use desalinated seawater. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1597 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to a requirement that the General Land Office conduct an evaluation and submit a report regarding the use of wind and solar power to desalinate brackish groundwater on real property owned by the state. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Left pending in committee
SB 1775 85-0 (2017) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the authority of the Texas Water Development Board to use the state participation account of the water development fund to provide financial assistance for the development of certain facilities. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
HB 30 84-0 (2015) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al.
Sponsor: Perry, Charles
Relating to the development of seawater and brackish groundwater. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 835 84-0 (2015) Author: Larson, Lyle Relating to research, development and utilization of brackish groundwater resources. House: Natural Resources Referred directly to s/c on Special Water Districts by chair
HB 836 84-0 (2015) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al. Relating to the development of brackish groundwater. House: Natural Resources Referred directly to s/c on Special Water Districts by chair
HB 1088 84-0 (2015) Author: Márquez, Marisa | et. al. Relating to the establishment of the Texas Technical Center for Innovative Desalination at The University of Texas at El Paso in partnership with The University of Texas at San Antonio. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2031 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio III, Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al.
Relating to the diversion, treatment, and use of marine seawater and the discharge of treated marine seawater and waste resulting from the desalination of marine seawater; adding provisions subject to a criminal penalty. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 2230 84-0 (2015) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al.
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to the authority of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to authorize an injection well used for oil and gas waste disposal to be used for the disposal of nonhazardous brine produced by a desalination operation or nonhazardous drinking water treatment residuals. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 4021 84-0 (2015) Author: Herrero, Abel Relating to creating a tax severance credit for oil and gas operators for use of alternative fluids in place of fresh water solely in the process of hydraulic fracturing (fracking). House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 4097 84-0 (2015) Author: Hunter, Todd | et. al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al.
Relating to seawater desalination projects. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
HCR 90 84-0 (2015) Author: Hunter, Todd | et. al. Requesting the speaker and lieutenant governor to create a joint interim committee to study seawater desalination on the Texas coast. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Administration
Referred to Administration
SB 991 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José
Sponsor: Larson, Lyle
Relating to a requirement that the General Land Office conduct a study regarding the use of wind or solar power to desalinate brackish groundwater. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 1588 84-0 (2015) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to the management of the water resources of the state. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 1738 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al. Relating to the diversion and use of marine seawater, including the development of marine seawater desalination projects, integrated marine seawater desalination and power projects, and facilities for the storage, conveyance, and delivery of desalinated marine seawater. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Not again placed on intent calendar
HB 841 83-0 (2013) Author: Callegari, Bill | et. al. Relating to the establishment of the Texas Center for Innovative Desalination Technology at the University of Houston in partnership with The University of Texas at El Paso. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2154 83-0 (2013) Author: Callegari, Bill Relating to the applicability of the law governing innovative programs for environmental regulation administered by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2578 83-0 (2013) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al. Relating to the development of brackish groundwater and the use of brackish water and seawater; providing a penalty. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2752 83-0 (2013) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al. Relating to the development and operation of advanced brackish desalination projects. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3512 83-0 (2013) Author: Ritter, Allan Relating to the eligibility of property used for a desalination project for ad valorem tax benefits under the Texas Economic Development Act. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HCR 59 83-0 (2013) Author: Hunter, Todd | et. al.
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Requesting the speaker and lieutenant governor to create a joint interim committee to study seawater desalination on the Texas coast. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Signed by the Governor
SB 1284 83-0 (2013) Author: Schwertner, Charles Relating to the development and operation of advanced brackish desalination projects. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 1760 83-0 (2013) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to the development of brackish groundwater. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 24 83-1 (2013) Author: Larson, Lyle Relating to the development of brackish groundwater. Filed
HB 50 83-1 (2013) Author: Callegari, Bill Relating to research on and the treatment of saline water. Filed
HB 29 83-2 (2013) Author: Callegari, Bill Relating to research on and the treatment of saline water. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 225 81-0 (2009) Author: Aycock, Jimmie | et. al. Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the portion of the appraised value of a person's property attributable to the implementation on the property of water conservation initiatives, desalination projects, or brush control initiatives. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1816 81-0 (2009) Author: Rose, Patrick Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the portion of the appraised value of a person's property attributable to the implementation on the property of water conservation initiatives, desalination projects, or brush control initiatives. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1818 81-0 (2009) Author: Rose, Patrick | et. al. Relating to rainwater harvesting and other water conservation initiatives. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3527 81-0 (2009) Author: Callegari, Bill Relating to the use of the state participation account of the water development fund. House: Natural Resources Placed on General State Calendar
HB 4166 81-0 (2009) Author: Callegari, Bill Relating to the provision of severance tax credits and exemptions and other incentives and procedures for producing oil from certain wells. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 25 81-0 (2009) Author: Aycock, Jimmie | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature by general law to exempt from ad valorem taxes the portion of the assessed value of property attributable to the implementation on the property of a water conservation initiative, desalination project, or brush control initiative. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 74 81-0 (2009) Author: Rose, Patrick Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature by general law to exempt from ad valorem taxes the portion of the assessed value of property attributable to the implementation on the property of a water conservation initiative, desalination project, or brush control initiative. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
SB 2283 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Callegari, Bill
Relating to the use of the state participation account of the Texas Water Development Fund. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2654 80-0 (2007) Author: Puente, Robert
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the regulation of the use of an injection well to inject nonhazardous brine from a desalination operation or to inject nonhazardous drinking water treatment residuals. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 3753 80-0 (2007) Author: Corte, Jr., Frank Relating to procurement methods of certain water utility systems for the design, construction, and operation of certain facilities. House: Government Reform Referred to Government Reform
HR 689 80-0 (2007) Author: Callegari, Bill Recognizing March 7, 2007, as Texas Desalination Day at the State Capitol and encouraging continued investment in practical applications of desalination technology in the state. Reported enrolled
SB 1343 80-0 (2007) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to the regulation of the use of an injection well to inject nonhazardous brine from a desalination operation or to inject nonhazardous drinking water treatment residuals. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1335 79-0 (2005) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to authorizing certain municipally owned water utilities to use the design-build method of construction to construct a water desalination plant. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Committee report printed and distributed
HB 695 78-0 (2003) Author: Delisi, Dianne Relating to franchise tax deductions and exemptions for certain business activities involving desalination devices. House: Ways & Means Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 1370 78-0 (2003) Author: Luna, Vilma
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to the study and implementation of seawater desalination. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Administration
Effective immediately
HB 2567 78-0 (2003) Author: Geren, Charlie
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the disposal of brine from desalination operations. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Administration
Effective on 9/1/03
SB 696 78-0 (2003) Author: Estes, Craig | et. al. Relating to franchise tax deductions and exemptions for certain business activities involving desalination devices. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
SB 743 78-0 (2003) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the study and implementation of seawater desalination. Senate: Natural Resources Committee report printed and distributed
SB 1378 78-0 (2003) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie
Relating to the disposal of brine from desalination operations. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Laid on the table subject to call

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