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HB 420 85-0 (2017) Author: White, James Relating to the admissibility of certain evidence relating to climate change or global warming in certain criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 484 85-0 (2017) Author: Springer, Drew Relating to training required to qualify for or renew a license issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 572 85-0 (2017) Author: Stephenson, Phil | et. al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst, Lois
Relating to the disposal of pesticides. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 815 85-0 (2017) Author: Burkett, Cindy | et. al. Relating to the regulatory analysis of rules proposed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Environmental Regulation Withdrawn from schedule
HB 1115 85-0 (2017) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the definition of "affected person" for purposes of a contested case hearing held by or for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality regarding certain environmental permit applications. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1519 85-0 (2017) Author: González, Mary Relating to requirements for the construction of a natural gas pipeline. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 1535 85-0 (2017) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to the prohibition of certain pesticides on public road rights-of-way. House: Agriculture & Livestock Left pending in committee
HB 1874 85-0 (2017) Author: Anderson, Rodney | et. al. Relating to a program for the recycling of certain household batteries; authorizing a fee; providing civil and administrative penalties. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 2140 85-0 (2017) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to the creation of an advisory panel to study and compile a report on best management practices and funding mechanisms for the prevention, mitigation, and abatement of windblown and waterborne litter and illegal dumping in communities. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 2496 85-0 (2017) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the mailing of a notice of intent to obtain an environmental permit to certain state legislators. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 2497 85-0 (2017) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the posting of notice of intent to obtain a permit from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality at the site of the facility or proposed facility for which the permit is sought. House: Environmental Regulation Corrected committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2530 85-0 (2017) Author: Shaheen, Matt Relating to a reduction of amounts appropriated to the Texas Department of Transportation for a violation of provisions relating to public participation in the environmental review of transportation projects. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 3004 85-0 (2017) Author: Isaac, Jason Relating to the dismissal of protests against certain decisions and actions of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality regarding wastewater discharge permits. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 3064 85-0 (2017) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to the dedication and maximization of returns on payments received by this state for economic losses sustained from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 3174 85-0 (2017) Author: Reynolds, Ron Relating to an environmental report as part of a municipality's comprehensive plan for long-range development. House: Urban Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3177 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio III, Eddie
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to the delegation of matters to the executive director of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 3645 85-0 (2017) Author: Shaheen, Matt Relating to the types of highway projects for which the Texas Department of Transportation is required to hold a hearing and a reduction of amounts appropriated to the Texas Department of Transportation for a violation of provisions relating to public participation in the environmental review of transportation projects. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 3779 85-0 (2017) Author: Martinez, Armando Relating to Texas Department of Transportation and regional mobility authority comprehensive development agreements. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 4025 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to the relationship between the amount of an administrative penalty imposed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the economic benefit of the violation to the alleged violator. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 4219 85-0 (2017) Author: Perez, Mary Ann Relating to the procedure for qualifying for the exemption from ad valorem taxation of pollution control property. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 4304 85-0 (2017) Author: Workman, Paul Relating to restrictions on habitat conservation plans in Travis County. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Referred to Culture, Recreation & Tourism
HCR 127 85-0 (2017) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Urging the United States Congress to conduct a cost-benefit analysis regarding the risks of climate change and appropriate measures to address them. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Referred to State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
SB 939 85-0 (2017) Author: Bettencourt, Paul Relating to the regulatory analysis of rules proposed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 1552 85-0 (2017) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to an environmental service fee charged by an institution of higher education. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 1628 85-0 (2017) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to the replacement of contested case hearings for certain environmental permits with a petition for administrative review. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 1870 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to county prohibition of the possession of glass containers within the boundaries of a state-owned riverbed; creating an offense. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Left pending in committee
SB 2028 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to the procedure for qualifying for the exemption from ad valorem taxation of pollution control property. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
HB 295 85-1 (2017) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to establishing the Texas Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Commission to study and address the impacts of climate change in this state. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HCR 30 85-1 (2017) Author: Morrison, Geanie W. Directing the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to maintain its opposition to the Beneficial Land Management request to land apply grease and grit trap waste. House: Environmental Regulation Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 87 84-0 (2015) Author: González, Mary Relating to the collection and recycling of computer and television equipment by certain retailers; providing for the imposition of administrative penalties. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 190 84-0 (2015) Author: Burkett, Cindy Relating to the regulatory analysis of rules proposed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 239 84-0 (2015) Author: Springer, Drew | et. al.
Sponsor: Perry, Charles
Relating to storage of flammable liquids at retail service stations in unincorporated areas and certain municipalities. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 259 84-0 (2015) Author: Miles, Borris Relating to forfeiture of property used in the commission of certain littering offenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 273 84-0 (2015) Author: Miles, Borris Relating to the minimum term of confinement for an offense of illegal dumping in a municipality. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 274 84-0 (2015) Author: Miles, Borris | et. al.
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Relating to the enforcement of municipal rules, ordinances, or police regulations prohibiting illegal dumping; increasing a penalty. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 417 84-0 (2015) Author: Pickett, Joseph Relating to information regarding the storage of certain hazardous chemicals; providing penalties. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 912 84-0 (2015) Author: Isaac, Jason
Sponsor: Perry, Charles
Relating to the dismissal of protests against certain decisions and actions of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality regarding wastewater discharge permits. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Left pending in committee
HB 942 84-0 (2015) Author: Kacal, Kyle | et. al.
Sponsor: Birdwell, Brian
Relating to the storage of certain hazardous chemicals; transferring enforcement of certain reporting requirements, including the imposition of criminal, civil, and administrative penalties, from the Department of State Health Services to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty; reenacting a criminal offense. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
See remarks for effective date
HB 1113 84-0 (2015) Author: Clardy, Travis Relating to the standard of review for a determination of standing in a contested case hearing conducted by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Environmental Regulation Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
HB 1158 84-0 (2015) Author: Lozano, J. M. Relating to the use of money received by a nonprofit organization to implement a supplemental environmental project. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 1247 84-0 (2015) Author: Smith, Wayne | et. al. Relating to presumptions in contested case hearings regarding certain environmental permit applications. House: Environmental Regulation Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
HB 1269 84-0 (2015) Author: Springer, Drew | et. al. Relating to supplemental environmental projects implemented by certain local governments in lieu of administrative penalties assessed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
HB 1569 84-0 (2015) Author: Isaac, Jason Relating to the creation of a defense under the Solid Waste Disposal Act for persons engaged in certain recycling transactions. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 1642 84-0 (2015) Author: Pickett, Joseph Relating to the rights, remedies, and liability of certain owners and operators of environmentally contaminated property in certain counties. House: Environmental Regulation Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1654 84-0 (2015) Author: White, Molly | et. al. Relating to public agreements or contracts related to United Nations Agenda 21. House: International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs
HB 1693 84-0 (2015) Author: Isaac, Jason Relating to a prohibition on the sale of motor fuel mixed with ethanol; imposing civil and criminal penalties. House: Agriculture & Livestock Left pending in committee
HB 1760 84-0 (2015) Author: Geren, Charlie Relating to maximum penalties for certain environmental violations. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1794 84-0 (2015) Author: Geren, Charlie | et. al.
Sponsor: Hancock, Kelly
Relating to suits brought by local governments for violations of certain laws under the jurisdiction of, or rules adopted or orders or permits issued by, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality; affecting civil penalties. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1865 84-0 (2015) Author: Morrison, Geanie | et. al. Relating to procedures for certain environmental permit applications. House: Environmental Regulation Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2078 84-0 (2015) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to the creation and duties of the Global Climate Change Commission. House: International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2362 84-0 (2015) Author: Peña, Gilbert Relating to the inclusion of a draft impact analysis in the notice of rules proposed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 2500 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al. Relating to a franchise tax deduction for certain energy-generating equipment. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2746 84-0 (2015) Author: Smith, Wayne Relating to the treatment for ad valorem tax purposes of pollution control property. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3153 84-0 (2015) Author: Anderson, Rodney | et. al. Relating to a program for the recycling of certain household batteries; authorizing a fee; providing civil and administrative penalties. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 3450 84-0 (2015) Author: Laubenberg, Jodie Relating to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, emissions, state sovereignty and certain actions taken by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 3457 84-0 (2015) Author: Flynn, Dan | et. al. Relating to the methods of recovery of stranded environmental compliance costs by certain non-ERCOT electric utilities. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3618 84-0 (2015) Author: Isaac, Jason
Sponsor: Campbell, Donna
Relating to prohibiting camping and building fires in certain areas; creating a criminal offense. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 3670 84-0 (2015) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to an environmental service fee charged by an institution of higher education. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Referred to Higher Education
SB 77 84-0 (2015) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the development of a climate adaptation plan by certain entities. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 365 84-0 (2015) Author: Eltife, Kevin Relating to the methods of recovery of stranded environmental compliance costs by certain non-ERCOT electric utilities. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 394 84-0 (2015) Author: Perry, Charles
Sponsor: King, Phil | et. al.
Relating to the use of supplemental environmental projects by a local government to come into compliance with environmental laws or remediate environmental harm caused by the local government. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 445 84-0 (2015) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to public agreements or contracts related to United Nations Agenda 21. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 528 84-0 (2015) Author: Birdwell, Brian Relating to the storage of certain hazardous chemicals; transferring enforcement of certain reporting requirements, including the imposition of criminal, civil, and administrative penalties, from the Department of State Health Services to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 709 84-0 (2015) Author: Fraser, Troy | et. al.
Sponsor: Morrison, Geanie | et. al.
Relating to procedures for certain environmental permit applications. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 941 84-0 (2015) Author: Creighton, Brandon Relating to the standard of review for a determination of standing in a contested case hearing conducted by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 1205 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to an environmental service fee charged by an institution of higher education. Senate: Higher Education Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1469 84-0 (2015) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to regular reapplication for certain pollution control exemptions from ad valorem taxation granted for certain property. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SB 1509 84-0 (2015) Author: Hancock, Kelly Relating to suits brought by local governments for violations of certain laws under the jurisdiction of, or rules adopted or orders or permits issued by, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality; affecting civil penalties. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1640 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna Relating to prohibiting camping and building fires in certain areas; creating a criminal offense. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 1990 84-0 (2015) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to the disclosure of information about water used in hydraulic fracturing. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
HB 147 83-0 (2013) Author: Burkett, Cindy | et. al. Relating to the regulatory analysis of rules proposed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Environmental Regulation Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
HB 378 83-0 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to the development of a climate adaptation plan by certain entities. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 426 83-0 (2013) Author: Creighton, Brandon Relating to the regulatory analysis of rules proposed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 449 83-0 (2013) Author: Dukes, Dawnna | et. al. Relating to restrictive covenants regulating drought-resistant landscaping or water-conserving natural turf. House: Natural Resources Considered in Calendars
HB 569 83-0 (2013) Author: White, James Relating to a study on the stringency of state environmental standards. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 727 83-0 (2013) Author: Burkett, Cindy Relating to restrictive covenants regulating drought-resistant landscaping. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1079 83-0 (2013) Author: Smith, Wayne | et. al.
Sponsor: Hancock, Kelly | et. al.
Relating to procedural requirements for action by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on applications for production area authorizations. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1135 83-0 (2013) Author: Villarreal, Mike
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to a study conducted by the Texas Department of Transportation regarding the production of and use of native seeds. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Transportation
Left pending in committee
HB 1346 83-0 (2013) Author: González, Mary Relating to the collection and recycling of computer and television equipment by certain retailers; providing for the imposition of administrative penalties. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 1535 83-0 (2013) Author: Reynolds, Ron Relating to the permitting of certain small commercial development and county park sewage collection, treatment, and disposal systems as on-site sewage disposal systems. House: Environmental Regulation Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1712 83-0 (2013) Author: Lozano, J. M. | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to an exemption from ad valorem and sales and use taxes for property used in connection with an offshore spill response containment system. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
HB 1714 83-0 (2013) Author: Smith, Wayne Relating to the discontinuance of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's compliance history program. House: Environmental Regulation Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1825 83-0 (2013) Author: González, Mary Relating to the sale or transportation of certain desert plants; creating an offense and providing penalties; providing authority to impose a fee. House: Agriculture & Livestock Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1897 83-0 (2013) Author: Eiland, Craig
Sponsor: Carona, John
Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of pollution control property. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 2074 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to a franchise tax deduction for certain energy-generating equipment. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2082 83-0 (2013) Author: Ritter, Allan Relating to the procedure for action by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on applications for certain environmental permits and administrative and judicial review of the commission's action. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 2290 83-0 (2013) Author: Lozano, J. M. | et. al.
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to the use for administrative costs of a portion of money received by certain entities to implement a supplemental environmental project. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 2292 83-0 (2013) Author: González, Mary Relating to the notice requirements for the issuance, renewal, or amendment of certain environmental permits issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Environmental Regulation No action taken in committee
HB 2354 83-0 (2013) Author: White, James Relating to the stringency of environmental regulations adopted by state agencies. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 2949 83-0 (2013) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda Relating to a performance-based program for permits issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 3130 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to environmental clearance requirements for certain comprehensive development agreement projects of the Texas Department of Transportation or a regional mobility authority. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 3154 83-0 (2013) Author: Lewis, Tryon | et. al. Relating to environmental or health and safety audits under the Texas Environmental, Health, and Safety Audit Privilege Act. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 3289 83-0 (2013) Author: Martinez, Armando Relating to the licensing of professionals engaged in Texas pollutant discharge elimination system-related stormwater activity. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3466 83-0 (2013) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Relating to the reporting of international shipments of electronic waste. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 3704 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to the methods that may be used to collect computer equipment for recycling. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
SB 78 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the development of a climate adaptation plan by certain entities. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 199 83-0 (2013) Author: Watson, Kirk
Sponsor: Anchia, Rafael
Relating to the annual evaluation of water use by owners or operators of electric generating facilities. House: State Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 434 83-0 (2013) Author: Hancock, Kelly Relating to the procedural requirements for action by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on applications for production area authorizations. Senate: Natural Resources Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 467 83-0 (2013) Author: Hegar, Glenn | et. al. Relating to the regulatory analysis of rules proposed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
SB 957 83-0 (2013) Author: Fraser, Troy Relating to the procedure for action by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on applications for certain environmental permits. Senate: Natural Resources Committee report printed and distributed
SB 1300 83-0 (2013) Author: Eltife, Kevin | et. al.
Sponsor: Lewis, Tryon | et. al.
Relating to environmental or health and safety audits under the Texas Environmental, Health, and Safety Audit Privilege Act. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1685 83-0 (2013) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to exemptions from property taxation and sales and use taxation for certain offshore spill response and well containment property used to control pollution. Senate: Finance Reported from s/c favorably with substitute
SB 1819 83-0 (2013) Author: Deuell, Bob Relating to the location of a sand mine; authorizing an administrative penalty. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 36 83-1 (2013) Author: Larson, Lyle Relating to a moratorium on development of land located near the state's largest Mexican free-tailed bat population. Filed
HB 125 82-0 (2011) Author: Legler, Ken | et. al.
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Relating to the regulatory analysis of rules proposed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Committee report printed and distributed
HB 218 82-0 (2011) Author: Gallego, Pete
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to possessing a glass container within the boundaries of certain riverbeds; providing criminal penalties. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 240 82-0 (2011) Author: Parker, Tan
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to requiring the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to adopt rules preventing access to on-site sewage disposal systems. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 571 82-0 (2011) Author: Huberty, Dan | et. al.
Sponsor: Williams, Tommy
Relating to the regulation of certain aggregate production operations by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality; providing penalties. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 630 82-0 (2011) Author: Pickett, Joseph | et. al.
Sponsor: Nichols, Robert
Relating to the environmental review process for transportation projects. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 883 82-0 (2011) Author: Alvarado, Carol Relating to minimum efficiency standards for certain products; providing a civil penalty. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 965 82-0 (2011) Author: Callegari, Bill | et. al.
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to continuing education requirements for persons holding licenses issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Government Efficiency & Reform
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 977 82-0 (2011) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to the development of a climate adaptation plan by certain entities. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1141 82-0 (2011) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the permitting of certain small commercial development sewage collection, treatment, and disposal systems as on-site sewage disposal systems. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 1848 82-0 (2011) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to the use of environmentally sensitive cleaning products in primary and secondary schools. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 1855 82-0 (2011) Author: Howard, Donna Relating to a study regarding school district practices in selecting sites for new school campuses. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 1877 82-0 (2011) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to the imposition of a fee for certain plastic bags provided to customers by retailers to fund a grant program to support local recycling efforts. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2030 82-0 (2011) Author: Madden, Jerry Relating to the use of money made available to certain counties by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for local initiative air quality projects. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 2268 82-0 (2011) Author: Hancock, Kelly Relating to compliance with state and federal environmental permits. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 2279 82-0 (2011) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to the composition of the permanent advisory committee to advise the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality regarding the implementation of the ad valorem tax exemption for pollution control property. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2280 82-0 (2011) Author: Eiland, Craig
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Relating to the composition of the permanent advisory committee to advise the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality regarding the implementation of the ad valorem tax exemption for pollution control property. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 2400 82-0 (2011) Author: Miller, Doug Relating to the powers and duties of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and other entities regarding water and sewer utilities and certain conservation and reclamation districts. House: Natural Resources Returned to committee
HB 2431 82-0 (2011) Author: Smith, Wayne Relating to compliance histories for and incentives to reward compliance performance by entities regulated by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 2668 82-0 (2011) Author: Miles, Borris Relating to administrative penalties imposed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2760 82-0 (2011) Author: Garza, John Relating to species-protection programs for the Edwards Aquifer, the Guadalupe River Basin, the San Antonio River Basin, and the San Antonio Bay and estuary system; imposing a tax. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2815 82-0 (2011) Author: Taylor, Larry Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of energy storage systems or technologies used wholly or partly as a facility, device, or method for the control of air pollution. House: Ways & Means No action taken in committee
HB 3037 82-0 (2011) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to contested case hearings for environmental permits. House: Environmental Regulation Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3110 82-0 (2011) Author: Craddick, Tom Relating to the issuance of permits for certain facilities regulated by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Energy Resources Corrected committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3163 82-0 (2011) Author: Hancock, Kelly Relating to responsibilities of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and Production Area Authorizations. House: Environmental Regulation Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3238 82-0 (2011) Author: Price, Walter "Four" Relating to requiring that notice of certain environmental permit applications be sent to county judges. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 3418 82-0 (2011) Author: Darby, Drew Relating to certain state fiscal matters related to natural resources or the environment. House: Appropriations Postponed
HB 3420 82-0 (2011) Author: Darby, Drew Relating to the fee on delivery of certain petroleum products. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 3449 82-0 (2011) Author: Christian, Wayne Relating to notice provided to certain local officials regarding the use of land application to treat and dispose of certain oil and gas waste. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 3480 82-0 (2011) Author: Christian, Wayne Relating to the stringency of requirements imposed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 3483 82-0 (2011) Author: Christian, Wayne Relating to seller's disclosure regarding the presence of contaminants on residential real property. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 3623 82-0 (2011) Author: Darby, Drew Relating to the environmental review of certain transportation projects by the Texas Department of Transportation. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 3742 82-0 (2011) Author: Schwertner, Charles Relating to the environmental review of certain transportation projects by the Texas Department of Transportation House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HCR 81 82-0 (2011) Author: Isaac, Jason | et. al. Expressing opposition to federal regulation of hazardous waste, water, and clean air and of the production, exploration, drilling, development, operation, transportation, and processing of oil, natural gas, petroleum, and petroleum products in the State of Texas. House: State Sovereignty, Select Considered in Calendars
SB 160 82-0 (2011) Author: Williams, Tommy | et. al. Relating to the regulation of certain aggregate production operations by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality; providing penalties. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
SB 424 82-0 (2011) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the development of a climate adaptation plan by certain entities. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 457 82-0 (2011) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to minimum efficiency standards for certain products; providing a civil penalty. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 548 82-0 (2011) Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Sponsor: Darby, Drew | et. al.
Relating to the environmental review process for transportation projects. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
See remarks for effective date
SB 616 82-0 (2011) Author: Rodriguez, Jose
Sponsor: Hardcastle, Rick
Relating to the sale or transportation of certain desert plants; providing a penalty. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 673 82-0 (2011) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to the authority of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to approve certain supplemental environmental projects undertaken by local governments. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 875 82-0 (2011) Author: Fraser, Troy
Sponsor: Hancock, Kelly | et. al.
Relating to compliance with state and federal environmental permits as a defense to certain actions for nuisance or trespass. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 941 82-0 (2011) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to a study regarding school district practices in selecting sites for new school campuses. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 1040 82-0 (2011) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to exemptions from the sales and use tax for certain energy-efficient products. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1070 82-0 (2011) Author: Jackson, Mike
Sponsor: Eiland, Craig
Relating to the composition of the permanent advisory committee to advise the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality regarding the implementation of the ad valorem tax exemption for pollution control property. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Natural Resources
Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
SB 1134 82-0 (2011) Author: Hegar, Glenn
Sponsor: Craddick, Tom
Relating to the issuance of permits for certain facilities regulated by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 1323 82-0 (2011) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to the environmental review of certain transportation projects by the Texas Department of Transportation Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
SB 1340 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John Relating to the creation of the Energy Efficiency Council and to statewide energy efficiency; providing penalties. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1584 82-0 (2011) Author: Ogden, Steve Relating to state fiscal matters related to natural resources and the environment. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Reported favorably as substituted
SB 1591 82-0 (2011) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to the goal of installing additional capacity for generating landfill gas energy. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1595 82-0 (2011) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to species-protection programs for the Edwards Aquifer, the Guadalupe River Basin, the San Antonio River Basin, and the San Antonio Bay and estuary system; imposing a tax. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 239 81-0 (2009) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al. Relating to a study of the proportion of this state's electric energy that can be generated using renewable energy technology. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 284 81-0 (2009) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al.
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to reporting of international shipments of electronic waste. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Left pending in committee
HB 516 81-0 (2009) Author: Strama, Mark | et. al. Relating to the establishment and funding of a green job skills training program. House: Technology, Economic Development & Workforce Considered in Calendars
HB 629 81-0 (2009) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al. Relating to the purchase of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles by state agencies. House: Energy Resources Considered in Calendars
HB 792 81-0 (2009) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to the labeling of products that contain bisphenol-A. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 810 81-0 (2009) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to possessing a glass container within the boundaries of certain riverbeds; providing criminal penalties. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 826 81-0 (2009) Author: Gattis, Dan | et. al. Relating to the relationship between the amount of an administrative penalty imposed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the economic benefit of the violation to the alleged violator. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 880 81-0 (2009) Author: Strama, Mark | et. al. Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of certain energy efficiency-related improvements to real or personal property. House: Ways & Means No action taken in committee
HB 1171 81-0 (2009) Author: Martinez, Armando Relating to the addition of certain counties to the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 1295 81-0 (2009) Author: Aycock, Jimmie | et. al.
Sponsor: Averitt, Kip
Relating to notification of an application related to a certificate of public convenience and necessity for water or sewer service. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 1361 81-0 (2009) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al. Relating to the imposition of a fee for certain plastic bags provided to customers by retailers. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 1449 81-0 (2009) Author: Farias, Joe Relating to the construction and expansion of toll projects by private entities in certain areas. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 1469 81-0 (2009) Author: Villarreal, Mike Relating to the preparation of carbon dioxide emissions impact statements for legislation pending before the legislature. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 1514 81-0 (2009) Author: Deshotel, Joe Relating to the definition of supplemental environmental projects. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 1553 81-0 (2009) Author: Burnam, Lon | et. al. Relating to the development of a climate adaptation plan by certain entities. House: Environmental Regulation Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1839 81-0 (2009) Author: Howard, Donna | et. al. Relating to the selection by school districts of sites for new schools; providing a penalty. House: Public Education Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 1922 81-0 (2009) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to the authorization of certain reuse water system contributions and discharges. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 2073 81-0 (2009) Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to plans by local governments in coastal areas for reducing public expenditures for erosion and storm damage losses to public and private property. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 2748 81-0 (2009) Author: Chisum, Warren
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the abolition of the Texas Environmental Education Partnership Fund. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 2874 81-0 (2009) Author: Hunter, Todd Relating to granting certain counties authority to regulate the cutting of certain trees; providing a penalty. House: County Affairs Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 2895 81-0 (2009) Author: Hancock, Kelly Relating to compliance with federal occupational safety and health standards in environmental enforcement. House: Environmental Regulation Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3271 81-0 (2009) Author: Howard, Donna Relating to the Texas Partnership for Children in Nature. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Referred to Culture, Recreation & Tourism
HB 3353 81-0 (2009) Author: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al.
Sponsor: Shapleigh, Eliot
Relating to an environmental service fee at public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
HB 3567 81-0 (2009) Author: Madden, Jerry Relating to energy savings performance contracts. House: Energy Resources Left pending in subcommittee
HB 3664 81-0 (2009) Author: Geren, Charlie Relating to a requirement of a permit or permit amendment from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for the construction or modification of an electric generating facility in the coastal zone of this state that uses wind power. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 3965 81-0 (2009) Author: Dunnam, Jim Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation for certain property used to control pollution. House: Ways & Means Placed on General State Calendar
HB 4043 81-0 (2009) Author: Callegari, Bill
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to notifications to certain purchasers of real property that may be located in an area subject to a certificate of convenience and necessity for water or sewer service. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 4203 81-0 (2009) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda Relating to the authority of the Texas Department of Transportation to enter into funding agreements to expedite an agency's environmental review duties related to transportation projects. House: Transportation Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 4232 81-0 (2009) Author: Ritter, Allan Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation for certain property used to control pollution. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 4280 81-0 (2009) Author: Frost, Stephen Relating to the regulation of certain aggregate production operations by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality; providing penalties. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 4578 81-0 (2009) Author: Martinez, Armando Relating to the establishment of the official citrus producers' pest and disease management corporation; providing penalties. House: Agriculture & Livestock Placed on General State Calendar
HJR 47 81-0 (2009) Author: Strama, Mark | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation certain energy efficiency-related improvements to real or personal property. House: Ways & Means No action taken in committee
SB 108 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al.
Sponsor: Strama, Mark | et. al.
Relating to the establishment and funding of a green job skills training program that includes training for certain youths and young veterans. House: Technology, Economic Development & Workforce
Senate: Economic Development
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 124 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to applications for permits issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for new or expanded facilities in certain low-income and minority communities. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 128 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to a franchise tax credit for certain investments made in relation to sustainable commercial building projects. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 205 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot
Sponsor: Howard, Donna | et. al.
Relating to the Texas Partnership for Children in Nature. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 212 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot
Sponsor: Gonzalez Toureilles, Yvonne
Relating to the sale or transportation of certain desert plants; providing a penalty. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 437 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to energy efficient products; providing a civil penalty. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 448 81-0 (2009) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Pickett, Joseph
Relating to the authority of the Texas Department of Transportation to mitigate adverse environmental impacts resulting from the construction, improvement, or maintenance of state highways or state highway facilities. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective immediately
SB 480 81-0 (2009) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Smith, Wayne
Relating to the authority of the Texas Transportation Commission to enter into a covenant for environmental remediation of real property owned by the Texas Department of Transportation. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective immediately
SB 502 81-0 (2009) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Harper-Brown, Linda
Relating to the authority of the Texas Department of Transportation, counties, and certain toll project entities and regional mobility authorities to enter into funding agreements to expedite the entity's environmental review duties related to certain transportation projects. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 620 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to the state's goal for non-wind renewable electric generating capacity. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 670 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to design and construction standards for newly constructed state buildings, public school facilities, and higher education facilities. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 673 81-0 (2009) Author: Hegar, Glenn Relating to plans by local governments in coastal areas for reducing public expenditures for erosion and storm damage losses to public and private property. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 988 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the development of a climate adaptation plan by certain entities. Senate: Natural Resources Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
SB 1080 81-0 (2009) Author: Jackson, Mike
Sponsor: Hancock, Kelly | et. al.
Relating to compliance with federal occupational safety and health standards in environmental enforcement. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 1231 81-0 (2009) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to a requirement that a school district develop and adopt a site selection policy before selecting a site for construction of a new school; providing a penalty. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 1414 81-0 (2009) Author: Williams, Tommy
Sponsor: Frost, Stephen
Relating to the regulation of certain aggregate production operations by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality; providing penalties. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1491 81-0 (2009) Author: Williams, Tommy Relating to the definition of supplemental environmental projects. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 1572 81-0 (2009) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to land reclamation projects using tires. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Left pending in committee
SB 1779 81-0 (2009) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Martinez, Armando
Relating to the establishment of the official citrus producers' pest and disease management corporation; providing penalties. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 2169 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney
Sponsor: Alvarado, Carol
Relating to the establishment of a smart growth policy work group and the development of a smart growth policy for this state. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Government Organization
Vetoed by the Governor
SB 2182 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott
Relating to an environmental service fee at public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 2384 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot
Sponsor: Moody, Joseph
Relating to children's exposure to area-wide soil contamination in certain counties. House: Public Health
Senate: Natural Resources
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 2428 81-0 (2009) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the use of Supplemental Environmental Projects to protect lands of significant natural resource and hazard mitigation value. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 2534 81-0 (2009) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Corte, Jr., Frank
Relating to the creation of an interagency task force on economic growth and endangered species; providing information and direction regarding endangered species issues in certain areas of the state. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 2553 81-0 (2009) Author: Hegar, Glenn
Sponsor: Morrison, Geanie
Relating to the regulatory authority of counties, including granting certain counties authority to regulate the cutting of certain trees; providing a penalty. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 2574 81-0 (2009) Author: Uresti, Carlos
Sponsor: King, Tracy
Relating to the regulation of tire businesses and authorizing a fee for tire purchases for regulatory compliance in certain counties; creating an offense. House: County Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 2575 81-0 (2009) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to the regulation of tire businesses in certain counties; creating an offense. Received by the Secretary of the Senate
HB 230 80-0 (2007) Author: Ritter, Allan Relating to an optional premium discount for certain resource-efficient buildings. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 270 80-0 (2007) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to the use of the Texas emerging technology fund and other incentives to promote new energy technology; imposing a tax. House: Regulated Industries Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
HB 375 80-0 (2007) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al. Relating to the development of a state strategy for increasing the availability of low-emission automotive fuels for Texas drivers. House: Environmental Regulation Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 450 80-0 (2007) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to possessing a glass container within the boundaries of certain riverbeds; providing criminal penalties. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism Considered in Calendars
HB 549 80-0 (2007) Author: Farrar, Jessica | et. al. Relating to environmental review of toll projects. House: Transportation Left pending in committee
HB 601 80-0 (2007) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the requirement that state agencies identify and address adverse human health and environmental effects on minority populations and low-income populations. House: Government Reform Left pending in committee
HB 1088 80-0 (2007) Author: Swinford, David Relating to the definition of "biodiesel" as a component of motor fuel. House: Agriculture & Livestock Referred to Agriculture and Livestock
HB 1695 80-0 (2007) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Relating to the powers and duties of the Office of Public Utility Counsel. House: Environmental Regulation Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1824 80-0 (2007) Author: Villarreal, Mike Relating to the guaranteed level of state and local funds under the existing debt allotment for school districts that comply with green building guidelines. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 1882 80-0 (2007) Author: Leibowitz, David Relating to the agreement of certain counties to certain permit applications submitted to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 1917 80-0 (2007) Author: Gattis, Dan | et. al. Relating to the relationship between the amount of an administrative penalty imposed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the economic benefit of the violation to the alleged violator. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 2047 80-0 (2007) Author: Farias, Joe Relating to the construction and expansion of toll projects by private entities in certain areas. House: Transportation Left pending in committee
HB 2143 80-0 (2007) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to the Texas Global Warming Solutions Act; imposing a fee. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 2284 80-0 (2007) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to an energy-efficient building accreditation program. House: Government Reform Left pending in committee
HB 2318 80-0 (2007) Author: Smith, Wayne Relating to compliance histories for and incentives to reward compliance performance by entities regulated by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 2648 80-0 (2007) Author: Rose, Patrick Relating to the authority of counties to regulate the use of outdoor lighting; providing a penalty. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HB 2790 80-0 (2007) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to investments in environmental technologies by certain public retirement systems in this state. House: Pensions & Investments No action taken in committee
HB 2794 80-0 (2007) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to the requirements for granting a certificate of convenience and necessity that includes the construction of an electric generating facility that uses wind power. House: Regulated Industries No action taken in subcommittee
HB 2910 80-0 (2007) Author: Gattis, Dan
Sponsor: Ogden, Steve
Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to regulate certain quarry activities. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 2929 80-0 (2007) Author: Van Arsdale, Corbin Relating to the application of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's water quality protection area pilot program to portions of the Spring Creek watershed. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 3058 80-0 (2007) Author: Rose, Patrick Relating to the ad valorem tax appraisal of certain real property on which action is taken to conserve groundwater. House: Ways & Means Withdrawn from schedule
HB 3098 80-0 (2007) Author: Puente, Robert
Sponsor: Averitt, Kip
Relating to the fees imposed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality in connection with plans that are subject to review and approval under the commission's rules for the protection of the Edwards Aquifer. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 3452 80-0 (2007) Author: Macias, Nathan Relating to the protection and preservation of all caves in the State of Texas increasing penalty. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3502 80-0 (2007) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey | et. al.
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to the protection and preservation of caves; providing penalties. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 3511 80-0 (2007) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to the authority of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to adjust a fee or administrative penalty assessed. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 3592 80-0 (2007) Author: Smith, Wayne Relating to prohibiting a municipality from enacting regulations on air pollution that apply outside its corporate limits. House: Urban Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 3631 80-0 (2007) Author: Van Arsdale, Corbin Relating to the location of a quarry and associated pits in relation to residences in certain counties. House: Natural Resources Withdrawn from schedule
HB 3780 80-0 (2007) Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Averitt, Kip
Relating to initiation of enforcement by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for violations based on information received from a private individual. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on intent calendar
HB 3892 80-0 (2007) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to the issuance of permits affecting air quality and notification of certain local officials. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 3960 80-0 (2007) Author: Smith, Wayne
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Relating to compliance histories for and incentives to reward compliance performance by entities regulated by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on intent calendar
HB 4126 80-0 (2007) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Relating to the regulation of certain quarries located along the headwaters of the Upper Guadalupe River by the Upper Guadalupe River Authority. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
HCR 43 80-0 (2007) Author: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | et. al. Urging the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to impose a 180-day moratorium on applications for pulverized coal-fired power plant permits. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
SB 658 80-0 (2007) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to an energy-efficient building accreditation program. House: Government Reform
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Government Reform
SB 689 80-0 (2007) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to the sale or transport of certain desert plants; providing a penalty. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Agriculture and Livestock
SB 875 80-0 (2007) Author: Nichols, Robert Relating to certificates of public convenience and necessity to provide water or sewer utility service. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 899 80-0 (2007) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to design and construction standards for newly constructed or renovated state buildings, public school facilities, and higher education facilities. Senate: Government Organization Left pending in committee
SB 1317 80-0 (2007) Author: Jackson, Mike
Sponsor: Smith, Wayne
Relating to prohibiting a municipality from enacting regulations on air pollution that apply outside its corporate limits. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1524 80-0 (2007) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Hilderbran, Harvey
Relating to the protection and preservation of caves in the State of Texas; providing penalties. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/07
SB 1574 80-0 (2007) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Hardcastle, Rick
Relating to the regulation by the Railroad Commission of Texas of the use of the surface of land in connection with certain activities associated with the exploration, development, or production of oil or gas. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1604 80-0 (2007) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Bonnen, Dennis
Relating to responsibilities of certain state agencies concerning radioactive substances; imposing fees and surcharges; providing administrative and civil penalties. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 1621 80-0 (2007) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to financial assurance required of certain recycling facilities. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 1673 80-0 (2007) Author: Averitt, Kip
Sponsor: Bonnen, Dennis
Relating to the period after which a preconstruction permit issued or renewed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality under the Texas Clean Air Act is subject to review. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 1677 80-0 (2007) Author: Hegar, Glenn Relating to conservation easements created by governmental action. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 1837 80-0 (2007) Author: Averitt, Kip Relating to the regulation of uranium mining and disposal of certain radioactive materials and low-level radioactive waste. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SCR 89 80-0 (2007) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Bonnen, Dennis
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the senate to make corrections in S.B. No. 1604. Signed by the Governor
HB 86 79-0 (2005) Author: Smith, Wayne | et. al.
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to compliance histories for and incentives to reward compliance performance by entities regulated by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Not again placed on intent calendar
HB 680 79-0 (2005) Author: Gattis, Dan | et. al. Relating to procedures for providing notice of intent to obtain certain permits issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 774 79-0 (2005) Author: Hegar, Glenn
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Relating to the Interstate Pest Control Compact. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 785 79-0 (2005) Author: Miller, Sid Relating to authorizing a temporary wind up permit for a concentrated animal feeding operation the permit for which has been revoked. House: Agriculture & Livestock Left pending in committee
HB 910 79-0 (2005) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al. Relating to the relationship between the amount of an administrative penalty imposed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the economic benefit of the violation to the alleged violator. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 991 79-0 (2005) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to authorizing the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to enter into voluntary emissions reduction agreements with owners of stationary sources or groups of stationary sources. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 1250 79-0 (2005) Author: Luna, Vilma | et. al. Relating to the Texas Coastal Ocean Observation Network. House: Land & Resource Management Withdrawn from schedule
HB 1299 79-0 (2005) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al. Relating to the delegation of authority to the executive director or staff of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and to the appeal of actions of the executive director or staff. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 1329 79-0 (2005) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to the authority of a city to take certain actions with regard to certain pipelines. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1563 79-0 (2005) Author: Chavez, Norma Relating to the establishment of a program by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for the inspection of land vehicles transporting hazardous waste from Mexico into this state. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 1693 79-0 (2005) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to an energy-efficient building program. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in subcommittee
HB 1780 79-0 (2005) Author: King, Phil Relating to a notification requirement concerning certain permit applications for municipal solid waste facilities. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 1834 79-0 (2005) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to the authority of a city to take certain actions with regard to certain pipelines. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 1880 79-0 (2005) Author: Mowery, Anna | et. al. Relating to the issuance of permits affecting air quality and notification of certain local officials. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 2032 79-0 (2005) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to the expansion of the operation game thief program to include certain other violations of law. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 2130 79-0 (2005) Author: Phillips, Larry Relating to the notification requirement concerning a permit application for applying Class B sludge on a land application unit. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 2410 79-0 (2005) Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Relating to the membership and terms of the board of directors of the Texas Environmental Education Partnership Fund. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 2684 79-0 (2005) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the prohibition of glass containers within the boundaries of a state-owned riverbed; providing criminal penalties. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 2702 79-0 (2005) Author: Krusee, Mike
Sponsor: Staples, Todd
Relating to the construction, acquisition, financing, maintenance, management, operation, ownership, and control of transportation facilities and the progress, improvement, policing, and safety of transportation in this state; providing a penalty. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective immediately
HB 2758 79-0 (2005) Author: Bonnen, Dennis Relating to certain permitting procedures of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 2881 79-0 (2005) Author: Keffer, Bill Relating to remedies for environmental injuries caused by oil- and gas-related activities under the jurisdiction of the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2934 79-0 (2005) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to the authority of the attorney general to enforce certain environmental matters. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 3146 79-0 (2005) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Relating to the establishment of a land conservation program and land conservation council in the Parks and Wildlife Department. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land & Resource Management
HB 3251 79-0 (2005) Author: Ritter, Allan Relating to the funding of the coastal protection fund and the use of money in the fund. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 3340 79-0 (2005) Author: Hughes, Bryan
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to surveys accepted for filing in the official records of the General Land Office. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 3438 79-0 (2005) Author: Homer, Mark Relating to participation in the Dry Cleaning Facility Release Fund. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 3442 79-0 (2005) Author: Herrero, Abel Relating to the prosecution of certain environmental crimes. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 3464 79-0 (2005) Author: Baxter, Todd Relating to federal approval of land for habitat conservation. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism Referred to Culture, Recreation, and Tourism
HCR 245 79-0 (2005) Author: Krusee, Mike
Sponsor: Staples, Todd
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections to H.B. No. 2702. Signed by the Governor
HJR 101 79-0 (2005) Author: Rose, Patrick | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing the right to clean air and water and to enjoy reasonable access to certain natural resources. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HR 2270 79-0 (2005) Author: Krusee, Mike Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 2702. Reported enrolled
SB 371 79-0 (2005) Author: Jackson, Mike Relating to the Interstate Pest Control Compact. Senate: Natural Resources Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 457 79-0 (2005) Author: Fraser, Troy Relating to procedures for providing notice of intent to obtain certain permits issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 471 79-0 (2005) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Luna, Vilma
Relating to the Texas Coastal Ocean Observation Network. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 480 79-0 (2005) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al.
Sponsor: West, George
Relating to the authority of a city to take certain actions with regard to certain pipelines. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/05
SB 519 79-0 (2005) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to compliance histories for and incentives to reward compliance performance by entities regulated by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Senate: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
SB 588 79-0 (2005) Author: Jackson, Mike Relating to the publication of notice of intent to obtain a permit from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for a facility located or proposed to be located in certain populous counties. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Environmental Regulation
SB 645 79-0 (2005) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to the authority of certain counties to regulate the use of outdoor lighting. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Left pending in committee
SB 699 79-0 (2005) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the relationship between the amount of an administrative penalty imposed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the economic benefit of the violation to the alleged violator. Senate: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
SB 767 79-0 (2005) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Baxter, Todd
Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of certain land included in a habitat preserve and subject to a conservation easement. House: Local Government Ways & Means
Senate: Natural Resources
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 953 79-0 (2005) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to an energy-efficient building program. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1270 79-0 (2005) Author: Jackson, Mike Relating to the membership and terms of the board of directors of the Texas Environmental Education Partnership Fund. Senate: Natural Resources Committee report printed and distributed
SB 1290 79-0 (2005) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Chisum, Warren
Relating to the sale or use of certain refrigerants. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 1366 79-0 (2005) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to implementing a clean coal project in this state. Senate: Natural Resources Committee report printed and distributed
SB 1542 79-0 (2005) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to certain permitting procedures of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Senate: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
SB 1667 79-0 (2005) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Bonnen, Dennis
Relating to responsibilities of certain state agencies concerning radioactive substances; imposing fees and surcharges; providing administrative and civil penalties. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1698 79-0 (2005) Author: Averitt, Kip Relating to fees and penalties for oil and gas operations. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Energy Resources
SB 1740 79-0 (2005) Author: Staples, Todd
Sponsor: Bonnen, Dennis
Relating to permits issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for certain construction activities. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/05
SR 1098 79-0 (2005) Author: Staples, Todd Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 2702. Reported enrolled
HB 39 79-1 (2005) Author: Smith, Wayne Relating to compliance histories for and incentives to reward compliance performance by entities regulated by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Environmental Regulation Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 39 79-1 (2005) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to responsibilities of certain state agencies concerning radioactive substances; imposing fees and surcharges; providing administrative and civil penalties. Senate: Natural Resources Committee report printed and distributed
HB 26 79-2 (2005) Author: Bonnen, Dennis Relating to responsibilities of certain state agencies concerning radioactive substances; imposing fees and surcharges. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 30 79-3 (2006) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to the imposition of a tax on carcinogenic, developmental, and reproductive toxicants and to the use of the proceeds to fund education; providing penalties. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 64 79-3 (2006) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to the imposition of the motor vehicle sales and use tax on motor vehicles based on the amounts of emissions. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 104 79-3 (2006) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to a bill of rights for the poor. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 43 78-0 (2003) Author: Chisum, Warren
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the funding of and the making of grants by the Texas Council on Environmental Technology. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 168 78-0 (2003) Author: Christian, Wayne | et. al. Relating to enforcement actions initiated by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission based on information received from a private individual. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 877 78-0 (2003) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al. Relating to the relationship between the amount of an administrative penalty imposed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the economic benefit of the violation to the alleged violator. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 1021 78-0 (2003) Author: Villarreal, Mike Relating to illegal dumping on railroad rights-of-way; creating a penalty. House: Environmental Regulation No action taken in committee
HB 1063 78-0 (2003) Author: Smith, Wayne Relating to compliance histories for and incentives to reward compliance performance by entities regulated by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Environmental Regulation Postponed
HB 1110 78-0 (2003) Author: Luna, Vilma | et. al. Relating to the funding of the coastal protection fund and the use of money in the fund. House: Energy Resources No action taken in committee
HB 1148 78-0 (2003) Author: Miller, Sid Relating to authorizing a temporary wind up permit for a concentrated animal feeding operation the permit for which has not been renewed or has been revoked. House: Agriculture & Livestock Placed on Major State Calendar
HB 1185 78-0 (2003) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to the contents of a plan for the assessment or testing of a pipeline. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 1192 78-0 (2003) Author: West, George
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the purchase of vehicles using alternative fuels by the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1249 78-0 (2003) Author: Smith, Wayne Relating to environmental testing laboratories. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 1357 78-0 (2003) Author: Miller, Sid Relating to requiring a person who files a complaint against a concentrated animal feeding operation to pay a deposit. House: Agriculture & Livestock Left pending in committee
HB 1358 78-0 (2003) Author: Miller, Sid Relating to procedures for protesting the renewal of a permit for a concentrated animal feeding operation. House: Agriculture & Livestock Left pending in committee
HB 1410 78-0 (2003) Author: Christian, Wayne Relating to a penalty assessed against a small county for a violation of an environmental law or regulation. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 1411 78-0 (2003) Author: Christian, Wayne Relating to the disposition of a penalty imposed on a county by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 1416 78-0 (2003) Author: Christian, Wayne Relating to environmental standards applicable to certain small counties and fines or other penalties for violations of the standards. House: Environmental Regulation Reported favorably as substituted
HB 1418 78-0 (2003) Author: Christian, Wayne Relating to notification of the state representatives and state senators of a proceeding to impose on a county with a population of less than 75,000 a penalty or fine for an alleged environmental violation. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 1516 78-0 (2003) Author: Allen, Ray Relating to the investigation and prosecution of an offense motivated by objection to certain activities involving animals, activities involving natural resources, or activities involving the operation of an animal facility. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 1577 78-0 (2003) Author: Gallego, Pete
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the prohibition of glass containers within the boundaries of a state-owned riverbed; providing criminal penalties. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
HB 1792 78-0 (2003) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to the authority of the Office of Public Interest Counsel under the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: State Affairs Considered in Calendars
HB 1982 78-0 (2003) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to the sale of cacti; providing a penalty. House: Agriculture & Livestock Referred to Agriculture and Livestock
HB 2252 78-0 (2003) Author: Flores, Kino
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to exemptions for certain individuals from cost recovery actions and liens placed on homesteads by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 2664 78-0 (2003) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to the office of public interest counsel. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2874 78-0 (2003) Author: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al. Relating to the operations, functions, and funding of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Environmental Regulation Withdrawn from schedule
HB 2877 78-0 (2003) Author: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al.
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to certain permitting procedures of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Returned from the House for further action
HB 2940 78-0 (2003) Author: McReynolds, Jim
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Relating to the funding of the administrative costs of the Texas Environmental Education Partnership Fund Board. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 3078 78-0 (2003) Author: West, George Relating to state agency action to identify and address disproportionately high and adverse human health or environmental effects on minority populations and low-income populations. House: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
HB 3164 78-0 (2003) Author: Capelo, Jaime | et. al. Relating to prosecution of environmental crimes. House: Environmental Regulation Laid on the table subject to call
HCR 11 78-0 (2003) Author: Corte, Frank Memorializing the congress to pursue research to quantify health risks and develop uniform exposure guidelines applicable to molds and mold aggregations that contribute to "sick buildings." House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HCR 204 78-0 (2003) Author: Chavez, Norma
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Urging Congress to reinstate funding for the EPA Border Fund to $75 million for fiscal year 2004. House: Border and International Affairs
Senate: International Relations and Trade
Signed by the Governor
HR 1772 78-0 (2003) Author: Garza, Timoteo Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 1952. 1 hr. notice-for consideration
SB 455 78-0 (2003) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: Smith, Wayne
Relating to compliance histories for and incentives to reward compliance performance by entities regulated by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 620 78-0 (2003) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the funding of and the making of grants by the Texas Council on Environmental Technology. Senate: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
SB 854 78-0 (2003) Author: Madla, Frank
Sponsor: Hardcastle, Rick
Relating to the sale, distribution, or importation of noxious plants; providing a criminal penalty. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/03
SB 934 78-0 (2003) Author: Jackson, Mike
Sponsor: Smith, Wayne
Relating to use of certain environmental laboratory data and analysis by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/03
SB 970 78-0 (2003) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot
Sponsor: Puente, Robert
Relating to the sale or transport of certain desert plants; providing a penalty. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Natural Resources
Vetoed by the Governor
SB 1130 78-0 (2003) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to the office of public interest counsel. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1230 78-0 (2003) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Brown, Fred
Relating to authorizing an environmental service fee at Southwest Texas State University. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
SB 1235 78-0 (2003) Author: Williams, Tommy Relating to contested case hearings regarding applications for certain environmental permits. Senate: Natural Resources Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1263 78-0 (2003) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth | et. al. Relating to certain permitting procedures of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Senate: Natural Resources Co-author authorized
SB 1265 78-0 (2003) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: Capelo, Jaime
Relating to prosecution of environmental crimes. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/03
SB 1361 78-0 (2003) Author: Staples, Todd Relating to the purposes for which citizen evidence may be used by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Senate: Natural Resources Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1509 78-0 (2003) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the land application of certain sludge. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1952 78-0 (2003) Author: Ellis, Rodney
Sponsor: Swinford, David | et. al.
Relating to the reorganization of, efficiency in, and other reform measures applying to state government. House: Government Reform
Senate: Government Organization
Rules suspended
HB 73 78-1 (2003) Author: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al. Relating to the permitting procedures of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 13 78-2 (2003) Author: Swinford, David Relating to certain reports and permits of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Government Reform Reported engrossed
HB 19 78-2 (2003) Author: Swinford, David Relating to certain government contracts to be performed in nonattainment areas for national ambient air quality standards. House: Government Reform Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 44 78-2 (2003) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to efficiency in certain procedures and hearings of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 7 78-3 (2003) Author: Swinford, David | et. al.
Sponsor: Ogden, Steve
Relating to the reorganization of, efficiency in, and other reform measures applying to governmental entities and certain regulatory practices; providing a penalty. House: Government Reform
Senate: Finance
See remarks for effective date
HB 9 78-3 (2003) Author: Swinford, David Relating to certain environmental reports. House: Government Reform Referred to Government Reform
HB 17 78-3 (2003) Author: Swinford, David Relating to permitting procedures of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Government Reform Referred to Government Reform
HB 36 78-3 (2003) Author: Smith, Wayne
Sponsor: Ogden, Steve
Relating to compliance histories for and incentives to reward compliance performance by entities regulated by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Finance
No action taken in committee
HR 344 78-3 (2003) Author: Swinford, David Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 7. Reported enrolled
HB 435 77-0 (2001) Author: Dukes, Dawnna | et. al. Relating to complaints filed with the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 616 77-0 (2001) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to creating the Office of Natural Resource Public Interest Counsel; creating a criminal penalty. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 631 77-0 (2001) Author: Turner, Sylvester
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to fines for illegal dumping. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 779 77-0 (2001) Author: Uher, D.R.
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the establishment of a line of vegetation along the Gulf of Mexico in certain areas of public beach. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 913 77-0 (2001) Author: Alexander, Clyde Relating to the authority of the Texas Department of Transportation in connection with the mitigation of an adverse environmental impact resulting from a state highway improvement project. House: Transportation Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 1027 77-0 (2001) Author: Cook, Robert | et. al.
Sponsor: Brown, J. E.
Relating to the cleanup of contaminated property. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 1080 77-0 (2001) Author: McReynolds, Jim
Sponsor: Bivins, Teel
Relating to insurance requirements to limit the liability of an owner, lessee, or occupant of agricultural land for damages arising from a certified prescribed burn on that land. House: Civil Practices
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 1226 77-0 (2001) Author: Hamric, Peggy Relating to performance measures for innovative regulatory programs implemented by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 1301 77-0 (2001) Author: Gray, Patricia | et. al. Relating to the authority of certain counties to prohibit glass products on public beaches. House: County Affairs Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 1302 77-0 (2001) Author: Gray, Patricia | et. al. Relating to the authority of certain counties to prohibit open fires on public beaches. House: County Affairs Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 1304 77-0 (2001) Author: Gray, Patricia | et. al. Relating to the authority of certain counties to prohibit traffic on certain areas of public beaches. House: County Affairs Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 1476 77-0 (2001) Author: Chisum, Warren
Sponsor: Shapleigh, Eliot
Relating to the creation of an information link for state agencies with jurisdiction over environmental and natural resources matters. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: State Affairs
Committee report printed and distributed
HB 1660 77-0 (2001) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to the fine or penalty for the violation of a rule, ordinance, or police regulation governing certain offenses in certain municipalities. House: Urban Affairs Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 1896 77-0 (2001) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to clarification of the criminal penalties for environmental offenses. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 1898 77-0 (2001) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the effect of payment of an administrative penalty assessed by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission on the imposition of a criminal penalty for the same violation. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 2339 77-0 (2001) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to statutory definitions of terms used in the prosecution of certain environmental crimes. House: Environmental Regulation No action taken in committee
HB 2372 77-0 (2001) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to the role of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission in economic development of the state. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 2508 77-0 (2001) Author: Danburg, Debra Relating to the issuance of Texas Urban Forestry Council license plates. House: Transportation Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 2653 77-0 (2001) Author: Geren, Charlie Relating to the form and content of notices of matters under the jurisdiction of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. House: Environmental Regulation Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2684 77-0 (2001) Author: Kuempel, Edmund
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the authority of the Texas Transportation Commission to acquire certain protected property. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 2793 77-0 (2001) Author: Eiland, Craig
Sponsor: Bernsen, David
Relating to the share of the cost of a coastal erosion response study or project required to be paid by a qualified project partner under an agreement with the commissioner of the General Land Office. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 2912 77-0 (2001) Author: Bosse, Fred | et. al.
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission; providing penalties. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
See remarks for effective date
HB 2997 77-0 (2001) Author: Callegari, Bill | et. al.
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to the implementation by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission of a program to encourage the use of environmental management systems. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 3019 77-0 (2001) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to the eligibility for ad valorem tax abatement of property that is the subject of a voluntary cleanup agreement. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
HB 3020 77-0 (2001) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to the creation of an offense relating to, and increased criminal penalties for, certain discharges of waste or pollutants. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 3025 77-0 (2001) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to an exemption from the sales and use tax for environment and conservation services. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 3082 77-0 (2001) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to the rules adopted by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 3083 77-0 (2001) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to the complaints received and the sanctions imposed by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 3084 77-0 (2001) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to the posting of certain information on the Internet site of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 3121 77-0 (2001) Author: Ritter, Allan
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation for property used to control pollution. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 3217 77-0 (2001) Author: Lewis, Ron Relating to the voluntary cleanup program of the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 3220 77-0 (2001) Author: Lewis, Ron Relating to the composition and use of the oil-field cleanup fund. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 3257 77-0 (2001) Author: Green, Rick Relating to authorizing an environmental service fee at Southwest Texas State University. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 3297 77-0 (2001) Author: Dukes, Dawnna Relating to the use of compliance history information by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 3379 77-0 (2001) Author: Hawley, Judy Relating to the regulation of floating cabins; providing penalties. House: State Recreational Resources Referred to State Recreational Resources
HCR 98 77-0 (2001) Author: Christian, Wayne | et. al.
Sponsor: Staples, Todd
Memorializing congress to extend the U.S.-Canada Softwood Lumber Agreement. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Natural Resources
Signed by the Governor
HCR 331 77-0 (2001) Author: Bosse, Fred
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house of representatives to make corrections to H.B. No. 2912. Signed by the Governor
SB 267 77-0 (2001) Author: Ogden, Steve | et. al.
Sponsor: Alexander, Clyde
Relating to the authority of the Texas Department of Transportation to contract for the management of property used for the mitigation of adverse environmental impacts. House: Transportation
Senate: Natural Resources
Considered in Calendars
SB 318 77-0 (2001) Author: Harris, Chris | et. al. Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 356 77-0 (2001) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Hamric, Peggy
Relating to performance measures for innovative regulatory programs implemented by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 416 77-0 (2001) Author: Ogden, Steve | et. al.
Sponsor: Alexander, Clyde
Relating to the authority of the Texas Department of Transportation in connection with the mitigation of an adverse environmental impact resulting from a state highway improvement project. House: Transportation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 603 77-0 (2001) Author: Brown, J. E. Relating to the cleanup of contaminated property. Senate: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
SB 632 77-0 (2001) Author: Bernsen, David
Sponsor: Gray, Patricia | et. al.
Relating to the authority of certain counties to prohibit traffic on certain areas of public beaches. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 633 77-0 (2001) Author: Bernsen, David Relating to the authority of certain counties to prohibit open fires on public beaches. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Left pending in committee
SB 634 77-0 (2001) Author: Bernsen, David
Sponsor: Gray, Patricia | et. al.
Relating to the authority of certain counties to prohibit glass products on public beaches. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 662 77-0 (2001) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to combining the office of public insurance counsel, the Office of Public Utility Counsel, and the office of public interest counsel of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission into a single independent office of public interest counsel; providing a penalty. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 687 77-0 (2001) Author: Brown, J. E.
Sponsor: Chisum, Warren
Relating to criminal penalties for the intentional or knowing discharge of waste or pollutants. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 807 77-0 (2001) Author: Jackson, Mike Relating to the prerequisites for tax abatement by a municipality for properties subject to a voluntary cleanup agreement. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 839 77-0 (2001) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to excepting from required disclosure under the public information law information that identifies the location of a cave. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Left pending in committee
SB 906 77-0 (2001) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot | et. al.
Sponsor: Najera, Manny
Relating to penalties and fees for illegal dumping. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 947 77-0 (2001) Author: Brown, J. E. Relating to the composition and use of the oil-field cleanup fund. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Energy Resources
SB 1028 77-0 (2001) Author: Lindsay, Jon Relating to the motor vehicle inspection fee and the use of revenues derived from that fee. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1077 77-0 (2001) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to the assessment of risks in determining the level of remediation required for contaminated property. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1122 77-0 (2001) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the authority of utilities to deny or limit service as a condition of compliance with the federal Endangered Species Act of 1973. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Land and Resource Management
SB 1146 77-0 (2001) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot
Sponsor: Chisum, Warren
Relating to the creation of an information link for state agencies with jurisdiction over environmental and natural resources matters. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 1219 77-0 (2001) Author: Bernsen, David Relating to the share of the cost of a coastal erosion response study or project required to be paid by a qualified project partner under an agreement with the commissioner of the General Land Office. Senate: Natural Resources Tabled in committee
SB 1356 77-0 (2001) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the authority of the Texas Transportation Commission to condemn certain protected property. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 1573 77-0 (2001) Author: Lindsay, Jon
Sponsor: Hawley, Judy
Relating to the regulation of floating cabins; providing penalties. House: State Recreational Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 1580 77-0 (2001) Author: West, Royce Relating to the study and treatment of pollution-related illness and to the establishment of the Texas Environmental Health Institute. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1626 77-0 (2001) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to authorizing an environmental service fee at Southwest Texas State University. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Referred to Higher Education
SB 1643 77-0 (2001) Author: Bernsen, David Relating to the review by the governor of certain conveyances for conservation purposes. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SCR 22 77-0 (2001) Author: Brown, J. E.
Sponsor: Chisum, Warren | et. al.
Requesting the United States Environmental Protection Agency to provide maximum flexibility to the states in dealing with federal environmental programs. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Signed by the Governor
SCR 23 77-0 (2001) Author: Brown, J. E.
Sponsor: Chisum, Warren | et. al.
Urging the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission to expand its coordination efforts to increase flexibility of federal regulations delegated to the states. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Signed by the Governor
HB 235 76-0 (1999) Author: Puente, Robert | et. al. Relating to creating the Office of Natural Resource Public Interest Counsel; creating a criminal penalty. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 399 76-0 (1999) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to a franchise tax credit for donation of certain environmentally sensitive land. House: Ways & Means Subcommittee members named
HB 430 76-0 (1999) Author: Turner, Bob | et. al. Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to prepare and implement a regional habitat conservation plan or habitat conservation plan or to enter into a conservation agreement. House: Land & Resource Management Laid on the table subject to call
HB 431 76-0 (1999) Author: Turner, Bob
Sponsor: Madla, Frank
Relating to the determination of the amount of proof of financial responsibility for the application of certain pesticides. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 479 76-0 (1999) Author: Seaman, Gene Relating to county regulation of public nuisances. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 532 76-0 (1999) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to the creation of an environmental hotline. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 553 76-0 (1999) Author: Maxey, Glen | et. al. Relating to the qualifications of a commissioner of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 565 76-0 (1999) Author: Oliveira, Rene | et. al.
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to the use of state research and technology funds on environmental issues in the border region. House: Higher Education
Senate: Border Affairs - Special
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/99
HB 801 76-0 (1999) Author: Uher, D.R. | et. al.
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to public participation in certain environmental permitting procedures of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 916 76-0 (1999) Author: Gallego, Pete | et. al.
Sponsor: Shapleigh, Eliot
Relating to regulation of outdoor lighting at state-funded entities. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 1040 76-0 (1999) Author: Rangel, Irma | et. al. Relating to the discarding of burning materials; providing a criminal penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Considered in Calendars
HB 1159 76-0 (1999) Author: Ellis, Dan | et. al.
Sponsor: Cain, David
Relating to county regulation of public nuisances. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 1170 76-0 (1999) Author: Tillery, Dale Relating to certain requirements relating to abandoned or inactive pits. House: Land & Resource Management Withdrawn from schedule
HB 1265 76-0 (1999) Author: McClendon, Ruth
Sponsor: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Relating to the penalty for trespassing onto a Superfund site. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 1526 76-0 (1999) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to the terms of the lease or sale of a political subdivision's stadium or venue to a professional sports team. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Urban Affairs
HB 1588 76-0 (1999) Author: Hope, Ruben
Sponsor: Nixon, Drew
Relating to providing notification of utility service connections to appraisal and emergency communication districts. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 1838 76-0 (1999) Author: Smith, Todd
Sponsor: Moncrief, Mike
Relating to the regulation of the practice of professional sanitarians; providing a penalty. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Health Services
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 1953 76-0 (1999) Author: Maxey, Glen Relating to risk assessment for remediation of contaminated properties by the Texas Natural Resources Conservation Commission and protection of historically or disproportionately impacted communities. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 2249 76-0 (1999) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to the creation and administration of the Texas Environmental Education Partnership Fund and the Texas Environmental Education Partnership trust fund. House: Environmental Regulation Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2504 76-0 (1999) Author: Allen, Ray | et. al. Relating to the issuance of certain permits for the emission of air contaminants. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 2560 76-0 (1999) Author: Gray, Patricia | et. al. Relating to coastal erosion. House: Land & Resource Management Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2599 76-0 (1999) Author: McReynolds, Jim
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to prescribed burning. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 2630 76-0 (1999) Author: Bosse, Fred Relating to the right of an authorized agent of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission to institute a suit for injunctive relief or a civil penalty for a violation or threat of violation of the law regarding on-site sewage disposal systems. House: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2668 76-0 (1999) Author: Capelo, Jaime Relating to accreditation of environmental testing laboratories. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 3005 76-0 (1999) Author: Lewis, Ron Relating to the reimbursement of the Railroad Commission of Texas for costs incurred by the commission in relation to violations relating to safety or the prevention or control of pollution. House: Energy Resources Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 3090 76-0 (1999) Author: Woolley, Beverly Relating to a prohibition on the use for wetland mitigation purposes of property acquired by certain municipalities for airport purposes. House: Natural Resources Subcommittee members named
HB 3281 76-0 (1999) Author: Maxey, Glen | et. al.
Sponsor: Brown, J. E.
Relating to the authority of a state agency to report to a regulated entity on violations of certain environmental or health and safety laws in order to help prevent future violations. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
No action taken in committee
HB 3282 76-0 (1999) Author: Maxey, Glen Relating to the authority of a state agency to report to regulated industries on violations of certain environmental or health and safety laws in order to help prevent future violations. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 3287 76-0 (1999) Author: Greenberg, Sherri Relating to requirements applicable to renovation of public school facilities financed with state assistance. House: Public Education Left pending in committee
HB 3561 76-0 (1999) Author: Luna, Vilma
Sponsor: Truan, Carlos
Relating to grant-making authority of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 3570 76-0 (1999) Author: Haggerty, Pat Relating to supplemental environmental projects undertaken in lieu of certain penalties. House: Environmental Regulation Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3777 76-0 (1999) Author: Luna, Vilma Relating to the review by the Sunset Advisory Commission of issues relating to global warming. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HCR 59 76-0 (1999) Author: Eiland, Craig | et. al.
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Memorializing congress to pass the Conservation and Reinvestment Act of 1999. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Signed by the Governor
SB 210 76-0 (1999) Author: Truan, Carlos | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to directing certain higher education research programs to address environmental issues affecting the Texas-Mexico border region. House: Higher Education
Senate: Border Affairs - Special
Effective immediately
SB 402 76-0 (1999) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to public participation in certain environmental permitting procedures of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 627 76-0 (1999) Author: Truan, Carlos | et. al.
Sponsor: Flores, Kino
Relating to directing the Parks and Wildlife Department to work with federal, state, and local agencies to mitigate environmental damage. House: State Recreational Resources
Senate: Border Affairs - Special
Effective on 9/1/99
SB 766 76-0 (1999) Author: Brown, J. E.
Sponsor: Allen, Ray | et. al.
Relating to the issuance of certain permits for the emission of air contaminants. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/99
SB 814 76-0 (1999) Author: Brown, J. E.
Sponsor: Lewis, Ron
Relating to the reimbursement of the Railroad Commission of Texas for costs incurred by the commission in relation to violations relating to safety or the prevention or control of pollution. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/99
SB 828 76-0 (1999) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot
Sponsor: Haggerty, Pat
Relating to supplemental environmental projects undertaken in lieu of certain penalties. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/99
SB 904 76-0 (1999) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to creating the Office of Natural Resource Public Interest Counsel; creating a criminal penalty. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 958 76-0 (1999) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to public notice of applications filed with and of actions taken by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1099 76-0 (1999) Author: Cain, David
Sponsor: Turner, Bob
Relating to excavation operations of employees of the Texas Department of Transportation. House: Public Safety
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 1219 76-0 (1999) Author: Moncrief, Mike Relating to the regulation of the practice of professional sanitarians; providing a penalty. Senate: Health Services Referred to Health Services
SB 1238 76-0 (1999) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Capelo, Jaime
Relating to accreditation of environmental testing laboratories. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Health Services
Effective immediately
SB 1272 76-0 (1999) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Turner, Bob | et. al.
Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to prepare and implement a regional habitat conservation plan or habitat conservation plan or to enter into a conservation agreement. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/99
SB 1307 76-0 (1999) Author: Brown, J. E.
Sponsor: Bosse, Fred
Relating to the right of an authorized agent of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission to institute a suit for injunctive relief or a civil penalty for a violation or threat of violation of the law regarding on-site sewage disposal systems. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/99
SB 1309 76-0 (1999) Author: Brown, J. E.
Sponsor: Chisum, Warren
Relating to the clarification of issues involved in consolidation of the enforcement authority of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission; providing penalties. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1433 76-0 (1999) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Puente, Robert
Relating to the assessment of certain penalties and interest by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1494 76-0 (1999) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to requirements applicable to renovation of public school facilities financed with state assistance. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 1500 76-0 (1999) Author: Lindsay, Jon | et. al. Relating to the use of property acquired by certain municipalities as a site for an airport. Senate: Natural Resources Withdrawn from intent calendar
SB 1504 76-0 (1999) Author: Truan, Carlos Relating to grant-making authority of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1594 76-0 (1999) Author: Brown, J. E.
Sponsor: Cook, Robert
Relating to assistance to small businesses regulated by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission through its regulatory flexibility programs. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 1690 76-0 (1999) Author: Bernsen, David | et. al.
Sponsor: Gray, Patricia | et. al.
Relating to coastal erosion. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/99
SB 1746 76-0 (1999) Author: Jackson, Mike
Sponsor: Chisum, Warren
Relating to the creation and administration of the Texas Environmental Education Partnership Fund and the Texas Environmental Education Partnership trust fund. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 1773 76-0 (1999) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of pollution control equipment. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1802 76-0 (1999) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to risk assessment for remediation of contaminated properties by the Texas Natural Resources Conservation Commission and protection of historically or disproportionately impacted communities. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1803 76-0 (1999) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to the qualifications of a commissioner of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 322 75-0 (1997) Author: Pitts, Jim Relating to investigations by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 600 75-0 (1997) Author: Rodriguez, Ciro | et. al. Relating to regulation of outdoor lighting at state funded entities. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 716 75-0 (1997) Author: Bosse, Fred | et. al. Relating to the definition of "affected person" for purposes of a contested case hearing held by or for the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 855 75-0 (1997) Author: McClendon, Ruth | et. al. Relating to creating the Office of Natural Resource Public Interest Counsel; creating a criminal penalty. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1012 75-0 (1997) Author: Counts, David
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the appointment of an environmental health officer in a home-rule municipality. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 1131 75-0 (1997) Author: Puente, Robert | et. al. Relating to the creation by the attorney general of an environmental hotline. House: Environmental Regulation Statement(s) of vote recorded in Journal
HB 1132 75-0 (1997) Author: Puente, Robert | et. al. Relating to creating the Office of Natural Resource Public Interest Counsel; creating a criminal penalty. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1133 75-0 (1997) Author: Dukes, Dawnna
Sponsor: Lindsay, Jon
Relating to certain reporting requirements for the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/97
HB 1159 75-0 (1997) Author: Bosse, Fred | et. al. Relating to public participation in the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission's processes for granting authorizations and other contested cases. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1228 75-0 (1997) Author: Jackson, Mike | et. al.
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to consolidated permit processing by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/97
HB 1248 75-0 (1997) Author: Greenberg, Sherri | et. al. Relating to public participation in and solicitation by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission of outside expertise in developing agency rules and policies. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1282 75-0 (1997) Author: Oliveira, Rene Relating to requiring the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission to hold public hearings before adopting certain rules. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1298 75-0 (1997) Author: Kuempel, Edmund
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to the delegation of duties of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission and its executive director. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days -- 9/01/97
HB 1367 75-0 (1997) Author: Hirschi, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Relating to reporting by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission and the attorney general on environmental enforcement actions. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1423 75-0 (1997) Author: Cuellar, Henry | et. al. Relating to the powers and duties of certain constables to enforce environmental laws affecting the Rio Grande. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
HB 1431 75-0 (1997) Author: Kuempel, Edmund Relating to removing the authority of certain local governments to participate directly in regional habitat conservation plans; requiring the Parks and Wildlife Department to coordinate with governmental entities affected by the plan and to submit the plan to the legislature for review. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 1533 75-0 (1997) Author: Hamric, Peggy | et. al. Relating to public notice of applications filed with and of actions taken by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 1571 75-0 (1997) Author: Tillery, Dale | et. al. Relating to environmental and health and safety audits. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 1581 75-0 (1997) Author: Hirschi, John | et. al. Relating to supplemental environmental projects that may offset the amount of certain administrative penalties imposed by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 1609 75-0 (1997) Author: Turner, Bob Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to prepare and implement a regional habitat conservation plan or habitat conservation plan or to enter into a conservation agreement. House: Land & Resource Management Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1839 75-0 (1997) Author: Dukes, Dawnna | et. al. Relating to restrictions on the location of facilities that store bulk fuel. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 1927 75-0 (1997) Author: Zbranek, Zeb | et. al. Relating to recovery of attorney's fees in certain nuisance actions and participation in the enforcement of environmental laws. House: Civil Practices Considered in Calendars
HB 1960 75-0 (1997) Author: Howard, Charlie
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to abolishing the pollution prevention council. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days -- 9/01/97
HB 1988 75-0 (1997) Author: Hirschi, John | et. al. Relating to monitoring of compliance with and enforcement of environmental laws by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission and reporting on enforcement actions. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 2284 75-0 (1997) Author: Talton, Robert Relating to the transfer of permits, registrations, or other authorizations issued by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. House: Environmental Regulation Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2357 75-0 (1997) Author: Hirschi, John Relating to monitoring of compliance with and enforcement of environmental laws by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission and reporting on enforcement actions. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 2440 75-0 (1997) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to the repeal of the ad valorem tax exemption for the Nature Conservancy of Texas. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2444 75-0 (1997) Author: Talton, Robert Relating to certain environmental permitting procedures of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. House: Environmental Regulation Considered in Calendars
HB 2533 75-0 (1997) Author: Hightower, Allen Relating to liability of an owner of property on the shoreline of a lake for damages arising from a failure to construct or maintain adequate shoreline protection. House: Civil Practices Left pending in committee
HB 2669 75-0 (1997) Author: Patterson, Pete | et. al. Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of land that does not have any valuable use because of a restriction imposed by a governmental entity. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2701 75-0 (1997) Author: Talton, Robert Relating to amendment or modification of certain permits and licenses issued by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. House: Environmental Regulation Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2707 75-0 (1997) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to the resolution of intergovernmental disputes arising under the jurisdiction of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2711 75-0 (1997) Author: Raymond, Richard Relating to the creation of the small business environmental compliance funding program. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 3006 75-0 (1997) Author: Mowery, Anna Relating to composting facilities. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 3019 75-0 (1997) Author: Allen, Ray
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to permit exemptions under the Texas Clean Air Act for construction or modification of certain facilities. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/97
HB 3082 75-0 (1997) Author: Gray, Patricia Relating to coastal erosion. House: Land & Resource Management Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3129 75-0 (1997) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to public access to information of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission; providing a penalty. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3231 75-0 (1997) Author: Swinford, David
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to the consolidation and use of certain accounts and funds of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/97
HB 3322 75-0 (1997) Author: Talton, Robert Relating to the authority of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission to grant exemptions to rules regarding pollution control or abatement. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 3336 75-0 (1997) Author: Dukes, Dawnna Relating to the authority of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission to implement federal environmental laws. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 3387 75-0 (1997) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the duties and operations of a watermaster's office, reimbursement of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission for the compensation and necessary expenses of a watermaster's office, and creation of the watermaster fund. House: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3459 75-0 (1997) Author: Chisum, Warren
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to environmental and health and safety audits; providing a penalty. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/97
HB 3460 75-0 (1997) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to the issuance of emergency and temporary orders and permits by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission; imposing a civil penalty. House: Environmental Regulation Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3461 75-0 (1997) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to consolidating all enforcement authority of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 3492 75-0 (1997) Author: Holzheauser, Steve
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to the Texas Committee on Energy Policy and the Texas Energy Coordination Council. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days -- 9/01/97
HB 3493 75-0 (1997) Author: Hilbert, Paul Relating to the election of the board of directors of an appraisal district. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HCR 13 75-0 (1997) Author: Danburg, Debra Memorializing the U.S. Congress to submit to the states an environmental amendment to the U.S. Constitution. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HCR 161 75-0 (1997) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Directing certain state agencies to jointly develop environmental indicators. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HR 1031 75-0 (1997) Author: Wilson, Ron Commending Texans actively preserving natural resources. Reported enrolled
SB 594 75-0 (1997) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to creating the Office of Natural Resource Public Interest Counsel; creating a criminal penalty. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 596 75-0 (1997) Author: Lindsay, Jon Relating to the definition of "affected person" for purposes of a contested case hearing held by or for the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
SB 633 75-0 (1997) Author: Brown, J.E.
Sponsor: Uher, D.R.
Relating to assessments performed before agency adoption of certain environmental rules. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/97
SB 653 75-0 (1997) Author: Lindsay, Jon Relating to certain reporting requirements for the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to s/c by Chairman
SB 764 75-0 (1997) Author: Ratliff, Bill Relating to certain environmental permitting procedures of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 866 75-0 (1997) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Talton, Robert
Relating to the transfer of permits, registrations, or other authorizations issued by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1046 75-0 (1997) Author: Truan, Carlos Relating to public notice of applications filed with and of actions taken by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 1047 75-0 (1997) Author: Truan, Carlos Relating to public participation in and solicitation by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission of outside expertise in developing agency rules and policies. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1049 75-0 (1997) Author: Truan, Carlos Relating to the creation, powers, and duties of the Community Environmental Equity Board and the creation of the community environmental equity fund. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1082 75-0 (1997) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to monitoring of compliance with and enforcement of environmental laws by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission and reporting on enforcement actions. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1136 75-0 (1997) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to prepare and implement a regional habitat conservation plan or habitat conservation plan or to enter into a conservation agreement. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Land and Resource Management
SB 1223 75-0 (1997) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to the delegation of duties of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission and its executive director. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 1224 75-0 (1997) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to consolidated permit processing by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 1339 75-0 (1997) Author: Patterson, Jerry
Sponsor: Gray, Patricia
Relating to coastal erosion. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Point of order sustained
SB 1406 75-0 (1997) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Gallego, Pete
Relating to the duties and operations of a watermaster's office, reimbursement of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission for the compensation and necessary expenses of a watermaster's office, and creation of the watermaster fund. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/97
SB 1495 75-0 (1997) Author: Bivins, Teel | et. al.
Sponsor: Chisum, Warren
Relating to notices required to be given in certain proceedings conducted by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1520 75-0 (1997) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Talton, Robert
Relating to amendment or modification of certain permits and licenses issued by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1570 75-0 (1997) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to the hunting, taking, or killing of certain endangered species. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1585 75-0 (1997) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to environmental and health safety audits. Senate: Natural Resources Withdrawn from intent calendar
SB 1587 75-0 (1997) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to the consolidation and use of certain accounts and funds of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1591 75-0 (1997) Author: Haywood, Tom
Sponsor: Talton, Robert
Relating to the authority of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission regarding pollution control or abatement flexibility. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days -- 9/01/97
SB 1595 75-0 (1997) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to the creation of the small business environmental compliance funding program. Senate: Finance No action taken in committee
SB 1797 75-0 (1997) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to public access to information of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission; providing a penalty. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1821 75-0 (1997) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to nuisance actions under the civil practices and remedies code, authorizing the recovery of attorney's fees and providing for participation in the enforcement of environmental laws. Senate: Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 1874 75-0 (1997) Author: Bivins, Teel
Sponsor: Chisum, Warren
Relating to the issuance of emergency and temporary orders and permits by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Point of order sustained
SB 1876 75-0 (1997) Author: Bivins, Teel
Sponsor: Chisum, Warren
Relating to the consolidation of the enforcement and emergency powers of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission; providing criminal, civil, and administrative penalties. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/97
SB 1953 75-0 (1997) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to certain environmental permitting procedures of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1955 75-0 (1997) Author: Madla, Frank
Sponsor: Walker, Gary
Relating to the transfer of certain occupational certification and licensing programs administered by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/97
SCR 35 75-0 (1997) Author: Truan, Carlos | et. al.
Sponsor: Hunter, Bob
Directing the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission et al. to work with Congress and federal agencies to develop a comprehensive management plan for the Rio Grande Basin. House: Natural Resources
Senate: International Relations, Trade & Technology
Signed by the Governor
SCR 66 75-0 (1997) Author: Brown, J.E. Supporting the implementation of the Texas Wetlands Conservation Plan. House: State Recreational Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
No action taken in committee
HB 10 74-0 (1995) Author: Yost, Gerald Relating to the adoption of the Environment Code; providing penalties. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 283 74-0 (1995) Author: Cuellar, Henry
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to environmental protection of the Rio Grande. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Senate passage as amended reported
HB 396 74-0 (1995) Author: Turner, Bob | et. al. Relating to prohibiting certain entities from condemning property in certain circumstances. House: Land and Resource Management Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 448 74-0 (1995) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to cost-benefit analysis of environmental rules proposed for adoption by a state agency. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 560 74-0 (1995) Author: Yost, Gerald | et. al. Relating to the repeal of the ad valorem tax exemption for the Nature Conservancy of Texas. House: Ways & Means Reported from s/c favorably w/o amendment(s)
HB 763 74-0 (1995) Author: Rodriguez, Ciro Relating to the regulation by municipalities of outdoor lighting. House: Urban Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 807 74-0 (1995) Author: Conley, Karyne Relating to the issuance of specially designed Texas nature license plates and establishing the environmental education account in the general revenue fund. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 838 74-0 (1995) Author: Conley, Karyne Relating to the designation of Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission special investigators as peace officers. House: Public Safety No action taken in subcommittee
HB 843 74-0 (1995) Author: Alexander, Clyde | et. al. Relating to the regulation of petroleum storage tanks. House: Appropriations
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
HB 857 74-0 (1995) Author: Yost, Gerald | et. al. Relating to the cost-benefit analysis of an environmental rule or regulation proposed by a state agency or the legislature. House: State Affairs Coauthor Authorized
HB 957 74-0 (1995) Author: Turner, Bob | et. al. Relating to the creation of a cause of action for an owner of land harmed by certain actions of a governmental entity. House: Land and Resource Management Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 966 74-0 (1995) Author: Conley, Karyne Relating to the authority of certain employees of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission to issue field citations for certain violations. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 970 74-0 (1995) Author: Bosse, Fred Relating to the consideration of an economic benefit gained by a person through a violation of law when calculating certain penalties against that person for that violation. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1059 74-0 (1995) Author: Chisum, Warren
Sponsor: Bivins, Teel
Relating to notice in county deed records of the existence of a buffer zone required as a condition of a license or permit issued by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. House: Land and Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
No action taken in committee
HB 1060 74-0 (1995) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to the consideration of environmental externalities. House: Energy Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 1318 74-0 (1995) Author: Kuempel, Edmund
Sponsor: Ratliff, Bill
Relating to an exemption from the sand and gravel permitting process for disturbances of marl, sand, gravel, shell, and mudshell for noncommercial maintenance projects by public utilities. House: State Recreational Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/95
HB 1494 74-0 (1995) Author: Berlanga, Hugo | et. al. Relating to limiting the authority of the Coastal Coordination Council to review the actions of agencies and subdivisions, defining the scope of the coastal management program, and adding representatives of the State Soil and Water Conservation Board and the Texas Water Development Board to the Coastal Coordination Council. House: Land and Resource Management Referred to subcommittee
HB 1515 74-0 (1995) Author: Cuellar, Henry Relating to the creation of the Environmental Equity Fund consisting of penalties from the enforcement of pollution prevention laws. House: Appropriations Referred to subcommittee
HB 1618 74-0 (1995) Author: Dukes, Dawnna Relating to costs associated with investigating environmental crimes; and making an appropriation. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1964 74-0 (1995) Author: Oakley, Keith
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to the issuance of permits by the Parks and Wildlife Department for the conservation, protection, and management of certain wildlife resources; providing penalties. House: State Recreational Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/95
HB 2144 74-0 (1995) Author: Yost, Gerald Relating to the implementation of federal environmental mandates and the protection of state sovereignty. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2386 74-0 (1995) Author: Dukes, Dawnna Relating to certain reporting requirements for the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. House: Environmental Regulation Considered in Local & Consent Calendars
HB 2473 74-0 (1995) Author: Chisum, Warren | et. al.
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to audits to determine compliance with certain laws, rules, and regulations; providing penalties. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 2587 74-0 (1995) Author: Alexander, Clyde
Sponsor: Sims, Bill | et. al.
Relating to the regulation of certain aboveground and underground storage tanks and the regulation of underground storage tank installers; providing penalties. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/95
HB 2819 74-0 (1995) Author: Conley, Karyne Relating to requiring an environmental consultant to report soil or water toxicity; providing criminal penalties. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 3226 74-0 (1995) Author: Berlanga, Hugo | et. al.
Sponsor: Patterson, Jerry | et. al.
Relating to protection of coastal resources. House: Land and Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HCR 37 74-0 (1995) Author: Swinford, David | et. al. Rejecting the suggestion by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that it has failed to manage its natural resources in the Ogallala Aquifer in an environmentally conscious manner. House: Land and Resource Management Referred to Land and Resource Management
SB 396 74-0 (1995) Author: Sims, Bill | et. al. Relating to the regulation of petroleum storage tanks. Senate: Natural Resources Co-author authorized
SB 648 74-0 (1995) Author: Truan, Carlos | et. al. Relating to limiting the authority of the Coastal Coordination Council to review the actions of agencies and subdivisions, defining the scope of the coastal management program, and adding representatives of the State Soil and Water Conservation Board and the Texas Water Development Board to the Coastal Coordination Council. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 681 74-0 (1995) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the creation of the small business environmental compliance funding program. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SB 692 74-0 (1995) Author: West, Royce Relating to costs associated with investigating environmental crimes; and making an appropriation. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 976 74-0 (1995) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Oliveira, Rene | et. al.
Relating to the issuance of special wildlife conservation license plates for the support of state and local parks and environmental education. House: Ways & Means
Senate: State Affairs
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 978 74-0 (1995) Author: Sims, Bill | et. al. Relating to cost-benefit analysis of environmental rules proposed for adoption by certain state agencies. House: State Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to State Affairs
SB 984 74-0 (1995) Author: Truan, Carlos Relating to the creation, powers, and duties of the Community Environmental Equity Board and the creation of the community environmental equity fund. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1105 74-0 (1995) Author: Sims, Bill | et. al. Relating to the operation of certain aboveground and underground storage tanks and the regulation of underground storage tank installers; providing penalties. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 1331 74-0 (1995) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to the environmental permitting procedures of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission under Chapters 26 and 27, Water Code, and Chapters 361 and 382, Health and Safety Code. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1359 74-0 (1995) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to the Office of Natural Resource Public Interest Counsel. Senate: Natural Resources No action taken in subcommittee
SB 1591 74-0 (1995) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to audits to determine compliance with certain laws, rules, and regulations; providing penalties. Senate: Natural Resources Withdrawn from intent calendar
SB 1599 74-0 (1995) Author: Truan, Carlos | et. al.
Sponsor: Oliveira, Rene
Relating to the creation of the Texas-Mexico Border Environmental Education Council. House: State Affairs
Senate: International Relations, Trade & Technology
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1660 74-0 (1995) Author: Ratliff, Bill
Sponsor: Yost, Gerald
Relating to agreed orders of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/95
SCR 31 74-0 (1995) Author: Bivins, Teel Rejecting the suggestion by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that it has failed to manage its natural resources in the Ogallala Aquifer in an environmentally conscious manner. Filed
SCR 33 74-0 (1995) Author: Bivins, Teel
Sponsor: Swinford, David
Rejecting the suggestion by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that it has failed to manage its resources in the Ogallala Aquifer in an environmentally conscious manner. House: Land and Resource Management Signed by the Governor
SCR 80 74-0 (1995) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth | et. al.
Sponsor: Hunter, Todd
Encouraging and urging the Congress to adopt legislation facilitating acquisition of the Bureau of Reclamation interests. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Signed by the Governor
HB 278 73-0 (1993) Author: Conley, Karyne Relating to the imposition, collection, allocation, and civil and criminal enforcement of a tax on the above-ground storage of aviation fuel. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 656 73-0 (1993) Author: Earley, Robert Relating to the accurate calculation of costs of environmental mandates for local governments. House: State Affairs Considered in Calendars
HB 880 73-0 (1993) Author: Chisum, Warren
Sponsor: Sims, Bill
Relating to the composition and termination of the Legislative Natural Resources Board. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Withdrawn from intent calendar
HB 1230 73-0 (1993) Author: Counts, David | et. al. Relating to certain pollution control and to soil and water conservation land improvement measures. House: Natural Resources Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 1439 73-0 (1993) Author: Oakley, Keith Relating to symbols imprinted on or molded into certain plastic containers. House: Environmental Regulation Laid on table subject to call in committee
HB 1559 73-0 (1993) Author: Greenberg, Sherri
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the establishment of tree planting and other urban forestry practices to protect and maintain the state's urban forest resources. House: Agriculture & Wildlife Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on intent calendar
HB 1583 73-0 (1993) Author: McDonald, Nancy | et. al. Relating to granting the commissioners court of specific border counties authority to regulate the use of land in unincorporated areas; providing penalties; and declaring an emergency. House: County Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1735 73-0 (1993) Author: Earley, Robert
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the appraisal of certain property for ad valorem tax purposes. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/93
HB 1738 73-0 (1993) Author: Earley, Robert Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of all real and personal property used primarily for the control of air, water, or land pollution. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1819 73-0 (1993) Author: Yost, Gerald Relating to the adoption of the Environment Code; providing penalties. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 1920 73-0 (1993) Author: Stiles, Mark | et. al.
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to an exemption of certain pollution control property from property taxation and adjustment of the property tax rollback rate. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/93
HB 1966 73-0 (1993) Author: Bosse, Fred Relating to the consideration of an economic benefit gained by a person through a violation of law when calculating certain penalties against that person for that violation. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2130 73-0 (1993) Author: Smithee, John Relating to the creation of the Texas Rapid Action Council. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to subcommittee
HB 2181 73-0 (1993) Author: Lewis, Ron Relating to the creation of a state trust fund and its operational authority for providing financial assistance to political subdivisions for environmental and natural resource public works projects. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2429 73-0 (1993) Author: Saunders, Robert
Sponsor: Parker, Carl
Relating to consideration of supplemental environmental projects in determining the amount of certain administrative penalties under the Water Code. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 2604 73-0 (1993) Author: Alexander, Clyde Relating to the consolidation and dedication of funds in the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. House: Appropriations Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2605 73-0 (1993) Author: Alexander, Clyde
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to administration and collection of fees, recovery of costs and operating fund. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/93
SB 98 73-0 (1993) Author: Haley, Bill Relating to the creation, purpose, implementation, and organization of the County Park Compost Program. Senate: Administration Reported favorably w/o amendments
SB 366 73-0 (1993) Author: Sims, Bill Relating to the accurate calculation of costs of environmental mandates for local governments. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 428 73-0 (1993) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: Oakley, Keith
Relating to symbols imprinted on or molded into certain plastic containers. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Economic Development
Effective immediately
SB 503 73-0 (1993) Author: Sims, Bill
Sponsor: Counts, David
Relating to certain pollution control and to soil and water conservation land improvement measures. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 961 73-0 (1993) Author: Sims, Bill Relating to the composition, termination, and duties of the Legislative Natural Resources Board. Senate: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
SB 999 73-0 (1993) Author: Patterson, Jerry Relating to the prevention and mitigation of coastal erosion. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1234 73-0 (1993) Author: Turner, Jim
Sponsor: Alexander, Clyde
Relating to the consolidation and dedication of funds in the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission; appropriating recovered costs. House: Appropriations
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 1294 73-0 (1993) Author: Sims, Bill Relating to the creation of a state trust fund and its operational authority for providing financial assistance to political subdivisions for environmental and natural resource public works projects. Senate: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
HB 356 72-0 (1991) Author: Martin, Mike | et. al.
Sponsor: Green, Gene
Relating to the abatement of public nuisances in counties. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/91
HB 426 72-0 (1991) Author: Conley, Karyne
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to notification concerning certain permits issued by the Texas Department of Health, the Texas Water Commission, and the Texas Air Control Board. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/91
HB 497 72-0 (1991) Author: Cuellar, Henry Relating to environmental crimes; providing penalties. House: Environmental Affairs Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
HB 527 72-0 (1991) Author: Lewis, Ron Relating to the effects of certain permits granted by the Texas Water Commission and to the mitigation of adverse effects. House: Natural Resources Placed on Major State Calendar
HB 658 72-0 (1991) Author: McCollough, Parker Relating to county abatement of dangerous or health threatening conditions on certain abandoned lots in populous areas; providing a criminal penalty. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 850 72-0 (1991) Author: Gibson, Bruce
Sponsor: Glasgow, Bob
Relating to the regulation of private ditches in certain counties. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/91
HB 1280 72-0 (1991) Author: Linebarger, Libby Relating to the duties of the commissioner of education regarding environmental education in the state. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Referred to Education
HB 1556 72-0 (1991) Author: Gutierrez, Roberto Relating to an exemption from the sales and use tax for certain environment and conservation services. House: Ways & Means Left pending in subcommittee
HB 1595 72-0 (1991) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to certain permit conditions and to permits and exemptions issued by the Texas Air Control Board, the Texas Department of Health, and the Texas Water Commission; imposing civil penalties. House: Environmental Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1622 72-0 (1991) Author: Martin, Mike | et. al. Relating to the protection and enhancement of state-owned coastal wetlands. House: Environmental Affairs Coauthor Authorized
HB 1786 72-0 (1991) Author: Linebarger, Libby | et. al. Relating to provisions for tree planting and other urban forestry practices to protect and maintain the urban forest resource. House: Natural Resources 1st Printing sent to Calendars
HB 1971 72-0 (1991) Author: Holzheauser, Steve Relating to a study by the Texas Water Commission, the Texas Department of Health, and certain local and regional governmental entities regarding projected costs of meeting environmental quality standards and the public's willingness to pay for environmental protection efforts. House: Environmental Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1987 72-0 (1991) Author: Saunders, Robert Relating to permits for certain facilities regulated by the Texas Air Control Board, the Texas Water Commission, or the Texas Department of Health. House: Environmental Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1989 72-0 (1991) Author: Saunders, Robert Relating to environmental quality protection programs enacted by cities. House: Environmental Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 2000 72-0 (1991) Author: Saunders, Robert | et. al. Relating to the creation, powers, and duties of the Texas Department of Natural Resources; transferring appropriations. House: Government Organization Referred to Government Organization
HB 2088 72-0 (1991) Author: McCollough, Parker Relating to the ownership and use of reclaimed asphalt pavement. House: Environmental Affairs Laid on table subject to call in committee
HB 2089 72-0 (1991) Author: McCollough, Parker Relating to the collection, management, and recycling of used oil; providing a penalty. House: Environmental Affairs Reported favorably with substitute
HB 2199 72-0 (1991) Author: Oakley, Keith Relating to pollution prevention and waste reduction assistance. House: Environmental Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2235 72-0 (1991) Author: Wolens, Steven
Sponsor: Green, Gene
Relating to environmental criminal and civil enforcement. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Record vote
HB 2236 72-0 (1991) Author: Wolens, Steven Relating to environmental enforcement. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2237 72-0 (1991) Author: Wolens, Steven Relating to environmental crimes; providing penalties. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2289 72-0 (1991) Author: Lewis, Ron Relating to mitigation of adverse environmental impacts from the construction or maintenance of state highways. House: Transportation Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2626 72-0 (1991) Author: Danburg, Debra | et. al.
Sponsor: Turner, Jim
Relating to encouraging the use of recycling and recyclable products by state agencies and private enterprise. House: State Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Reported favorably w/o amendments
HB 2653 72-0 (1991) Author: Eckels, Robert
Sponsor: Green, Gene
Authorizing certain agencies and political subdivisions to establish wetlands mitigation banks and implement wetlands regulations programs. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Tagged in committee
HB 2717 72-0 (1991) Author: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al. Relating to the authority of local governments to implement, finance, and administer the Balcones Canyonlands Conservation Plan, by adopting ordinances, imposing reasonable and necessary fees, and other measures pursuant thereto. House: Environmental Affairs Left pending in committee
HCR 125 72-0 (1991) Author: Holzheauser, Steve Requesting that appropriate state agencies conduct a state and local environmental summit, in concert with municipalities, industry and private environmental groups, to identify the state's most critical environmental issues and to establish methods through which state and local governments can work together to resolve. House: Environmental Affairs 1st Printing sent to Calendars
SB 25 72-0 (1991) Author: Haley, Bill Relating to the creation, purpose, implementation, and organization of the County Park Compost Program. Senate: Administration Reported favorably w/o amendments
SB 35 72-0 (1991) Author: Parker, Carl | et. al.
Sponsor: Saunders, Robert
Relating to the creation, powers, and duties of the Texas Department of Natural Resources; transferring appropriations. House: Government Organization
Senate: Natural Resources
Left pending in committee
SB 405 72-0 (1991) Author: Lyon, Ted | et. al.
Sponsor: Oakley, Keith
Relating to the protection of wildlife resources from toxic products or hazardous material; providing a penalty. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Criminal Justice
Placed on Major State Calendar
SB 509 72-0 (1991) Author: Green, Gene | et. al. Relating to the abatement of public nuisances in certain counties. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Left pending in committee
SB 547 72-0 (1991) Author: Brooks, Chet Relating to the authority of certain counties to abate public nuisances. Senate: Health & Human Services No action taken in committee
SB 565 72-0 (1991) Author: Parker, Carl | et. al. Relating to pollution prevention and waste reduction assistance. Senate: Natural Resources Withdrawn from intent calendar
SB 633 72-0 (1991) Author: Green, Gene Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxes of open space wetlands. Senate: Finance No action taken in committee
SB 697 72-0 (1991) Author: Truan, Carlos Relating to consideration of the effects of flood control and levee construction on nonpoint source pollution, wetlands, wildlife, and wildlife habitat. Senate: Natural Resources Subcommittee meeting cancelled
SB 736 72-0 (1991) Author: Green, Gene Relating to environmental enforcement. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to special subcommittee
SB 826 72-0 (1991) Author: Green, Gene Relating to environmental crimes; providing penalties. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 827 72-0 (1991) Author: Green, Gene Relating to criminal and civil environment enforcement. Senate: Jurisprudence Withdrawn from intent calendar
SB 852 72-0 (1991) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to environmental education in the state. Senate: Education Left pending in committee
SB 914 72-0 (1991) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to the authority of local governments to implement, finance, and administer the Balcones Canyonlands Conservation Plan, by adopting ordinances, imposing reasonable and necessary fees, and other measures pursuant thereto. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 929 72-0 (1991) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to environmental quality protection programs enacted by cities. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 981 72-0 (1991) Author: Sims, Bill
Sponsor: Lewis, Ron
Relating to mitigation of adverse environmental impacts from the construction or maintenance of state highways. House: Transportation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 1015 72-0 (1991) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to the authority of local governments to implement, finance, and administer the Balcones Canyonlands Conservation Plan, by adopting ordinances, imposing reasonable and necessary fees, and other measures pursuant thereto. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 1054 72-0 (1991) Author: Brooks, Chet | et. al.
Sponsor: Martin, Mike
Relating to the protection and enhancement of state-owned coastal wetlands. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 1056 72-0 (1991) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the collection, management, and recycling of used oil; providing penalties. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1099 72-0 (1991) Author: Carriker, Steven | et. al.
Sponsor: Saunders, Robert
Relating to permits for certain facilities regulated by the Texas Air Control Board, the Texas Water Commission, or the Texas Department of Health, to pollution prevention, and to the disposal of certain solid waste; providing a penalty. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 1293 72-0 (1991) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the exemption from property taxation of all real and personal property used primarily as a facility, device, or method for the control of air or water or land pollution. Senate: Finance Reported from s/c favorably with substitute
SB 1346 72-0 (1991) Author: Green, Gene Authorizing certain agencies and political subdivisions to establish wetlands mitigation banks and implement wetlands regulations programs. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to s/c on Water by President
SJR 10 72-0 (1991) Author: Green, Gene | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to grant ad valorem tax relief to preserve wetland and waterfront property. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
SJR 25 72-0 (1991) Author: Green, Gene Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from property taxes certain wetlands. Senate: Finance No action taken in committee
SJR 36 72-0 (1991) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the exemption from ad valorem taxation for real and personal property used primarily as a facility, device, or method for the control of air or water or land pollution. Senate: Finance Reported from s/c favorably w/o amendments
HB 10 72-1 (1991) Author: Saunders, Robert | et. al. Relating to the oversight and regulation of the state's environmental resources, natural resources, and energy resources; providing civil and criminal penalties. House: Government Organization Left pending in committee
SB 2 72-1 (1991) Author: Parker, Carl | et. al.
Sponsor: Saunders, Robert | et. al.
Relating to the oversight and regulation of the state's environmental resources, natural resources, and energy resources; providing for the issuance of bonds by mitigation project participants; creating offenses and providing civil and criminal penalties. House: Government Organization
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/91
SB 47 72-1 (1991) Author: Haley, Bill Relating to the creation, purpose, implementation, and organization of the County Park Compost Program. Senate: Administration Reported favorably w/o amendments
SB 51 72-1 (1991) Author: Green, Gene Relating to authorizing certain agencies and political subdivisions to establish wetlands mitigation banks and implement wetlands regulations programs. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 90 72-1 (1991) Author: Parker, Carl | et. al. Relating to the oversight and regulation of the state's environmental, natural, and energy resources and to the duties, powers, and functions of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. House: Government Organization
Senate: Finance
Referred to Government Organization
SR 204 72-1 (1991) Author: Glasgow, Bob Requesting the lieutenant governor and speaker of the house of representatives to establish a special interim committee to study agricultural and nonpoint source pollution problems. Senate: Administration Referred to Administration
SB 16 72-2 (1991) Author: Haley, Bill Relating to the creation, purpose, implementation, and organization of the County Park Compost Program. Senate: Administration Reported favorably w/o amendments
SB 2 72-4 (1992) Author: Haley, Bill Relating to the creation, purpose, implementation, and organization of the County Park Compost Program. Senate: Administration Referred to Administration
HB 533 71-0 (1989) Author: Guerrero, Lena Relating to protection of environmental quality associated with caves, sinkholes, and significant cave recharge areas; providing penalties. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 905 71-0 (1989) Author: Waterfield, Richard | et. al. Relating to retention periods for workplace chemical lists. House: Agriculture & Livestock 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 1022 71-0 (1989) Author: Williamson, Richard
Sponsor: Glasgow, Bob
Relating to state regulation of outdoor signs. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective in 90 days-8/28/89
HB 1061 71-0 (1989) Author: Patterson, Pete | et. al. Relating to the storage of flammable liquids in certain aboveground storage tanks by a retail service station located outside the boundaries of a municipality. House: Insurance Companion considered in lieu in s/c
HB 1530 71-0 (1989) Author: Beauchamp, Jerry Relating to the abatement of public nuisances in certain counties; providing criminal and civil penalties. House: County Affairs Pending in committee
HB 1702 71-0 (1989) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the award of attorney's fees and certain costs of litigation to cities and counties in lawsuits brought by such governments to enforce environmental laws. House: Environmental Affairs Pending in committee
HB 2510 71-0 (1989) Author: Hunter, Todd Relating to the eligibility of certain counties and municipalities for state beach-cleaning funds. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to Environmental Affairs
HB 2846 71-0 (1989) Author: Danburg, Debra | et. al. Relating to pollution prevention and waste reduction assistance. House: Environmental Affairs Pending in committee
HB 2885 71-0 (1989) Author: Smith, Terral
Sponsor: Brooks, Chet
Relating to the state assumption of title to a site listed on the federal National Priorities List following completion of remedial action and to maintenance by the state of that site. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 92 71-0 (1989) Author: Sims, Bill
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to the geographical area in which a county may regulate outdoor lighting affecting an astronomical observatory. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 199 71-0 (1989) Author: Parker, Carl
Sponsor: Luna III, Albert
Relating to the addition of environment as an initial priority research area supported by an advanced technology program. House: Science & Technology
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
SB 510 71-0 (1989) Author: Tejeda, Frank
Sponsor: Beauchamp, Jerry
Relating to the application of the Neighborhood Nuisance Abatement Act. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/89
SB 760 71-0 (1989) Author: Santiesteban, H. Relating to protection of environmental quality associated with caves, sinkholes, and significant cave recharge areas; providing penalties. Senate: Natural Resources Postponed in committee
SB 1503 71-0 (1989) Author: Parker, Carl | et. al. Relating to pollution prevention and waste reduction assistance. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Health & Human Services
Referred to Environmental Affairs
SB 1576 71-0 (1989) Author: Uribe, Hector
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the award of attorney's fees and certain costs of litigation to cities and counties in lawsuits brought by such governments to enforce environmental laws. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Reported favorably w/amendment(s)
HB 92 71-1 (1989) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the prohibition against the location of a rock quarry near residences, schools, churches, and other places in certain counties. House: County Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
SB 82 71-1 (1989) Author: Sims, Bill Relating to the prohibition against the location of a rock quarry near residences, schools, churches, and other places in certain counties. Senate: Natural Resources Left as pending business in comm.
HB 32 71-2 (1989) Author: Criss, Lloyd Relating to the authority of certain counties to abate public nuisances. House: County Affairs Meeting canceled
SB 47 71-2 (1989) Author: Brooks, Chet Relating to the abatement of public nuisances in certain counties. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 44 71-3 (1990) Author: Holzheauser, Steve | et. al. Relating to the location and storage capacity of certain aboveground tanks and to the deregulation of storage of gasoline, diesel fuel, aviation fuel, and kerosene at certain aircraft fueling facilities. House: Natural Resources Coauthor authorized
SB 46 71-3 (1990) Author: Carriker, Steven Relating to the deregulation of storage of gasoline, diesel fuel, aviation fuel, and kerosine in aboveground tanks at certain aircraft fueling facilities. Senate: Natural Resources Received from the Senate
HB 55 71-4 (1990) Author: Counts, David Relating to the deregulation of storage of gasoline, diesel fuel, aviation fuel, and kerosine in aboveground tanks at certain aircraft fueling facilities. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 153 71-4 (1990) Author: Holzheauser, Steve Relating to the location and storage capacity of certain aboveground tanks and to the deregulation of storage of gasoline, diesel fuel, aviation fuel, and kerosene at certain aircraft fueling facilities. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
SB 32 71-4 (1990) Author: Carriker, Steven Relating to the deregulation of storage of gasoline, diesel fuel, aviation fuel, and kerosine in aboveground tanks at certain aircraft fueling facilities. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 93 71-5 (1990) Author: Counts, David Relating to the deregulation of storage of gasoline, diesel fuel, aviation fuel, and kerosine in aboveground tanks at certain aircraft fueling facilities. House: Insurance Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
SB 38 71-5 (1990) Author: Carriker, Steven Relating to the deregulation of storage of gasoline, diesel fuel, aviation fuel, and kerosine in aboveground tanks at certain aircraft fueling facilities. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 63 71-6 (1990) Author: Holzheauser, Steve Relating to the location and storage capacity of certain aboveground tanks and to the deregulation of storage of gasoline, diesel fuel, aviation fuel, and kerosine at certain aircraft fueling facilities. Filed
HB 1005 70-0 (1987) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to the regulation of the sale, use, and application of certain pesticides; providing a penalty. House: Agriculture & Livestock Referred to subcommittee
HB 1902 70-0 (1987) Author: Guerrero, Lena Relating to liability of a cave owner and the protection and preservation of caves, providing penalties. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to subcommittee
SB 325 70-0 (1987) Author: Montford, John
Sponsor: Yost, Gerald
Relating to the creation and operation of the Texas Natural Resources Information System. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/87
SB 825 70-0 (1987) Author: McFarland, Bob
Sponsor: Evans, Charles
Relating to the application of the standard of prudent operation in a suit for damages alleging waste. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days - 8/31/87
SB 1000 70-0 (1987) Author: Santiesteban, H. Relating to the acquisition of natural areas and wetlands. Senate: Natural Resources Left as pending business in comm.
SB 1055 70-0 (1987) Author: Green, Gene
Sponsor: Betts, Weldon
Relating to the abatement of public nuisances in certain counties; providing civil and criminal penalties. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/87
SR 449 70-0 (1987) Author: Caperton, Kent Expressing appreciation to the volunteers, organizations, businesses, associations and agencies for their activities in defense of the beauty of the State of Texas.
HB 1337 69-0 (1985) Author: Carriker, Steve Relating to the regulation of herbicides. House: Agriculture & Livestock Referred to Agriculture & Livestock
HB 1723 69-0 (1985) Author: Adkisson, Tommy Relating to the cleanup and restoration following an oil discharge or spill and to the assessment and collection of penalties and damages, and receipt of injunctive relief, for the discharge and spill of oil and other environmental damage. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to Environmental Affairs
HB 2205 69-0 (1985) Author: Agnich, Fred Relating to the Texas Conservation Foundation, to its continuation, to confidentiality of donations, and to appointment of the advisory committee. House: Government Organization Referred to Government Organization
SB 481 69-0 (1985) Author: Caperton, Kent
Sponsor: Agnich, Fred
Relating to the Texas Conservation Foundation, to its continuation, to confidentiality of donations, and to appointment of the advisory committee; amending the Natural Resources Code, as amended, by adding Section 181.0011 and by amending Section 181.051 and Subsection (c) of Section 181.014; repealing Section 1a, Chapter 807, Acts of the 61st Legislature, Regular Session, 1969 (Article 6145-7, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes). House: Government Organization
Senate: Natural Resources
Considered in formal meeting
SB 577 69-0 (1985) Author: Santiesteban, H.
Sponsor: Danburg, Debra
Relating to the protection of endangered, threatened, or protected plants; authorizing certain fees; providing penalties. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
SB 1067 69-0 (1985) Author: Parker, Carl Clarifying the existence of a cause of action by and for the State for protection of natural resources and property of the State, providing remedies, and authorizing suit by the Attorney General. Senate: Natural Resources Postponed in committee
SB 1083 69-0 (1985) Author: Sims, Bill
Sponsor: Harrison, Dudley
Relating to the creation, implementation, administration, operation, and financing of the Texas Brush Control Program under the jurisdiction of the State Soil and Water Conservation Board and to powers and duties of the board. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
SB 1112 69-0 (1985) Author: Lyon, Ted Clarifying the effect of certain statutory remedies and the preservation of common law remedies and relating to protection of the environment. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Environmental Affairs
SCR 77 69-0 (1985) Author: Sarpalius, Bill Requesting the U.S. Congress to reject the proposal to reduce the 1986 budget dealing with soil and water resource conservation services. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SJR 34 69-0 (1985) Author: Sims, Bill Proposing a constitutional amendment creating the brush control fund and providing for its funding and use. Senate: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1445 68-0 (1983) Author: Craddick, Tom
Sponsor: Farabee, Ray
Relating to the assessment of administrative penalties by the Railroad Commission of Texas to enforce certain laws within its jurisdiction. House: Energy
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HCR 48 68-0 (1983) Author: Staniswalis, Chip Requesting the Board of Education to encourage school districts to provide course work on conservation of natural resources. House: Public Health Referred to Committee on Public Education
HB 2102 67-0 (1981) Author: Danburg, Debra
Sponsor: Santiesteban, H.
Relating to the conservation of endangered, threatened, or protected native plants. pref. bill. no. 125. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SB 708 67-0 (1981) Author: Mengden, Walter Relating to an exemption from sales and use taxes for certain pollution control property. Senate: Finance Referred to Committee on Finance
HB 517 66-0 (1979) Author: Wieting, Leroy J. Relating to the use of county equipment for soil conservation work on private property. House: Agriculture & Livestock Referred to subcommittee
HB 2115 66-0 (1979) Author: Rudd, Jim
Sponsor: Short, E.L.
Relating to regulation of weather modification. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 2246 66-0 (1979) Author: Kubiak, Dan Relating to noxious weed control districts. House: Agriculture & Livestock Referred to Committee on Agriculture & Livestock
SB 81 66-0 (1979) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to the disclosure of natural hazards connected with real property in coastal counties to be sold using the services of a real estate agent; establishing the Natural Hazards Technical Committee; providing for implementation of the Act by the Texas Real Estate Commission; providing remedies and penalties for noncompliance; and declaring an emergency. Senate: Natural Resources Reported from committee favorably without amendments
SB 205 66-0 (1979) Author: Vale, Bob Relating to creation, investment, and use of the natural resources depletion fund. Senate: Finance Referred to Committee on Finance
SB 533 66-0 (1979) Author: Clower, Ron Relating to the conservation and protection of endangered, threatened, of State protected native plant species. Senate: Natural Resources Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
SB 1131 66-0 (1979) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Sponsor: Agnich, Fred
Relating to the adminisration and powers and duties of the Texas Conservation Foundation. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 336 65-0 (1977) Author: Allen, Joe Relating to the power of the attorney general in environmental matters; and declaring an emergency. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
HB 993 65-0 (1977) Author: Powers, Pike An Act creating the Natural Resources Council; naming its members; granting it powers; assigning it duties; granting the Governor powers; creating an advisory committee; repealing all expressly conflicting laws; and declaring an emergency. House: State Affairs Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
HB 1108 65-0 (1977) Author: Rudd, Jim Relating to elections prior to issuance of certain weather modification permits and providing discipline and a penalty for certain acts. House: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1653 65-0 (1977) Author: Craddick, Tom
Sponsor: Sherman, Max
Relating to ratification of the Interstate Compact for the Conservation and Utilization of Natural Energy and Water Resources. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 2092 65-0 (1977) Author: Allen, Joe Relating to all entities concerned with the protection of the environment of the State of Texas or its areas of influence authorizing said entities to pursue all legislation it deems suitable so long as it does not infringe of the basic system of enterprise necessary to maintain acceptable employment and productivity. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to Committee on Environmental Affairs
HR 60 65-0 (1977) Author: Caraway, Bill Relating to requesting that Coastal and Marine Council, et al., prepare an assessment of projected waste volumes and disposal problems. House: Natural Resources
SB 5 65-0 (1977) Author: Doggett, Lloyd Relating to the receipt and disposition of pollution complaints by certain state agencies and declaring an emergency. Senate: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SB 49 65-0 (1977) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to the authority of the attorney general to enforce on his own initiative certain state laws, rules, regulations, and orders; and declaring an emergency. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported from committee favorably
SB 69 65-0 (1977) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Sponsor: Hubenak, Joe A.
Relating to the establishment of a procedure for resolving differences between agencies on matters relating to the equitable mitigation of adverse impacts on fish and wildlife resources of various construction practices and expediting decisions necessary for federal coordination; granting certain powers and duties to the governor; directing that a study be made of the subject of mitigation by a joint interim committee and prescribing its powers, duties, and authority; providing for an expiration date and severability; and declaring an emergency. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Vetoed by the Governor
SB 576 65-0 (1977) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Sponsor: Powers, Pike
Creating the Natural Resources Council; naming its members; granting it powers; assigning it duties; granting the governor powers; creating an advisory committee; repealing all expressly conflicting laws. House: State Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
90 Day Bill
HB 242 64-0 (1975) Author: Bigham, John R. Relating to the establishment and operation of the Texas Environmental Protection Agency; transferring to it certain functions of certain state agencies; abolishing certain state agencies. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 250 64-0 (1975) Author: Truan, Carlos Relating to the creation, administration, operation, powers, duties, and functions of the Texas Environmental Quality Board; providing penalties. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 264 64-0 (1975) Author: Allen, Joe Relating to the purchase, protection, and conservation of environmentally endangered areas as defined in this Act and providing for the issuance of bonds and use of their proceeds for this purpose. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to Committee on Environmental Affairs
HB 267 64-0 (1975) Author: Allen, Joe Relating to the power of the attorney general in environmental matters. House: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
HB 379 64-0 (1975) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt Authorizing the Attorney General to enforce the provisions of the Texas Clean Air Act, the Texas Water Quality Act, the Solid Waste Disposal Act, the Disposal Well Act or any rule, regulation, order, permit, or variance issued pursuant to said statutes. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 383 64-0 (1975) Author: Johnson, Eddie Enabling a home rule city to appoint an environmental health officer to enforce nuisance abatement. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 436 64-0 (1975) Author: Waters, Ron Relating to suits for declaratory and equitable relief to protect air, water, and natural resources and the public trust therein from pollution, impairment, and destruction; providing a new cause of action conferring standing to sue on private persons, the state, state agencies and political subdivisions, and all others, to enforce public rights in the preservation of the natural resources of the state. House: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 437 64-0 (1975) Author: Waters, Ron Relating to civil suits for the protection of the air, water, and other natural resources of the state. House: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 496 64-0 (1975) Author: Kaster, James J. Relating to the establishment of a statewide land-use management program. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 590 64-0 (1975) Author: Denton, Lane Relating to the receipt and disposition of pollution complaints by certain state agencies and the Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 656 64-0 (1975) Author: Temple, Arthur "Buddy" Relating to control and regulation of exploration for and surface mining of minerals, reclamation of lands disturbed by operations defined in the Act, and protection of water supplies; prescribing the powers, duties and authority of the Commissioner of the General Land Office in carrying out the provisions of the Act; providing a system of permits and bonds for operations; providing enforcement procedures; providing civil remedies and civil and criminal penalties for violations; providing for judicial review; providing an effective date. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to Subcommittee on Pollution Control
HB 682 64-0 (1975) Author: Salem, Joe Relating to surface mining of certain minerals and reclamation of the land disturbed by surface mining operations; providing penalties. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to Subcommittee on Pollution Control
HB 749 64-0 (1975) Author: Newton, Jon P. To provide for the orderly extraction of minerals that are of limited supply; to regulate the reclamation of lands disturbed by surface mining operations; providing penalties; providing an effective date. House: Environmental Affairs Coauthor authorized
HB 1144 64-0 (1975) Author: Caldwell, Neil Relating to review for compliance with this Act by the Governor's Office Division of Planning Coordination of the environmental and energy impact of proposed state action to aid in the decision-making process. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to Subcommittee on Pollution Control
HB 1155 64-0 (1975) Author: Newton, Jon P. Relating to the membership and per diem of members of the State Soil Conservation Board. House: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
HJR 24 64-0 (1975) Author: Allen, Joe Relating to authorizing the General Land Office to issue and sell bonds to purchase certain environmentally endangered areas. House: Constitutional Revision Referred to Committee on Constitutional Revision
HR 40 64-0 (1975) Author: Blythe, W.J. "Bill" Relating to creating a special interim committee to study all facets of the state's environmental programs. House: State Affairs
HR 58 64-0 (1975) Author: Bigham, John R. Relating to endorsing the proposed resources conservation and development project of the Central Texas Council of Governments. House: Natural Resources
HR 224 64-0 (1975) Author: Von Dohlen, Tim Requesting the Committee on Judicial Affairs to continue its study of granting the Attorney General authority to initiate suits to enforce environmental law.
SB 21 64-0 (1975) Author: Doggett, Lloyd Relating to the receipt and disposition of pollution complaints by certain state agencies. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to subcommittee
SB 55 64-0 (1975) Author: Sherman, Max
Sponsor: Cates, Phil
Relating to the control and regulation of exploitation for and surface mining of certain minerals, reclamation of lands disturbed by operations as defined in the Act, and protection of water supplies and the environment; exempting certain activities; providing certain standards; prescribing the powers, duties, and authority of the Railroad Commission of Texas in carrying out the provisions of the Act; providing certain prerequisites for obtaining permits for operations; requiring performance bonds; providing for certain fees and for the establishment and uses of the Land Reclamation Fund; authorizing appropriations; providing for notice and hearings by the commission, procedures for enforcement and administrative and judicial review; requiring record keeping by permittees but making certain informations nonpublic; stating the relationship of this Act to federal requirements; providing civil and criminal penalties; providing an effective date. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
90 day bill
SB 66 64-0 (1975) Author: Doggett, Lloyd Relating to the control and regulation of exploration for and surface mining of minerals, reclamation of lands disturbed by operations defined in the Act, and protection of water supplies; prescribing the powers, duties and authority of the Commissioner of the General Land Office in carrying out the provisions of the Act; providing for a system of permits and bonds for operations; providing enforcement procedures; providing civil remedies and civil and criminal penalties for violations; providing for judicial review; providing an effective date. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
SB 111 64-0 (1975) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Authorizing the attorney general to enforce on his own initiative the provisions of the Texas Clean Air Act, the Texas Water Quality Act, the Solid Waste Disposal Act, the Disposal Well Act, or any rule, regulation, or order issued pursuant thereto. Senate: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
SB 290 64-0 (1975) Author: Braecklein, Bill
Sponsor: Johnson, Eddie
Enabling certain home-rules cities to appoint an environmental health officer to enforce nuisance abatement. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
90 day bill
SB 291 64-0 (1975) Author: Braecklein, Bill Relating to the powers, duties, and functions of certain state agencies and subdivisions; establishing a state policy on the environment; creating the Office of Environmental Quality; requiring the governor to submit a report on the environment to the legislature; authorizing certain court actions. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
SB 377 64-0 (1975) Author: Traeger, John
Sponsor: Newton, Jon P.
Relating to the membership and per diem of members of the State Soil Conservation Board. House: Natural Resources
Senate: State Affairs
90 day bill
SB 811 64-0 (1975) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to review for compliance with this Act by the Governor's office Division of Planning Coordination of the environmental and energy impact of proposed state action to aid in the decision-making process. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
SCR 20 64-0 (1975) Author: Longoria, Raul
Sponsor: Chavez, Melchor
Respectfully memorializing the Congress of the United States to declare a moratorium on the enforcement of wasteful environmental standards until the current energy crisis has subsided; providing for copies of this resolution to be prepared and forwarded to the President of the United States, to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the United States Congress, and to all members of the Texas delegation to the congress with the request that this resolution be entered officially in the Congressional Record as a memorial to the Congress of the United States. House: State Affairs Defeat by House reported
SCR 82 64-0 (1975) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Sponsor: Sullivant, Bill
Memorializing the Congress of the United States, requesting that the congress amend and revise the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972 as may be required to insure that the Environmental Protection Agency and the United States Corps of Engineers comply with the intent of congress that they are to recognize and rely upon the states in the exercise of primary responsibility for development, use, restoration, preservation, and enhancement of land and water resources; authorizing and requesting that Dolph Briscoe, Governor of the State of Texas, take all actions proper and necessary to assure the administrative and judicial protection of the equitable and reasonable authority of the State of Texas in exercising its primary responsibility for its land and water resources; declaring unalterable opposition to the expansion of federal authority over land and water resource management as would follow from implementation of the proposed rules as published. House: Environmental Affairs Signed by Governor
SR 185 64-0 (1975) Author: Patman, W.N. "Bill" | et. al. Resolving that Texas Senate endorse and support proposed Resources Conservation and Development Project of Central Texas Council of Governments.
HB 57 63-0 (1973) Author: Denton, Lane Relating to the receipt and disposition of pollution complaints by certain state agencies; and declaring an emergency. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Sent to subcommittee
HB 131 63-0 (1973) Author: Hubenak, Joe A.
Sponsor: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Relating to the operation of solid waste disposal sites and sanitary landfills under certain circumstances; adding Section 6a to the Solid Waste Disposal Act, as amended (Article 4477-7, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes); and declaring an emergency. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Signed by the Governor
HB 205 63-0 (1973) Author: Menefee, Hawkins Relating to suits for declaratory and equitable relief to protect air, water, and natural resources and the public trust therein from pollution, impairment, and destruction; providing a new cause of action conferring standing to sue on private persons, the state, state agencies and political subdivision, and all other, to enforce public rights in the preservation of the natural resources of the state. House: Environmental Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 557 63-0 (1973) Author: Nowlin, James Relating to the designation, acquisition, and administration of state wilderness areas; prohibiting certain acts; providing for rules relating to wilderness areas; providing a penalty. House: Environmental Affairs Amended in committee
HB 634 63-0 (1973) Author: Allen, Joe Relating to the purchase, protection, and conservation of environmentally endangered areas as defined in this Act and providing for the issuance of bonds and use of their proceeds for this purpose; and declaring an emergency. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 646 63-0 (1973) Author: Parker, Carl To establish a State policy for the environment, to require State agencies, commissions, departments, boards, institutions, and political subdivision to comply herewith, to require cost-benefit analyses, to require environmental statements to be filed by private applicants for state action and by state entities, to provide for the establishment of an Office of Environmental Quality, and for other purposes, and to declare an emergency. House: Environmental Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 748 63-0 (1973) Author: Sutton, G.J. Relating to the removal of trees and replacing them with trees of equal size; providing a penalty; and declaring an emergency. House: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
HB 769 63-0 (1973) Author: Agnich, Fred
Sponsor: Mauzy, Oscar
Relating to making the Texas Conservation Foundation Act applicable to purposes related to wildlife refuges, preservations, and management areas. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Signed by the Governor
HB 801 63-0 (1973) Author: Bigham, John R. Relating to protection of both the public and private landowners against unreasonable use of and damage to the surface estate of lands and the pollution of creeks, rivers, and water courses by persons, firms, and corporations engaged in drilling for, producing, and transporting oil, gas, and other minerals and further relating to the protection of livestock and wild game against injury and death, and further relating to the protection of the water resources of this state against pollution and depletion. House: Environmental Affairs Sent to Calendar Committee
HB 864 63-0 (1973) Author: Caldwell, Neil Relating to the appointment of an executive director and staff for the Texas Conservation Foundation. House: State Affairs Committee hearing date
HB 899 63-0 (1973) Author: Rodriguez, Lindsey Providing for the payment by counties of rewards to persons who contribute evidence leading to conviction for violation of criminal laws prohibiting pollution of air, water and land, disqualifying certain public employees from eligibility for such rewards, authorizing commissioners courts of counties to enter orders providing for such rewards, providing procedure for claiming and collecting such rewards, providing that such rewards will not exceed amounts of fines paid on convictions leading to such rewards, providing a severability clause, and providing for other matters related to the subject matter of the Act. House: Environmental Affairs Sent to Calendar Committee
HB 1109 63-0 (1973) Author: Hubenak, Joe A.
Sponsor: Adams, Don
Relating to eradication and control of the imported fire ant; authorizing the commissioners court to engage in such programs and to expend tax funds thereof; providing conditions. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Signed by the Governor
HB 1115 63-0 (1973) Author: Allen, Joe Relating to the power of the attorney general in environmental matters. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
HB 1294 63-0 (1973) Author: Sage, Joseph F. Relating to the powers of certain political subdivisions to regulate use of certain land in the vicinity of airports. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Administration
Referred to Committee on Administration
HB 1377 63-0 (1973) Author: Jones, Gene Relating to the establishment of agencies and procedures for environmental protection by counties and groups of counties; providing penalties. House: Environmental Affairs Reported favorably
HB 1502 63-0 (1973) Author: Newton, Jon P.
Sponsor: Brooks, Chet
Relating to the establishment of additional powers, duties, and functions of the division of planning coordination in the governor's office. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Administration
Signed by the Governor
HB 1552 63-0 (1973) Author: Bigham, John R. Establishing the Texas Environmental Protection Agency; transferring to it all the functions of the Texas Water Quality Board and Texas Air Control Board; so much of the functions of the State Department of Health as pertain to water pollution, septic tanks, and solid waste disposal; so much of the functions of the Agriculture Department as pertain to the regulation of insecticides, fungicides, and rodenticides; so much of the functions of the Railroad Commission as pertain to pollution caused by oil and gas operations; so much of the functions of the Texas Water Development Board as pertains to pollution control; and so much of the functions of the Parks and Wildlife Department as pertains to the enforcement of water quality standards; and transferring certain officials and employees to the Texas Environmental Agency; and declaring an emergency. House: Environmental Affairs Committee hearing date
HJR 30 63-0 (1973) Author: Allen, Joe Proposing an amendment of the Texas Constitution providing for the issuance and sale of bonds of the State of Texas for use in creating the Texas Environmental Protection Fund to be used to acquire environmentally endangered areas. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HR 116 63-0 (1973) Author: Menefee, Hawkins Creating an interim study committee to study all facets of the environmental programs. House: Rules
SB 70 63-0 (1973) Author: Wallace, Jim Relating to suits for declaratory and equitable relief to protect air, water, and natural resources and the public trust therein from pollution, impairment, and destruction; providing a new cause of action conferring standing to sue on private persons, the state, state agencies and political subdivisions, and all others, to enforce public rights in the preservation of the natural resources of the state. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Committee substitute
SB 324 63-0 (1973) Author: Gammage, R.A. "Bob" Providing for the payment by counties of rewards to persons who contribute evidence leading to conviction for violation of criminal laws prohibiting pollution of air, water and land, disqualifying certain public employees from eligibility for such rewards, authorizing commissioners courts of counties to enter orders providing for such rewards, providing procedure for claiming and collecting such rewards, providing that such rewards will not exceed amounts of fines paid on convictions leading to such rewards, providing a severability clause, and providing for other matters related to the subject matter of the Act. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
SB 325 63-0 (1973) Author: Gammage, R.A. "Bob" Creating a court to be called the Harris County Court of Environmental and Ecological Law, providing for a judge of said court, fixing his qualifications an providing for his selection and compensation, establishing jurisdiction of said court, providing for the transfer of cases to and from said court, providing for situations when the judge of said court is disqualified or unable to serve, providing that the jurisdiction of said court shall be concurrent with, and shall not diminish the jurisdiction of certain other courts, providing that said court shall be a court of record, providing for the maintaining of its records, fixing the therm of office of the judge of said court, providing for the removal of the judge of said court, providing for the filling office of judge of said court, in the event of vacancies, providing for appeals from said court, providing for procedure in such court, providing for a court reporter and bailiff for said court, providing for the issuance of writs and processes out of said court, providing for continuous term of said court, repealing inconsistent laws providing a severability clause, and making other provisions relating to the subject matter. Senate: Jurisprudence Sent to subcommittee
SB 415 63-0 (1973) Author: Harris, O.H. Relating to making the Texas Conservation Foundation Act applicable to purposes related to wildlife refuges, preservations, and management areas. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
SB 453 63-0 (1973) Author: Braecklein, Bill Relating to the powers, duties, and functions of certain state agencies and subdivisions; establishing a state policy on the environment; creating the Office of Environmental Quality; requiring the governor to submit a report on the environment to the legislature; authorizing certain court actions. Senate: Human Resources Sent to subcommittee
SB 495 63-0 (1973) Author: Brooks, Chet Relating to the establishment, powers, duties, and functions of a division of environmental study and coordination in the governor's office. Senate: State Affairs Committee substitute
SB 518 63-0 (1973) Author: Wallace, Jim Relating to the appointment of an executive director and staff for the Texas Conservation Foundation. Senate: State Affairs Committee hearing date
SB 522 63-0 (1973) Author: Gammage, R.A. "Bob" Relating to the establishment of agencies and procedures for environmental protection by counties and groups of counties; providing penalties. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Reported favorably
SB 646 63-0 (1973) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to the purchase, protection, and conservation of environmentally endangered areas as defined in this Act and providing for the issuance of bonds and use of their proceeds for this purpose. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
SJR 30 63-0 (1973) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Proposing an amendment of the Texas Constitution providing for the issuance and sale of bonds of the State of Texas for use in creating the Texas Environmental Protection Fund to be used to acquire environmentally endangered areas. Senate: State Affairs Committee hearing date
HB 56 62-0 (1971) Author: Braun, Rex Relating to suits for declaratory and equitable relief to protect air, water, and natural resources and the public trust therein from pollution, impairment, and destruction.
HB 321 62-0 (1971) Author: Golman, Joe H. Relating to prohibiting the sale or shipment for use in this state of the chemical known as DDT and other chlorinated hydrocarbons and other products treated therewith; prescribing a penalty for violation.
HB 452 62-0 (1971) Author: Orr, Fred Relating to a State policy for the environment, requiring State agencies and subdivisions to comply herewith, providing for the administration by the Parks and Wildlife Department, providing Act supplementary to existing statutes, administrative and regulatory procedures.
HB 484 62-0 (1971) Author: Jungmichel, Charles Relating to the establishment, maintenance, support, and administration of the University of Texas System Environmental Science Park.
HCR 131 62-0 (1971) Author: Cavness, Don Creating an interim committee on the study of land use and environmental control.
HCR 153 62-0 (1971) Author: Clayton, Bill
Sponsor: Blanchard, H.J. "Doc"
Creating a joint interim water resources and land use study committee.
SB 46 62-0 (1971) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to setting forth the state's policy with relation to the protection of the environment; creating the Texas Council on Environmental Quality (Texas Environmental Policy Act of 1971).
SB 145 62-0 (1971) Author: Bernal, Joe J. | et. al. Relating to suits for declaratory and equitable relief to protect air, water and natural resources and the public trust therein from pollution, impairment, and destruction.
SB 278 62-0 (1971) Author: Herring, Charles
Sponsor: Jungmichel, Charles
Relating to the establishment, maintenance, support, and administration of the University of Texas System Environmental Science Park.
SB 321 62-0 (1971) Author: Kennard, Don Relating to establishing a State policy for the environment, to requiring State agencies and subdivisions to comply therewith, to providing for the establishment of an Office of Environmental Quality, and for other purposes.
SB 590 62-0 (1971) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to amending the Land and Conservation Fund Act 0f 1965 to authorize the appointment of State Liason Officer.
SCR 7 62-0 (1971) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill"
Sponsor: Lovell, James L.
Concerning conservation education being taught in schools.
SCR 8 62-0 (1971) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" | et. al.
Sponsor: Murray, Menton J.
Authorizing and directing the Interagency Natural Resources Council to provide the mechanism to promote interagency cooperation and coordination with regard to land use, pollution control and other problems in the Coastal zone.
SCR 87 62-0 (1971) Author: Herring, Charles Reconstituting Committee for Study of Land Use and Environmental Control.
HB 39 62-4 (1972) Author: Cavness, Don Relating to authorizing each city, town, village, county or conservation district, including each river authority, to acquire, construct and improve or cause to be acquired, constructed and improved, air control facilities, acquire interest in land and enter into leases and other contracts with persons whereby such persons shall use and or acquire such air control facilities.
HB 1400 61-0 (1969) Author: Baker, George Relating to the counties in which noxious weed control districts may be formed.
HCR 33 61-0 (1969)
SCR 46 61-0 (1969)
SCR 84 61-0 (1969)
HB 67 60-0 (1967) Author: Braun, Meyer Gus Rex | et. al. Relating to amending Article 19, Penal Code of Texas, 1925, and defining the terms "whoever," person," "any person," and "anyone," the pronouns "he," "it," and "they" referring to these terms, and similar words and phrases, to include private corporations, except cotton gins, with respect to pollution of air and water.
HCR 24 60-0 (1967)
SB 67 60-0 (1967) Author: Hightower, Jack Relating to authorizing the State Soil and Water Conservation Board to receive and expend moneys for certain projects and programs.
HB 597 58-0 (1963) Author: Crews, David William Relating to declaring the public policy of the State relating to the control of forest pests; providing for the administration of this Act by the Texas Forest Service.
HB 135 57-0 (1961) Author: Bartram, Raymond A. Relating to amending a certain Act relating to noxious weeds, and adding Comal County thereto.
SB 393 57-0 (1961) Author: Martin, Crawford Collins Relating to making an appropriation to State Soil Conservation Board for work plans for watershed protection and flood prevention, contracts, etc.
HB 456 56-0 (1959) Author: Butler, Jerry Relating to repealing certain acts relating to the use of road machinery in conservation of agricultural soils.
HB 288 54-0 (1955) Author: Berry, George S. | et. al. Relating to authorizing the creation of districts for the control and eradication of noxious weeds in certain counties of the State.
HB 567 53-0 (1953) Author: Bradshaw, Floyd Francis Relating to repealing statutes which authorized the use of county road machinery to be used in soil conservation.
HB 713 53-0 (1953) Author: Huffman, Reagan Russell Relating to repealing law regulating cotton cultivation and held unconstitutional.
SB 394 52-0 (1951) Author: Bell, John Junior Relating to amending certain acts relating to the use of county road machinery and other county equipment in soil conservation work, and providing a simplified procedure for the employment or hire of county road machinery and other county equipment on soil conservation or payment of Two Hundred Dollars ($200) or less.
HB 95 47-0 (1941) Author: Hoyo, John C. | et. al. Relating to authorizing the Commissioners' Court of certain counties to rent or let to any landowner any tractor, grader, machinery, or equipment belonging to said county to be used in construction for the purpose of soil conservation and soil erosion prevention, and for the purpose of constructing water tanks and reservoirs.
HB 444 47-0 (1941) Author: Chambers, William R. "Bill" | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Act describing the consequence of soil erosion and the depletion of the fertility of the soil; reciting appropriate corrective methods; establishing the State Soil Conservation Board.
HB 556 47-0 (1941) Author: Fuchs, Robert A. Relating to providing special procedure in matters of soil conservation permissive for counties not now active under the State Soil Conservation Act.
SB 174 47-0 (1941) Author: Moffett, George Clarence "Cotton" | et. al. Relating to amending certain Act describing the consequences of soil erosion and the depletion of the fertility of soil; reciting appropriate corrective methods; providing for the creation of the 'State Soil Conservation Fund."
HB 20 46-0 (1939) Author: Ragsdale, Bailey B. | et. al. Relating to the "State Soil Conservation Act," reciting the legislative determination and declaration of policy; describing the consequence of soil erosion and the depletion of the fertility of the soil.
HB 418 46-0 (1939) Author: Chambers, William R. "Bill" | et. al. Relating to providing plan of soil conservation, prescribing mode and manner of participation in said plan, prescribing agency through which plan may be perfected.
SB 10 46-0 (1939) Author: Sulak, Louis J. Relating to the "State Soil Conservation Act"; describing the consequence of soil erosion and the depletion of the fertility of the soil; establishing the State Soil Conservation Board.
SB 459 46-0 (1939) Author: Spears, J. Franklin Relating to authorizing the Commissioners' County of certain counties, to rent or let to any landowner any tractor, grader, machinery or equipment belonging to said County to be used exclusively upon land belonging to such owner situated in said County, in the construction of terraces, dikes and ditches for the purpose of said conservation and soil erosion prevention and for the purpose of constructing water tanks and reservoirs.
SB 227 44-0 (1935) Author: Davis, Ephraim McDaniel "E.M." Relating to creating a State Conservation Board, providing for the duties of said Board and its organization, conferring on it authority to adopt rules and regulations governing its organization and the conduct of its business, providing its authority.
HB 47 43-0 (1933) Author: Morse, Robert Emmett | et. al. Relating to prohibiting the wilful taking, injury, or destruction of trees, shrubs, vines, flowers, and moss on certain lands.
SB 263 43-0 (1933) Author: Redditt, John Sayers Relating to authorizing the State Forester under the general supervision of the Board of Directors of the Agricultural and Mechanical College to cooperate and execute agreements with the Federal Forest Service, other Federal agencies and timberland owners, involving cooperative forest protection and development projects when such action is required by Federal Statute or policy.
HB 13 42-0 (1931) Author: Fuchs, Robert A. | et. al. Relating to encouraging and aiding in the conservation of soil fertility in the Counties of Texas, and to maintain the productiveness of agricultural lands for the production of essential foods and commercial crops upon which the public well-being depends; authorizing cooperation between the counties and owners of lands in conserving soil fertility.

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