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HB 174 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio III, Eddie | et. al. Relating to the authority of the Texas Water Development Board to provide financial assistance to political subdivisions for water supply projects. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 544 85-0 (2017) Author: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the use of the rural water assistance fund. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 605 85-0 (2017) Author: Workman, Paul Relating to the consideration by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality of the economic impact of an appropriation of state water in determining whether to grant an application for the appropriation. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 1862 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the designation of certain river or stream segments as being of unique ecological value. House: Natural Resources Received from the House
HB 1863 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the use of money in the state water pollution control revolving fund. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2005 85-0 (2017) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al. Relating to the duty of the Texas Water Development Board to conduct studies of and prepare and submit reports on aquifer storage and recovery. House: Natural Resources Received from the House
HB 2204 85-0 (2017) Author: Kacal, Kyle | et. al. Relating to the requirements for construction contracts for certain water supply projects, treatment works, and flood control measures. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 2215 85-0 (2017) Author: Price, Four
Sponsor: Miles, Borris
Relating to the deadline for adoption of desired future conditions in groundwater conservation districts. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 2219 85-0 (2017) Author: Lozano, J. M. Relating to the eligibility of property used for a water desalination project for ad valorem tax benefits under the Texas Economic Development Act. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2240 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to a requirement that certain recipients of financial assistance from the Texas Water Development Board adopt certain restrictions on water use by their customers. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2334 85-0 (2017) Author: Oliverson, Tom | et. al.
Sponsor: Garcia, Sylvia
Relating to the imposition of a criminal penalty for the violation of a rule adopted or order issued under the Flood Control and Insurance Act in certain counties. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 2716 85-0 (2017) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to a study by the Department of Agriculture of the transfer of water from the Mississippi River. House: Agriculture & Livestock Referred to Agriculture & Livestock
HB 2867 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the contracts of the Edwards Aquifer recharge, storage, and recovery projects. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2885 85-0 (2017) Author: Larson, Lyle Relating to the authorization by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality of the discharge, diversion, and transfer or other reuse of return flows derived from treated brackish groundwater. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2894 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to a requirement that the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality provide an expedited procedure for acting on certain applications for an amendment to a water right by certain applicants that use desalinated seawater. House: Natural Resources Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2943 85-0 (2017) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al.
Sponsor: Perry, Charles
Relating to the use of money in the state water pollution control revolving fund. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 2948 85-0 (2017) Author: Larson, Lyle Relating to the state and regional water planning process. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
HB 3084 85-0 (2017) Author: Keough, Mark Relating to the collection, analysis, and dissemination of information regarding the availability and quality of the groundwater resources in this state by the Geo-Technology Research Institute. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3197 85-0 (2017) Author: Walle, Armando Relating to the establishment of a task force to conduct a comprehensive study on flood control infrastructure for Harris and Galveston Counties. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3987 85-0 (2017) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the authority of the Texas Water Development Board to use the state participation account of the water development fund to provide financial assistance for the development of certain facilities. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 3991 85-0 (2017) Author: Larson, Lyle Relating to appropriations of water for use in aquifer storage and recovery projects. House: Natural Resources Received from the House
HB 4230 85-0 (2017) Author: Wu, Gene Relating to the authority of the Texas Water Development Board to provide financial assistance to political subdivisions for flood control or mitigation projects. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HJR 36 85-0 (2017) Author: González, Mary | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of additional general obligation bonds by the Texas Water Development Board to provide assistance to economically distressed areas. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HJR 101 85-0 (2017) Author: Workman, Paul Proposing a constitutional amendment dedicating a portion of the revenue derived from the state sales and use tax to the Texas Water Development Fund II. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
SB 538 85-0 (2017) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to state and local planning for and responses to drought. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 785 85-0 (2017) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the use of the rural water assistance fund. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 821 85-0 (2017) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to the qualifications for membership on the Texas Water Development Board. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 863 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles Relating to the designation of certain river or stream segments as being of unique ecological value. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 866 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles Relating to the use of money in the state water pollution control revolving fund. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 1053 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles Relating to an appeal of a desired future condition in a groundwater management area. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 1269 85-0 (2017) Author: Miles, Borris | et. al. Relating to the establishment of a task force to conduct a comprehensive study on flood control infrastructure for Harris and Galveston Counties. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Left pending in committee
SB 1416 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles Relating to the requirements for construction contracts for certain water supply projects, treatment works, and flood control measures. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 1430 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles | et. al.
Sponsor: Lucio III, Eddie
Relating to a requirement that the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality provide an expedited procedure for acting on certain applications for an amendment to a water right by certain applicants that use desalinated seawater. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1507 85-0 (2017) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the authorization by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality of the discharge, diversion, and transfer or other reuse of return flows derived from treated brackish groundwater. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 1511 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles
Sponsor: Price, Four
Relating to the state and regional water planning process and the funding of projects included in the state water plan. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1529 85-0 (2017) Author: Creighton, Brandon Relating to the collection, analysis, and dissemination of information regarding the availability and quality of the groundwater resources in this state by the Geo-Technology Research Institute. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 1597 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to a requirement that the General Land Office conduct an evaluation and submit a report regarding the use of wind and solar power to desalinate brackish groundwater on real property owned by the state. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Left pending in committee
SB 1775 85-0 (2017) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the authority of the Texas Water Development Board to use the state participation account of the water development fund to provide financial assistance for the development of certain facilities. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 1777 85-0 (2017) Author: Garcia, Sylvia Relating to the imposition of a criminal penalty for the violation of a rule adopted or order issued under the Flood Control and Insurance Act. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 2140 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al. Relating to the provision by the Texas Water Development Board of financial assistance for the development of certain projects in economically distressed areas. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Referred to Natural Resources
SJR 61 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of additional general obligation bonds by the Texas Water Development Board to provide financial assistance for the development of certain projects in economically distressed areas. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
HB 226 85-1 (2017) Author: Larson, Lyle Relating to the state and regional water planning process. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 228 85-1 (2017) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al. Relating to appropriations of water for use in aquifer storage and recovery projects. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 229 85-1 (2017) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al. Relating to the authority of the Texas Water Development Board to use the state participation account of the water development fund to provide financial assistance for the development of certain facilities. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 230 85-1 (2017) Author: Larson, Lyle Relating to the use of money in the state water pollution control revolving fund. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 277 85-1 (2017) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al. Relating to the duty of the Texas Water Development Board to conduct studies of and prepare and submit reports on aquifer storage and recovery. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 30 84-0 (2015) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al.
Sponsor: Perry, Charles
Relating to the development of seawater and brackish groundwater. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 163 84-0 (2015) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al.
Sponsor: Perry, Charles
Relating to interstate cooperation to address regional water issues. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 280 84-0 (2015) Author: Simmons, Ron | et. al.
Sponsor: Perry, Charles | et. al.
Relating to the information required to be posted by the Texas Water Development Board on the board's Internet website regarding the use of the state water implementation fund for Texas. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 632 84-0 (2015) Author: Simpson, David | et. al. Relating to the planning and funding of water projects to be constructed in a region other than the region proposing the project. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 655 84-0 (2015) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al.
Sponsor: Perry, Charles | et. al.
Relating to the storage and recovery of water in aquifers; authorizing fees and surcharges; adding provisions subject to a criminal penalty. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 835 84-0 (2015) Author: Larson, Lyle Relating to research, development and utilization of brackish groundwater resources. House: Natural Resources Referred directly to s/c on Special Water Districts by chair
HB 836 84-0 (2015) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al. Relating to the development of brackish groundwater. House: Natural Resources Referred directly to s/c on Special Water Districts by chair
HB 928 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to state and local planning for and responses to drought. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Motion withdrawn
HB 949 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio III, Eddie
Sponsor: Perry, Charles
Relating to the obligation of certain retail public utilities to mitigate their system water loss. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 1016 84-0 (2015) Author: King, Tracy
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to the designation of certain river or stream segments as being of unique ecological value. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1042 84-0 (2015) Author: Frank, James | et. al.
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to the designation of a site of unique value for the construction of a reservoir. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 1222 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the authority of the Texas Water Development Board to provide financial assistance to political subdivisions for water supply projects. House: Natural Resources Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1223 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the governance and administration of the Texas Water Resources Finance Authority. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 1224 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio III, Eddie
Sponsor: Perry, Charles | et. al.
Relating to the purposes for which the assets of certain revolving funds administered by the Texas Water Development Board may be used. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 1232 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio III, Eddie
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to a study by the Texas Water Development Board of the hydrology and geology of the confined and unconfined aquifers in this state. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 1296 84-0 (2015) Author: Flynn, Dan Relating to the appointment of certain representatives to certain regional water planning groups. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 1635 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to the management of groundwater, including the classification of and the obtaining of information regarding groundwater and the formulation of desired future conditions by a groundwater conservation district. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 1919 84-0 (2015) Author: Phillips, Larry
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to the applicability of certain provisions concerning invasive species. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 2308 84-0 (2015) Author: Keffer, Jim Relating to the consideration by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality of the economic impact of an appropriation of state water in determining whether to grant an application for the appropriation. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2570 84-0 (2015) Author: Johnson, Eric Relating to the incorporation of climate and precipitation forecasts in state, regional, and local water planning. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3298 84-0 (2015) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al.
Sponsor: Perry, Charles
Relating to a study conducted by the Texas Water Development Board regarding the development of a market and conveyance network for water in this state. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
No action taken in committee
HB 3324 84-0 (2015) Author: Larson, Lyle Relating to the requirements for obtaining an interbasin water transfer permit. House: Natural Resources Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3397 84-0 (2015) Author: Stephenson, Phil Relating to water intake requirements for the Lower Colorado River Authority. House: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
HB 3413 84-0 (2015) Author: Frank, James Relating to a general permit to convey water using the bed and banks of a natural stream channel; authorizing a fee. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3540 84-0 (2015) Author: White, Molly Relating to the groundwater rights of a landowner and the amount of groundwater production for which a groundwater conservation district may issue permits. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3696 84-0 (2015) Author: Landgraf, Brooks Relating to establishing the Texas Water Research Program. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 3744 84-0 (2015) Author: Simpson, David Relating to a requirement that a geological survey be conducted before a location may be identified as a site of unique value for the construction of a reservoir or recommended for the construction of a reservoir or dam. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3788 84-0 (2015) Author: Reynolds, Ron Relating to the information required to be included in a regional water plan and the use of that information by the regional water planning group in developing the plan. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3803 84-0 (2015) Author: Keffer, Jim Relating to defining the occurrence of an interregional conflict between regional water plans. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3942 84-0 (2015) Author: Paddie, Chris Relating to the authority to determine the supply of groundwater in certain regional water plans. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 4097 84-0 (2015) Author: Hunter, Todd | et. al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al.
Relating to seawater desalination projects. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
HCR 138 84-0 (2015) Author: Phillips, Larry
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections in H.B. No. 1919. Signed by the Governor
HCR 148 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections in H.B. No. 928. Filed
HR 1824 84-0 (2015) Author: Frank, James Requesting the speaker to direct the House Committee on Natural Resources to conduct an interim study on the interconnectivity of Texas water resources. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HR 1826 84-0 (2015) Author: Frank, James Requesting the speaker to direct the House Committee on Natural Resources to conduct an interim study relating to the effects of evaporation on Texas water resources. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HR 3507 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 928. Reported enrolled
SB 78 84-0 (2015) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the matters to be considered in developing the state water plan. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 329 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to state and local planning for and responses to drought. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 413 84-0 (2015) Author: Seliger, Kel
Sponsor: King, Tracy
Relating to the qualifications for membership on the Texas Water Development Board. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 551 84-0 (2015) Author: Seliger, Kel
Sponsor: Keffer, Jim
Relating to the duty of the Water Conservation Advisory Council to submit a report and recommendations regarding water conservation in this state. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 580 84-0 (2015) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to water intake requirements for the Lower Colorado River Authority. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 704 84-0 (2015) Author: Creighton, Brandon Relating to dedicating certain state revenue to the purpose of retiring state debt for transportation improvements. Senate: Transportation Referred to Transportation
SB 991 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José
Sponsor: Larson, Lyle
Relating to a requirement that the General Land Office conduct a study regarding the use of wind or solar power to desalinate brackish groundwater. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 1101 84-0 (2015) Author: Eltife, Kevin
Sponsor: Paddie, Chris
Relating to the authority to determine the supply of groundwater in and potential impacts on public health of certain regional water plans. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 1234 84-0 (2015) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the matters to be considered in developing the state water plan. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 1293 84-0 (2015) Author: Uresti, Carlos | et. al. Relating to the designation of certain river or stream segments as being of unique ecological value. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 1301 84-0 (2015) Author: Perry, Charles
Sponsor: Lucio III, Eddie
Relating to the governance and administration of the Texas Water Resources Finance Authority. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 1337 84-0 (2015) Author: Perry, Charles
Sponsor: Lucio III, Eddie
Relating to the authority of the Texas Water Development Board to provide financial assistance to political subdivisions for water supply projects. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
House passage as amended reported
SB 1410 84-0 (2015) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to the designation of a site of unique value for the construction of a reservoir. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 1415 84-0 (2015) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to the purposes for which the assets of certain revolving funds administered by the Texas Water Development Board may be used. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 1421 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the management of groundwater, including the classification of and the obtaining of information regarding groundwater and the formulation of desired future conditions by a groundwater conservation district. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 1588 84-0 (2015) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to the management of the water resources of the state. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 1616 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the composition of the Texas Water Development Board. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 1627 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to state and local planning for and responses to drought. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 1724 84-0 (2015) Author: Creighton, Brandon Relating to the storage and recovery of water in aquifers; authorizing fees and surcharges. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 1738 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al. Relating to the diversion and use of marine seawater, including the development of marine seawater desalination projects, integrated marine seawater desalination and power projects, and facilities for the storage, conveyance, and delivery of desalinated marine seawater. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1903 84-0 (2015) Author: Perry, Charles | et. al. Relating to the storage and recovery of water in aquifers; authorizing fees and surcharges; adding provisions subject to a criminal penalty. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Co-author authorized
SB 1907 84-0 (2015) Author: Perry, Charles Relating to a study conducted by the Texas Water Development Board regarding the development of a market and conveyance network for water in this state. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Not again placed on intent calendar
SR 1068 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 928. Reported enrolled
HB 4 83-0 (2013) Author: Ritter, Allan | et. al.
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to the administration of the Texas Water Development Board and the funding of water projects by the board and other entities; authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
See remarks for effective date
HB 11 83-0 (2013) Author: Ritter, Allan | et. al. Relating to the appropriation of money from the economic stabilization fund to finance certain water-related projects. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency and Reform Returned to committee
HB 19 83-0 (2013) Author: Darby, Drew | et. al. Relating to the appropriation of money from the economic stabilization fund to finance certain transportation infrastructure and water-related projects. House: Appropriations No action taken in committee
HB 227 83-0 (2013) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al. Relating to the appropriation of money from the economic stabilization fund to be used for the purposes of the water infrastructure fund during the next state fiscal biennium. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 340 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to the power of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to authorize certain injection wells that transect or terminate in the Edwards Aquifer. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
HB 677 83-0 (2013) Author: Geren, Charlie | et. al.
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin
Relating to the regulation and enforcement of dam safety by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: State Affairs
Senate: Administration
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 867 83-0 (2013) Author: Flynn, Dan Relating to the appointment of certain representatives to certain regional water planning groups. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 998 83-0 (2013) Author: Clardy, Travis Relating to the appropriation of money from the general revenue fund to the Texas Water Development Board to provide a grant to the Angelina and Neches River Authority to be used by the authority for the purpose of obtaining preconstruction permits or other authorizations for the proposed Lake Columbia reservoir project. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 1189 83-0 (2013) Author: Larson, Lyle Relating to interstate cooperation to address regional water issues. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1317 83-0 (2013) Author: Creighton, Brandon | et. al. Relating to directing certain surplus revenue to water infrastructure funding. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency and Reform Left pending in subcommittee
HB 2120 83-0 (2013) Author: Taylor, Van | et. al. Relating to permits to construct reservoirs for the storage of state water. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2121 83-0 (2013) Author: Taylor, Van | et. al. Relating to interbasin transfers of state water. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2133 83-0 (2013) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al.
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to the public policy for the use of innovative and alternative water treatment technologies for water development purposes and to the establishment of the Texas Center for Innovative Desalination Technology. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Committee report printed and distributed
HB 2142 83-0 (2013) Author: Frullo, John Relating to the report by the Water Conservation Advisory Council on progress made in water conservation in this state. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2143 83-0 (2013) Author: Frullo, John Relating to the evaluation by the Water Conservation Advisory Council of water conservation technologies for possible inclusion in the best management practices guide developed by the water conservation implementation task force. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2154 83-0 (2013) Author: Callegari, Bill Relating to the applicability of the law governing innovative programs for environmental regulation administered by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2578 83-0 (2013) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al. Relating to the development of brackish groundwater and the use of brackish water and seawater; providing a penalty. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2708 83-0 (2013) Author: Cortez, Philip Relating to the imposition of a tax on water consumption by certain residential water customers and the use of the revenue generated by the tax to finance water projects; providing for penalties; authorizing a fee. House: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
HB 2744 83-0 (2013) Author: Phillips, Larry | et. al. Relating to the applicability of certain provisions concerning the transfer of exotic species to certain transfers of water that supply populous areas. House: Natural Resources Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 2752 83-0 (2013) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al. Relating to the development and operation of advanced brackish desalination projects. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2764 83-0 (2013) Author: Hunter, Todd Relating to the exemption of the Corpus Christi Aquifer Storage and Recovery Conservation District from certain provisions concerning the desired future conditions of an aquifer. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3013 83-0 (2013) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al. Relating to the underground storage of water for later retrieval and beneficial use; authorizing the imposition of fees. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3114 83-0 (2013) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Relating to the regional groundwater planning process for minor aquifers. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3137 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio III, Eddie
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to limiting the amount of a fee or assessment imposed by the Rio Grande Regional Water Authority. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 3167 83-0 (2013) Author: King, Susan Relating to water programs administered by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the Texas Water Development Board. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3235 83-0 (2013) Author: Ritter, Allan Relating to the authority of a municipality or county to designate an area as a reinvestment zone for purposes of tax increment financing. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3260 83-0 (2013) Author: Miller, Doug Relating to the designation of certain river or stream segments as being of unique ecological value. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3419 83-0 (2013) Author: Lavender, George Relating to the planning and funding of water projects to be constructed in a region other than the region proposing the project. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3512 83-0 (2013) Author: Ritter, Allan Relating to the eligibility of property used for a desalination project for ad valorem tax benefits under the Texas Economic Development Act. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3603 83-0 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to water conservation. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3604 83-0 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon | et. al.
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to the implementation of a water conservation plan and drought contingency plan, as applicable, by certain entities. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 3605 83-0 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon | et. al.
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to financial assistance awarded by the Texas Water Development Board for water supply projects. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 3606 83-0 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to the report by the Water Conservation Advisory Council on progress made in water conservation in this state. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3607 83-0 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to the submission and enforcement of system water loss audits performed by certain retail public utilities. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3608 83-0 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon | et. al. Relating to the evaluation by Texas Water Development Board of applications for financial assistance for certain retail public utilities. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3623 83-0 (2013) Author: Lavender, George Relating to the repeal of the designation of the Marvin Nichols reservoir as a site of unique value for the construction of a reservoir. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 4 83-0 (2013) Author: Fraser, Troy | et. al. Relating to the administration and functions of the Texas Water Development Board; authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
SB 22 83-0 (2013) Author: Fraser, Troy | et. al. Relating to the administration of the Texas Water Development Board; making an appropriation from the economic stabilization fund to finance certain water-related projects. Senate: Finance Left pending in subcommittee
SB 224 83-0 (2013) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to the availability of money from the economic stabilization fund to be used for the purposes of projects in the state water plan. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 235 83-0 (2013) Author: Fraser, Troy | et. al. Relating to the creation of regional authorities for water infrastructure projects. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 589 83-0 (2013) Author: Hegar, Glenn | et. al. Relating to the designation of certain river or stream segments as being of unique ecological value. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Left pending in committee
SB 923 83-0 (2013) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the creation and funding of the state water plan fund to assist the Texas Water Development Board in the funding of certain projects included in the state water plan; imposing a fee and a surcharge. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1039 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to the report by the Water Conservation Advisory Council on progress made in water conservation in this state. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1168 83-0 (2013) Author: Hegar, Glenn Relating to interstate cooperation to address regional water issues. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1169 83-0 (2013) Author: Hegar, Glenn
Sponsor: Bonnen, Dennis
Relating to water conservation. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
House passage as amended reported
SB 1212 83-0 (2013) Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Sponsor: Phillips, Larry
Relating to the applicability of certain provisions concerning the transfer of exotic species to certain transfers of water that supply populous areas. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security
Effective immediately
SB 1249 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John Relating to plugging, capping, repairing, or completing certain wells. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 1271 83-0 (2013) Author: Eltife, Kevin Relating to the regulation and enforcement of dam safety by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Senate: Natural Resources Committee report printed and distributed
SB 1282 83-0 (2013) Author: Duncan, Robert | et. al.
Sponsor: Price, Walter "Four"
Relating to deadlines for proposals for adoption by certain districts or authorities of desired future conditions of relevant aquifers. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1284 83-0 (2013) Author: Schwertner, Charles Relating to the development and operation of advanced brackish desalination projects. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 1384 83-0 (2013) Author: Hancock, Kelly Relating to the authority of an independent school district to invest in local water projects. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Referred to Public Education
SB 1429 83-0 (2013) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the exemption of the Corpus Christi Aquifer Storage and Recovery Conservation District from certain provisions concerning the desired future conditions of an aquifer. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1500 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to the criteria to be used by the Texas Water Development Board in prioritizing applications for funds for the implementation of water supply projects. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1501 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to the allocation of state revenue used to provide financial assistance to political subdivisions for water supply projects. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1532 83-0 (2013) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Rodriguez, Eddie
Relating to the power of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to authorize certain injection wells that transect or terminate in the Edwards Aquifer. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1624 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to the establishment of regional water banks by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the Texas Water Development Board. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1760 83-0 (2013) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to the development of brackish groundwater. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 1894 83-0 (2013) Author: Fraser, Troy Relating to the procedure for review by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and related entities of environmental flow standards and environmental flow set-asides for river basin and bay systems and related matters. Senate: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
SJR 1 83-0 (2013) Author: Williams, Tommy
Sponsor: Pitts, Jim | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas and the State Water Implementation Revenue Fund for Texas to assist in the financing of priority projects in the state water plan. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Filed with the Secretary of State
HB 24 83-1 (2013) Author: Larson, Lyle Relating to the development of brackish groundwater. Filed
HB 25 83-1 (2013) Author: Larson, Lyle Relating to the underground storage of water for later retrieval and beneficial use; authorizing the imposition of fees. Filed
HB 50 83-1 (2013) Author: Callegari, Bill Relating to research on and the treatment of saline water. Filed
HJR 18 83-1 (2013) Author: Taylor, Van Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the allocation of certain interest and investment income from the economic stabilization fund to the purposes of public education, water development projects, and transportation. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 29 83-2 (2013) Author: Callegari, Bill Relating to research on and the treatment of saline water. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 865 82-0 (2011) Author: Creighton, Brandon | et. al. Relating to the composition and use of money in the rural water assistance fund. House: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 935 82-0 (2011) Author: Phillips, Larry Relating to the protection of water quality in certain bodies of water. House: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1180 82-0 (2011) Author: Flynn, Dan Relating to the appointment of certain representatives to regional water planning groups. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1319 82-0 (2011) Author: Laubenberg, Jodie | et. al. Relating to the calculation and reporting of water usage by municipalities and water utilities. House: Natural Resources Considered in Calendars
HB 1452 82-0 (2011) Author: Schwertner, Charles Relating to the repeal of the designation of the Little River reservoir and the Little River off-channel reservoir as sites of unique value for the construction of a reservoir. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 1487 82-0 (2011) Author: Gutierrez, Roland Relating to a study comparing the effects on retail water and sewer utility service rates of acquiring by certain means additional water for Bexar County retail water and sewer utility service consumers. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1547 82-0 (2011) Author: Larson, Lyle
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to the desired future conditions of groundwater resources within groundwater management areas. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Testimony taken in committee
HB 1732 82-0 (2011) Author: Ritter, Allan
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the provision by the Texas Water Development Board of financial assistance for certain projects. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 1734 82-0 (2011) Author: Ritter, Allan Relating to the authority of the Texas Water Development Board to provide financial assistance for certain projects if the applicant has failed to complete a request for information relevant to the project. House: Natural Resources Considered in Calendars
HB 3273 82-0 (2011) Author: Ritter, Allan Relating to the creation and funding of the state water implementation fund for Texas to assist the Texas Water Development Board in the funding of certain projects included in the state water plan. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3391 82-0 (2011) Author: Miller, Doug
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to rainwater harvesting and other water conservation initiatives. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 3530 82-0 (2011) Author: Ritter, Allan Relating to the review and functions of the Texas Water Development Board. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 137 82-0 (2011) Author: Ritter, Allan Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of additional general obligation bonds by the Texas Water Development Board. House: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HJR 138 82-0 (2011) Author: Ritter, Allan Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the creation and funding of the state water implementation fund for Texas to assist the Texas Water Development Board in the funding of certain projects included in the state water plan. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HR 2659 82-0 (2011) Author: Ritter, Allan Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 660. Reported enrolled
SB 334 82-0 (2011) Author: Fraser, Troy Relating to the applicability of the constitutional limit on state debt payable from the general revenues of the state to bonds issued by the Texas Water Development Board. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SB 360 82-0 (2011) Author: Fraser, Troy
Sponsor: Creighton, Brandon
Relating to the composition and use of money in the rural water assistance fund. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 370 82-0 (2011) Author: Seliger, Kel
Sponsor: Ritter, Allan
Relating to the authority of the Texas Water Development Board to provide financial assistance for certain projects if the applicant has failed to complete a request for information relevant to the project. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 525 82-0 (2011) Author: Deuell, Bob
Sponsor: Phillips, Larry
Relating to the protection of water quality in certain bodies of water. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 660 82-0 (2011) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al.
Sponsor: Ritter, Allan
Relating to the review and functions of the Texas Water Development Board, including the functions of the board and related entities in connection with the process for establishing and appealing desired future conditions in a groundwater management area. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Government Organization
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 1132 82-0 (2011) Author: Hegar, Glenn
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to the water rights permits issued to the Texas Water Development Board for the Allens Creek Reservoir. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 1690 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the consideration of and action on applications for financial assistance for water supply and sewer service projects in economically distressed areas. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Reported from s/c favorably w/o amendments
SJR 3 82-0 (2011) Author: Fraser, Troy Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of additional general obligation bonds by the Texas Water Development Board. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 4 82-0 (2011) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al.
Sponsor: Ritter, Allan
Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of additional general obligation bonds by the Texas Water Development Board. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Finance
Filed with the Secretary of State
SJR 25 82-0 (2011) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of additional general obligation bonds by the Texas Water Development Board. Senate: Finance No action taken in committee
SR 1250 82-0 (2011) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 660. Reported enrolled
HB 1560 81-0 (2009) Author: Aycock, Jimmie Relating to the duty of certain municipalities to require an installer of an irrigation system to obtain a permit before installing the system. House: Urban Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1818 81-0 (2009) Author: Rose, Patrick | et. al. Relating to rainwater harvesting and other water conservation initiatives. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2108 81-0 (2009) Author: Hopson, Chuck | et. al. Relating to the deadlines for commencement and completion of the Lake Columbia reservoir project. House: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2313 81-0 (2009) Author: Gattis, Dan Relating to the repeal of the designation of the Little River reservoir and the Little River off-channel reservoir as sites of unique value for the construction of a reservoir. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2535 81-0 (2009) Author: Creighton, Brandon Relating to the regulation and enforcement of dam safety by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality; providing civil and administrative penalties. House: Natural Resources Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2653 81-0 (2009) Author: Oliveira, Rene | et. al. Relating to authorizing design-build procedures for construction, rehabilitation, alteration, or repair of certain utility projects located in certain areas. House: Border & Intergovernmental Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2722 81-0 (2009) Author: Flynn, Dan Relating to the appointment of certain representatives to regional water planning groups. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3379 81-0 (2009) Author: Miller, Doug Relating to the eligibility of certain entities to receive money from the water infrastructure fund. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3526 81-0 (2009) Author: Callegari, Bill
Sponsor: Averitt, Kip
Relating to the powers and duties of the Texas Water Development Board and related entities, including the funding of projects by the board and the composition, duties, recommendations, and expenses of entities created to study and provide advice regarding environmental flows. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Conf. Comm. Report printed and distributed
HB 3527 81-0 (2009) Author: Callegari, Bill Relating to the use of the state participation account of the water development fund. House: Natural Resources Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3541 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the colonia self-help program. House: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3542 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the issuance of grants by the Texas Water Development Board for water and wastewater system improvements in economically distressed areas. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3861 81-0 (2009) Author: Hopson, Chuck | et. al.
Sponsor: Nichols, Robert
Relating to the financing by the Texas Water Development Board of the proposed Lake Columbia reservoir project. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 4110 81-0 (2009) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to the purchase, donation, and sale of promotional items by the Texas Water Development Board. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 4206 81-0 (2009) Author: Farabee, David Relating to a requirement that an applicant for a permit to construct an electric generating facility demonstrate that a sufficient amount of water is available for use in connection with the operation of the facility. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 4273 81-0 (2009) Author: Kuempel, Edmund Relating to the issuance of a permit to a local government corporation for a public water supply project. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HJR 128 81-0 (2009) Author: Ritter, Allan
Sponsor: Averitt, Kip
Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of additional general obligation bonds by the Texas Water Development Board. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Committee report printed and distributed
SB 1360 81-0 (2009) Author: Nichols, Robert
Sponsor: Hopson, Chuck
Relating to the deadlines for commencement and completion of the Lake Columbia reservoir project. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 1371 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Lucio III, Eddie
Relating to the colonia self-help program. House: Natural Resources
Senate: International Relations & Trade
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 1405 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot | et. al. Relating to the establishment of an advisory committee to assist the Texas Water Development Board in incorporating the potential effects of climate variability into the state water plan. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Left pending in committee
SB 1406 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot | et. al. Relating to the consideration of the effects of climate variability on water supplies in regional and state water plans. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Left pending in committee
SB 2006 81-0 (2009) Author: Hegar, Glenn Relating to the matters to be taken into consideration by a groundwater conservation district in determining whether to grant or deny a permit or permit amendment. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
SB 2208 81-0 (2009) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the purchase, donation, and sale of promotional items by the Texas Water Development Board. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 2283 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Callegari, Bill
Relating to the use of the state participation account of the Texas Water Development Fund. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 2284 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Lucio III, Eddie
Relating to the issuance of grants by the Texas Water Development Board for water and wastewater system improvements in economically distressed areas. House: Natural Resources
Senate: International Relations & Trade
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 2285 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al. Relating to financial assistance by the Texas Water Development Board for the connection of residences in economically distressed areas to public water supply and sanitary sewer systems. House: Natural Resources
Senate: International Relations & Trade
Referred to Natural Resources
SB 2296 81-0 (2009) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Ritter, Allan
Relating to the submission of groundwater management plans to the executive administrator of the Texas Water Development Board. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 2311 81-0 (2009) Author: Averitt, Kip
Sponsor: Ritter, Allan
Relating to Texas Water Development Board surveys for water infrastructure financing. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 2312 81-0 (2009) Author: Averitt, Kip
Sponsor: Miller, Doug
Relating to eligibility for funds from the water infrastructure fund from the Texas Water Development Board. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 2313 81-0 (2009) Author: Averitt, Kip
Sponsor: Ritter, Allan
Relating to the creation of the water plan projects fund to assist the Texas Water Development Board in the funding of certain projects identified in the state and regional water plans. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 2314 81-0 (2009) Author: Averitt, Kip
Sponsor: Callegari, Bill
Relating to the adoption of rules by the Texas Water Development Board regarding supplemental funding resulting from federal economic recovery legislation. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 2316 81-0 (2009) Author: Averitt, Kip Relating to the annual water quality fee for wastewater discharge permit holders and water right users through permit or contract. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 2328 81-0 (2009) Author: Hegar, Glenn Relating to the development of environmental flow regimes by the Environmental Flows Advisory Group and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 2459 81-0 (2009) Author: Averitt, Kip Relating to the study and assessment of the transport of groundwater in the area regulated by the Edwards Aquifer Authority. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 2489 81-0 (2009) Author: Williams, Tommy Relating to the authority of the San Jacinto River Authority to implement a groundwater reduction plan for the conservation of groundwater and the reduction of groundwater withdrawals in Montgomery County, and to issue bonds of the authority; providing administrative penalties. Senate: Natural Resources Not again placed on intent calendar
SJR 50 81-0 (2009) Author: Averitt, Kip
Sponsor: Ritter, Allan
Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the issuance of additional general obligation bonds by the Texas Water Development Board. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on Constitutional Amendments Calendar
HB 3 80-0 (2007) Author: Puente, Robert | et. al.
Sponsor: Averitt, Kip
Relating to the management of the water resources of the state, including the protection of instream flows and freshwater inflows, and to the management of groundwater in the area regulated by the Edwards Aquifer Authority and to the operations and oversight of the authority. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
See remarks for effective date
HB 4 80-0 (2007) Author: Puente, Robert
Sponsor: Averitt, Kip
Relating to water conservation. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
See remarks for effective date
HB 147 80-0 (2007) Author: Phillips, Larry
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to the deferral of an administrative penalty imposed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality against certain utilities and districts. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 1431 80-0 (2007) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to the establishment of the Sustainable Water Supply Research Center at The University of Texas at Arlington. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Refer to s/c on Higher Education by Pres
HB 1502 80-0 (2007) Author: Frost, Stephen Relating to conflicts between regional water plans prepared by regional water planning groups. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1656 80-0 (2007) Author: Puente, Robert
Sponsor: Averitt, Kip
Relating to regulation of irrigation systems and irrigators. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1681 80-0 (2007) Author: Geren, Charlie Relating to the preservation for development of sites of unique value for regional water supply reservoirs and the preservation of river and stream segments of unique ecological value. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2039 80-0 (2007) Author: Callegari, Bill Relating to the collection of certain data for the Texas Natural Resources Information System and the duties of the Texas Geographic Information Council. House: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2187 80-0 (2007) Author: Hartnett, Will | et. al. Relating to the development, management, and preservation of the water resources of the state. House: Natural Resources Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
HB 2470 80-0 (2007) Author: Cook, Robert | et. al. Relating to the construction of reservoirs and assessing fees on water impounded in a reservoir. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2885 80-0 (2007) Author: King, Susan | et. al. Relating to the development of a regional water supply reservoir project at a site known as Cedar Ridge in Haskell, Shackelford, and Throckmorton Counties, Texas. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3477 80-0 (2007) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the operation of the strategic mapping program administered by the Texas Water Development Board. House: Natural Resources Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 3481 80-0 (2007) Author: Puente, Robert
Sponsor: Averitt, Kip
Relating to disclosure and availability of certain information concerning certain officers of regional water planning groups. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Left pending in committee
HB 3707 80-0 (2007) Author: Laubenberg, Jodie | et. al. Relating to the designation of a site for the development of the Lower Bois d'Arc Creek Reservoir as a regional water supply reservoir project. House: Natural Resources Withdrawn from schedule
HB 3776 80-0 (2007) Author: Puente, Robert
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to the authority of the Texas Water Development Board to approve the regional water plan for Region L and include the plan in the state water plan. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 3956 80-0 (2007) Author: Macias, Nathan Relating to county authority to adopt development regulations in Kendall County; providing a criminal penalty. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land & Resource Management
HCR 239 80-0 (2007) Author: Raymond, Richard Respectfully urging the Texas Water Development Board to accelerate implementation of the colonia water project at State Highway 359 and Mines Road. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HCR 293 80-0 (2007) Author: Guillen, Ryan Instructing the enrolling clerk of the senate to make corrections in S.B. No. 3. Received from the House
HR 2887 80-0 (2007) Author: Brown, Betty Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 3. 3 hr. notice-for consideration
HR 2921 80-0 (2007) Author: Puente, Robert Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 3. Reported enrolled
SB 3 80-0 (2007) Author: Averitt, Kip
Sponsor: Puente, Robert
Relating to the development, management, and preservation of the water resources of the state; providing penalties. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
See remarks for effective date
SB 181 80-0 (2007) Author: Wentworth, Jeff | et. al. Relating to the validation of governmental acts and proceedings of the Texas Water Development Board pertaining to a regional water plan submitted after the applicable deadline. Senate: Natural Resources Co-author authorized
SB 622 80-0 (2007) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Callegari, Bill
Relating to the collection of certain data for the Texas Natural Resources Information System and the duties of the Texas Geographic Information Council. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective immediately
SB 675 80-0 (2007) Author: Averitt, Kip Relating to the preservation for development of regional water supply reservoirs and stream segments of unique ecological value. Senate: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
SB 822 80-0 (2007) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: King, Tracy
Relating to the creation of the atmosphere modification research program and center and the administration of the weather modification and control program. House: Border & International Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1534 80-0 (2007) Author: Fraser, Troy | et. al. Relating to the development of a regional water supply reservoir project at a site known as Cedar Ridge in Haskell, Shackelford, and Throckmorton Counties, Texas. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 2001 80-0 (2007) Author: Averitt, Kip Relating to the construction and operation of reservoirs, including the assessment of a fee on the sale or lease of water impounded in a reservoir to compensate the owners of property in the reservoir site and the protection of the rights of owners or former owners of property in a reservoir site. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SJR 20 80-0 (2007) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Chavez, Norma | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of additional general obligation bonds by the Texas Water Development Board to provide assistance to economically distressed areas. House: Border & International Affairs
Senate: International Relations & Trade
Filed with the Secretary of State
SR 1206 80-0 (2007) Author: Averitt, Kip Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 3. Reported enrolled
HB 578 79-0 (2005) Author: Campbell, Scott
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the inclusion in a regional water plan of information regarding water infrastructure facilities that may be used in an emergency shortage of water. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 932 79-0 (2005) Author: Taylor, Larry
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to structures on coastal public land. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1224 79-0 (2005) Author: Puente, Robert
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to a study of the effects of take-or-pay contracts on water conservation. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1264 79-0 (2005) Author: Geren, Charlie Relating to the repeal of the restriction on the amount of money in the water infrastructure fund that may be used for certain purposes in a fiscal year. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 1462 79-0 (2005) Author: Flores, Kino
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the referral by the Texas Water Development Board of certain persons to another state agency, office, or division for investigation or enforcement action. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 1518 79-0 (2005) Author: Callegari, Bill Relating to exempting interbasin transfers of water rights within certain regional water planning areas from certain priority requirements. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1644 79-0 (2005) Author: Callegari, Bill
Sponsor: Lindsay, Jon
Relating to certain contracts, certificates of convenience and necessity, and municipal annexation of certain water-related districts or corporations. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1657 79-0 (2005) Author: Hope, Ruben
Sponsor: Averitt, Kip
Relating to the administration by the Texas Water Development Board of certain water-related programs financed by federal funds. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1670 79-0 (2005) Author: Cook, Robert Relating to the resolution of conflicts between regional water plans and groundwater conservation district management plans. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2133 79-0 (2005) Author: Phillips, Larry Relating to the use of an administrative penalty imposed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality against a municipally owned utility to ameliorate the violation for which the penalty was imposed. House: Natural Resources Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2430 79-0 (2005) Author: Puente, Robert | et. al.
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the establishment of a rainwater harvesting evaluation committee and to standards for harvested rainwater. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 2484 79-0 (2005) Author: Casteel, Carter Relating to water quality control policies. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 2679 79-0 (2005) Author: Phillips, Larry
Sponsor: Deuell, Bob
Relating to the development of a regional water supply reservoir project at a site known as Lower Bois d'Arc Creek in Fannin County, Texas. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Removed from local & uncontested calendar
HB 3185 79-0 (2005) Author: Swinford, David Relating to exemptions from permitting requirements for dams and reservoirs on private property. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 3 79-0 (2005) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: Puente, Robert
Relating to the development and management of the water resources of the state, including the creation of a groundwater conservation district; imposing fees and providing penalties. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 352 79-0 (2005) Author: Madla, Frank | et. al. Relating to the management of state-owned land, including the lease of the right to produce groundwater from certain state-owned land. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Land & Resource Management
SB 487 79-0 (2005) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to structures on coastal public land. Senate: Natural Resources Committee report printed and distributed
SB 509 79-0 (2005) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie
Relating to the repeal of the restriction on the amount of money in the water infrastructure fund that may be used for certain purposes in a fiscal year. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 594 79-0 (2005) Author: Lindsay, Jon Amending Section 11.085, Water Code, by adding Subsection (w) relating to interbasin transfers of water rights within certain regional water planning areas; and declaring an emergency. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 901 79-0 (2005) Author: Lindsay, Jon Relating to the authority of a water control and improvement district or a municipal utility district to enter into a contract to convey property to another water district or water supply corporation. Senate: Natural Resources Removed from local & uncontested calendar
SB 964 79-0 (2005) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Chavez, Norma
Relating to the authorization, administration, and funding of the program to provide financial assistance for the construction, acquisition, or improvement of water supply and sewer services for economically distressed areas. House: Border & International Affairs
Senate: International Relations & Trade
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1512 79-0 (2005) Author: Averitt, Kip Relating to the use and management of surface water resources and regional water planning. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1514 79-0 (2005) Author: Averitt, Kip Relating to the administration by the Texas Water Development Board of certain water-related programs financed by federal funds. Senate: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
SB 1519 79-0 (2005) Author: Deuell, Bob Relating to the development of a regional water supply reservoir project at a site known as Lower Bois d'Arc Creek in Fannin County. Senate: Natural Resources Removed from local & uncontested calendar
SB 1629 79-0 (2005) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to goals for and certification of groundwater management plans. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SJR 3 79-0 (2005) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: Puente, Robert
Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of additional general obligation bonds by the Texas Water Development Board. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Committee report sent to Calendars
SJR 27 79-0 (2005) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Chavez, Norma
Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of additional general obligation bonds by the Texas Water Development Board to provide assistance to economically distressed areas. House: Border & International Affairs
Senate: International Relations & Trade
Placed on Constitutional Amendments Calendar
HB 79 79-1 (2005) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to water conservation. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 57 79-1 (2005) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to water conservation. Senate: Natural Resources Committee report printed and distributed
SJR 12 79-1 (2005) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of additional general obligation bonds by the Texas Water Development Board to provide assistance to economically distressed areas. Senate: International Relations & Trade Committee report printed and distributed
SR 128 79-1 (2005) Author: Staples, Todd Expressing the Texas Senate's recognition of Fastrill Reservoir as a valuable component of the State of Texas water conservation plan. Filed
SJR 6 79-2 (2005) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of additional general obligation bonds by the Texas Water Development Board to provide assistance to economically distressed areas. Senate: International Relations & Trade Committee report printed and distributed
SR 6 79-2 (2005) Author: Staples, Todd Expressing the Texas Senate's recognition that Fastrill Reservoir is a valuable component of the State of Texas' water conservation plan. Reported enrolled
SB 11 79-3 (2006) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to the temporary extension of the deadline for submitting a regional water plan to the Texas Water Development Board for approval and inclusion in the state water plan. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 407 78-0 (2003) Author: Miller, Sid Relating to water improvement projects authorized to be undertaken by certain economic development corporations. House: Economic Development Left pending in committee
HB 1309 78-0 (2003) Author: Pitts, Jim
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the applicability of the Texas Non-Profit Corporation Act to nonprofit water supply or sewer service corporations. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1370 78-0 (2003) Author: Luna, Vilma
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to the study and implementation of seawater desalination. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Administration
Effective immediately
HB 1378 78-0 (2003) Author: Geren, Charlie
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to certain duties and information regarding water planning and development matters in the state. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1875 78-0 (2003) Author: Wise, Miguel
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to the water infrastructure fund, rural water assistance fund, rural community water and wastewater loan fund, and colonia self-help account, and to certain notes and bonds of water districts. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Administration
Effective immediately
HB 2283 78-0 (2003) Author: Brown, Betty Relating to development regulations for certain unincorporated areas located in the watersheds of Cedar Creek Lake, the Trinity River, and the East Fork of the Trinity River; providing a penalty. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to subcommittee
HB 2293 78-0 (2003) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to the application of the junior priority requirement for a water right authorizing a transfer of water from one river basin in this state to another river basin in this state. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3082 78-0 (2003) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to the Texas Water Advisory Council. House: Natural Resources Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
SB 967 78-0 (2003) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Wise, Miguel
Relating to financial assistance and bonding authority in the development of certain water resources in the state. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Laid on the table subject to call
SB 1040 78-0 (2003) Author: Averitt, Kip | et. al. Relating to the repeal of the junior priority of a water right authorizing a transfer of water from one river basin in this state to another river basin in this state. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 1362 78-0 (2003) Author: Staples, Todd
Sponsor: Cook, Byron | et. al.
Relating to the development of a regional water supply reservoir project at Lake Eastex reservoir site, the renaming of the site as Lake Columbia, and the acquisition of the site and other property; providing for the issuance of bonds. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 1390 78-0 (2003) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to the Texas Water Advisory Council. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 1481 78-0 (2003) Author: Ratliff, Bill
Sponsor: Hughes, Bryan
Relating to the repeal of the Caddo Lake Compact. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 2379 77-0 (2001) Author: Junell, Robert
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the authority of certain development corporations to undertake water supply or conservation projects. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 2532 77-0 (2001) Author: McReynolds, Jim | et. al. Relating to the water rights permit for the proposed Lake Eastex water supply reservoir project. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2588 77-0 (2001) Author: Counts, David
Sponsor: Bernsen, David
Relating to the consideration of potential water savings under a water conservation plan in determining the manner of distributing water during a shortage from a water supply covered by a plan. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 2768 77-0 (2001) Author: Wise, Miguel Relating to public and private responsibility for providing sewage drainage and water supply services to colonias. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land and Resource Management
HB 2847 77-0 (2001) Author: Averitt, Kip
Sponsor: Sibley, David
Relating to the authority of the Brazos River Authority to discover, develop, produce, and use groundwater in the Brazos River Basin and environs. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 3017 77-0 (2001) Author: Chisum, Warren | et. al. Relating to the review and functions of the Texas Water Development Board. House: Natural Resources Returned to Calendars Committee
HB 3096 77-0 (2001) Author: Counts, David
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the development of a water supply reservoir project at a site known as the Post Reservoir site in Garza County, Texas. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 3230 77-0 (2001) Author: Walker, Gary Relating to the administration of the weather modification program and grants for weather modification and control activities. House: Agriculture & Livestock Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3470 77-0 (2001) Author: Bailey, Kevin Relating to the financing of water and sewer programs in disadvantaged areas in certain counties. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HCR 270 77-0 (2001) Author: Chisum, Warren Directing the Panhandle Regional Water Planning Group to examine the Sweetwater Creek Reservoir site, and encouraging the Texas Water Development Board to make money available to fund the study. House: Natural Resources Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
HJR 81 77-0 (2001) Author: Counts, David
Sponsor: Brown, J. E.
Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of additional general obligation bonds by the Texas Water Development Board. House: Financial Institutions
Senate: Natural Resources
Filed with the Secretary of State
SB 312 77-0 (2001) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Chisum, Warren
Relating to the review and functions of the Texas Water Development Board and the improvement of certain water delivery infrastructure. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 1104 77-0 (2001) Author: Bernsen, David Relating to the distribution of water during a shortage. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1175 77-0 (2001) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Walker, Gary
Relating to the administration of the weather modification program and grants for weather modification and control activities. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 1510 77-0 (2001) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the office of the colonia initiatives coordinator. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1562 77-0 (2001) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to the authority of regional water planning groups. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1600 77-0 (2001) Author: Staples, Todd
Sponsor: McReynolds, Jim
Relating to the water rights permit for the proposed Lake Eastex water supply reservoir project. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 1627 77-0 (2001) Author: Wentworth, Jeff | et. al. Relating to the creation of the atmosphere modification research program and center. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 1641 77-0 (2001) Author: Bernsen, David Relating to financial assistance for water development projects to offset the effects of interbasin transfers. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1657 77-0 (2001) Author: Sibley, David Relating to the authority of the Brazos River Authority to discover, develop, produce, and use groundwater in the Brazos River Basin and environs. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 1693 76-0 (1999) Author: Keel, Terry Relating to the designation of water quality protection zones in certain areas. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 1742 76-0 (1999) Author: Lewis, Ron | et. al. Relating to the dates by which regional and state water plans must be adopted. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1900 76-0 (1999) Author: Lewis, Ron Relating to grants from the water loan assistance fund for certain projects. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2808 76-0 (1999) Author: Lewis, Ron Relating to the development and management of water resources. House: Natural Resources Companion considered in lieu of in committee
SB 76 76-0 (1999) Author: Truan, Carlos | et. al.
Sponsor: Flores, Kino
Relating to requiring the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission to develop a water supply model for the Rio Grande. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Border Affairs - Special
Effective immediately
SB 658 76-0 (1999) Author: Brown, J. E.
Sponsor: Lewis, Ron | et. al.
Relating to the dates by which regional and state water plans must be adopted. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 715 76-0 (1999) Author: Truan, Carlos Relating to the authority of the Texas Water Development Board to set performance standards for certain colonias contracts and to deny an application for financial assistance or terminate a contract for inability to perform. Senate: Border Affairs - Special Withdrawn from intent calendar
SB 802 76-0 (1999) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the consideration of desalinization programs in local water planning. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 897 76-0 (1999) Author: Brown, J. E. Relating to the eligibility of political subdivisions for loans under the agricultural water conservation bond program. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Left pending in committee
SB 898 76-0 (1999) Author: Brown, J. E. Relating to grants from the water loan assistance fund for certain projects. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Left pending in committee
SB 914 76-0 (1999) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to the authority of the Texas Water Development Board to set performance standards for certain colonias contracts and to deny an application for financial assistance or terminate a contract for inability to perform. Senate: Border Affairs - Special Referred to Border Affairs
SB 1165 76-0 (1999) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Keel, Terry
Relating to the designation of water quality protection zones. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 1311 76-0 (1999) Author: Brown, J. E.
Sponsor: Lewis, Ron
Relating to the development and management of water resources and the powers of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1422 76-0 (1999) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to financial assistance for residential hookups to water and wastewater services in economically distressed areas. Senate: Border Affairs - Special No action taken in committee
SB 1710 76-0 (1999) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to financial assistance for disadvantaged communities for emergency and long-term water and wastewater services. Senate: Natural Resources Co-author authorized
SB 1862 76-0 (1999) Author: Ratliff, Bill
Sponsor: King, Tracy | et. al.
Relating to the state participation program of the Texas Water Development Board. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/99
SJR 30 76-0 (1999) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize additional general obligation bonds to fund water and wastewater services for economically distressed areas. Senate: Border Affairs - Special No action taken in committee
HB 1024 75-0 (1997) Author: Oliveira, Rene | et. al. Relating to the allocation and use of community development block grants in certain economically distressed areas. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1154 75-0 (1997) Author: Hightower, Allen
Sponsor: Nixon, Drew
Relating to the purchase by the Texas Water Development Board of certain bonds or other obligations issued by a political subdivision. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/97
HB 1802 75-0 (1997) Author: Lewis, Ron | et. al. Relating to the development and management of the water resources of the state; assessing fees; making appropriations. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2030 75-0 (1997) Author: Turner, Bob Relating to the availability of water or water systems as a requirement for the approval of certain subdivision plats. House: Land & Resource Management Considered in Calendars
HB 2154 75-0 (1997) Author: Solis, Jim Relating to the authority of the Texas Water Development Board to provide grants of financial assistance from the water loan assistance fund to irrigation districts. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HJR 6 75-0 (1997) Author: Lewis, Ron Proposing a constitutional amendment to create the Texas Water Development Fund II and to authorize the Texas Water Development Board to administer the fund and issue general obligation bonds for the purposes of the fund. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 844 75-0 (1997) Author: Truan, Carlos | et. al.
Sponsor: Oliveira, Rene
Relating to the provision of water and sewer service in certain economically distressed areas. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Finance
House passage as amended reported
SJR 17 75-0 (1997) Author: Brown, J.E.
Sponsor: Lewis, Ron
Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to creation of the Texas Water Development Fund II; to authorizing the Texas Water Development Board to administer the fund and issue general obligation bonds for the purposes of the fund; and to the flow of funds for repayment of Texas agricultural water conservation bonds. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Filed with the Secretary of State
HB 463 74-0 (1995) Author: Brimer, Kim Relating to enforcement by political subdivisions of the National Flood Insurance Program; providing a civil penalty. House: Land and Resource Management Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1239 74-0 (1995) Author: McDonald, Nancy | et. al. Relating to regional water and wastewater planning for the County of El Paso. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1824 74-0 (1995) Author: Pickett, Joseph
Sponsor: Rosson, Peggy
Relating to rates for water supply or sewer services charged by the City of El Paso to residents of a certain area of El Paso County. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 1935 74-0 (1995) Author: Lewis, Ron
Sponsor: Nixon, Drew
Relating to single certification of an area served by a municipality and certain retail public utilities. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days -- 8/28/95
HB 2785 74-0 (1995) Author: Hochberg, Scott Relating to cooperation between state agencies, political subdivisions, and flood control districts in projects affecting flooding in certain counties. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2875 74-0 (1995) Author: Johnson, Jerry
Sponsor: Nixon, Drew
Relating to the continued eligibility for assistance of certain areas formerly classified as economically distressed areas. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 424 74-0 (1995) Author: Madla, Frank
Sponsor: Puente, Robert
Relating to the payment in periodic installments of certain penalties owed by certain businesses for violations of law under the jurisdiction of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 450 74-0 (1995) Author: Rosson, Peggy
Sponsor: McDonald, Nancy | et. al.
Relating to regional water and wastewater planning for the County of El Paso. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 623 74-0 (1995) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: Brimer, Kim
Relating to enforcement by political subdivisions of the National Flood Insurance Program; providing a civil penalty. House: Land and Resource Management
Senate: Economic Development
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1283 74-0 (1995) Author: Rosson, Peggy Relating to rates for water supply or sewer services charged by the City of El Paso to residents of a certain area of El Paso County. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
HB 1572 73-0 (1993) Author: Counts, David Relating to revolving fund programs administered by the Texas Water Development Board to provide financial assistance to political subdivisions. House: Natural Resources Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 2249 73-0 (1993) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Sims, Bill
Relating to the emphasis of water conservation in certain advanced research and technology programs at institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/93
HB 2643 73-0 (1993) Author: Counts, David Relating to the development of water resources and granting authority to the Texas Water Development Board. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2646 73-0 (1993) Author: Counts, David Relating to the powers, duties and jurisdiction of the Texas Water Development Board and the Texas Water Commission or its successor agency and transferring certain responsibilities to the Texas Water Development Board. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2719 73-0 (1993) Author: Combs, Susan Relating to access to a portion of the Devil's River in Val Verde County and directing the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to generate a plan for river use in that segment of the river. House: Agriculture & Wildlife Management Referred to subcommittee
HB 2786 73-0 (1993) Author: Corte, Frank Relating to the authority of water corporations to provide water service and to obtain facilities and equipment for the provision of water service and to the method of dissolution of water corporations. House: Natural Resources Postponed in committee
HCR 148 73-0 (1993) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Directing the attorney general of Texas to appear before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of the entire State of Texas, to advocate the position "that federal agencies should cooperate with state and local agencies to resolve water resource issues in concert with conservation of Endangered Species." House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 885 73-0 (1993) Author: Montford, John
Sponsor: Counts, David
Relating to revolving fund programs administered by the Texas Water Development Board to provide financial assistance to political subdivisions. House: Natural Resources
Senate: International Relations, Trade & Technology
Effective immediately
SB 970 73-0 (1993) Author: Sims, Bill Relating to the emphasis of water conservation in certain advanced research and technology programs at institutions of higher education. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 1028 73-0 (1993) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the powers of the Texas Water Development Board and the executive administrator of the board. Senate: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
SB 1204 73-0 (1993) Author: Sims, Bill Relating to access to a portion of the Devil's River in Val Verde County and directing the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to generate a plan for river use in that segment of the river. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1207 73-0 (1993) Author: Sims, Bill Relating to the development of water resources and granting authority to the Texas Water Development Board. Senate: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
SB 1327 73-0 (1993) Author: Parker, Carl Relating to the ability of the Texas Water Development Board to obtain insurance and exempting Texas Water Development Board members and employees from personal liability relating to board business. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SCR 87 73-0 (1993) Author: Sims, Bill Requesting the Parks and Wildlife Department to develop and implement a plan for recreational access to the Devil's River. House: Agriculture & Wildlife Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Agriculture & Wildlife Management
HB 525 72-0 (1991) Author: Lewis, Ron Relating to allocating a certain portion of the state's ceiling for private activity bonds to bonds issued for certain sewage facilities and facilities for the furnishing of water. House: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 526 72-0 (1991) Author: Lewis, Ron Relating to amendment of the state water plan. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1306 72-0 (1991) Author: Lewis, Ron Relating to the continuation of Article III, Section 49-d-4, of the Texas Constitution and the water bond insurance program authorized by that section. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 449 72-0 (1991) Author: Sims, Bill
Sponsor: Lewis, Ron
Relating to amendment of the state water plan. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 653 72-0 (1991) Author: Montford, John
Sponsor: Lewis, Ron
Relating to the continuation of Article III, Section 49-d-4, of the Texas Constitution and the water bond insurance program authorized by that section. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
SB 1193 72-0 (1991) Author: Montford, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Oliveira, Rene
Relating to the dedication of certain Texas Water Development Bonds. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Finance
Effective on adoption of const. amendment
HB 49 71-0 (1989) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al. Relating to water and sewer services; providing the Texas Water Development Board authority to issue bonds and accept gifts and loans and use the money for grants and loans to counties, municipalities, and conservation and.... House: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 95 71-0 (1989) Author: Gavin, John Relating to appropriation of funds to Midwestern State University to construct a new spillway for Sikes Lake. House: Appropriations Laid on the table subject to call
HB 332 71-0 (1989) Author: Lewis, Ron Relating to payments for purchase of the state's interest in certain state facilities. House: Natural Resources Pending in committee
HB 451 71-0 (1989) Author: Harrison, Dudley Relating to an emergency appropriation to the Pecos River Compact Commission for the payment of certain professional services. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HB 1862 71-0 (1989) Author: Cuellar, Henry | et. al. Relating to financial assistance for wastewater projects to improve water discharged into the Rio Grande. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2316 71-0 (1989) Author: Smith, Terral
Sponsor: Santiesteban, H.
Relating to the interest rate to be paid for purchase of certain state facilities from the Texas Water Development Board. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 2317 71-0 (1989) Author: Smith, Terral
Sponsor: Santiesteban, H.
Relating to the investment authority of the Texas Water Development Board. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 2318 71-0 (1989) Author: Smith, Terral
Sponsor: Santiesteban, H.
Relating to the use of proceeds from the sale of bonds owned by the Texas Water Development Board and to construction contracts entered into by political subdivisions receiving financial assistance from that board. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/89
HB 2879 71-0 (1989) Author: Connelly, Barry Relating to the eligibility of certain persons to guarantee matching funds for projects of regional water districts. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3181 71-0 (1989) Author: Smith, Terral Relating to the creation, powers, duties, and membership of the Texas Water Resources Coordinating Council. House: Natural Resources 1st Printing sent to Local&Consent Cal.
SB 2 71-0 (1989) Author: Santiesteban, H. | et. al.
Sponsor: Moreno, Alex
Relating to the authorization, administration, and funding of the financial assistance programs to provide facility engineering and water supply and sewer services in economically distressed areas and to provide adequate.... House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/89
SB 61 71-0 (1989) Author: Montford, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Smith, Terral
Relating to the issuance of Texas water development bonds. House: Natural Resources
Senate: State Affairs
Signed by the Governor
SB 73 71-0 (1989) Author: Carriker, Steven | et. al.
Sponsor: Gavin, John
Relating to appropriation of funds to the Texas Water Development Board to construct a new spillway for Sikes Lake at Midwestern State University. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/89
SB 167 71-0 (1989) Author: Sims, Bill Relating to an emergency appropriation to the Pecos River Compact Commission for the payment of certain professional services. Senate: Finance Governor submitted as emergency
SB 266 71-0 (1989) Author: Haley, Bill Relating to payments for purchase of the state's interest in certain state facilities. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1117 71-0 (1989) Author: Montford, John
Sponsor: Smith, Terral
Relating to the use of Texas agricultural water conservation bonds. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/89
SB 1196 71-0 (1989) Author: Dickson, Temple | et. al.
Sponsor: Junell, Robert | et. al.
Relating to the award of certain costs to persons affected by regulated activities. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
SB 1545 71-0 (1989) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al. Relating to financial assistance for waste water projects to improve water discharged into the Rio Grande. Senate: Natural Resources Reported favorably w/o amendments
SJR 5 71-0 (1989) Author: Montford, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Smith, Terral
Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the issuance of an additional $500 million of Texas water development bonds for water supply, water quality, and flood control purposes. House: Natural Resources
Senate: State Affairs
Filed with the Secretary of State
SJR 44 71-0 (1989) Author: Montford, John
Sponsor: Smith, Terral
Proposing a constitutional amendment to eliminate certain time limitations relating to the issuance of Texas agricultural water conservation bonds. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Filed with the Secretary of State
HB 27 71-1 (1989) Author: Smith, Terral Relating to the creation, powers, duties, and membership of the Texas Water Resources Coordinating Council. House: Natural Resources 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 97 71-2 (1989) Author: Smith, Terral Relating to the state allocation and reservation system for private activity bonds. House: Natural Resources Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
HB 92 71-4 (1990) Author: Smith, Terral Relating to the assignment of a reservation granted to the Texas Water Development Board under the state allocation and reservation system for private activity bonds. House: Natural Resources Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
SB 67 71-4 (1990) Author: Ratliff, Bill Relating to allocation of funds by the Texas Water Development Board for the Sulphur River Basin Authority. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Referred to Appropriations
HB 29 71-5 (1990) Author: Smith, Terral Relating to the state allocation and reservation systems for private activity bonds. House: Natural Resources Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
HB 37 71-5 (1990) Author: Russell, Sam Relating to the allocation of funds by the Texas Water Development Board to the Sulphur River Basin Authority. House: Appropriations Reported favorably with substitute
SB 10 71-5 (1990) Author: Ratliff, Bill
Sponsor: Russell, Sam
Relating to allocation of funds by the Texas Water Development Board for the Sulphur River Basin Authority. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
SB 22 71-5 (1990) Author: Santiesteban, H. Relating to the state allocation and reservation system for private activity bonds. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
HB 17 71-6 (1990) Author: Smith, Terral Relating to the state allocation and reservation system for private activity bonds. House: Natural Resources Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
HB 37 71-6 (1990) Author: Willy, John Relating to the annexation of land to and the exclusion of land from the Brazosport Water Authority. House: Natural Resources Recommendations filed with the Spkr.
SB 25 71-6 (1990) Author: Ratliff, Bill
Sponsor: Russell, Sam
Relating to allocation of funds by the Texas Water Development Board for the Sulphur River Basin Authority. House: State Affairs
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
SB 42 71-6 (1990) Author: Santiesteban, H. Relating to the state allocation and reservation system for private activity bonds. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Received from the Senate
SCR 1 71-6 (1990) Author: Brown, J.E.
Sponsor: Smith, Terral
Directing the Texas Water Commission in conjunction with the 1990 Joint Task Force on Waste Management Policy to define "adequate capacity." House: State Affairs
Senate: Health & Human Services
Signed by the Governor
HB 142 70-0 (1987) Author: Hury, James
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to the authority of commissioners courts to acquire property or interests in property for obtaining or transporting and delivering surface water. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective in 90 days-8/31/87
HB 734 70-0 (1987) Author: Smith, Terral
Sponsor: Jones, Grant
Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, financing, and bond authority of the Texas Water Resources Finance Authority and to the sale to the authority of certain bonds. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
HB 1127 70-0 (1987) Author: Craddick, Tom Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, financing, and bond authority of the Texas Water Resources Finance Authority. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
HB 1250 70-0 (1987) Author: Saunders, Robert Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, and financing of the Texas Rivers Conservation System; providing civil and criminal penalties. House: Natural Resources 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 1447 70-0 (1987) Author: Smith, Terral Relating to the designation of critical areas and the creation of underground water conservation districts in critical areas. House: Natural Resources 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 1497 70-0 (1987) Author: Holzheauser, Steve Relating to the responsibilities of the Texas Water Commission, the Texas Water Development Board, and the Parks and Wildlife Department for the bays and estuaries. House: Natural Resources Pending in committee
HB 1583 70-0 (1987) Author: Craddick, Tom Relating to the creation and operation of the Texas Water Resources Management Oversight Committee. House: Natural Resources Pending in subcommittee
HB 1787 70-0 (1987) Author: Harris, Jack
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to a watermaster system for the Texas Water Commission. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 1788 70-0 (1987) Author: Harris, Jack
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to the issuance of term permits for water rights. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 1789 70-0 (1987) Author: Craddick, Tom Relating to the cancellation of water rights permits, certified filings, and certificates of adjudication; providing an administrative penalty. House: Natural Resources House passage reported
HB 2232 70-0 (1987) Author: Guerrero, Lena Relating to the protection of groundwater in the state. House: Natural Resources Pending in subcommittee
HB 2257 70-0 (1987) Author: Uher, D.R. Relating to the issuance of injection well permits by the Texas Water Commission. House: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 2472 70-0 (1987) Author: Smith, Terral Relating to establishment of a state water pollution control financial assistance program and a water resources revenue bond program. House: Natural Resources Pending in committee
SB 259 70-0 (1987) Author: Montford, John
Sponsor: Smith, Terral
Relating to the investment of certain funds by the Texas Water Development Board. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 324 70-0 (1987) Author: Montford, John
Sponsor: Yost, Gerald
Relating to the determination of feasibility of and designation of local sponsors for federal water projects by the Texas Water Development Board and the Texas Water Commission. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/87
SB 410 70-0 (1987) Author: Montford, John
Sponsor: Smith, Terral
Relating to agricultural water conservation grant and loan programs. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 470 70-0 (1987) Author: Jones, Grant Relating to sale by the water development board of certain political subdivision bonds to the Texas Water Resource Finance Authority. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 471 70-0 (1987) Author: Jones, Grant Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, financing, and bond authority of the Texas Water Resources Finance Authority. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 585 70-0 (1987) Author: Santiesteban, H.
Sponsor: Smith, Terral
Relating to the water financing programs of the Texas Water Development Board and granting authority to issue bonds or notes, to use of proceeds, and to authorized investments. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/87
SB 670 70-0 (1987) Author: Montford, John
Sponsor: Johnson, Cliff
Relating to the creation and operation of the Texas Water Resources Management Advisory Committee. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Reported favorably with substitute
SB 1406 70-0 (1987) Author: Montford, John
Sponsor: Smith, Terral
Relating to the issuance of Texas water development bonds. House: Natural Resources
Senate: State Affairs
Placed on General State Calendar
SJR 54 70-0 (1987) Author: Montford, John
Sponsor: Smith, Terral
Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the issuance of an additional $400 million of Texas Water Development Bonds for water supply, water quality, and flood control purposes. Filed with the Secretary of State
HB 72 70-2 (1987) Author: Smith, Terral
Sponsor: Montford, John
Relating to the issuance of Texas water development bonds. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Eff. on adoption of const. amendment
HCR 67 70-2 (1987) Author: Geistweidt, Gerald Establishing the Select Committee on Water Resources Management. House: Natural Resources Reported favorably with substitute
SB 31 70-2 (1987) Author: Montford, John Relating to the issuance of Texas Water development bonds. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2 69-0 (1985) Author: Craddick, Tom
Sponsor: Montford, John
Relating to the conservation, development, and protection and enhancement of the quality of, and flood and subsidence control for, surface and underground water and bays and estuaries and providing various financing mechanisms to finance conservation, development, and protection and enhancement of the quality of, and flood, subsidence control, recharge, desalinization, and chloride control for, surface and underground water and agricultural soil and water conservation. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
See remarks
HB 39 69-0 (1985) Author: Lee, Don Relating to appeal of orders of the Texas Water Development Board relating to certain federal projects. House: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 474 69-0 (1985) Author: Craddick, Tom Relating to the administration, powers, duties, and continuation of the Texas Department of Water Resources, the Texas Water Development Board, and the Texas Water Commission; the transfer of powers and duties over water and sewer utilities to the Texas Water Commission from the Public Utilities Commission of Texas; and the transfer of the powers and duties over certain municipal hazardous waste to the Texas Department of Water Resources from the Texas Department of Health; providing penalties. House: Government Organization Referred to subcommittee
HB 494 69-0 (1985) Author: Hill, Patricia Relating to the administration, powers, duties, and continuation of the Texas Department of Water Resources, the Texas Water Development Board, and the Texas Water Commission; the transfer of powers and duties over water and sewer utilities to the Texas Water Commission from the Public Utilities Commission of Texas; and the transfer of the powers and duties over certain municipal hazardous waste to the Texas Department of Water Resources from the Texas Department of Health; providing penalties. House: Government Organization Referred to subcommittee
HB 536 69-0 (1985) Author: Buchanan, J. W.
Sponsor: Montford, John
Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, and operations, of the Multi-State Water Resources Planning Commission. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
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HB 810 69-0 (1985) Author: Johnson, Cliff Relating to the state's participation in the construction of certain specified reservoir projects through one of the state's storage acquisition programs. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 1749 69-0 (1985) Author: Harrison, Dudley Relating to the reuse of developed water by certain municipalities. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
HB 1771 69-0 (1985) Author: Smith, Ashley Relating to transfer of money from the water assistance fund. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 1864 69-0 (1985) Author: Craddick, Tom Relating to the administration of water, the powers and duties of the Texas Department of Water Resources, the Texas Water Development Board, and the Texas Water Commission, and audits of districts under the jurisdiction of the Texas Department of Water Resources. House: Government Organization 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 1899 69-0 (1985) Author: Martinez, Roman Relating to authorization and implementation of certain interjurisdictional flood control and drainage projects by counties, cities, and defined special districts. House: Natural Resources Withdrawn by author
HB 2009 69-0 (1985) Author: Colbert, Paul Relating to factors concerning certain drainage and flood control projects. House: Natural Resources Laid on table subj. to call in comm.
HB 2385 69-0 (1985) Author: Hury, James Amending Article 2351, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes, as amended; providing that the Commissioners Court of each County and of this State is authorized and empowered to acquire a surface water supply and to acquire lands, interests in lands, and facilities for the transportation of surface water; containing other provisions relating to the subject; and declaring an emergency. House: Natural Resources Laid on table subj. to call in comm.
HB 2465 69-0 (1985) Author: Craddick, Tom
Sponsor: Jones, Grant
Relating to the sale of political subdivision bonds owned by the Texas Water Development Board and the disposition of the proceeds of such sale. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Finance
Record vote
HB 2466 69-0 (1985) Author: Craddick, Tom
Sponsor: Jones, Grant
Relating to the creation and powers of the Texas Water Resources Finance Authority. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Finance
Reported favorably w/o amendments
HJR 6 69-0 (1985) Author: Craddick, Tom
Sponsor: Santiesteban, H.
Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the issuance of an additional $980 million of Texas Water Development Bonds, to create special water funds for water conservation, water development, water quality enhancement, flood control, drainage, subsidence control, recharge, chloride control, agricultural soil and water conservation, and desalinization, to authorize a bond insurance program, to clarify the purposes for which Texas Water Development Bonds may be issued, and to authorize the issuance and sale of $200 million of the Texas agricultural water conservation bonds. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Filed with the Secretary of State
SB 87 69-0 (1985) Author: Blake, Roy Relating to the state's participation in the construction of certain specified reservoir projects through one of the state's storage acquisition programs. Senate: Natural Resources Co-author authorized
SB 138 69-0 (1985) Author: Montford, John Relating to the conservation, development, and protection and enhancement of the quality of, and flood and subsidence control for, surface and underground water and providing various financing mechanisms to finance conservation, development, and protection and enhancement of the quality of, and flood, subsidence control, recharge, and chloride control for, surface and underground water and agricultural soil and water conservation. Senate: Natural Resources Withdrawn by author
SB 268 69-0 (1985) Author: Montford, John Relating to creation, administration, powers, duties, and operations of the Multi-State Water Resources Planning Commission. Senate: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
SB 863 69-0 (1985) Author: Sarpalius, Bill
Sponsor: Buchanan, J. W.
Relating to the definition of "project" to include certain projects for maintenance and enhancement of water quality under state water assistance and water development programs. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
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SB 1194 69-0 (1985) Author: Krier, Cynthia Relating to the award of compensation in certain water projects. Senate: Natural Resources Postponed in committee
SB 1404 69-0 (1985) Author: Jones, Grant Relating to the sale of political subdivision bonds owned by the Texas Water Development Board and the disposition of the proceeds of such sale; and declaring an emergency. Senate: Finance No action taken in committee
SB 1432 69-0 (1985) Author: Jones, Grant Relating to the creation and powers of the Texas Water Resources Finance Authority; authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds by said Authority to finance the acquisition of political subdivision bonds from the Texas Water Development Board; containing other provisions relating thereto; and declaring an emergency. Senate: Finance No action taken in committee
SJR 7 69-0 (1985) Author: Santiesteban, H. Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the issuance of an additional $600 million of Texas Water Development Bonds. Senate: Natural Resources Withdrawn by author
HB 285 68-0 (1983) Author: Staniswalis, Chip Relating to creation, administration, and operation of a loan assistance program and bond insurance program for water conservation, water development, water quality enhancement, flood control, or any combination of these programs. House: Natural Resources Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HB 655 68-0 (1983) Author: Buchanan, J. W. Relating to the management of groundwater by the state and local districts. House: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 659 68-0 (1983) Author: Wieting, Leroy J. Relating to the raising of revenue and the allocation of funds for water development, water conservation, water quality enhancement, and flood control and to the Limited Sales, Excise, and Use Tax Act rates. House: Natural Resources No action taken
HB 1784 68-0 (1983) Author: Staniswalis, Chip Relating to assessment of a state water withdrawal fee and the establishment of the water resources enforcement and conservation fund and providing enforcement by the Texas Department of Water Resources. House: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 1881 68-0 (1983) Author: Bomer, Elton Relating to the creation of a program in which the State of Texas would participate in the construction of specific reservoir projects through the storage acquisition program of Subchapter E of Chapter 15 of the Texas Water Code. House: Natural Resources No action taken
HJR 49 68-0 (1983) Author: Staniswalis, Chip Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the issuance of an additional $300 million of Texas Water Development Bonds, authorizing state guarantee of certain local government bonds and other obligations, and authorizing other land programs. House: Natural Resources Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HJR 94 68-0 (1983) Author: Staniswalis, Chip Proposing a constitutional amendment to create special water funds and a bond insurance program for water conservation, water development, water quality enhancement, and flood control. House: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
SB 265 68-0 (1983) Author: Parker, Carl Relating to the creation, administration, and operation of the water bond guaranty program. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
SB 1235 68-0 (1983) Author: Santiesteban, H.
Sponsor: Polk, Mary
Relating to the development and conservation of the water resources of the state and to certain powers and duties of the Texas Water Development Board and the Texas Water Commission. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
House conferees appointed
SB 1236 68-0 (1983) Author: Howard, Ed
Sponsor: Craddick, Tom
Relating to creation, administration, and operation of a loan assistance program for water conservation, water development, water quality enhancement, or flood control and drainage and a bond insurance program for water conservation, water development, or water quality enhancement, or any combination of these purposes and to certain powers and duties of the Texas Departmen of Water Resources. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
House conferees appointed
SB 1309 68-0 (1983) Author: Montford, John Relating to the creation, implementation, administration, operation, and financing of the Texas Agricultural Water Conservation Loan Program and the Agricultural Water Conservation Loan Fund; to the powers and duties of the Texas Water Development Board and the Texas Department of Water Resources and its director; to the creation, membership, and duties of the Agricultural water Conservation Technical Advisory Group and to cerain enforcement procedures. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Committee laid on table subject to call
SJR 40 68-0 (1983) Author: Farabee, Ray
Sponsor: Gavin, John
Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the issuance of an additional $300 million of Texas Water Development Bonds. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Rules suspended
SJR 41 68-0 (1983) Author: Montford, John
Sponsor: Laney, James
Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the issuance of $200 million in state general obligation bonds, to create a rural water conservation fund, and to authorize financial assistance for rural political subdivisions. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on daily Constitutional Amendments Calendar
SJR 42 68-0 (1983) Author: Parker, Carl
Sponsor: Staniswalis, Chip
Proposing a constitutional amendment to create special water funds for water conservation, water development, water quality enhancement, and flood control and drainage and a bond insurance program for water. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on daily Constitutional Amendments Calendar
HB 86 68-2 (1984) Author: Lee, Don Relating to appeal of orders of the Texas Water Development Board relating to certain federal projects. House: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
HB 932 67-0 (1981) Author: Henderson, Don
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to rights of water appropriators to construct facilities along or across roads and highways. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
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HB 1316 67-0 (1981) Author: Craddick, Tom
Sponsor: Howard, Ed
Relating to bringing the Water Code and related water statutes into conformity with the reorganization of the state water-related agencies. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1569 67-0 (1981) Author: Clayton, Bill
Sponsor: Howard, Ed
Relating to the establishment of the Texas Water Bond Guaranty Program to guarantee certain bonds of political subdivisions issued for water-related purposes. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Finance
Reported from committee favorably with substitute
HJR 33 67-0 (1981) Author: Clayton, Bill
Sponsor: Howard, Ed
Proposing a constitutional amendment dedicating the state's surplus revenue to special funds in the state treasury to be used for retiring state debt and for water development, water conservation and water quality enhancement purposes. House: Constitutional Amendments
Senate: Finance
Point of order sustained
SJR 30 67-0 (1981) Author: Brown, J.E. Proposing a constitutional amendment dedicating a portion of the state's surplus revenue to a special fund in the state treasury to be used for flood control and rainage, water development, water conservation, and water quality enhancement purposes, and establishing a reserve fund in the state treasury. Senate: Finance Referred to Committee on Finance
SR 719 67-0 (1981) Author: Santiesteban, H. Directing the Senate Natural Resources Committee to conduct and interim study on water supply and development, energy conservation, nuclear and industrial waste and maritime industry. Senate: Natural Resources
HB 4 67-1 (1981) Author: Clayton, Bill Relating to the creation, administration, and operation of financial assistance and guaranty programs for water conservation, development, and enhancement and for flood control. House: Natural Resources Rules suspended
HB 8 67-1 (1981) Author: Clayton, Bill
Sponsor: Howard, Ed
Relating to the creation, administration, and operation of financial assistance and guaranty programs for water conservation, water development, water quality enhancement, flood control, or any combination of these purposes. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Finance
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SB 4 67-1 (1981) Author: Howard, Ed Relating to the creation, administration, and operation of financial assistance and guaranty programs for water conservation, water development, water quality enhancement, flood control, or any combination of these purposes. Senate: Finance No action taken
HB 147 66-0 (1979) Author: Bird, Ronald C. Relating to permits for interwatershed transfers of water. House: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
HB 1719 66-0 (1979) Author: Looney, Cullen
Sponsor: Traeger, John
Relating to powers and duties of the board and executive director in the department of water resources. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
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HB 1720 66-0 (1979) Author: Looney, Cullen Relating to approval of plans for construction and maintenance for levees; providing penalties. House: Natural Resources Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 1794 66-0 (1979) Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Sponsor: Snelson, W.E. "Pete"
Relating to action on certain applications by the Texas Water Commission. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
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SB 521 66-0 (1979) Author: Santiesteban, H.
Sponsor: Coleman, Ronald
Relating to approval of plans for construction and maintenance of levees; providing penalties. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
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HB 90 65-0 (1977) Author: Bird, Ronald C. Relating to membership of the Texas Water Quality Board. House: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 621 65-0 (1977) Author: Green, Forrest Relating to correction of certain errors in permits for use of state water. House: Natural Resources Assigned to General State Calendar
HB 865 65-0 (1977) Author: Von Dohlen, Tim Relating to the aggregate amount of water development bonds that may be issued for water quality enhancement purposes. House: Natural Resources Assigned to General State Calendar
HB 1292 65-0 (1977) Author: Polumbo, Anthony
Sponsor: Hance, Kent
Relating to the interest rate charged on certain purchases, sales, and transfers by the Texas Water Development Board. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1429 65-0 (1977) Author: Looney, Cullen
Sponsor: Traeger, John
Relating to the administration of certain federal grants by the Texas Water Quality Board; providing for the payment by applicants of a grant processing fee to the Texas Water Quality Board. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days
HB 1631 65-0 (1977) Author: Polumbo, Anthony
Sponsor: Williams, Lindon
Relating to the providing of water quality enhancement funds to designate regional entities for construction of regional waste treatment systems. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days
HB 1717 65-0 (1977) Author: Simpson, Bob An Act relating to the providing of water quality enhancement funds to designated regional entities for construction of regional waste treatment systems. House: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 1718 65-0 (1977) Author: Allen, Joe Relating to the disposition of civil penalties recovered by local governments. House: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
HB 1885 65-0 (1977) Author: Looney, Cullen Adding Chapter 64 to the Texas Water Code to provide for the creation of water import authorities under authority of Section 59 of Article 16 of the Texas Constitution and prescribing their creation, rights, purposes, duties, privileges, and functions. House: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1981 65-0 (1977) Author: Close, G.R. "Bob" Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, and operations of the Texas Department of Water Resources; providing penalties. House: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2084 65-0 (1977) Author: Allen, Joe Relating to natural resources, energy, and water development requiring that all exploration and development be given every acceptable incentive, that all undesirable systems not be terminated until they are replaced with alternative systems of equal security, and that all systems proceed on an economical and environmentally sound basis. House: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
HR 31 65-0 (1977) Author: Bird, Ronald C. Relating to requesting interim study on groundwater resources. House: Natural Resources
SB 373 65-0 (1977) Author: Traeger, John
Sponsor: Von Dohlen, Tim
Relating to the aggregate of water development bonds that may be issued for water quality enhancement purposes. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 432 65-0 (1977) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Sponsor: Hubenak, Joe A.
Relating to the authority of the Parks and Wildlife Department to construct or accept and maintain artificial reefs and to accept materials; authorizing appropriations; defining an offense of damaging certain markers or signals and providing penalties. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Natural Resources
90 Day Bill
SB 765 65-0 (1977) Author: Traeger, John Relating to administration of certain federal grants by the Texas Water Quality Board; providing for the payment by applicants of a grant processing fee to the Texas Water Quality Board. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
SB 864 65-0 (1977) Author: Ogg, Jack Relating to civil penalties under the Texas Water Quality Act. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
SB 1082 65-0 (1977) Author: Traeger, John
Sponsor: Bock II, Bennie
Relating to payment of certain fees for water permits; validating certain water permits as to payment of fees; containing other provisions relating to the subject. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 1139 65-0 (1977) Author: Jones, Grant
Sponsor: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, and operations of the Texas Department of Water Resources; providing penalties. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
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SB 1163 65-0 (1977) Author: Jones, Gene Relating to the regulation of underground water. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
SB 1193 65-0 (1977) Author: Hance, Kent Relating to the interest rate charged on certain purchases, sales, and transfers by the Texas Water Department Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
HB 251 64-0 (1975) Author: Truan, Carlos Relating to the membership of the Texas Water Quality Board. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 274 64-0 (1975) Author: Salem, Joe Relating to the membership of the Texas Water Quality Board. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1044 64-0 (1975) Author: Waters, Ron Relating to the membership of and restrictions on the members of the Texas Water Quality Board. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1159 64-0 (1975) Author: Dramberger, A.L. "Tony" Relating to membership of the Texas Water Quality Board. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 1222 64-0 (1975) Author: Massey, Tom Relating to the issuance of additional amounts of Texas Water Development Bonds. House: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2047 64-0 (1975) Author: Caraway, Bill Relating to the restructuring the Texas Water Rights Commission, the Texas Water Quality Board, and the Texas Water Development Board. House: Natural Resources Coauthor authorized
HB 2072 64-0 (1975) Author: Von Dohlen, Tim To carry into effect the provisions of a proposed amendment to Section 49-d-1 of Article III of the Texas Constitution; and authorizing the issuance by the Texas Water Development Board for water quality enhancement purposes of State Bonds the aggregate principal amount of which when added to the total of bonds previously issued and outstanding for water quality enhancement purposes does not exceed a total of $200,000,000. House: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
HB 2073 64-0 (1975) Author: Von Dohlen, Tim To carry into effect the provisions of a proposed amendment to Section 49-d-1 of Article III of the Texas Constitution; and authorizing the issuance by the Texas Water Development Board for water quality enhancement purposes of State Bonds the aggregate principal amount of which when added to the total of bonds previously issued and outstanding for water quality enhancement purposes does not exceed a total of $200,000,000. House: Natural Resources Reported from committee with substitute
HJR 67 64-0 (1975) Author: Massey, Tom Relating to providing additional Texas water development bonds. House: Constitutional Revision Considered by committee in formal meeting
HJR 99 64-0 (1975) Author: Von Dohlen, Tim
Sponsor: Traeger, John
Relating to increasing the additional aggregate principal amount of Texas water development bonds. House: Constitutional Revision
Senate: Natural Resources
Signed by Governor
SB 636 64-0 (1975) Author: Sherman, Max
Sponsor: Massey, Tom
Relating to the issuance of additional amounts of Texas Water Development Bonds. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Economic Development
Amendments
SB 726 64-0 (1975) Author: Patman, W.N. "Bill"
Sponsor: Sullivant, Bill
Relating to the information contained in the Texas Water Quality Board's biennial report. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 969 64-0 (1975) Author: Brooks, Chet Relating to the prevention of land subsidence through the prohibition and regulation of the withdrawal of underground water and the authorization of the Texas Water Rights Commission to enforce and carry out the provisions of this Act. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
SB 1054 64-0 (1975) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Sponsor: Washington, Craig
Authorizing the Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority to contract for and perform the first phase of a subsidence control program in Harris and Galveston Counties; containing provisions as to what money may be spent. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SJR 49 64-0 (1975) Author: Sherman, Max
Sponsor: Massey, Tom
Amending Constitution to increase the amount of Texas Water Development Bonds that may be issued and outstanding by the Texas Water Development Board, on approval of two-thirds of the Members of each House of the Legislature. House: Constitutional Revision
Senate: Texas Constitution
Signed by Governor
HB 272 63-0 (1973) Author: Menefee, Hawkins Relating to authority of counties to set water quality standards. House: Environmental Affairs Committee hearing notice posted
HB 333 63-0 (1973) Author: Clark, Jim Relating to water quality control plans for navigation districts and port authorities; providing for employment of water quality control inspectors. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Sent to subcommittee
HB 347 63-0 (1973) Author: Miller, Chris Relating to the delineation and regulation of floodplains as defined in this Act and providing penalties and other remedies including enforcement by private persons; and declaring an emergency. House: Natural Resources Committee hearing date
HB 664 63-0 (1973) Author: Lombardino, Frank Relating to the membership of the Texas Water Quality Board. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 863 63-0 (1973) Author: Kubiak, Dan Relating to use of water without a permit. House: Natural Resources Reported unfavorably
HB 1343 63-0 (1973) Author: Clayton, Bill Amending the Water Code, relating to functions of the Texas Water Development Board, functions of the Texas Water Quality Board, Texas Water Development Bonds, funding provisions, financial assistance to political subdivisions for water development projects, financial assistance to political subdivisions for water quality enhancement purposes, notice of hearings and continuances under the Texas Water Quality Act, appeal of actions of the Texas Water Quality Board, conditions, amendments, revocation and suspension of permits under the Texas Water Quality Act, and definitions under the Regional Waste Disposal Act; containing other provisions relating to the subject. House: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
SB 110 63-0 (1973) Author: Herring, Charles Relating to the delineation and regulation of floodplains as defined in this Act and providing penalties and other remedies including enforcement by private persons. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
SB 847 63-0 (1973) Author: Herring, Charles
Sponsor: Clayton, Bill
Relating to functions and powers of the Texas Water Development Board; functions and powers of the Texas Water Quality Board; Texas Water Development Bonds; funding provisions. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SCR 19 63-0 (1973) Author: Harrington, D. Roy
Sponsor: Clayton, Bill
Extending time for State of Texas to prepare response to the draft report study by the National Water Commission. Effective immediately
HB 343 62-0 (1971) Author: Clayton, Bill Relating to adopting the Water Code, a formal revision of the general and permanent statues relating to water rights, water development, water quality control, river compacts, and general law districts.
HB 360 62-0 (1971) Author: Braun, Rex Relating to the authority of counties to set water quality standards which are as stringent or more stringent then the standards set by the Texas Water Quality Board.
HB 842 62-0 (1971) Author: Traeger, John
Sponsor: Creighton, Tom
Relating to authorizing districts to develop water resources and/or to acquire and improve water related land areas for public recreation purposes.
HB 876 62-0 (1971) Author: Nelms, Johnny | et. al. Relating to the place for hearings on applications for permits and amendment of permits by the Texas Water Quality Board.
HB 886 62-0 (1971) Author: Clayton, Bill Relating to providing that revenue bonds may be delivered to the Texas Water Development Board as the price for purchase of the state's interest in acquired storage facilities.
HB 961 62-0 (1971) Author: Price, Rayford Relating to providing that revenue bonds may be used as the price for the purchase of the state's interest in acquired storage facilities.
HB 1083 62-0 (1971) Author: Allen, John Relating to the amount withheld from payments to a contractor constructing a project financed from the Water Development Fund.
HB 1412 62-0 (1971) Author: Clayton, Bill
Sponsor: Creighton, Tom
Relating to amending the Water Code.
HB 1440 62-0 (1971) Author: Clayton, Bill
Sponsor: Creighton, Tom
Relating to loans and grants for certain political subdivisions to finance devices for the treatment of wastes.
HB 1491 62-0 (1971) Author: Clayton, Bill
Sponsor: Creighton, Tom
Relating to authorizing further issuance of Two Hundred Million Dollars ($200,000,000) in Texas Water Development Bonds.
HB 1492 62-0 (1971) Author: Clayton, Bill
Sponsor: Creighton, Tom
Relating to removing the Thirty Million Dollar limitation on the purchase by the Texas Water Development Board of bonds or other securities of a political subdivision.
HJR 23 62-0 (1971) Author: Clayton, Bill | et. al. Providing an amendment to Article III, Sections 49-c and 49-d of the Texas Constitution providing for the use of not more than 10 percent of the amount of the money in the Water Development Fund for the construction of waste treatment facilities
HJR 24 62-0 (1971) Author: Clayton, Bill | et. al. Proposing an amendment to Article III, Section 49-c, of the Texas Constitution to remove the interest rate ceiling on Water Development Bonds.
HJR 25 62-0 (1971) Author: Clayton, Bill | et. al. Proposing an amendment to Article III, Section 49-c, of the Texas Constitution, to provide for the issuance and sale of $100 million in Water Development Bonds for the purpose of making money available to provide financial assistance for the construction of waste treatment facilities.
SB 192 62-0 (1971) Author: Bernal, Joe J. Relating to the authority of counties to set water quality standards which are as stringent or more stringent than the standards set by the Texas Water Quality Board.
SB 229 62-0 (1971) Author: Wilson, Charles
Sponsor: Clayton, Bill
Relating to providing that revenue bonds may be delivered to the Texas Water Development Board as the price for purchase of the State's interest in acquired storage facilities.
SB 260 62-0 (1971) Author: Creighton, Tom Relating to adopting the Water Code, a formal revision of the general and permanent statutes relating to water rights, water development, water quality control, river compacts, and general law districts.
SB 834 62-0 (1971) Author: Herring, Charles Relating to amending the Texas Water Quality Act, relating to the delegation of functions and powers by the Texas Water Quality Board to local governments.
SB 894 62-0 (1971) Author: Creighton, Tom | et. al. Relating to amending the Local Sales and Use Tax Act, to provide for the retaining and use by the state of a city's share of the local sales and use tax for purposes related to achieving compliance with the Texas Water Quality Act and the waste discharge permits, rules and orders applicable to the city issued under that Act.
SB 985 62-0 (1971) Author: Bates, James S. Relating to the establishment of water supply systems in certain areas in the state.
SJR 17 62-0 (1971) Author: Creighton, Tom
Sponsor: Clayton, Bill
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas to authorize the Texas Water Quality Board to issue One Hundred Million ($100,000,000) bonds to provide financial assistance in the form of loans or grants to cities or other public agencies for water quality enhancement purposes upon direction of the Texas Water Quality Board, or any successor agency designated by the Legislature.
SJR 18 62-0 (1971) Author: Creighton, Tom Proposing amendment to the Texas Constitution, to provide for the issuance and sale of $100 Million in Water Development Bonds for the purpose of making money available to provide financial assistance for construction of water treatment facilities.
SJR 19 62-0 (1971) Author: Creighton, Tom Proposing an amendment to the Texas Constitution, to remove the interest rate ceiling on Water Development Bonds.
HB 171 61-0 (1969) Author: Swanson, William T. "Bill" | et. al. Relating to increasing the authorized amount of the Texas Water Development Bonds; eliminating the four percent interest limitation on the bonds; removing the limitation on the amount of bonds that may be sold in any six-month period.
HB 172 61-0 (1969) Author: Clayton, Bill | et. al. Relating to eliminating the termination date for financial assistance to political subdivisions from the Texas Water Development Board.
HB 173 61-0 (1969) Author: Clayton, Bill | et. al. Relating to eliminating a reference to the Texas Water Development Board's financial assistance termination date; deleting certain requirements of applications for financial assistance.
HB 174 61-0 (1969) Author: Solomon, Mack Neal | et. al. Relating to expanding the Texas Water Development Board's authority to participate with the federal government and other entities; authorizing the Board to lease lands; providing for severability.
HB 175 61-0 (1969) Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al. Relating to removing the financial limitation on the Texas Water Development Board's storage acquisition program; eliminating the financial limitation on an investment in a single project.
HB 355 61-0 (1969) Author: Braun, Meyer Gus Rex Relating to establishment of water quality criteria, the relationship between upstream and downstream criteria, and enforcement of these criteria.
HB 419 61-0 (1969) Author: Clark, Jim | et. al. Relating to amending, revising, and rearranging the Texas Water Quality Act of 1967 to improve the structure of the act and to provide for more effective control of water quality in this state; preserving the terms of office of current board members; providing for severability.
HB 916 61-0 (1969) Author: Clayton, Bill Relating to the definition of "project" under the Texas Water Development Board Act.
HB 1027 61-0 (1969) Author: Ray, Jr., C. L. Relating to the authority of the Texas Water Development Board to provide facilities for navigation.
HB 1084 61-0 (1969) Author: Murray, Menton J. Relating to criteria for political subdivisions which request financial assistance from the Texas Water Development Board.
HB 1085 61-0 (1969) Author: Murray, Menton J. Relating to increasing the maximum maturity to fifty (50) years for bonds or securities purchased by the Texas Water Development Board; abolishing the maximum loan limit of a political subdivision.
HJR 9 61-0 (1969) Author: Clayton, Bill | et. al. Relating to proposing a constitutional amendment broadening the powers of the Texas Water Development Board, increasing the authorized amount of Texas Water Development Bonds, providing for the deposit of bond sale proceeds, providing for a new interest rate limitation on all Texas Water Development Bonds, etc.
SB 241 61-0 (1969) Author: Creighton, Tom Relating to the definition of "project" under the Texas Water Development Board Act.
SB 242 61-0 (1969) Author: Creighton, Tom Relating to increasing the authorized amount of the Texas Water Development Fund; eliminating 4% interest limitation and eliminating the limitation on the amount of bonds that may be sold in any 6 months period; extending the maximum maturity period.
SB 243 61-0 (1969) Author: Creighton, Tom Relating to eliminating the termination date for financial assistance available by the Texas Water Development Board; eliminating procedures prescribed for such termination.
SB 244 61-0 (1969) Author: Creighton, Tom Relating to the Texas Water Development Fund to eliminate reference to financial assistance termination date, deleting certain requirements of applications for financial assistance.
SB 245 61-0 (1969) Author: Creighton, Tom Relating to criteria for political subdivisions which request financial assistance from the Texas Water Development Board.
SB 246 61-0 (1969) Author: Creighton, Tom Relating to increasing the maximum maturity to fifty years for bonds or securities purchased by the Texas Water Development Board; setting a limit on the amount of bonds or other securities of a political subdivision that may be purchased; raising the maximum limitation on a loan to a political subdivision for any one project.
SB 247 61-0 (1969) Author: Creighton, Tom Relating to authorizing Texas Water Development Board to issue revenue bonds for the purpose of carrying out any one or more of its powers which bonds may be secured solely by revenues accruing to the Board exclusive of monies received from the General Revenue Fund from the State of Texas and money received from water resources or facilities acquired with the proceeds of Texas Water Development Bonds; providing for the terms and conditions of such bonds, the sale thereof and other matters in the premises.
SB 411 61-0 (1969) Author: Creighton, Tom Relating to expanding the Texas Water Development Board's authority; providing that the Attorney General shall approve as to legality resolutions passed by and contracts entered into by said Board, etc.
SJR 17 61-0 (1969) Author: Creighton, Tom Relating to proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas broadening the powers of the Texas Water Development Board, increasing the authorized amount of Texas Water Development Bonds; providing for the deposit of Bond sale proceeds; providing for a new interest rate limitation on all Texas Water Development Bonds, modifying the conditions and limitations on all financial assistance that may be provided by the Texas Water Development Board from the Texas Water Development Fund; providing obligations and terms that may be entered into by the Texas Water Development Board; providing for the incontestability of Texas Water Development Bonds; providing for anticipatory legislation; providing for submission of the amendment to the voters.
HB 88 61-1 (1969) Author: Clayton, Bill | et. al. Relating to authorizing any political subdivision, as defined in this Act, to sell its water improvement bonds as defined in this Act, use the proceeds for the purchase of state bonds as defined in this Act at not less than par and accrued interest to date of delivery, and resell the state bonds to the highest bidder even at a discount.
HB 13 61-2 (1969) Author: Clayton, Bill | et. al. Relating to authorizing any political subdivision, as defined in this Act, sell its water improvement bonds as defined in this Act, use the proceeds for the purchase of state bonds as defined in this Act at not less than par and accrued interest to date of delivery, and resell the state bonds to the highest bidder even at a discount, etc.
HB 76 61-2 (1969) Author: Clayton, Bill Relating to authorizing any political subdivision, as defined in this Act, to sell its water improvement bonds, use the proceeds for the purchase of state bonds at not less than par and accrued interest to date of a delivery, and resell the state bonds to the highest bidder even at a discount.
SB 60 61-2 (1969) Author: Creighton, Tom Relating to authorizing any political subdivision to sell its water improvement bonds, proceeds for purchase of State bonds from Water Development Board, rates of interest, notice of sale, to borrow money temporarily, no Statute or city charter applicable, expiration of this Act.
HB 171 60-0 (1967) Author: Clayton, Bill Relating to the duties to be performed by the Texas Water Development Board.
HB 1129 60-0 (1967) Author: Murray, Menton J. Relating to amending certain acts relating to the sponsorship of water resource development projects in this state.
HB 1130 60-0 (1967) Author: Murray, Menton J. Relating to providing for the periodic review, re-evaluation, and approval by the Texas Water Rights Commission of local master plans for water development.
HB 1131 60-0 (1967) Author: Murray, Menton J. Relating to amending certain acts authorizing the Texas Water Development Board to create a centralized data bank for all hydrologic data collected in this state; providing for the travel expenses for certain employees; transferring the functions of the State Reclamation Engineer to the Texas Water Development Board; declaring unlawful the construction or maintenance of levees without approval of plans by the Texas Water Development Board; providing penalties.
HB 1132 60-0 (1967) Author: Murray, Menton J. Relating to conferring the power of eminent domain upon the Texas Water Development Board.
HB 1134 60-0 (1967) Author: Murray, Menton J. Relating to amending certain acts so as to authorize the Texas Water Development Board to purchase or retire outstanding prior lien water bonds of a political subdivision.
SB 442 60-0 (1967) Author: Parkhouse, George M. Relating to conferring the power of eminent domain upon the Texas Water Development Board.
SB 443 60-0 (1967) Author: Parkhouse, George M. Relating to providing for the periodic review, re-evaluation, and approval by the Texas Water Rights Commission of local master plans for water development.
SB 444 60-0 (1967) Author: Parkhouse, George M. Relating to amending certain statutes authorizing the Texas Water Development Board to create a centralized data bank for all hydrologic data collected in this state, providing for the travel expenses for certain employees; transferring the functions of the State Reclamation Engineer to the Texas Water Development Board; declaring unlawful the construction or maintenance of levees without approval of plans by the Texas Water Development Board; providing penalties.
SB 445 60-0 (1967) Author: Parkhouse, George M. Relating to amending certain statutes relating to the sponsorship of water resource development projects in the state.
SB 446 60-0 (1967) Author: Parkhouse, George M. Relating to amending certain statutes so as to authorize the Texas Water Development Board to purchase or retire outstanding prior lien water bonds of a political subdivision.
SB 458 60-0 (1967) Author: Christie, Joe William Relating to providing for the regulation of weather modification operations; providing for the powers and duties of the Texas Water Development Board; providing for fees and penalties.
HB 231 59-0 (1965) Author: Clayton, Bill | et. al. Relating to extending the benefits of the Texas Water Development Bond Program to the development of subsurface water resources of the State; amending certain Acts.
HB 439 59-0 (1965) Author: Parsley, Bill J. Relating to authorizing the further issuance of one hundred million dollars in Texas Water Development Bonds.
HB 711 59-0 (1965) Author: Gibbens, Wayne B. Relating to creating a Water Resources Institute of Texas.
HB 772 59-0 (1965) Author: Gibbens, Wayne B. Relating to creating the Texas Water Resources Research Institute.
HJR 53 59-0 (1965) Author: Parsley, Bill J. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas declaring state policy regarding optimum development of water reservoirs; providing for the use of the Texas Water Development Fund under such conditions as the Legislature may prescribe by general law in the acquisition and development of storage facilities and any system of works properly appurtenant thereto.
SB 126 59-0 (1965) Author: Krueger, Culp | et. al. Relating to creating a Water Resources Institute of Texas.
SB 144 59-0 (1965) Author: Parkhouse, George M. | et. al. Relating to authorizing the further issuance of One Hundred Million Dollars ($100,000,000.00) in Texas Water Development Bonds.
SB 146 59-0 (1965) Author: Parkhouse, George M. | et. al. Relating to the reorganization of the state agencies that administer laws relating to water resources administration and development and to the powers and functions of those agencies; making certain amendments.
SJR 19 59-0 (1965) Author: Parkhouse, George M. | et. al. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas declaring state policy regarding optimum development of water reservoirs; providing for the use of the Texas Water Development Fund under such conditions as the Legislature may prescribe by General Law in the acquisition and development of storage facilities and any system of works properly appurtenant thereto.
HB 73 58-0 (1963) Author: de la Garza, II, Eligio "Kika" Relating to authorizing the acquisition and development of storage facilities by the Texas Water Development Board under certain conditions.
SB 46 58-0 (1963) Author: Parkhouse, George M. Relating to authorizing the acquisition and development of storage facilities by the Texas Water Development Board under certain conditions.
SB 427 58-0 (1963) Author: Rogers, Andrew J. "Andy" Relating to authorizing the Texas Water Commission and the Red River Authority of Texas to study a conservation project on the North Fork of the Red River in Texas and provide funds therefor; limiting the Texas Water Development Board's financial participation.
HB 8 57-0 (1961) Author: Buchanan, J. W. | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Act providing for broadening the present law governing the Texas Water Development Board and defining its duties.
HB 123 57-0 (1961) Author: Ehrle, Sr., William Lawrence "Will" Relating to amending a certain Act providing the maximum investment with moneys of the Texas Water Development Fund shall never exceed $15,000,000 in any one project.
HB 780 57-0 (1961) Author: Burgess, Steve A. | et. al. Relating to providing for the appropriation of funds to the State Soil Conservation Board for the development of work plans for watershed protection and flood prevention.
HB 906 57-0 (1961) Author: Johnson, Jake Relating to providing that the State Highway Department shall furnish on request, certain planning crews to the State Soil Conservation Board for preparation of plans for retention dams and other flood control projects along the State highways and roads, such crews to work in conjunction with the local conservation district.
HJR 46 57-0 (1961) Author: Buchanan, J. W. | et. al. Relating to proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas authorizing the Texas Water Development Board to acquire and develop storage facilities in reservoirs and to dispose of such storage facilities and water upon such terms as the Legislature shall prescribe; providing for the use of funds received from the disposition of acquired storage and water.
SB 4 57-0 (1961) Author: Parkhouse, George M. | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Act providing for broadening the present law governing the Texas Water Development Board and defining its duties.
SB 246 57-0 (1961) Author: Parkhouse, George M. Relating to requiring applicants making requests to the State Board of Water Engineers to designate underground water reservoirs or any subdivision thereof to pay a sufficient sum to cover the cost to the State of making a study and gathering factual data upon which to base the designation, etc.
SB 406 57-0 (1961) Author: Secrest, Jarrard Relating to authorizing the State Soil Conservation Board to contract for the development of work plans for watershed protection and flood prevention.
SB 444 57-0 (1961) Author: Martin, Crawford Collins Relating to amending a certain Statute to authorize the Board of Water Engineers of the State of Texas, to make studies and investigations of and reports on water-bearing formations and the sources, amount and quality of the underground water supply in Texas and on feasible methods to conserve, preserve, improve the quality of and supplement said supply.
SJR 11 57-0 (1961) Author: Parkhouse, George M. | et. al. Relating to proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas authorizing the Texas Water Development Board to use funds on deposit in the Water Development Fund for the additional purpose of acquiring storage facilities in reservoirs and to dispose of such storage facilities upon such terms as the Legislature shall prescribe.
HB 29 57-1 (1961) Author: Spears, Jr., Franklin Scott | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Act to change the name of the Board of Water Engineers to the Texas Water Commission and prescribing certain duties, powers and functions thereof; providing for the appointment of a Chief Engineer and prescribing his duties, powers and functions.
HB 154 57-1 (1961) Author: Lewis, Ben H. | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Act to grant certain powers and authorities to any political subdivision or municipal corporation which constructs a dam at Iron Bridge Crossing after January 1, 1958.
HB 12 57-3 (1962) Author: Buchanan, J. W. | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Act changing the name of the Board of Water Engineers to the Texas Water Commission and prescribing certain duties, powers and functions thereof.
HB 87 57-3 (1962) Author: Thurmond, Jr., Roger H. | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Statute to provide for the granting by deed executed by the Governor of the State of Texas to the United States of certain portions of the beds and banks of the Pecos and Devils Rivers for the purposes of storage and flood control projects in accordance with the functions of the International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and United Mexican States.
SB 89 57-3 (1962) Author: Hardeman, Dorsey B. | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Statute to provide for the granting by deed executed by the Governor of the State of Texas to the United States of certain portions of the beds and banks of the Pecos and Devils Rivers for the purposes of storage and flood control projects in accordance with the functions of the International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and United Mexican States.
HB 27 56-0 (1959) Author: Butler, Jerry Relating to authorizing the Board of Water Engineers to grant certain water permits for a term of years.
HB 275 56-0 (1959) Author: Johnson, Sr., Robert Ellis "Bob; Big Daddy" Relating to amending certain acts in reference to the construction and financing of water supply projects under contracts between eligible cities and river authorities and the financing by such cities of intakes, pumping stations and equipment, pipelines, treatment and filtration plants and intermediate and terminal reservoirs.
HB 584 56-0 (1959) Author: Sandahl, Jr., Charles L. | et. al. Relating to repealing certain acts relating to the sale of sand and gravel by the City of Austin.
HB 823 56-0 (1959) Author: Woolsey, W. N. "Bill" Relating to amending the Texas Water Planning Act of 1957 to provide for subsequent reports and recommendations which shall constitute a plan for conservation and development of the water resources of the State.
HB 40 56-2 (1959) Author: Butler, Jerry Relating to authorizing the Board of Water Engineers to grant water permits in certain counties for between two hundred (200) acre feet and eight hundred (800) acre feet for a term of years not to exceed twenty (20) years.
HB 158 55-0 (1957) Author: Latimer, Roy Truett Relating to making an appropriation of eighty-nine thousand dollars, or so much thereof as my be necessary, to the State Board of Water Engineers for the purpose of financing research in reservoir evaporation control.
HB 211 55-0 (1957) Author: Wohlford, Sam E. | et. al. Relating to agriculture and the use of natural gas on the premises from which it is produced to pump to the surface water to be used for irrigation on such premises.
HB 807 55-0 (1957) Author: Walling, J. B. Relating to amending certain Statutes to require those drilling or deepening a commercial water well to keep a well log record thereof and deliver or mail a copy of such log to the Board of Water Engineers and also to the office of the underground water conservation district when the water well is located within the boundaries of such district; prescribing penalties.
HJR 3 55-0 (1957) Author: Saul, Charles Leroy | et. al. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas providing for the issuance and sale of bonds of the State of Texas to create the Texas Water Development Fund to provide financial assistance to certain political subdivisions or bodies politic and corporate of the State of Texas in the conservation and development of the water resources of the State.
SB 3 55-0 (1957) Author: Parkhouse, George M. | et. al. Relating to creating the Texas Water Development Board, and prescribing its composition, powers and duties; authorizing the issuance by the Board of One Hundred Million Dollars in state bonds to create the Texas Water Development Fund.
SB 7 55-0 (1957) Author: Roberts, Herbert Ray | et. al. Relating to creating the Texas Water Development Board and prescribing its composition, powers and duties.
SJR 1 55-0 (1957) Author: Parkhouse, George M. | et. al. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas to create an agency of the State of Texas with the authority to issue $100,000,000.00 in negotiable bonds of the State of Texas to acquire conservation storage space in reservoirs created by dams or structures.
SJR 2 55-0 (1957) Author: Parkhouse, George M. | et. al. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas authorizing the issuance and sale of bonds by the State of Texas to create the Texas Water Development Fund to provide financial assistance to certain political subdivisions or bodies politic and corporate of the State of Texas in the conservation and development of the water resources of the State.
HB 6 55-1 (1957) Author: Woolsey, W. N. "Bill" | et. al. Relating to providing for the preparation and effectuation of a statewide plan for the conservation and development of the water resources of Texas; creating the Texas Water Resources Planning Division within the Board of Water Engineers, etc.
HB 11 55-1 (1957) Author: Watson, Jr., Murray Relating to providing for the preparation and effectuation of a state water plan for the development, conservation and beneficial use of the water resources of Texas; creating the Texas Water Resources Planning Division within the Board of Water Engineers, etc.
HB 13 55-1 (1957) Author: Stroman, William A. "Bill" Relating to providing for the preparation and effectuation of a statewide plan for the development, conservation and beneficial use of the water resources of Texas; creating the Texas Water Resources Planning Division within the Board of Water Engineers.
SB 1 55-1 (1957) Author: Parkhouse, George M. | et. al. Relating to providing for the Texas Water Planning Act of 1957; creating the Texas Water Resources Planning Division within the State Board of Water Engineers.
SB 22 55-2 (1957) Author: Bradshaw, Floyd Francis | et. al. Relating to providing for the construction of dams and reservoirs on private property without a permit from any State agency.
HB 11 54-0 (1955) Author: Wood, Bill D. Relating to requiring approval by the Board of Water Engineers, or its successors, of certain Federal projects affecting public waters of the State of Texas; defining terms; requiring the Governor to submit to the Board all engineering plans for a Federal project when executive approval thereof is sought; providing for public hearings to be held and notice thereof issued and published; providing for the Board to determine if a federal project is feasible and setting standards for such determination; requiring approval or disapproval by the Board of reasonable or unreasonable projects; providing that the findings of the Board shall be final; exempting the State Soil Commission Board from the provisions of this Act under certain conditions.
HB 129 54-0 (1955) Author: Banks, Jr., Clinton Stanley | et. al. Relating to carry into effect the provisions of the proposed amendment to the State Constitution; defining certain terms; declaring the Texas Water Development Board to be a state agency; providing for the levying of an ad valorem tax of three cents per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) valuation until December 31, 1960 and authorizing the Board to levy a tax of not to exceed such a rate thereafter to secure the issuance of state bonds; setting standards for determining the tax rate and providing for terminating the tax levy; making an appropriation.
HB 230 54-0 (1955) Author: Burkett, Jr., Joseph W. "Joe" | et. al. Relating to creating the elective Texas Water Commission, abolishing the Board of Water Engineers of Texas, transferring its present authority, powers and duties to said commission; and providing additional duties, powers and authority to be performed by the Commission in the conservation and distribution of the water resources of this State; and making legislative determinations and declarations of policies.
HB 551 54-0 (1955) Author: Hogue, Grady C. Relating to amending certain Acts by providing for construction of a dam at Iron Bridge Crossing on the Sabine River.
HB 881 54-0 (1955) Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al. Relating to amending certain Acts concerning title to bed and banks of Rio Grande River so as to include within its terms and provisions the Counties of Brewster, Cameron, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Kinney, Maverick, Presidio, Terrell, Val Verde and Webb, Texas.
HJR 1 54-0 (1955) Author: Parish, Harold Burton Relating to proposing a constitutional amendment to create the Texas Water Development Board and establish a Water Development Fund and Water Development Guaranty Fund; authorizing the State to issue bonds, make loans, and guarantee obligations for the development and conservation of the water resources of the State; and providing revenues for payment of obligations for which the State becomes liable.
HJR 10 54-0 (1955) Author: Wood, Bill D. | et. al. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas adding a section to be known as Section 49c of Article III, authorizing the issuance and sale of bonds by the State of Texas to create the Texas Water Development Fund to provide financial assistance to certain political subdivisions or bodies politic and corporate of the State of Texas in the conservation and development of the water resources of the State; providing for the levying of a state ad valorem tax of not to exceed three cents on the one hundred dollars ($100) valuation as security for such state obligations; providing for the termination of such tax levy; providing for the calling of an election and the publication and issuance of the proclamation therefor.
SB 2 54-0 (1955) Author: Hardeman, Dorsey B. | et. al. Relating to carry into effect the provisions of the proposed amendment adding Section 49c to Article III of the State Constitution; defining certain terms; providing for the Governor to appoint six resident citizens as members of the Texas Water Development Board; levying ad valorem tax, issuance of bonds and regulations therefor, membership, powers and duties of Board; making an appropriation.
SB 6 54-0 (1955) Author: Hardeman, Dorsey B. | et. al. Relating to requiring approval by the Texas Water Commission of certain federal projects affecting surface waters of the State of Texas; defining terms; requiring the Governor to submit to the Commission all engineering plans for a federal project when executive approval thereof is sought; providing for public hearings to be held and notice thereof issued and published; providing for the Commission to determine if a federal project is feasible and setting standards for such determination; requiring disapproval by the Commission of unfeasible projects; authorizing the Governor to either approve or disapprove such project after a finding of feasibility; repealing all conflicting laws; providing a savings clause.
SB 9 54-0 (1955) Author: Hardeman, Dorsey B. | et. al. Relating to amending certain Statutes to add the additional requirement that everyone desiring to store, impound or retard the storm and flood waters of the State shall obtain a permit from the Texas Water Commission before commencing construction of such water projects; exempting structures impounding two hundred (200) acre feet of water or less under certain conditions and for certain purposes; containing a provision protecting riparian rights; repealing all conflicting laws; providing a savings clause.
SB 76 54-0 (1955) Author: Martin, Crawford Collins Relating to creating the elective Texas Water Commission, abolishing the Board of Water Engineers of Texas, transferring its present authority, powers and duties to said Commission; and providing additional duties, powers and authority to be performed by the Commission in the conservation and distribution of the water resources of this State; and making legislative determinations and declarations of policies.
SB 376 54-0 (1955) Author: Phillips, Jimmy Relating to creating the Urban Development Division in the Board of Water Engineers, granting the Board certain authority, powers, and duties relating to annexations, de-annexations, incorporations, de-incorporations, and consolidations of cities; prescribing procedures; providing for a filing fee; providing for judicial review; providing a severability clause; providing a savings clause; repealing laws in conflict.
SB 411 54-0 (1955) Author: Latimer, Oswald E. "Ozzie" Relating to amending certain Acts so as to provide that any county may enter into long term contracts with any agency, district or municipal corporation of the State where revenues derived from such contract by any such agency, district or municipal corporation may be pledged to the payment of revenue bonds issued by any such agency, district or municipal corporation; providing that provisions of this Act shall control when in conflict with other laws.
SJR 1 54-0 (1955) Author: Hardeman, Dorsey B. | et. al. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas adding a section to be known as Section 49c of Article III, authorizing the issuance and sale of bonds by the State of Texas to create the Texas Water Development Fund to provide financial assistance to certain political subdivisions or bodies politic and corporate of the State of Texas in the conservation and development of the water resources of the State; providing for the levying of a state ad valorem tax of not to exceed three cents on the One Hundred Dollars ($100) valuation as security for such state obligations; providing for the termination of such tax levy; providing for the calling of an election and the publication and issuance of the proclamation therefor.
HB 454 53-0 (1953) Author: Kilgore, Joe Madison | et. al. Relating to creating a Water Resources Committee; making necessary appropriations.
HB 881 53-0 (1953) Author: Gurley, Dorothy | et. al. Relating to amending certain Statutes by providing for the construction of dams on private property for certain purposes without the necessity of securing a permit therefor.
SJR 1 53-0 (1953) Author: Bell, John Junior | et. al. Relating to proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the Legislature to provide for the collection and expenditure of fees not to exceed stated rates for the right to divert or use certain waters to provide for securing bonds or other obligations for water conservation purposes by a pledge of such fees, and to make appropriations of such fees for more than two years.
HB 145 53-1 (1954) Author: Maverick, Jr., Fontaine Maury | et. al. Relating to providing for the construction of small dams in Texas for the conservation of water resources and the alleviation of drought; making an appropriation.
HB 25 52-0 (1951) Author: Gray, Sr., Jessy Franklin Relating to preventing the inundation or forced relocation, partially or wholly, of cities and towns incorporated for more than ten (10) years without the consent of the majority of the qualified property taxpaying electors thereof; limiting the authority of the State Board of Water Engineers to grant permits for the construction, enlargement or extension of dams, lakes, reservoirs or other facilities upon the Nueces River.
HB 635 52-0 (1951) Author: Kilgore, Joe Madison Relating to providing that Hidalgo County, Texas, may deposit with the State Treasurer an amount sufficient to pay, and for the purpose of paying, all of its water improvement bonds together with the interest thereon to the date when they become due or optional for prior payment and the contract premium.
SB 279 52-0 (1951) Author: Kelley, Rogers Relating to providing that Hidalgo County, Texas, may deposit with the State Treasurer an amount sufficient to pay, and for the purpose of paying, all of its water improvement bonds together with the interest thereon to the date when they become due or optional for prior payment and the contract premium, if any.
SB 311 52-0 (1951) Author: Hazlewood, Grady Relating to making an emergency appropriation to the State Board of Water Engineers for the purpose of paying rent on a Soils Testing Laboratory to supplement the rent appropriation rendered insufficient by the payment of rents on such laboratory.
HB 362 51-0 (1949) Author: Tippen, William K. "Bill" | et. al. Relating to provide a more adequate water code for Texas by consolidating, revising and implementing the laws relating to the appropriation, distribution and use of the State's water resources; providing that prior proceedings shall not be affected; defining certain words and phrases as used in the Act; declaring a State policy; declaring the waters of the State the property of the people of the State' perprtuating the State Board of Water Engineers, prescribing its powers and duties; providing for the appointment of a State Water Engineer; prescribing penalties for violation of the provisions of this Act; providing a saving clause
HB 797 51-0 (1949) Author: Kilgore, Joe Madison Relating to granting to the United States an easement in and to the bed and banks of the Rio Grande River from Fort Quitman to the mouth of said river to the extent that such easement may be necessary or expedient in the construction of the projects contemplated by the Treaty of February 3, 1944, between the United States of America and the United Mexican States.
HB 949 51-0 (1949) Author: Etheredge, Jr., M. B. Relating to ratifying and confirming the establishment of the Huntsville State Park by the State Parks Board, and providing that aid park shall continue and is declared to be a State Park; providing for a special fund in which such moneys shall be placed; providing for the expenditure of such fund.
SB 357 51-0 (1949) Author: Bell, John Junior Relating to promote the orderly development, conservation and use of the underground waters of this State; providing a savings clause.
SB 359 51-0 (1949) Author: Kelley, Rogers Relating to granting an easement to the United States in and to the bed and the banks of the Rio Grande River from Ft. Quitman to the mouth of said river for the construction of Government Projects.
SB 382 51-0 (1949) Author: Bracewell, Jr., Joseph Searcy Relating to making an appropriation for the use of the State Board of Water Engineers in cooperation with the United States Geological Survey on a fifty-fifty basis for the biennium ending August 31, 1951, for topographic mapping of the State and for the construction and operation of gaging stations on small tributary streams.
SJR 3 51-0 (1949) Author: Bell, John Junior | et. al. Proposing an amendment to Article III of the Constitution of the State of Texas, creating a Texas Water Conservation Projects Board and establishing a Texas Water Conservation Projects Fund; providing for an election and the issuance of a proclamation therefor.
SB 27 51-1 (1950) Author: Morris, George C. | et. al. Relating to granting the consent of the State of Texas to the acquisition by the United States of land in the State needed for programs and works of improvement in the interest of flood control.
HB 80 50-0 (1947) Author: Edwards, Jr., Britton T. | et. al. Relating to controlling the orderly conservation and development of the underground waters of Zavala, Dimmit, Atascosa, Frio, and La Salle Counties; providing for penalty for the taking or diversion of underground water without complying with the provisions of this Act; providing a saving clause.
HB 70 47-0 (1941) Author: Isaacks, Samuel Jackson "Sam" | et. al. Relating to promoting the proper conservation and wise utilization of the State's underground waters; prescribing certain penalties for the willful taking, diversion, appropriation, or waste of public underground waters.
HB 430 46-0 (1939) Author: Goodman, James H. Relating to ratifying and confirming, subject to the consent and approval of the Congress of the United States an agreement and compact between the States of New Mexico and Texas, pertaining to the construction and maintenance of the Alamogordo River Reservoir upon the Pecos River in the State of New Mexico, and providing for agreement on the part of the State of New Mexico pertaining to the use of the waters of the Pecos River.
HB 516 46-0 (1939) Author: Taylor, James Edward Relating to validating acts of city officials and proceedings of city governing bodies in borrowing money from The Reconstruction Finance Corporation or other agencies of the United States Government for the purpose of making repairs and extensions, or either, to a dam comprising part of a waterworks system.
SB 186 46-0 (1939) Author: Sulak, Louis J. Relating to establishing a definite policy of this State with reference to the operation of dams and reservoirs constructed by public authorities; fixing the proportion of reservoir storage which shall be dedicated to the purpose of controlling flood waters; providing penalties for the violation of any of the provisions hereof.
HB 1175 45-0 (1937) Relating to granting to the United States of America easement to construct and maintain the Louisiana and Texas Intracoastal Waterway over and through portions of bays and tidal lands owned by the State of Texas in Brazoria, Matagorda, Calhoun, and Aransas Counties.
SB 41 45-0 (1937) Relating to making certain emergency appropriations out of the General Fund of the State of Texas for the Board of Water Engineers' Department for the balance of the fiscal year ending August 31, 1937.
SB 222 45-0 (1937) Relating to granting an easement from the State of Texas to the United States of certain lands in Cameron and Hidalgo Counties.
HB 57 43-4 (1934) Relating to enabling certain counties to cooperate with the United States in construction and maintenance of of flood control works along the boundary between the United States and Mexico.
HB 211 41-0 (1929) Author: Jenkins, Charles H. Relating to repealing all permits to erect dams or impound water for power purposes where such dam have not heretofore been elected. House: Conservation & Reclamation
HB 3 40-0 (1927) Author: Webb, Henry E. Relating to agreeing to a certain act of Congress passed by the 69th Congress of the United States and approved June 18, 1926, providing for the storage of the waters of the Pecos River.
SB 444 39-0 (1925) Author: Moore, W. S. Relating to amending certain Act creating a board of Water Commissioners for the City of Gainesville; prescribing the powers and duties of such. Senate: Town and City Corporations
SB 459 39-0 (1925) Author: Hardin, J. Roy Relating to making certain appropriations for the State Reclamation Department. Senate: Finance
HB 553 37-0 (1921) Author: Branch, Phillip Bolin | et. al. Relating to authorize and direct the making of surveys of certain waters of the Rio Grande.
HB 558 35-0 (1917) Author: Moore, John R. Relating to repealing Chapter 145 of the General Laws passed by the 33rd Legislature.
SB 136 35-0 (1917) Author: Hall, William L. Relating to providing a more adequate system of irrigation laws; defining water rights, etc., and creating the office of water commissioner.
HB 172 35-4 (1918) Author: Davis, Franklin P. | et. al. Relating to making it the duty of the Board of Water Engineers to induce and assist owners and lessees of lands to conserve and impound storm waters; making an appropriation.
HB 576 34-0 (1915) Author: Burges, Richard Fenner Relating to amending the provisions of the law relating to a system of irrigation.
SB 265 34-0 (1915) Author: Bailey, John Heywood Relating to including navigation as one of the beneficial uses of such improvements acquired by any person, association, domestic corporation or irrigation district owning any public water diversion; including navigation as one of the incidental purposes for which irrigation corporations may be formed and chartered.
SB 351 34-0 (1915) Author: Hudspeth, Claude Benton Relating to amending a certain act relating to irrigation; declaring certain waters the property of the State; authorizing their appropriation, storage and diversion for certain uses; creating a Board of Water Engineers.
HB 37 33-0 (1913) Author: Burges, Richard Fenner Relating to providing an adequate system of laws relating to irrigation; prescribing penalties for the violation of provisions of this Act; making an appropriation.
HB 402 33-0 (1913) Author: Buchanan, James Paul Relating to the State Levee and Drainage Board.
SB 58 33-0 (1913) Author: Brelsford, Homer Platt | et. al. Relating to providing an adequate system of laws relating to irrigation, and declaring un-appropriated waters the property of the State; authorizing their appropriation, storage and diversion for beneficial uses; creating a board of water control and prescribing its powers, duties and compensation; limit the right to the waters of the State to beneficial uses, and declaring forfeitures for abandonment of use; conferring the right of eminent domain in aid of construction of irrigation works; prescribing penalties; authorizing the acquisition of lands by irrigation companies and requiring the alienation thereof.
SB 140 33-0 (1913) Author: Willacy, John G. Relating to encouraging irrigation, mining, milling, manufacturing, the supplying of water to or the construction of waterworks for cities and towns and stock raising and authorizing the owning, holding, controlling and disposing of the water.
SB 194 33-0 (1913) Author: Hudspeth, Claude Benton Relating to providing for the joint investigation by the state and the government of the United States of the water resources of the state, their utilization for the purpose of irrigation, and the making of appropriation for the expenses.
SB 213 33-0 (1913) Author: Murray, Sr., William Owen | et. al. Relating to granting the Green and Welhausen firm the power, privilege and authority to erect, build, construct, maintain and operate two dams across the Guadalupe River in DeWitt or Gonzales County; granting the privilege and right to use all of the land and water and riparian rights.
SB 249 33-0 (1913) Author: Weinert, Ferdinand C. Relating to granting to the Guadalupe Water Power Company the power, privilege and authority to erect, build, construct, maintain and operate five dams across the Guadalupe River at certain points, and in connection with each of said dams to erect reservoirs, lakes, locks, abutments, buildings and machinery, and to grant to the said company the privilege and right to use all of the land and water and riparian rights.
HB 407 32-0 (1911) Relating to authorizing the creation of a State Levee and Drainage Board and defining its powers and duties.
HB 588 29-0 (1905) Relating to authorizing the operation of the irrigation reclamation Act of Congress to the State of Texas in certain cases.
HB 523 26-0 (1899) Relating to providing for the construction and maintenance of drains, ditches and water courses for the improvement and enlargement of natural drainage of several counties within the State of Texas.
HB 584 26-0 (1899) Relating to amending Sections 18, Chapter 77, of the Acts of the Twenty-fifth Legislature of the State of Texas, of 1897, relating to the construction and maintenance of drains, ditches and water courses, and for the improvement and enlargement of natural drainage, etc.
HB 351 25-0 (1897) Relating to providing for the construction and maintenance of drains, ditches and water courses, and for the improvement and enlargement of natural drainage of the several counties within the State of Texas.
HB 677 25-0 (1897) Relating to amending an act relating to the construction and maintenance of ditches and water courses.
SB 105 25-0 (1897) Relating to securing a system of drainage along the public roads of the State by excavating ditches and drains on either side thereof, leading into the natural water-ways crossed by or adjacent to such roads, and to provide for the making of lateral drainage ditches to empty into the same, by the owners of lands adjacent to said roads; and to provide for the payment of expense incurred therefor, and for the collection of assessments from adjoining land owners benefitted by such drainage system.
HB 120 24-0 (1895) Relating to encouraging irrigation and providing for the acquisition of the right to the use of water, and for the construction and maintenance of canals, ditches, flumes, dams, reservoirs and wells.
HB 549 24-0 (1895) Relating to providing for the construction and maintenance of ditches, drains and water courses, and for the improvement and enlargement of natural drainage of the several counties withing the State of Texas.
HB 740 24-0 (1895) Relating to granting to S. M. Leary, N. Gussett, E. A. McCampbell, and D. Reid, comprising the Corpus Christi Water Supply Company, the right to construct a dam across the Nueces river.
SB 262 24-0 (1895) Relating to amending an act to encourage irrigation, and to provide for the acquisition of the right to the use of water.
SB 248 23-0 (1893) Relating to encouraging irrigation, and providing for the acquisition of the rights to the use of water, and for the construction and maintenance of canals, ditches, flumes, reservoirs, and wells for irrigation, and for mining, milling, and stockraising, in the arid districts of Texas, and giving such owners of such ditches, canals, flumes, reservoirs, and wells for irrigation a preference lien for the use of the water from such ditches, etc., under a lease or rental contract.
HB 298 21-0 (1889) Relating to encouraging irrigation, and providing for the acquisition of the right to use of water, and for the construction and maintenance of canals, ditches, flumes, reservoirs, and wells of irrigation, and for mining, milling, and stockraising in the arid districts of Texas.

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