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HB 352 85-0 (2017) Author: Murr, Andrew | et. al. Relating to the procedure by which a state agency may issue an opinion that a watercourse is navigable. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
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 614 85-0 (2017) Author: Leach, Jeff Relating to the procedure for action by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on an application for a water right. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
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 2264 85-0 (2017) Author: Frank, James | et. al. Relating to the priority applicable to certain interbasin transfers of water. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2377 85-0 (2017) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al.
Sponsor: Perry, Charles
Relating to the development of brackish groundwater. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 2799 85-0 (2017) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to a requirement to make certain environmental and water use permit applications available online. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
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 2938 85-0 (2017) Author: Reynolds, Ron
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to the Sienna Plantation Levee Improvement District of Fort Bend County, Texas. House: Special Purpose Districts
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 3028 85-0 (2017) Author: Burns, DeWayne Relating to groundwater ownership and rights. House: Natural Resources Left pending in subcommittee
HB 3031 85-0 (2017) Author: King, Tracy Relating to the procedure for obtaining a right to use state water if the applicant proposes an alternative source of water that is not state water. House: Natural Resources Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
HB 3037 85-0 (2017) Author: Workman, Paul Relating to the definition of groundwater management areas to coincide with major and minor aquifers and the joint planning process in those areas. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3038 85-0 (2017) Author: Workman, Paul Relating to the explanatory reports issued by the district representatives in groundwater management areas. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3314 85-0 (2017) Author: Frank, James Relating to the procedure for action on certain applications for an amendment to a water right. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3525 85-0 (2017) Author: Price, Four Relating to the referral by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to the State Office of Administrative Hearings of an issue regarding an application for a water right. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3735 85-0 (2017) Author: Frank, James | et. al.
Sponsor: Rodríguez, José
Relating to an application for a new or amended water right submitted to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 3742 85-0 (2017) Author: Phelan, Dade Relating to the procedure for action by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on an application for a new or amended water right. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3846 85-0 (2017) Author: Murr, Andrew Relating to the management of the upper San Saba River. House: Natural Resources Left pending in subcommittee
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 4006 85-0 (2017) Author: Larson, Lyle Relating to a requirement that the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality obtain or develop updated water availability models for all of the river basins in this state. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 4162 85-0 (2017) Author: Larson, Lyle Relating to exports of groundwater from a groundwater conservation district. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HCR 152 85-0 (2017) Author: Frank, James Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections in H.B. No. 3735. Filed
SB 225 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van Relating to the referral by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to the State Office of Administrative Hearings of an issue regarding an application for a water right. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 226 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van Relating to the procedure for action on certain applications for an amendment to a water right. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
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 696 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles | et. al.
Sponsor: Larson, Lyle
Relating to a requirement that the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality obtain or develop updated water availability models for certain river basins. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 864 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles
Sponsor: King, Tracy
Relating to the procedure for obtaining a right to use state water if the applicant proposes an alternative source of water that is not state water. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1392 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles Relating to groundwater conservation districts. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Not again placed on intent calendar
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
HB 27 85-1 (2017) Author: Larson, Lyle Relating to the development of brackish groundwater. House: Natural Resources Received from the House
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 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 282 85-1 (2017) Author: Larson, Lyle Relating to a requirement that the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality obtain or develop updated water availability models for certain river basins. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 322 85-1 (2017) Author: VanDeaver, Gary Relating to the sunset review of the Red River Authority of Texas. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 111 85-1 (2017) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to the sunset review of the Red River Authority of Texas. Filed
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 201 84-0 (2015) Author: Leach, Jeff Relating to the procedure for action by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on an application for a water right. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
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 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 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 1153 84-0 (2015) Author: Turner, Scott 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. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 1191 84-0 (2015) Author: Isaac, Jason Relating to the regulation of commercial development of groundwater in certain areas. House: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
HB 1221 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio III, Eddie
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to seller's disclosures in connection with residential real property subject to groundwater regulation. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 1/1/16
HB 1665 84-0 (2015) Author: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst, Lois
Relating to notice of water level fluctuations to purchasers of real property adjoining an impoundment of water. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
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 2805 84-0 (2015) Author: Frank, James Relating to the priority applicable to certain interbasin transfers of water. House: Natural Resources Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2892 84-0 (2015) Author: Murr, Andrew Relating to the procedure by which a state agency may issue an opinion that a watercourse is navigable. House: Natural Resources Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3172 84-0 (2015) Author: Schaefer, Matt | et. al. Relating to emergency orders concerning water rights issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3206 84-0 (2015) Author: Miller, Rick Relating to the powers, rights, and duties of the Fort Bend County Levee Improvement District No. 2. House: Special Purpose Districts Left pending in committee
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 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 3821 84-0 (2015) Author: Ashby, Trent Relating to the procedure for action by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on an application for a water right. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 4112 84-0 (2015) Author: Burns, DeWayne | et. al.
Sponsor: Perry, Charles | et. al.
Relating to the rights of an owner of groundwater. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
HCR 139 84-0 (2015) Author: Larson, Lyle
Sponsor: Perry, Charles
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections in H.B. No. 30. 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 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 109 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Van Relating to the procedure for action by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on an application for a water right. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Left pending in committee
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 483 84-0 (2015) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to notice of water level fluctuations to purchasers of real property adjoining an impoundment of water. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 521 84-0 (2015) Author: Fraser, Troy | et. al.
Sponsor: Keffer, Jim
Relating to the period for which the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality may grant or renew an emergency authorization relating to the use of state water. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Placed on General State Calendar
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 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 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 1411 84-0 (2015) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to a water right authorizing a transfer of water from one river basin in this state to another river basin in this state. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 1412 84-0 (2015) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to seller's disclosures in connection with residential real property subject to groundwater regulation. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
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 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
SB 1936 84-0 (2015) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to the recovery of damages resulting from an emergency transfer of water authorized by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SR 1068 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 928. Reported enrolled
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 752 83-0 (2013) Author: Longoria, Oscar
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the types of entities that are considered municipal water suppliers for purposes of the law governing the effect of the subdivision of certain land on certain irrigation water rights. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
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 1332 83-0 (2013) Author: Frank, James Relating to the administration and powers of the Red River Authority of Texas. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1460 83-0 (2013) Author: Gooden, Lance Relating to the use of land and water for wildlife management. House: Agriculture & Livestock Left pending in committee
HB 1776 83-0 (2013) Author: Schaefer, Matt | et. al. Relating to the definition of "drought" for the purposes of emergency orders concerning water rights issued by the executive director of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1780 83-0 (2013) Author: Schaefer, Matt | et. al. Relating to emergency orders concerning water rights issued by the executive director of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
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 2452 83-0 (2013) Author: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al. Relating to the appointment of a watermaster for the Brazos River Basin; providing for a limitation on certain fees. House: Natural Resources Considered in Calendars
HB 2546 83-0 (2013) Author: Sheffield, J. D. Relating to the jurisdiction and qualifications of the Concho River watermaster and deputy watermaster. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2577 83-0 (2013) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al. Relating to water well recordkeeping and reporting requirements, including the production, use, and withdrawal of groundwater. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
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 2615 83-0 (2013) Author: Johnson, Eric
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to the use of state water; providing a penalty. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 2616 83-0 (2013) Author: Johnson, Eric Relating to the authority of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to establish uniform restrictions on the use of water during a drought. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2701 83-0 (2013) Author: Miller, Doug Relating to the Edwards Aquifer Authority's regulation of wells with limited production capabilities. House: Natural Resources Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 2720 83-0 (2013) Author: Ritter, Allan Relating to the applicability of the law governing emergency authorizations by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for the use of state water to certain emergency orders concerning water rights issued by the executive director of the commission. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
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 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 3233 83-0 (2013) Author: Ritter, Allan | et. al.
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to interbasin transfers of state water. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 3234 83-0 (2013) Author: Ritter, Allan | et. al.
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to the procedure for action by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on an application for a water right. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
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
HCR 55 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio III, Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al.
Urging the U.S. Department of State to take appropriate action to ensure that Mexico complies with the 1944 Treaty regarding shared water resources and that it make required water deliveries to the United States a priority. House: International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Signed by the Governor
HR 2795 83-0 (2013) Author: Frank, James Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 281. Reported enrolled
SB 272 83-0 (2013) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to water well recordkeeping and reporting requirements, including the production and use of groundwater. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
No action taken in committee
SB 281 83-0 (2013) Author: Estes, Craig
Sponsor: Frank, James
Relating to the administration and powers of the Red River Authority of Texas. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1209 83-0 (2013) Author: Fraser, Troy Relating to reporting and information availability requirements for persons impounding, diverting, or otherwise using state water; providing a penalty. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 1241 83-0 (2013) Author: Hegar, Glenn
Sponsor: Miller, Doug
Relating to the Edwards Aquifer Authority's regulation of wells with limited production capabilities. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/13
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 1579 83-0 (2013) Author: Taylor, Larry Relating to the appointment of a watermaster for the Brazos River Basin. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
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
SR 1063 83-0 (2013) Author: Estes, Craig Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 281. Reported enrolled
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
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 1664 82-0 (2011) Author: King, Susan Relating to the authority of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to require metering of certain water uses in connection with a water conservation plan submitted by certain applicants for or holders of a water right. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 1730 82-0 (2011) Author: Ritter, Allan Relating to the vested ownership interest in groundwater beneath the surface and the right to produce that groundwater. House: Natural Resources Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 1731 82-0 (2011) Author: Ritter, Allan Relating to the management of groundwater resources in this state and the rights of landowners in groundwater. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 1733 82-0 (2011) Author: Ritter, Allan Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of open-space land devoted to water stewardship purposes on the basis of its productive capacity. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 2358 82-0 (2011) Author: Landtroop, Jim 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. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2398 82-0 (2011) Author: Miller, Sid Relating to the ownership of and right to produce groundwater. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
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
HCR 78 82-0 (2011) Author: Price, Walter "Four" | et. al. Expressing opposition to federal regulation of intrastate water resources. House: State Sovereignty, Select Considered in Calendars
HCR 92 82-0 (2011) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey Urging Congress to enact legislation authorizing Texas and other states to enter into interstate compacts concerning groundwater. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HJR 107 82-0 (2011) Author: Ritter, Allan Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of open-space land devoted to water stewardship purposes on the basis of its productive capacity. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
SB 274 82-0 (2011) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to the regulation by groundwater conservation districts of certain wells. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 332 82-0 (2011) Author: Fraser, Troy | et. al.
Sponsor: Ritter, Allan
Relating to the ownership of groundwater below the surface of land, the right to produce that groundwater, and the management of groundwater in this state. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 409 82-0 (2011) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of open-space land devoted to water stewardship purposes on the basis of its productive capacity. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 467 82-0 (2011) Author: Wentworth, Jeff 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
SB 667 82-0 (2011) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to the management of groundwater resources in this state and the rights of landowners in groundwater. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 756 82-0 (2011) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to a prohibition on the transport of surface water or groundwater more than a specified distance from the water's source; providing an administrative penalty. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1148 82-0 (2011) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the authority of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to authorize certain injection wells that transect or terminate in the Edwards Aquifer. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SCR 32 82-0 (2011) Author: Seliger, Kel Expressing opposition to federal regulation of intrastate water resources. House: State Sovereignty, Select
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to State Sovereignty, Select
SJR 16 82-0 (2011) Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Sponsor: Ritter, Allan
Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of open-space land devoted to water-stewardship purposes on the basis of its productive capacity. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Filed with the Secretary of State
HB 1434 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the use of money in the watermaster fund. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
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 2053 81-0 (2009) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to a water rights permit issued to the Upper Guadalupe River Authority. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Left pending in committee
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 2208 81-0 (2009) Author: Gonzales, Veronica | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the calculation of current market value of certain water rights by the Rio Grande Regional Water Authority. House: Border & Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 4231 81-0 (2009) Author: Ritter, Allan | et. al.
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin
Relating to the conveyancing or transfer in this state of water imported into this state from a source located outside this state. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 4258 81-0 (2009) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Relating to the regulation by groundwater conservation districts of the drilling of and the production of groundwater by certain water wells. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 4776 81-0 (2009) Author: King, Tracy Relating to certain rights of a person who holds an irrigation permit issued by the Edwards Aquifer Authority. House: Natural Resources Recommendations filed with the Speaker
SB 1210 81-0 (2009) Author: Fraser, Troy Relating to a water rights permit issued to the Upper Guadalupe River Authority. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1292 81-0 (2009) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al. Relating to the calculation of current market value of certain water rights by the Rio Grande Regional Water Authority. Senate: Natural Resources Not again placed on intent calendar
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 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 2318 81-0 (2009) Author: Averitt, Kip Relating to the use and management of surface water resources. Senate: Natural Resources Not again placed on intent 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 891 80-0 (2007) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to water rights Permit No. 5394A issued to the Upper Guadalupe River Authority. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 911 80-0 (2007) Author: Callegari, Bill Relating to the requirements for interbasin water transfers. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1292 80-0 (2007) Author: Puente, Robert | et. al. Relating 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 Postponed
HB 1391 80-0 (2007) Author: Turner, Sylvester
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to the provision of water and utility service. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/07
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 1657 80-0 (2007) Author: Puente, Robert
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the protection and use of intellectual property by the executive administrator of the Texas Water Development Board. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
No action taken in committee
HB 1698 80-0 (2007) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Relating to the definition of "surface waters" for purposes of the prohibition on diverting or impounding the natural flow of surface waters in a manner that damages the property of another by the overflow of the water diverted or impounded. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 1723 80-0 (2007) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the imposition and use of a fee on groundwater exported from public school land. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1803 80-0 (2007) Author: Gonzales, Veronica Relating to the conversion of certain water rights on subdivided land from irrigation to municipal use. House: Natural Resources Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
HB 2872 80-0 (2007) Author: Callegari, Bill 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 No action taken in committee
HB 2962 80-0 (2007) Author: Smithee, John Relating to district hearings and citizen suits for illegally drilling or operating a water well. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3233 80-0 (2007) Author: Callegari, Bill Relating to the establishment of a procedure for authorizing the beneficial use or reuse of certain water. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3580 80-0 (2007) Author: Howard, Charlie Relating to the rights of owners of land located in a groundwater conservation district and their lessees and assigns in groundwater. 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 616 80-0 (2007) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Puente, Robert
Relating to the protection and use of intellectual property by the executive administrator of the Texas Water Development Board. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/07
SB 659 80-0 (2007) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the maximum permitted withdrawals and critical period management of groundwater in the area regulated by the Edwards Aquifer Authority and to the operations and oversight of the Edwards Aquifer Authority. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 713 80-0 (2007) Author: Fraser, Troy Relating to water rights Permit No. 5394A issued to the Upper Guadalupe River Authority. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 846 80-0 (2007) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al. Relating to the exclusion of urban property from irrigation districts and subsequent water use. Withdrawn by the Author
SB 847 80-0 (2007) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al.
Sponsor: Gonzales, Veronica
Relating to the conversion of certain water rights on subdivided land from irrigation to municipal use. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1383 80-0 (2007) Author: Seliger, Kel
Sponsor: Smithee, John
Relating to district hearings and citizen suits for illegally drilling or operating a water well. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SR 1206 80-0 (2007) Author: Averitt, Kip Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 3. Reported enrolled
HB 708 79-0 (2005) Author: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al.
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Relating to the issuance of permits by the School Land Board authorizing continued use of certain structures on coastal public land. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 996 79-0 (2005) Author: Geren, Charlie Relating to county authority to regulate the placement of water wells in unincorporated areas of the county; providing a penalty. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 1002 79-0 (2005) Author: Flores, Kino Relating to the exclusion of urban property from irrigation districts and subsequent water use. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 1225 79-0 (2005) Author: Puente, Robert
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the grounds for an exemption from cancellation of a water right for nonuse. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1230 79-0 (2005) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Relating to the name, powers, duties, and directors of the Menard County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1 and the directors of the Menard County Underground Water District. House: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
HB 1513 79-0 (2005) Author: Geren, Charlie Relating to permit exemptions for certain users of state water. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
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 2084 79-0 (2005) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to the ownership of groundwater and governmental actions affecting the rights of owners of groundwater. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2425 79-0 (2005) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to the procedure for approval of certain amendments to a water right. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2527 79-0 (2005) Author: Oliveira, Rene Relating to water allocations involving excluded irrigation land in areas which are within 30 miles of the Rio Grande and within 50 miles of the Laguna Madre. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2541 79-0 (2005) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to exempting interbasin transfers of water rights within regional water planning areas from certain priority requirements. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2542 79-0 (2005) 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 2689 79-0 (2005) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to a temporary moratorium on the authority of the General Land Office to lease the right to produce groundwater from state land or facilitate a water marketing initiative. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2815 79-0 (2005) Author: Campbell, Scott
Sponsor: Madla, Frank | et. al.
Relating to the Concho River Watermaster Program. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 3209 79-0 (2005) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the rights of landowners and their lessees and assigns in groundwater. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HCR 100 79-0 (2005) Author: Guillen, Ryan Requesting the U.S. secretary of state and the International Boundary and Water Commission to require Mexico to fully repay its Rio Grande/Rio Bravo water debt to the United States. 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 268 79-0 (2005) Author: Madla, Frank | et. al.
Sponsor: Puente, Robert
Relating to the repeal of the statutory provision governing the powers and duties of the Rio Grande watermaster and the delivery of water down the banks and bed of the Rio Grande. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 343 79-0 (2005) Author: Brimer, Kim
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie
Relating to the regulation of the placement of water wells and the installation and maintenance of well pumps and equipment and to the performance of certain electrical work; providing a penalty. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/05
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 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 1441 79-0 (2005) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to water allocations involving excluded irrigation land in areas which are within 30 miles of the Rio Grande and within 50 miles of the Laguna Madre. Senate: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
SB 1741 79-0 (2005) Author: Staples, Todd Relating to an exemption for certain interbasin transfers of water from certain priority requirements. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
HB 40 79-1 (2005) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to the management of the water resources of the state, including the protection of instream flows and freshwater inflows. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 41 79-1 (2005) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to the maximum permitted withdrawals and critical period management of groundwater in the area regulated by the Edwards Aquifer Authority and to the operations and oversight of the Edwards Aquifer Authority. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 79 79-1 (2005) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to water conservation. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 15 79-1 (2005) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the management of the water resources of the state, including the protection of instream flows and freshwater inflows. Senate: Natural Resources Committee report printed and distributed
SB 24 79-1 (2005) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth | et. al. Relating to the maximum permitted withdrawals and critical period management of groundwater in the area regulated by the Edwards Aquifer Authority and to the operations and oversight of the Edwards Aquifer Authority. Senate: Natural Resources Co-author authorized
SB 57 79-1 (2005) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to water conservation. Senate: Natural Resources Committee report printed and distributed
HB 803 78-0 (2003) Author: Geren, Charlie
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the authority of political subdivisions to exercise the power of eminent domain to acquire rights to water and the assessment of damages in condemnation proceedings initiated for that purpose. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 1532 78-0 (2003) Author: Cook, Robert Relating to authority of political subdivisions to exercise the power of eminent domain to acquire rights to water. House: Natural Resources Postponed
HB 1624 78-0 (2003) Author: Flores, Kino Relating to the exclusion of urban property from irrigation districts and subsequent water use. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 1756 78-0 (2003) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to the name, administration, operations, powers, and duties of the Menard County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1 and the Menard County Underground Water District. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Committee report printed and distributed
HB 1760 78-0 (2003) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Relating to the exercise of eminent domain power by a municipality or supplier of water for a municipality to acquire a municipal water supply. House: Land & Resource Management Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1830 78-0 (2003) Author: Lewis, Glenn Relating to county authority to regulate the placement of water wells in unincorporated areas of the county; providing a penalty. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2250 78-0 (2003) Author: Flores, Kino
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to the powers and duties of the Rio Grande watermaster and the delivery of water down the banks and bed of the Rio Grande. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/03
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 2854 78-0 (2003) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to the transfer or cancellation of a water right. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2877 78-0 (2003) Author: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al.
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to certain permitting procedures of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Returned from the House for further action
HB 3083 78-0 (2003) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to the procedure for approval of certain amendments to a water right. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3337 78-0 (2003) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to the purposes for which state water may be appropriated. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3338 78-0 (2003) Author: Puente, Robert
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the performance of a water audit by a retail public utility providing potable water. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 3340 78-0 (2003) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to permitting of water rights for instream uses by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3586 78-0 (2003) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to powers and duties of the Edwards Aquifer Authority to manage and protect the Edwards Aquifer, the board of directors of the Edwards Aquifer Authority, and revenue bonding authority. House: Natural Resources Recommendations filed with the Speaker
SB 884 78-0 (2003) Author: Brimer, Kim Relating to county authority to regulate the placement of water wells in unincorporated areas of the county; providing a penalty. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 947 78-0 (2003) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the exclusion of urban property from irrigation districts and subsequent water use. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
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 1041 78-0 (2003) Author: Averitt, Kip Relating to the groundwater rights of private landowners and their lessees and assigns. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1227 78-0 (2003) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Cook, Robert
Relating to authority of political subdivisions to exercise the power of eminent domain to acquire rights to water. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1374 78-0 (2003) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: Puente, Robert
Relating to public waters and provision for environmental flows by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1377 78-0 (2003) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: Puente, Robert
Relating to landowners of groundwater whose land is enrolled or participating in a government conservation program. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on General State Calendar
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
SB 1685 78-0 (2003) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to the transfer or cancellation of a water right. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1690 78-0 (2003) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to the transfer or cancellation of a water right. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1843 78-0 (2003) Author: Staples, Todd Relating to the purposes for which state water may be appropriated. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1878 78-0 (2003) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the relationship between the amount of an administrative penalty imposed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the economic benefit of the violation to the alleged violator. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1902 78-0 (2003) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Flores, Kino | et. al.
Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, operation, and financing of the Rio Grande Regional Water Authority and to the powers and duties of the Rio Grande watermaster and the delivery of water down the banks and bed of the Rio Grande; authorizing the issuance of bonds. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/03
SB 1914 78-0 (2003) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to powers and duties of the Edwards Aquifer Authority to manage and protect the Edwards Aquifer, the board of directors of the Edwards Aquifer Authority, and revenue bonding authority. Senate: Natural Resources Not again placed on intent calendar
HB 570 77-0 (2001) Author: Green, Rick Relating to the Edwards Aquifer Authority's fees on water rights holders in the Guadalupe River Basin. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
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 3528 77-0 (2001) Author: Counts, David Relating to the consolidation and use of certain fees under Chapter 26, Water Code. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3588 77-0 (2001) Author: Cook, Robert Relating to permit requirements for the transfer of certain groundwater out of the basin of origin. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HCR 88 77-0 (2001) Author: Oliveira, Rene
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Requesting the International Boundary and Water Commission to assure that Mexico meet its delivery obligations under the 1944 treaty governing the sharing of waters from the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo basin. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Signed by the Governor
HCR 262 77-0 (2001) Author: Chisum, Warren Urging federal and state reconsideration of the necessity of designating the Arkansas River shiner as a threatened species and the necessity of designating critical habitat in Texas for the Arkansas River shiner. House: State Recreational Resources Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
HR 439 77-0 (2001) Author: Counts, David Honoring the members of regional water planning groups for their significant efforts. House: Rules & Resolutions Reported enrolled
SB 289 77-0 (2001) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth | et. al.
Sponsor: Morrison, Geanie
Relating to the exemption of small hydroelectric facilities from water quality management and watermaster fees. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 1025 77-0 (2001) Author: Lindsay, Jon Relating to the consolidation and use of certain fees under Chapter 26, Water Code. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
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 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 1642 77-0 (2001) Author: Bernsen, David Relating to delivering water down bed and banks. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1644 77-0 (2001) Author: Bernsen, David Relating to rights to appropriated water that is returned to a watercourse or stream. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1645 77-0 (2001) Author: Bernsen, David Relating to limiting the water rights to be protected from an indirect reuse permit. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1646 77-0 (2001) Author: Bernsen, David
Sponsor: Zbranek, Zeb
Relating to conferring on the Coastal Water Authority the power to abandon or deconstruct a canal, ditch, or lateral; changing the qualifications of the authority's board of directors; and authorizing the authority to issue refunding bonds. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/01
SCR 51 77-0 (2001) Author: Bivins, Teel
Sponsor: Chisum, Warren
Urging federal and state reconsideration of the necessity of designating the Arkansas River shiner as a threatened species and the necessity of designating critical habitat in Texas for the Arkansas River shiner. House: State Recreational Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Signed by the Governor
HB 109 76-0 (1999) Author: Alvarado, Leo Relating to prohibiting the severance of surface rights from groundwater rights in conveying real property. House: Business & Industry Meeting cancelled
HB 533 76-0 (1999) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to the priority of a water right authorizing a transfer of water from a river basin in this state to another river basin in the same regional water planning area. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1645 76-0 (1999) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to the priority of a water right authorizing a transfer of water from a river basin in this state to another river basin. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2572 76-0 (1999) Author: Junell, Robert
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to the reservation of riparian rights associated with land sold by certain municipalities. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 2575 76-0 (1999) Author: Counts, David Relating to the operations of the Texas Water Bank. House: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2902 76-0 (1999) Author: Counts, David Relating to the conservation, management, and use of groundwater. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2931 76-0 (1999) Author: Cook, Robert Relating to submetered and nonsubmetered water utility service provided to residents of manufactured home rental communities. House: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3594 76-0 (1999) Author: Counts, David Relating to the development of a water supply reservoir project at a site known as the Allens Creek Reservoir site in Austin County, Texas, and providing for the issuance of certain water rights permits to the Texas Water Development Board. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HR 910 76-0 (1999) Author: Counts, David Directing the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission to create a select committee to study the regulation of the Edwards Aquifer region. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HR 942 76-0 (1999) Author: Counts, David Establishing the intent of the Texas House regarding groundwater from the Edwards Aquifer. House: Natural Resources Reported enrolled
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 143 76-0 (1999) Author: Brown, J. E. | et. al. Relating to the priority of a water right authorizing a transfer of water from a river basin in this state to another river basin. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
SB 950 76-0 (1999) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Cook, Robert
Relating to submetered and nonsubmetered water utility service provided to residents of apartment houses and manufactured home rental communities. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/99
SB 991 76-0 (1999) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Counts, David
Relating to the operations of the Texas Water Bank. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 1190 76-0 (1999) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to the availability of injunctive relief to prohibit use of state water without a permit and in violation of a permit exemption. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1476 76-0 (1999) Author: Brown, J. E. Relating to exceptions to requirements governing the authorization of an interbasin transfer. Senate: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
SB 1593 76-0 (1999) Author: Brown, J. E.
Sponsor: Counts, David
Relating to the development of a water supply reservoir project at the Allens Creek Reservoir site in Austin County, Texas, and providing for the issuance of certain water rights permits to the Texas Water Development Board. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/99
SR 928 76-0 (1999) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Directing the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission to create a select committee to review the regulation of the Edwards Aquifer. Senate: Natural Resources Considered in public hearing
HB 5 75-0 (1997) Author: Lewis, Ron Relating to the development and management of the water resources of the state; providing penalties. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 1 75-0 (1997) Author: Brown, J.E. | et. al.
Sponsor: Lewis, Ron
Relating to the development and management of the water resources of the state; providing penalties. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/97
HB 475 74-0 (1995) Author: Willis, Doyle
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to the right to divert state water for irrigation of certain cemeteries. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1318 74-0 (1995) Author: Kuempel, Edmund
Sponsor: Ratliff, Bill
Relating to an exemption from the sand and gravel permitting process for disturbances of marl, sand, gravel, shell, and mudshell for noncommercial maintenance projects by public utilities. House: State Recreational Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/95
HB 3046 74-0 (1995) Author: Hunter, Todd
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to vessels and obstructions in fish passes. House: State Recreational Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Withdrawn from intent calendar
HB 3098 74-0 (1995) Author: Siebert, Bill Relating to permitted withdrawals of water by a military base from the Edwards Aquifer. House: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 207 73-0 (1993) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to the appropriation of state water for recharge of certain water-bearing sands and aquifers. House: Natural Resources Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
HB 1810 73-0 (1993) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Relating to the appropriation of state water for recharging certain underground freshwater bearing sands and aquifers. House: Natural Resources Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
HB 1877 73-0 (1993) Author: Junell, Robert | et. al.
Sponsor: Sims, Bill
Repealing the provisions of the Water Code that authorize a watermaster program. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on intent calendar
HB 1950 73-0 (1993) Author: Moffat, Nancy
Sponsor: Lucio, Eddie
Relating to the regulation of diversion of water. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Withdrawn from intent calendar
HB 1962 73-0 (1993) Author: Combs, Susan
Sponsor: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Relating to adding land to a municipal utility district by petition of landowner. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 2199 73-0 (1993) Author: Brimer, Kim
Sponsor: Moncrief, Mike
Relating to the appellate jurisdiction of the Texas Water Commission. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/93
HB 2785 73-0 (1993) Author: Counts, David Relating to the management of spring flow from the Edwards Aquifer and to the increase of the recharge to and the conservation of the water taken from the Edwards Aquifer located in Kinney, Uvalde, Medina, Bexar, Hays and Comal Counties, Texas. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2792 73-0 (1993) Author: Cuellar, Henry Relating to surplus state water diverted from an international stream for domestic or municipal purposes. House: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 2801 73-0 (1993) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey | et. al. Relating to the regional management of the Edwards Aquifer. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2873 73-0 (1993) Author: Counts, David Relating to creation and operation of a water bank and establishment and collection of fees associated thereto. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 158 73-0 (1993) Author: Carriker, Steven Relating to authority to regulate underground water. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in subcommittee
SB 675 73-0 (1993) Author: Moncrief, Mike Relating to the appellate jurisdiction of the Texas Water Commission. Senate: Natural Resources Withdrawn from intent calendar
SB 1012 73-0 (1993) Author: Sims, Bill Repealing the provisions of the Water Code that authorize a watermaster program. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1152 73-0 (1993) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to adding land by Petition of Landowner. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1256 73-0 (1993) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to surplus state water diverted from an international stream for domestic or municipal purposes. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to s/c on Water
SB 1304 73-0 (1993) Author: Sims, Bill Relating to the appropriation of state water for recharge of certain water bearing sands and aquifers, except the Edwards Aquifer in Kinney, Uvalde, Medina, Bexar, Comal and Hays Counties. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 113 72-0 (1991) Author: Junell, Robert Relating to appointment and expenses of a watermaster. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 181 72-0 (1991) Author: Craddick, Tom Relating to the regulation of underground water rights owned by a municipality or certain other political subdivisions of the state. House: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 527 72-0 (1991) Author: Lewis, Ron Relating to the effects of certain permits granted by the Texas Water Commission and to the mitigation of adverse effects. House: Natural Resources Placed on Major State Calendar
HB 529 72-0 (1991) Author: Lewis, Ron
Sponsor: Sims, Bill
Relating to the cancellation for nonuse of water rights permits, certified filings, and certificates of adjudication. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/91
HB 1215 72-0 (1991) Author: Lewis, Ron
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to administrative penalties for the violation of certain water rights laws, rules, orders, permits, certificates, and certified filings, and certain dam safety laws, rules, and orders. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Recommended for local & uncontested Calendar
HB 1334 72-0 (1991) Author: Cuellar, Henry Relating to surplus water diverted by cities and towns from an international stream. House: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 2329 72-0 (1991) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey
Sponsor: Sims, Bill
Relating to the definition of subterranean streams and the ownership of groundwater. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Record vote
HB 2403 72-0 (1991) Author: Denton, Betty Relating to creating a duty to negotiate for the sale of unused state water; providing a penalty. House: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 2602 72-0 (1991) Author: Linebarger, Libby | et. al. Relating to regulation of groundwater in the Edwards Aquifer by the Texas Water Commission; providing criminal penalties. House: Natural Resources Coauthor Authorized
HCR 76 72-0 (1991) Author: Junell, Robert Requesting the Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Speaker of the House of Representatives to establish the Texas Water Rights and Regulations Task Force to investigate all issues relevant to Texas Surface Water. House: Natural Resources 1st Printing sent to Calendars
SB 489 72-0 (1991) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: Cuellar, Henry
Relating to surplus state water diverted from an international stream for domestic or municipal purposes. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Motion to reconsider and table prevails
SB 1187 72-0 (1991) Author: Sims, Bill Relating to cancellation of water rights held by the Springhills Water Management District. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 1242 72-0 (1991) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to regulation of groundwater in the Edwards Aquifer by the Texas Water Commission; providing criminal penalties. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 237 72-1 (1991) Author: Schoolcraft, Alan | et. al. Relating to prohibiting certain water wells. House: Natural Resources 1st Printing sent to Calendars
SB 106 72-1 (1991) Author: Krier, Cynthia Relating to the authority of the Texas Water Commission or the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission to determine reasonable use of artesian water. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Administration
Point of order sustained
HB 24 72-2 (1991) Author: Schoolcraft, Alan Relating to prohibiting certain wells. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 34 72-2 (1991) Author: Schoolcraft, Alan | et. al. Relating to the regulation of artesian wells and of the use of water from artesian wells. House: Natural Resources Posting rule suspended
HB 49 72-2 (1991) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to the authority of the Edwards Underground Water District to establish restrictions on the use of water from artesian wells. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 19 72-2 (1991) Author: Krier, Cynthia
Sponsor: Schoolcraft, Alan
Relating to the regulation of artesian wells and of the use of water from artesian wells. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Administration
Effective immediately
HB 213 71-0 (1989) Author: Hammond, Bill Relating to the exemption from cancellation of certain water rights permits and certificates of adjudication. House: Natural Resources Reported from s/c with no recomm.
HB 1128 71-0 (1989) Author: Smith, Terral Relating to the authority of the Texas Water Commission to review and modify water rights granted by the commission. House: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 1185 71-0 (1989) Author: Smith, Terral Relating to administrative penalties for the violation of certain water rights laws, rules, orders, permits, certificates, and certified filings, and certain dam safety laws, rules, and orders. House: Natural Resources 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 1329 71-0 (1989) Author: Swift, Dick
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to review by the Texas Water Commission of certain permitted but unconstructed storage reservoirs. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Reported favorably w/o amendments
HB 1330 71-0 (1989) Author: Swift, Dick Relating to inspections and the collection of certain information by the Texas Water Commission concerning certain matters under its jurisdiction. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
HB 1639 71-0 (1989) Author: Junell, Robert
Sponsor: Sims, Bill
Relating to the persons required to file an annual surface water use report with the Texas Water Commission. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/89
HB 2092 71-0 (1989) Author: Perry, Rick Relating to property rights in certain river beds. House: Environmental Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 2687 71-0 (1989) Author: Harrison, Dudley Relating to written notice by a watermaster pertaining to water rights. House: Natural Resources Pending in committee
HB 2771 71-0 (1989) Author: Smith, Terral | et. al. Relating to regulation of groundwater in the Edwards Aquifer by the Texas Water Commission; providing criminal penalties. House: Natural Resources Pending in committee
HB 2946 71-0 (1989) Author: Moreno, Alex Relating to the designation of urban property within certain water districts and the conversion of irrigation water rights to municipal water rights. House: Natural Resources 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
SB 720 71-0 (1989) Author: Sims, Bill Relating to property rights in certain river beds. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 817 71-0 (1989) Author: Uribe, Hector Relating to the designation of urban property within certain water districts and the conversion of irrigation water rights to municipal water rights. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to s/c on Water
SB 1211 71-0 (1989) Author: Santiesteban, H. Relating to inspections and the collection of certain information by the Texas Water Commission concerning certain matters under its jurisdiction. Senate: Natural Resources Postponed in committee
SB 1224 71-0 (1989) Author: Santiesteban, H.
Sponsor: Smith, Terral
Relating to administrative penalties for the violation of certain water rights laws, rules, orders, permits, certificates, and certified filings, and certain dam safety laws, rules, and orders. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
1st Printing sent to Local&Consent Cal.
SB 1225 71-0 (1989) Author: Santiesteban, H. Relating to review and modification of water rights for certain purposes. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1441 71-0 (1989) Author: Krier, Cynthia | et. al. Relating to regulation of groundwater in the Edwards Aquifer by the Texas Water Commission; providing criminal penalties. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Special Subcommittee
HB 87 71-1 (1989) Author: Waterfield, Richard Relating to property rights in, and the establishment of a wildlife management area along, certain riverbeds. House: Natural Resources 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
SB 51 71-1 (1989) Author: Bivins, Teel Relating to property rights in, and the establishment of a wildlife management area along and in the vicinity of, the Canadian River bed; making an appropriation. Senate: Natural Resources Reported favorably with substitute
SB 101 71-1 (1989) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to water supply, flood control, sewer service corporations and their rights, duties and powers, and amending Article 1434a, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes, and containing other provisions relative to the subject. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
HB 98 71-3 (1990) Author: Swift, Dick Relating to review by the Texas Water Commission of certain permitted but unconstructed storage reservoirs. House: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
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 1124 70-0 (1987) Author: Hammond, Bill Relating to the exemption from cancellation of certain water rights permits and certificates of adjudication. House: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 1221 70-0 (1987) Author: Harris, Jack
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the expenses of a watermaster. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1509 70-0 (1987) Author: Shelley, Dan
Sponsor: Henderson, Don
Relating to proof of water rights for release of funds by the Texas Water Development Board. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days-8/31/87
HB 1782 70-0 (1987) Author: Craddick, Tom Relating to notice of a term permit for a water right. House: Natural Resources Comm. laid on table subj. to call
HB 1783 70-0 (1987) Author: Craddick, Tom
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to the authority of the Texas Water Commission to place certain restrictions and conditions on water rights permits. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/87
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 1898 70-0 (1987) Author: Guerrero, Lena Relating to declaration of regulated groundwater basins and the adjudication of groundwater rights. House: Natural Resources Pending in subcommittee
HB 1912 70-0 (1987) Author: Berlanga, Hugo
Sponsor: Truan, Carlos
Relating to exemption from water rights permit requirements for use of certain water for mariculture activities. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days-8/31/87
HB 1972 70-0 (1987) Author: Moreno, Alex Relating to a moratorium on the granting of certain water rights and a study of the Rio Grande. House: Natural Resources Postponed in committee
SB 631 70-0 (1987) Author: Uribe, Hector Relating to the delineation of urbanized property within certain water districts and the conversion of irrigation water rights to municipal water rights. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1337 70-0 (1987) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the expenses of a watermaster. Senate: Natural Resources Laid on table subj. to call in comm.
SB 1338 70-0 (1987) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the scope, cancellation, and enforcement of water rights; providing a civil penalty. Senate: Natural Resources Reported favorably w/o amendments
SB 4 70-1 (1987) Author: Uribe, Hector Relating to the delineation of urbanized property within certain water districts and the conversion of irrigation water rights to municipal water rights; repealing Texas Revised Civil Statutes art. Filed
HB 70 70-2 (1987) Author: Shaw, Larry Relating to the right of water sevice of land adjacent to or near a water improvement district. House: Natural Resources Pending in committee
HB 110 70-2 (1987) Author: Johnson, Cliff Relating to administrative penalties for violation of certain water rights laws, rules, orders, permits, certificates, and certified filings. House: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
SB 30 70-2 (1987) Author: Sims, Bill
Sponsor: Shaw, Larry
Relating to the authority to transfer and accept transfer of certain water rights. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Point of order sustained
HB 993 69-0 (1985) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Uribe, Hector
Relating to exclusion of certain urban property from defined water districts. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1376 69-0 (1985) Author: Leonard, Jr., Bob
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to taking water from the Gulf of Mexico without a water rights permit. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1386 69-0 (1985) Author: Craddick, Tom Relating to issuance of term permits for use of state water. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
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 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 2432 69-0 (1985) Author: Moreno, Alex Relating to a moratorium on the granting of certain water rights and a study of the Rio Grande. House: Natural Resources Laid on table subj. to call in comm.
SB 990 69-0 (1985) Author: Traeger, John Relating to the reuse of developed water by any city, town, or political subdivision of the state; providing a procedure by which the Texas Water Commission may authorize such reuse; and defining "developed water". Senate: Natural Resources Record vote
SB 1144 69-0 (1985) Author: Montford, John Relating to the appropriation of state water for beneficial uses. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
HB 59 69-3 (1986) Author: Parker, Jim
Sponsor: Sharp, John
Relating to certain exemptions from cancellation of water rights. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1149 68-0 (1983) Author: Hall, Lanny Relating to rights in certain appropriated water under a permit. House: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
HB 1381 68-0 (1983) Author: Agnich, Fred Relating to rights to certain water under state-issued permits. House: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
HB 1482 68-0 (1983) Author: Geistweidt, Gerald Relating to water rights and validating water rights Permit No. 3866. House: Natural Resources Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HB 1585 68-0 (1983) Author: Craddick, Tom
Sponsor: Howard, Ed
Relating to the jurisdiction, powers, and duties of and the enforcement by the Texas Department of Water Resources; providing criminal offenses; and providing penalties. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Record vote
HB 1675 68-0 (1983) Author: Kemp, Hill Relating to maintaining a proper ecological environment in the streams, rivers, bays and estuaries of Texas. House: Natural Resources Committee laid on table subject to call
HB 2276 68-0 (1983) Author: Geistweidt, Gerald
Sponsor: Sims, Bill
Relating to the right of the state to appropriate water. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SB 712 68-0 (1983) Author: McFarland, Bob Relating to rights in certain appropriated water under a permit. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
SB 730 68-0 (1983) Author: Leedom, John Relating to rights to certain water under state-issued permits. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Subcommittee on Water
SB 1026 68-0 (1983) Author: Sharp, John
Sponsor: Kemp, Hill
Relating to ecological matters in the consideration and issuance of and in the operation under certain water rights permits. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Rules suspended
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
HB 353 67-0 (1981) Author: Presnal, Bill Relating to the separate adjudication of certain water rights claims. House: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
HB 407 67-0 (1981) Author: Colbert, Paul Relating to control of the flow of water in certain circumstances. House: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 414 67-0 (1981) Author: McBee, Susan Gurley Relating to the temporary diversion and use of water from an international stream by holders of water rights. House: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
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 1349 67-0 (1981) Author: Craddick, Tom
Sponsor: Howard, Ed
Relating to administration and regulation of water and the creation and operation of water districts. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 221 67-0 (1981) Author: Traeger, John
Sponsor: McBee, Susan Gurley
Relating to temporary diversion and use of water from international stream by holders of water rights. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 223 67-0 (1981) Author: Jones, Grant
Sponsor: Presnal, Bill
Relating to the separate adjudication of certain water rights claims and its effect; requiring certain notices. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to subcommittee
SB 675 66-0 (1979) Author: Howard, Ed
Sponsor: Craddick, Tom
Relating to the ratification and implementation of the Caddo Lake Compact. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 1157 65-0 (1977) Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Sponsor: Sherman, Max
Relating to the appropriation of state water for any beneficial use. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days
HB 1215 65-0 (1977) Author: Polumbo, Anthony Relating to the jurisdiction of the Public Utility Commission of Texas over rates under certain contracts for the sale of water. House: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
HB 1245 65-0 (1977) Author: Craddick, Tom
Sponsor: Farabee, Ray
Relating to issuance of temporary permits. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1260 65-0 (1977) Author: Massey, Tom Relating to the exemption of uses of insignificant quantities of water from the permitting process. House: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
HB 1427 65-0 (1977) Author: Blythe, W.J. "Bill" Relating to the membership and operating procedure of the Texas Water Rights Commission. House: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
HB 1602 65-0 (1977) Author: Blanton, Bill
Sponsor: Clower, Ron
Relating to the ratemaking authority of the Texas Water Rights Commission. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1795 65-0 (1977) Author: Peveto, Wayne Relating to the ratemaking authority of the Texas Water Rights Commission. House: Natural Resources Reported from subcommittee with substitute
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 2019 65-0 (1977) Author: Bock II, Bennie Relating to the 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 Laid on the table subject to call
SB 529 65-0 (1977) Author: Farabee, Ray Adding Section 5.146 to the Water Code, as amended, so as to exempt a person from obtaining a water permit when the water is to be used for drilling oil and gas wells; protecting water rights; providing that the exemption does not extend to certain other oil and gas field uses; providing for ceasing such use when ordered by the Texas Water Rights Commission and establishing penalties and injunctive relief to enforce commission orders. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
SB 935 65-0 (1977) Author: Clower, Ron Relating to the jurisdiction of the Texas Water Rights Commission; amending Section 6.0546, Water Code. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Subcommittee on Water
SB 991 65-0 (1977) Author: Traeger, John Relating to surplus water diverted by holders of water rights. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Reported from subcommittee with substitute
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
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
SB 1238 65-0 (1977) Author: Clower, Ron Relating to rate-making authority of the Texas Water Rights Commission. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
HB 114 64-0 (1975) Author: Massey, Tom
Sponsor: Sherman, Max
Relating to change or alteration of a water right. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days
HB 116 64-0 (1975) Author: Massey, Tom
Sponsor: Sherman, Max
Relating to the cancellation of certificates of adjudication as defined in this Act. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 319 64-0 (1975) Author: Blythe, W.J. "Bill" Relating to regulation and prevention of land subsidence resulting from withdrawal of groundwater; providing penalties. House: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
HB 396 64-0 (1975) Author: Bigham, John R. Relating to filing sworn statements to make certain water rights claims. House: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 1579 64-0 (1975) Author: Olson, Jr., Lyndon
Sponsor: Farabee, Ray
Relating to the mailing of notice to each claimant of water rights under the Water Rights Adjudication Act. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days
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 2118 64-0 (1975) Author: Washington, Craig Relating to a study of the regulation of groundwater withdrawal by the Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority; providing an appropriation. House: Natural Resources Reported from committee with substitute
SB 851 64-0 (1975) Author: Clower, Ron Relating to filing of sworn statements of certain water rights claims. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to subcommittee
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
SB 1065 64-0 (1975) Author: Patman, W.N. "Bill" Relating to the subject of water supply contracts; defining eligible districts; amending the power of eligible districts and persons to contract in respect to water supply; authorizing the acquisition and construction of facilities and the issuance of bonds to provide facilities in connection with such water supply contracts; providing for revision of rate of compensation for water sold under certain circumstances; containing restrictions on issuance of bonds payable from taxes; providing relationship of this Act to other laws; containing other provisions relating to the subject. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
HB 415 63-0 (1973) Author: Vecchio, James S. Relating to sales of water by the holders of water rights and the rates to be charged therefor. House: Natural Resources Rules failed to suspend
HB 1720 63-0 (1973) Author: Massey, Tom Amending Subchapter E, Chapter 5, Water code, providing for the cancellation in whole or in part of certificates or adjudication by the Texas Water Rights Commission in the same manner as permits and certified filing; providing for the definition of "certificate of adjudication"; providing for the general principle of cancellation of certificates of adjudication, the initiation of proceedings, notice, and hearing thereof; providing for certain findings to be made by the commission and action to be taken; allowing a holder of a permit, certified filing, or certificate of adjudication to retain a reservoir for domestic, livestock, and recreational purposes to the extent that he has conservation storage; exempting those certified filings held by cities to the extent that such filing allows diversion for municipal purposes; declaring that the failure to initiate proceedings to cancel shall not validate or enhance a certified filing, permit, or certificate of adjudication and requiring a five-year lapse between cancellation proceedings against a particular water right; repealing all conflicting laws and providing a savings clause; and declaring an emergency. House: Natural Resources Reported favorably
HB 1721 63-0 (1973) Author: Massey, Tom Amending Chapter 5, Water Code, by adding Section 5.1211 to the Water Code, providing that holders of permits, certified filings, and certificates of adjudication to obtain authority from the Texas Water Rights Commission to change or alter a water right; providing that the Texas Water Rights Commission shall promulgate rules; providing for repeal of inconsistent Acts; and declaring an emergency. House: Natural Resources Reported favorably
HB 1723 63-0 (1973) Author: Massey, Tom Repealing Section 51.184, Water Code; and declaring an emergency. House: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
SB 533 63-0 (1973) Author: Clower, Ron To be known as the Texas Public Rivers Act, relating to the right of the public, individually and collectively, to have access to, and to use and enjoy, the navigable inland waters located within the state; providing a penalty for violations. Senate: Natural Resources Defeat by Senate reported
SB 534 63-0 (1973) Author: Clower, Ron
Sponsor: Green, Forrest
Relating to filing of sworn statements of certain water rights. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Sent to Calendar Committee
SB 787 63-0 (1973) Author: Gammage, R.A. "Bob" Relating to membership operating procedure of the Texas Water Rights Commission. Senate: State Affairs Concurred in House amendments
SB 824 63-0 (1973) Author: Gammage, R.A. "Bob" Relating to the penalty for failing to file certain reports with the Texas Water Rights Commission; amending Section 50.106, Water Code; and declaring an emergency. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
SB 958 63-0 (1973) Author: Sherman, Max Relating to preference in use of water. Senate: Natural Resources Committee hearing date
SB 959 63-0 (1973) Author: Sherman, Max
Sponsor: Massey, Tom
Providing that holders of permits, certified filings, and certificates of adjudication shall obtain authority from the Texas Water Rights Commission to change or alter a water right; providing that the Texas Water Rights Commission shall promulgate rules to effectuate provisions of this Act; providing for repeal of inconsistent Acts. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Sent to Calendar Committee
SB 960 63-0 (1973) Author: Sherman, Max
Sponsor: Massey, Tom
Providing for the cancellation in whole or in part of certificates of adjudication by the Texas Water Rights Commission in the same manner as permits and certified filing; providing for the definition of "certificate of adjudication"; providing for the general principle of cancellation of certificates of adjudication, the initiation of proceedings, notice, and hearing thereof; providing for certain findings to be made by the commission and action to be taken; allowing a holder of a permit, certified filing, or certificate of adjudication to retain a reservoir for domestic, livestock, and recreational purposes to the extent that he has conservation storage; exempting those certified filings held by cities to the extent that such filing allows diversion for municipal purposes; declaring that the failure to initiate proceedings to cancel shall not validate or enhance a certified filing, permit, or certificate of adjudication and requiring a five-year lapse between cancellation proceedings against a particular water right; repealing all conflicting laws and providing a savings clause. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Sent to Calendar Committee
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 345 62-0 (1971) Author: Allen, Joe Relating to rights in underground water.
HB 703 62-0 (1971) Author: Murray, Menton J.
Sponsor: Creighton, Tom
Relating to prescribing civil penalties of not to exceed $100 per day for any wilful violation of any rule, regulation, or order promulgated by the Texas Water Rights Commission which is not in conflict with this Chapter and any term or condition contained in declarations of appropriation and permits heretofore or hereafter granted by the Commission which is not in conflict with this Chapter.
HB 1272 62-0 (1971) Author: Nugent, James E. Relating to extending to November 1, 1971, the date for filing claims to water rights with the Texas Water Rights Commission.
HB 1417 62-0 (1971) Author: Clayton, Bill
Sponsor: Creighton, Tom
Relating to the penalty for willfully taking, diverting, or appropriating water of the state.
HB 1418 62-0 (1971) Author: Clayton, Bill
Sponsor: Creighton, Tom
Relating to the authority of the Texas Water Rights Commission to issue emergency permits for the diversion and use of water.
HB 1420 62-0 (1971) Author: Clayton, Bill | et. al. Relating to the allocations of water authorized by the Texas Water Rights Commission for the maintenance of the bays and estuaries.
HB 1890 62-0 (1971) Relating to amending the Water Code to conform to legislation enacted during the Regular Session of the 62nd Legislature.
HCR 178 62-0 (1971) Author: Carrillo, Oscar Creating an interim committee known as Rio Grande River Water Study Committee.
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.
SCR 116 62-0 (1971) Author: Connally, Wayne Providing for the creation of an Interim Committee to be known as the Rio Grande River Water Study.
HB 176 61-0 (1969) Author: Finck, William Henry "Bill" | et. al. Relating to providing that state water may be stored or diverted for any beneficial use.
HB 177 61-0 (1969) Author: Finck, William Henry "Bill" | et. al. Relating to the purposes for which public water may be appropriated.
HB 178 61-0 (1969) Author: Finck, William Henry "Bill" | et. al. Relating to the uses and priorities of uses for which appropriations of public water may be granted, by adding other beneficial uses to the list of priorities.
HB 181 61-0 (1969) Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al. Relating to providing that certain imported waters are property of the state.
HB 1138 61-0 (1969) Author: Murray, Menton J. Relating to eliminating the requirement that certain statements be sworn to.
HB 1487 61-0 (1969) Author: Nugent, James E. Relating to extending to September 1, 1971, the date for filing claims to water rights with the Texas Water Rights Commission.
HB 44 61-1 (1969) Author: Nugent, James E. Relating to extending to September 1, 1971, the date for filing claims to water rights with the Texas Water Rights Commission.
HB 59 61-2 (1969) Author: Nugent, James E. | et. al. Relating to extending to September 1, 1971, the date for filing claims to water rights with the Texas Water Rights Commission.
HB 53 60-0 (1967) Author: Clayton, Bill Relating to purposes for which public water may be appropriated.
HB 56 60-0 (1967) Author: Murray, Menton J. Relating to amending certain statute relating to publication and mailing of notice of hearing on an application for appropriation of water.
HB 57 60-0 (1967) Author: Murray, Menton J. Relating to repealing certain article relating to the right to appropriate the ordinary flow, underflow, or floodwaters of a stream.
HB 136 60-0 (1967) Author: Cain, Pat Relating to amending certain statute so as to provide that appeals from decisions of the Texas Water Rights Commission concerning applications for permits to divert water from one watershed to another conform to the appeal provisions contained in Section 12, Article 7477, Revised Civil Statutes of Texas, 1925.
HB 137 60-0 (1967) Author: Cain, Pat Relating to obtaining approval of the Texas Water Rights Commission before making changes in existing improvements used for water supply.
HB 138 60-0 (1967) Author: Cain, Pat Relating to amending certain article relating to requirements which may be imposed on persons desiring to take, store, or divert water.
HB 139 60-0 (1967) Author: Cain, Pat Relating to fees payable to and collected by the Texas Water Rights Commission.
HB 140 60-0 (1967) Author: Cain, Pat Relating to repealing certain articles relating to the power of a Texas corporation to sell permanent water rights and to lease or rent water and relating to chartering a corporation for the purpose of storing and delivering water.
HB 167 60-0 (1967) Author: Cain, Pat Relating to abandonment of an action filed for review of a ruling, order, act, or failure to act by the Texas Water Rights Commission.
HB 168 60-0 (1967) Author: Cain, Pat Relating to the deposit of fees collected by the Texas Water Rights Commission with the State Treasurer in a Texas Water Rights Commission Fund.
HB 174 60-0 (1967) Author: Murray, Menton J. Relating to amending certain statute by deleting provisions relating to the prior right of appropriation of the owner of land through which water flows when water is appropriated for mining purposes.
HB 175 60-0 (1967) Author: Murray, Menton J. Relating to amending Article 7468, Revised Civil Statutes of Texas, 1925, relating to the authorized purposes of use of certain water by providing that it may be used for certain specified purposes and for any other reasonable beneficial use.
HB 176 60-0 (1967) Author: Murray, Menton J. Relating to repealing certain statute relating to presentations to the Texas Water Rights Commission.
HB 177 60-0 (1967) Author: Murray, Menton J. Relating to publication of new rules and amendments of rules by the Texas Water Rights Commission.
HB 178 60-0 (1967) Author: Murray, Menton J. Relating to repealing certain statute relating to the prohibition against acquisition of riparian rights, water rights, water supply, and certain facilities and lands by a person, corporation, city, town, municipality, or other public corporation by eminent domain or condemnation.
HB 231 60-0 (1967) Author: Cain, Pat Relating to amending certain statue prescribing penalties for violations of the terms and conditions of certified filings and permits; for violation of any rule, regulation or order of the Texas Water Rights Commission, etc.
HB 253 60-0 (1967) Author: Nugent, James E. Relating to amending certain statute authorizing the granting of seasonal and temporary permits to appropriate water, by limiting to three years the period of time for which a temporary permit may be granted.
HB 447 60-0 (1967) Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al. Relating to providing for the recordation of certain claims of water rights and imposing limitations on the exercise of such claims; providing for the adjudication and administration of water rights.
HB 890 60-0 (1967) Author: Whatley, Willis James Relating to authorizing certain cities to enter into contracts with conservation and reclamation districts in regard to the conveyance, transportation, distribution, sale and repurchase of water.
SB 92 60-0 (1967) Author: Parkhouse, George M. Relating to providing for the recordation of certain claims of water rights and imposing limitations on the exercise of such claims; providing for the adjudication and administration of water rights.
SB 148 60-0 (1967) Author: Parkhouse, George M. Relating to amending certain statute authorizing the granting of seasonal and temporary permits to appropriate water, by limiting to three (3) years the period of time for which a temporary permit may be granted.
HB 81 59-0 (1965) Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al. Relating to amending certain acts to provide that construction of a new reservoir on that portion of a stream over which a water master has heretofore been, or may hereafter be, appointed, shall not void such appointment nor restrict the authority of such water master to act both upstream and downstream from such new reservoir; providing for the retention of jurisdiction by the Trial Court to allocate and distribute water in its judicial custody during appeal and until entry of final judgment.
HB 225 59-0 (1965) Author: Heatly, W.S. "Bill" Relating to regulating withdrawal of underground water for use in another state by drilling a well in Texas; requiring Legislative consent.
HB 440 59-0 (1965) Author: Parsley, Bill J. Relating to water resources and water rights and water resources and water rights administration.
HB 698 59-0 (1965) Author: Atwell, Ben Relating to priorities in allotting and appropriating public water; amending certain statutes.
HB 887 59-0 (1965) Author: Brown, Raleigh Holden Relating to water rights and water rights adjudication and administration; enacting the Water Rights Adjudication Act.
SB 21 59-0 (1965) Author: Bates, Sr., James S. "Jim" Relating to amending certain Acts to provide that construction of a new reservoir on that portion of a stream over which a water master has heretofore been, or may hereafter be, appointed shall not void such appointment nor restrict the authority of such water master to act both upstream and downstream from such new reservoir; providing for the retention by the Trial Court to allocate and distribute water in its judicial custody during appeal and until entry of final judgment.
SB 145 59-0 (1965) Author: Parkhouse, George M. | et. al. Relating to water resources and water rights and water resources and water rights administration; changing the name of the Texas Water Commission to the Texas Water Rights Commission.
HB 750 58-0 (1963) Author: Murray, Menton J. Relating to determination of water rights by district courts in cases where the State or Texas Water Commission is a party.
SB 272 58-0 (1963) Author: Bates, Sr., James S. "Jim" Relating to providing that any district court may, in a case involving water rights to which the state or Texas Water Commission is a party, determine, cancel or declare inoperative, in whole or in part, any claimed appropriative water rights of a party to such suit on petition of the state, Texas Water Commission or any party at interest in said suit.
HB 145 55-0 (1957) Author: Saul, Charles Leroy Relating to amending certain Statutes so as to declare as presumably abandoned all certified filings heretofore filed with and permits heretofore issued by the Board of Water Engineers and permits hereafter issued by the Board of Water Engineers or its successor, which certified filings and permits authorize the appropriation of public waters, when no part of the waters authorized to be appropriated has ever been put to beneficial use at any time during a ten-year period preceding the effective date of the Act or the date of cancellation proceedings authorized hereby.
HB 155 55-0 (1957) Author: Saul, Charles Leroy Relating to adding with certain qualifications the purpose of recharging of underground water reservoirs to those purposes for which the public waters of the State may be appropriated.
HB 249 55-0 (1957) Author: Thurmond, George Murat | et. al. Relating to declaring it to be illegal to divert waters released from storage and destined for downstream users; authorizing the Board of Water Engineers to promulgate and enforce rules and orders to effectuate the provisions of this Act.
HB 358 55-0 (1957) Author: Spilman, Wade Fetzer | et. al. Relating to the qualifications of masters in chancery in certain cases and providing for procedure relating to, and prescribing the effect of, reports of masters in such cases.
HB 558 55-0 (1957) Author: Spilman, Wade Fetzer | et. al. Relating to authorizing the appointment of a water master in any suit where the State of Texas is a party and the purpose of the suit is to determine the rights of parties to divert or use waters of a surface stream in which suit rights are asserted to divert or use such waters in not more than four (4) counties.
HB 626 55-0 (1957) Author: Ellis, Jr., John Taylor | et. al. Relating to amending certain Statutes by conferring jurisdiction and authorizing District Courts to declare invalid water permits and filings upon application of the Board of Water Engineers or the State of Texas without the necessity of prior administrative action by the Board of Water Engineers.
SB 2 55-0 (1957) Author: Parkhouse, George M. | et. al. Relating to providing for the levy and collection of fees a stated rates for claiming the right to use or divert, or to use or divert, certain waters.
SB 5 55-0 (1957) Author: Parkhouse, George M. | et. al. Relating to amending certain laws declaring as abandoned all certified filings heretofore filed with and permits heretofore issued by the Board of Water Engineers and permits hereafter issued by the Board of Water Engineers or its successor, which certified filings and permits authorize the appropriation of public waters, when no part of the waters authorized to be appropriated has ever been put to beneficial use at any time during a ten year period preceding the effective date of this Act or the date of cancellation proceedings authorized hereby.
SB 29 55-0 (1957) Author: Parkhouse, George M. | et. al. Relating to amending certain Acts so as to add with certain qualifications the purpose of recharging of underground water reservoirs to those purposes for which the public waters of the state may be appropriated.
SB 126 55-0 (1957) Author: Hardeman, Dorsey B. | et. al. Relating to declaring it illegal to divert waters released from storage and designated for downstream users; providing for penalties for violation.
SB 320 55-0 (1957) Author: Hudson, Hubert R. Relating to amending certain Statutes by conferring jurisdiction and authorizing District Courts to declare invalid water permits and filings upon application of the Board of Water Engineers or the State of Texas without the necessity of prior administrative action by the Board of Water Engineers.
HB 41 54-0 (1955) Author: Banks, Jr., Clinton Stanley | et. al. Relating to amending certain Acts so as to require that everyone who takes any waters flowing in a natural stream or water course, by virtue of a permit, shall file certain information with the Board of Water Engineers; exempting those taking water for domestic and livestock purposes; providing certain penalties; protecting the rights of riparians.
HB 63 54-0 (1955) Author: Wood, Bill D. | et. al. Relating to amending Statutes so as to declare as abandoned all certified filings heretofore filed with and permits heretofore issued by the Board of Water Engineers and permits heretofore issued by the Board of Water Engineers and permits hereafter issued by the Texas Water Commission, which certified filings and permits authorize the appropriation of public waters, when no part of the waters authorized to be appropriated has ever been put to beneficial use at any time during a ten-year period preceding the effective date of this Act or the date of cancellation proceedings authorized hereby.
HB 130 54-0 (1955) Author: Wood, Bill D. Relating to amending Statutes so as 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 Board of Water Engineers, or its successors, 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.
HB 257 54-0 (1955) Author: Burkett, Jr., Joseph W. "Joe" | et. al. Relating to prohibiting the State Board of Water Engineers from issuing permanent water permits for a period of two years; authorizing the issuance of temporary permits for this period of time.
HB 615 54-0 (1955) Author: Parish, Harold Burton Relating to amending certain Statutes to require all cities, towns, municipalities and political subdivisions to supply the needs of domestic users before diverting to non-domestic uses any water appropriated from the State.
SB 7 54-0 (1955) Author: Hardeman, Dorsey B. | et. al. Relating to requiring everyone taking surface water from water courses under a claim of right other than one arising as a result of a permit or certified filing to file with the Texas Water Commission a sworn statement giving such information as the Commission may require to aid in the administration of the water laws of the State and the inventorying of water resources; exempting from its provisions those taking water for domestic and livestock purposes; defining certain terms; providing for the time in which such statements must be filed; providing for penalties for violation; providing for the keeping of records and the filing of annual reports; protecting riparian rights; repealing all conflicting laws; providing a savings clause.
SB 8 54-0 (1955) Author: Hardeman, Dorsey B. | et. al. Relating to amending certain Laws so as to declare as abandoned all certified filings heretofore filed with and permits heretofore issued by the Board of Water Engineers and permits hereafter issued by the Texas Water Commission, which certified filings and permits authorize the appropriation of public waters, when no part of the waters authorized to be appropriated has ever been put to beneficial use at any time during a ten-year period preceding the effective date of this Act or the date of cancellation proceedings authorized hereby; requiring the Texas Water Commission to cancel such certified filings and permits when found to have been abandoned; requiring public hearings before cancellation and forfeiture; providing for notice before hearing and an opportunity to the holder to present evidence that water has been beneficially used under the certified filing or permit during such ten-year period; declaring that failure to cancel shall not validate or enhance a certified filing or permit; defining a certified filing; providing for appeals form orders of cancellation; repealing all conflicting laws; providing a savings clause.
HB 52 53-0 (1953) Author: Carpenter, Frank H. Relating to amending certain Statutes providing for the establishment and maintenance of complete records of vested property rights in the use of public waters.
HB 447 53-0 (1953) Author: Carpenter, Frank H. Relating to amending certain Statutes canceling all permits and certified filings for the appropriation and use of public waters granted or filed more than ten (10) years prior to the effective date of this Act and under which no part of such water has been put to beneficial use for ten (10) consecutive years next preceding the effective date of this Act.
HB 449 53-0 (1953) Author: Cobb, Morris Gray Relating to amending certain Statutes prescribing the purposes for which public waters of this State may be appropriated; providing the amount or quantity of water so appropriated shall be specifically appropriated for such purpose or purposes, subject to the priority of appropriations set forth.
HB 450 53-0 (1953) Author: Bergman, Douglas Ernest Relating to amending certain Statutes by providing for the granting of seasonal and temporary permits to appropriate water.
HB 451 53-0 (1953) Author: Bergman, Douglas Ernest Relating to amending certain Statutes by providing that the Board of Water Engineers shall adopt rules and regulations and modes of procedure for the performance of duties, powers, and functions prescribed and vested in it by this Chapter and for the enforcement of its provisions.
HB 453 53-0 (1953) Author: Meridith, Fred V. Relating to amending certain Statutes providing for the filing of applications for the appropriation of unappropriated water of the State.
SB 277 53-0 (1953) Author: Bell, John Junior Relating to providing enabling legislation for proposed sub-section (d) of Section 59, Article XVI of the Constitution of the State of Texas, to be submitted at an election in 1953, for aiding in the conservation, administration and distribution of beneficial uses of water resources of the State.
HB 7 52-0 (1951) Author: Tinsley, Byron R. | et. al. Relating to adopting and establishing a new code relating to public waters of the State, to be known as the Surface Water Code; providing a savings clause.
HB 402 52-0 (1951) Author: Gray, Sr., Jessy Franklin Relating to amending certain acts relating to the conservation, storage, control, development and equitable distribution of the water of the watershed of the Nueces River and its tributaries; requiring the consent and approval of the Board of Directors of the Nueces River Conservation and Reclamation District for the use, diversion, storage or impounding of any waters of such watershed beyond present actual use, diversion, storage or impoundage.
HB 413 52-0 (1951) Author: Tinsley, Byron R. Relating to authorizing the Sabine River Authority to compact with the State of Louisiana regarding the Sabine River Watershed; providing for ratification.
SB 28 52-0 (1951) Author: Kelley, Rogers | et. al. Relating to adopting and establishing a new code relating to public waters of the State to be known as the Surface Water Code.
SJR 4 52-0 (1951) Author: Bell, John Junior | et. al. Proposing an amendment authorizing the Legislature to make appropriations from the general fund for the purpose of securing bonds and other obligations hereafter issued by municipal corporations or political sub-divisions of the State to the extent of one-third of such bonded indebtedness for the purpose of aiding the conservation and application to beneficial uses of the water resources of the State under certain conditions and to make appropriations therefor for more than two years.
HB 336 51-0 (1949) Author: Hanna, Sam C. | et. al. Relating to the relinquishing and granting unto adjacent landowners the title to beds and channels of all abandoned rivers, streams and channels that have been or may hereafter be abandoned by reason of relocation of the beds or channels of such rivers and streams by flood control districts
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 830 51-0 (1949) Author: Kilgore, Joe Madison | et. al. Relating to authorizing certain public municipal corporations and certain private corporations to represent in certain proceedings the interests, rights, titles and priorities of such corporations and others named in the Act; providing a saving clause.
SB 225 51-0 (1949) Author: Cousins, Jr., Wilfred Roy | 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; repealing all laws in conflict herewith; providing a saving clause.
SB 428 51-0 (1949) Author: Carney, Howard A. Relating to amending a previous Act, relating to "Eminent Domain" and condemnation proceedings by corporations, irrigation and water improvement districts, cities and towns, etc.
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 606 50-0 (1947) Author: Jameson, William S. Relating to declaring the waters of underground streams, channels, artesian basins, reservoirs or lakes, having reasonably ascertainable boundaries, to belong to the public, to be subject to appropriation for beneficial use, to be a natural resource subject to and requiring conservation, development and regulation in the manner and for the uses named in the Act; providing penalties for violation of the provisions of the Act; defining waste and prescribing a penalty therefor.
SB 24 49-0 (1945) Author: Stanford, Jr., James A. Relating to amending certain Acts granting to incorporated cities and towns having a population of forty thousand or more, according to the 1940 United States Census, the banks, beds, channels and abandoned banks, beds and channels of rivers, streams and other channels within present or future corporate limits or along a boundary thereof.
HB 605 48-0 (1943) Author: Daniel, Sr., Marion Price Relating to amending certain Statutes so as to clearly provide the circumstances under which applications for water rights shall be denied by the Board of Water Engineers, and so as to adjust the conflict between Articles 7506 and 7507 of the Revised Civil Statutes of Texas of 1925.
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.
SB 293 47-0 (1941) Author: Winfield, Henry L. Relating to directing the Attorney General to move to preserve Texas rights to the waters of the Pecos.
HB 178 44-0 (1935) Relating to prohibiting diversion of flow or impounding of surface waters.
SB 93 42-0 (1931) Author: Woodward, Walter Calisto Relating to providing for the uses and priorities of uses for which appropriations of public water may be granted.
SB 502 42-0 (1931) Author: Berkeley, Benjamin Franklin Relating to directing the Attorney General to file certain suit in regard to the waters of the Pecos River.
HB 109 40-1 (1927) Author: Hall, J. C. Relating to amending certain laws so as to permit the owner of land to build a dam or reservoir on his land to impound or contain not to exceed two hundred and fifty acre feet of water without the necessity of securing a permit therefor.
SB 349 39-0 (1925) Author: Wirtz, Alvin Jacob Relating to the appropriation and use of water and providing that such water may, in addition to other uses, be appropriated and used for purposes of public parks, game preserves, recreation and pleasure resorts, power and water supply for industrial purposes and domestic use. Senate: Mining, Irrigation and Drainage
SJR 20 39-0 (1925) Author: Berkeley, Benjamin Franklin Relating to the Pecos River Compact and its ratification. Senate: Civil Jurisprudence
HB 367 39-1 (1926) Author: Masterson, Alexander E. | et. al. Relating to amending certain statute so as to relinquish and grant unto all incorporated cities and towns the rivers, streams and water courses within and adjacent to limits of such cities and towns. House: State Affairs
HB 538 38-0 (1923) Author: Gipson, Ennis H. Relating to fixing the fees to be paid to the State and State Board of Water Engineers upon the filing of application for permits for storage, diversion and use of water, fixing maximum fees in the sum of fifteen hundred dollars.
SB 391 38-0 (1923) Author: Strong, James Garrison Relating to prohibiting private corporations, persons, cities, towns or other public corporations from exercising the right of eminent domain over certain riparian and water rights and lands under or adjacent to any streams in this State, used for the purpose of developing water power.
HB 119 37-1 (1921) Author: Binkley, Thomas G. Relating to the law relating to conservation of natural resources.
SB 97 37-1 (1921) Author: Bledsoe, William Harrison Relating to the manner of application for water from public streams for mining purposes.
HB 542 36-0 (1919) Author: Darroch, John C. | et. al. Relating to permitting land owners in San Saba and Mills counties to take water from the Colorado River, for the purpose of irrigating gardens and truck patched, without complying with the provisions of certain statute.
HB 237 35-0 (1917) Author: Hardey, F. J. | et. al. Relating to providing a system of laws relating to irrigation and declaring the unappropriated waters of the State the property of the State; perpetuating the Board of Water Engineers and creating the office of Water Commissioner and prescribing powers and duties; defining water rights; conferring the right of eminent domain for irrigation works; prescribing penalties.
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 70 35-4 (1918) Author: Thomason, Robert Ewing Relating to amending the law providing a more adequate system of laws relating to irrigation.
HB 496 34-0 (1915) Author: Bagby, William T. "Lion of Lavaca" Relating to making unlawful the diversion of natural flow of the surface waters of the State or to impound or permit the impounding of such waters.
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 290 34-0 (1915) Author: Bailey, John Heywood Relating to making it unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to divert the natural flow of the surface waters of the state or to permit such a diversion to continue; providing that in all such cases the injured party shall have remedies, both in law and equity, including damages occasioned thereby.
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 18 34-1 (1915) Author: Beason, Augustine L. Relating to making it unlawful to divert the natural flow of the surface waters of the state or to impound any waters or to permit the impounding thereof to continue in such a manner as to damage the property of another; providing that in all such cases the injured party shall have remedies, both in law and equity.
SB 16 34-1 (1915) Author: Bailey, John Heywood Relating to making it unlawful for any person, firm or private corporation within this State to divert the natural flow of the surface waters in this State or to permit such a diversion to continue after the passage of this Act, or to impound any waters or to permit the impounding thereof to continue after the passage of this Act in such a manner as to damage the property of another; and to provide that in all such cases the injured party shall have remedies, both in law and equity, including damages occasioned thereby.
HB 9 33-0 (1913) Author: Kennedy, Austin Milton Relating to prohibiting any person or entity from diverting water from any body of water to another body of water except for the purpose of supplying water to cities or towns.
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 138 33-0 (1913) Author: Herder, George Relating to creating a state board of irrigation; granting it the power to make rules affecting the erection of reservoirs; granting power to make rates; defining what are navigable streams; defining the purpose for which waters may be diverted and who may appropriate such waters.
HB 696 33-0 (1913) Author: Spann, C. D. Relating to providing for the preservation of artesian water by the capping of all artesian wells in the state, fixing manner in which said water may be used, conferring power of control of said wells on Commissioners Courts; providing penalties.
SB 6 33-0 (1913) Author: Murray, Sr., William Owen | et. al. Relating to authorizing the Governor, Attorney General and Land Commissioner, to lease the water rights in the Guadalupe River in DeWitt County; granting the Cuero Light & Power Company certain privileges and rights to build certain dams across the Guadalupe river near Cuero, Texas.
SB 25 33-1 (1913) Author: Bailey, John Heywood Relating to authorizing the Governor, Attorney General and Commissioner of the General Land Office, to lease the water rights in the Guadalupe River in DeWitt County, upon such terms and for such consideration as they may prescribe and providing priority of interest in leasing and also providing means of adjusting damages for the destruction of dams or property now owned by certain persons, and providing for the number of dams to be erected by any person, firm or corporation; the manner of measuring water and further providing for the manner of distributing power and regulating the sale of same, and also regulating the terms under which a sale of leasehold may be made and fixing the rights of purchasers of said leaseholds.
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.
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.
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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