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[  Session(s): all  Chamber =  Both  Bill Type = all    Subjects =  WATER WELL DRILLERS & PUMP INSTALLERS ]

Select bill Bill Session Author & Sponsor Caption Committees Last action
HB 930 84-0 (2015) Author: Miller, Doug
Sponsor: Perry, Charles
Relating to water well drillers and pump installers; authorizing fees. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 1079 84-0 (2015) Author: Eltife, Kevin Relating to the regulation of water well drillers and water well pump installers; affecting fees. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
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
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 1249 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John Relating to plugging, capping, repairing, or completing certain wells. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 1387 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Miller, Doug
Relating to water well drillers and pump installers; changing fees. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2420 82-0 (2011) Author: King, Tracy | et. al. Relating to exemptions from permitting by groundwater conservation districts of the drilling and operation of certain water wells. House: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3193 82-0 (2011) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey Relating to the applicability of the general law governing groundwater conservation districts to the management of brackish groundwater. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1606 82-0 (2011) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to reporting requirements regarding groundwater withdrawals for water wells. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2764 81-0 (2009) Author: Truitt, Vicki Relating to license and examination eligibility requirements for closed system geothermal well drillers. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HB 2432 79-0 (2005) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to the plugging of abandoned or deteriorated water wells. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1451 79-0 (2005) Author: Averitt, Kip Relating to the management of groundwater. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
HB 942 78-0 (2003) Author: Chisum, Warren | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to certain bond requirements for persons engaged in certain activities under the jurisdiction of the Railroad Commission of Texas other than the ownership or operation of wells. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 975 78-0 (2003) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to the plugging of abandoned or deteriorated water wells. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
HB 66 77-0 (2001) Author: Pitts, Jim
Sponsor: Brown, J. E.
Relating to the regulation of certain water well drillers. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 71 77-0 (2001) Author: Pitts, Jim
Sponsor: Brown, J. E.
Relating to the regulation of certain water well pump installers. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 3188 77-0 (2001) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to the plugging of abandoned or deteriorated water wells. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1848 76-0 (1999) Author: King, Tracy
Sponsor: Brown, J. E.
Relating to the composition of the Texas Groundwater Protection Committee. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/99
HB 3330 76-0 (1999) Author: Walker, Gary
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the administration of regulations for water well drillers and water well pump installers. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1347 70-0 (1987) Author: Harris, Jack
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the regulation of certain drillers by the Texas Water Well Drillers Board. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 1547 67-0 (1981) Author: Buchanan, J. W. Relating to continuation of the functions of the Texas Water Well Drillers Board and regulation of water well drillers. House: Government Organization Reported from subcommittee with substitute
SB 915 67-0 (1981) Author: Traeger, John
Sponsor: Buchanan, J. W.
Relating to continuation of the functions of the Texas Water Well Drillers Board and regulation of water well drillers. House: Government Organization
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
SB 41 66-0 (1979) Author: Traeger, John
Sponsor: Garcia, Matt
Relating to the powers and duties of the Edwards Underground Water District, including those of reporting violations and requiring well logs; authorizing a lien on land of not to exceed $100 under certain circumstances to cover expenses of capping wells. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 936 66-0 (1979) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill" Relating to regulation of water well drillers and water well repairmen; providing penalties. Senate: State Affairs Reported from committee favorably with substitute
SB 700 62-0 (1971) Author: Sherman, Max
Sponsor: Clayton, Bill
Relating to changing the penalties for violation of the Water Well Drillers Act from misdemeanors to civil penalties of not to exceed $1,000 per day for each and every day and each and every act.
SB 701 62-0 (1971) Author: Sherman, Max
Sponsor: Clayton, Bill
Relating to providing changes in the methods for appeal from the Water Well Drillers Board to the Courts of Travis County, Texas.
HB 248 61-0 (1969) Author: Clayton, Bill Relating to the rule-making authority of the Water Well Drillers Board; relating to the requirements for making certain equipment.
HB 77 59-0 (1965) Author: Clayton, Bill | et. al. Relating to aiding in the prevention of pollution of the State's underground water by providing minimum water well driller qualifications and standards of conduct to be administered by the herein created Texas Water Well Drillers Board.
HB 411 59-0 (1965) Author: Hollowell, Bill Relating to repealing certain Acts relating to water well drillers.
SB 230 59-0 (1965) Author: Hall, Ralph M. Relating to regulating the business conduct of persons drilling water wells; placing the duty and expense of plugging water wells on the owner of the well or on the person having the well drilled.
HB 409 57-0 (1961) Author: Adams, J. Collier | et. al. Relating to provide for the prevention of pollution of underground water by registering water well drillers and providing for administration and enforcement.
SB 207 57-0 (1961) Author: Smith, Preston Earnest Relating to provide for the conservation and prevention of waste of underground water and to protect underground water from pollution by registering water well drillers and providing for administration and enforcement.
HB 123 56-0 (1959) Author: Woolsey, W. N. "Bill" | et. al. Relating to providing for the conservation and prevention of waste of underground water and to protect underground water reservoirs from pollution; prescribing penalties.
SB 50 56-0 (1959) Author: Smith, Preston Earnest Relating to providing for the conservation and prevention of waste of underground water and to protect underground water reservoirs from pollution; prescribing penalties.
HB 458 55-0 (1957) Author: Blanchard, H.J. "Doc" Relating to providing for the conservation and prevention of waste of underground water and to protect underground water reservoirs from pollution.
HB 807 55-0 (1957) Author: Walling, J. B. Relating to amending certain Statutes to require those drilling or deepening a commercial water well to keep a well log record thereof and deliver or mail a copy of such log to the Board of Water Engineers and also to the office of the underground water conservation district when the water well is located within the boundaries of such district; prescribing penalties.
SB 196 55-0 (1957) Author: Smith, Preston Earnest Relating to providing for the conservation and prevention of waste of underground water and to protect underground water reservoirs from pollution.
SB 130 54-0 (1955) Author: Strauss, Sr., Gus James Relating to providing for the conservation and prevention of waste of underground water and to protect underground water reservoirs from pollution; defining certain terms; providing for the administration of this Act; providing for registration of water well drillers; authorizing certain rules; providing for an examining panel and prescribing its duties, providing for its organization and meetings, and fixing compensation of members; fixing certain registration, renewal and permit fees; creating a special fund to be known as the "Water Well Drillers' Fund"; making an appropriation; requiring certain bonds; containing a "grandfather clause"; providing for revocation, expiration, renewal, and re-issuance of certificates; providing for judicial review; providing exemptions; requiring water well permits and notices; providing that this Act shall not affect ownership of underground water; prescribing penalties; providing for reciprocity; providing for severability.
HB 54 53-0 (1953) Author: Bell, Marshall O. Relating to amending certain Statutes by granting to cities the exclusive control of the drilling of water wells, of the operation thereof and of the production of water therefrom within the corporate limits and within one mile of the corporate limits for the purpose of preventing waste of the underground waters underlying said corporate limits and within one mile outside of such corporate limits and to protect the public health.
SB 291 53-0 (1953) Author: Strauss, Sr., Gus James Relating to clarifying the status of machinery used exclusively for drilling water wells with respect to registration and permit requirements for transportation over the public highways.
HB 691 52-0 (1951) Author: Moore, Sr., Carlton | et. al. Relating to providing for the registration of water well drillers; defining terms; establishing a Water Well Drillers Division in the State Board of Water Engineers, or its successor, and prescribing its powers, duties and functions under this Act.

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