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SB 137, 64th Regular Session
Amending the Water Code as follows: declaring as public policy of the state the maintenance of the ecological environment of the bays and estuaries in the conservation and development of the state's natural resources; directing the Texas Water Rights Commission in the consideration of any permit to store, take, or divert water to assess the effects thereof upon the bays and estuaries of Texas; directing the Texas Water Development Board to investigate the effects of fresh water inflows upon bays and estuaries of Texas and to complete comprehensive studies regarding the development of methods of providing and maintaining the ecological environment thereof; directing the Texas Water Rights Commission, the Texas Water Quality Board, the General Land Office, the Parks and Wildlife Department, and the Coastal and Marine Council to assist and cooperate in the conduct of such studies and investigations; repealing laws in conflict; making appropriations.

Chamber Action Comments  Date 
S Read first time   01/28/1975
S Referred to Committee on Natural Resources   01/28/1975
S Considered by committee in public hearing   03/13/1975
S Reported from committee favorably   03/13/1975
S Rules suspended   03/25/1975
S Read second time and passed to engrossment   03/25/1975
S Third reading   03/25/1975
S Passed   03/25/1975
S Sent to House   03/25/1975
H Received from the Senate   03/25/1975
H Read first time   03/26/1975
H Referred to Committee on Natural Resources   03/26/1975
H Referred to subcommittee   04/08/1975
H Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting   05/02/1975
H Reported from subcommittee favorably with amendments   05/02/1975
H Considered by committee in public hearing   05/13/1975
H Reported from committee favorably with amendments   05/13/1975
H Postponed   05/27/1975
H Read second time   05/29/1975
H Amendments   05/29/1975
H Passed to third reading amended   05/29/1975
H Votes recorded   05/29/1975
H Read third time   05/29/1975
H Passed   05/29/1975
H Votes recorded   05/29/1975
S House passage as amended reported   05/30/1975
S Refused to concur in House amendments   05/30/1975
S Conference committee appointed   05/30/1975
H Refusal to concur in House amendments by Senate   05/30/1975
H Conference committee requested   05/30/1975
H Senate conference committee appointed   05/30/1975
H House granted request of Senate for conference committee   05/31/1975
H House conference committee appointed   05/31/1975
S Conference committee report submitted   05/31/1975
S Conference committee report adopted   06/02/1975
H Adoption of conference committee report by Senate reported   06/02/1975
H Rules suspended   06/02/1975
H House adopted conference committee report   06/02/1975
H Passed subject to Article III, Sec. 49a, Texas Constitution   06/02/1975
S Signed   06/02/1975
H Signed   06/02/1975
S Sent to Comptroller   06/03/1975
S Sent to Governor   06/09/1975
S Signed by Governor   06/19/1975
S Effective immediately   06/19/1975

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