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SB 8, 54th Regular Session
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.

Author: Dorsey B. Hardeman
Coauthor: Carlos C. Ashley, Sr. | William H. Shireman


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