HBA-NMO S.B. 1301 76(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisS.B. 1301 By: Brown Natural Resources 5/14/1999 Engrossed BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Current law requires counties to implement certain water conservation measures. S.B. 1301 requires a county to take certain actions and implement water conservation measures upon declaration of a state of disaster in the county due to drought. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY It is the opinion of the Office of House Bill Analysis that this bill does not expressly delegate any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, department, agency or institution. SECTION BY SECTION ANALYSIS SECTION 1. Amends Section 16.055, Water Code, by adding Subsections (g), (h), and (i), as follows: (g) Requires a county to take certain action immediately upon the declaration of a state of disaster in the county due to drought conditions. (h) Requires a person or entity required to develop a water conservation plan or drought contingency plan (plan), on receipt of notice, to immediately implement the person's or entity's plan. (i) Provides that nothing in this section prevents a political subdivision or a person or entity required to develop a plan from implementing water conservation measures. SECTION 2. Effective date: September 1, 1999. SECTION 3. Emergency clause.