NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: Natural Resources

TIME & DATE:  2:00PM, Tuesday, April 6, 1999

PLACE: Senate Chamber

CHAIR: Senator J. E. "Buster" Brown

The committee will meet to consider the following:


SB 197            Barrientos
Relating to the dissolution of Travis County Water Control and
Improvement District No. 14 and the validation of certain actions
of the district's board of directors.

SB 690            Lucio
Relating to preference to Texas and United States products in
purchasing by state agencies, school districts, and certain charter

SB 700            Lindsay
Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties,
operation, and financing of the North Harris County Regional Water
Authority; granting the power of eminent domain and the authority
to issue bonds and to impose taxes; providing a civil penalty.

SB 889            Harris
Relating to air quality standards for certain airports.

SB 950            Duncan
Relating to submetered and nonsubmetered water utility service
provided to residents of manufactured home rental communities.

SB 1154            Bernsen
Amending Chapter 43, Subchapter D, Local Government Code, by adding
Section 43.0752 relating to the authority of certain districts and
municipalities to enter into regional development agreements and
related agreements; containing legislative findings; and declaring
an emergency.

SB 1300            Brown, J. E. "Buster"
Relating to the permitting of discharges from certain on-site
sewage disposal systems in certain counties.

SB 1447            Barrientos
Relating to the requirements for identifying former municipal
landfills and notifying the owners of the overlaying property.

SB 1500            Lindsay
Relating to a prohibition on the use for wetland mitigation
purposes of property acquired by certain municipalities for airport

SB 1594            Brown, J. E. "Buster"
Relating to assistance to small businesses regulated by the Texas
Natural Resource Conservation Commission through its regulatory
flexibility programs.

SB 1667            Jackson
Relating to the authority of a municipality to lease or sell
property used for the purpose of operating certain properties
located on certain state-owned lands.

SB 1685            Bernsen
Relating to the release of information associated with food borne
illness, regulation of the distribution of molluscan shellfish,
collection and use of the Oyster Sales Fee, regulation of the
harvesting of molluscan shellfish, promotion and advertisement of
the Texas Oyster Industry, and research regarding oyster diseases
and organisms associated with oysters which may cause human

SB 1690            Bernsen / et al.
Relating to coastal erosion.

SB 1755            Armbrister
Relating to modification of district lines for the election of
directors for the Edwards Aquifer Authority.

HB 1289            Cook / et al.            SP: Brown, J. E. "Buster"
Relating to the regulation of gas utilities organized as limited
liability companies.

Pending Business:

SB 453            Brown, J. E. "Buster"
Relating to the regulation of gas utilities organized as limited
liability companies.

SB 1312            Armbrister
Relating to the accrual of causes of actions arising out of
interests in oil and gas leases:

SB 1797            Duncan
Relating to services of a gas utility provided to a school

Subcommittee on Agriculture Report on:

SB 774            Lucio
Relating to payment of unemployment compensation tax contributions
by certain employers engaged in agriculture.

SB 992            Lucio
Relating to the handling and marketing of vegetables and  fruit and
to the payment of claims from the Produce Recovery  Fund.

SB 1028            Lucio
Relating to the promotion of Texas agricultural products; providing
a penalty.

SB 1241            Bivins
Relating to voting by members of an agricultural cooperative
marketing association.

SB 1429            Duncan
Relating to the amount charged for bounties for predatory animals.

SB 1430            Duncan
Relating to the administration of certain loan programs by the
Texas Agricultural Finance Authority and to the promotion of the
development of agriculture-related rural businesses.

SB 1532            Carona
Relating to the regulation of renderers.



SB 1593
SB 1770
SB 1771