COMMITTEE:    Natural Resources 

TIME & DATE:  9:00 AM, Tuesday, May 14, 2013 

PLACE:        E1.012 (Hearing Room) 
CHAIR:        Senator Troy Fraser 



To consider the following:


HB 693        Phillips                SP: Deuell
Relating to the authority of a water and sewer utility to collect voluntary contributions on behalf of a local library.

HB 852        Lucio III | et al.      SP: Hinojosa
Relating to the sale and purchase of shark fins or products derived from shark fins; creating an offense.

HB 1079       Smith | et al.          SP: Hancock
Relating to the procedural requirements for action by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on applications for production area authorizations.

HB 1324       Davis, John | et al.    SP: Taylor
Relating to exclusion of land from certain water districts that fail to provide service to the land; clarifying and limiting the authority of those districts with outstanding bonds payable from ad valorem taxes to impose taxes on excluded land.

HB 1330       Goldman                 SP: Birdwell
Relating to the election of members of the board of directors of the Benbrook Water Authority.

HB 1563       King, Tracy O.          SP: Hegar
Relating to fees of office for directors of groundwater conservation districts.

HB 1864       Wu                      SP: Estes
Relating to certain energy security technologies for critical governmental facilities.

HB 2290       Lozano | et al.         SP: Estes
Relating to the use for administrative costs of a portion of money received by certain entities to implement a supplemental environmental project.

HB 2362       Keffer                  SP: Birdwell
Relating to the efficiency review of river authorities.

HB 2446       Crownover | et al.      SP: Estes
Relating to the definitions of advanced clean energy projects and clean energy projects and to franchise tax credits for certain of those projects.

HB 2615       Johnson                 SP: Fraser
Relating to reporting and information availability requirements for persons impounding, diverting, or otherwise using state water; providing a penalty.

HB 2704       Callegari               SP: Hegar
Relating to bids for construction contracts for certain conservation and reclamation districts.

HB 2982       Keffer                  SP: Duncan
Relating to the power of the Railroad Commission of Texas to adopt and enforce safety standards applicable to the transportation by pipeline of hazardous liquids, carbon dioxide, and natural gas in rural locations.

HB 3137       Lucio III               SP: Lucio
Relating to limiting the amount of a fee or assessment imposed by the Rio Grande Regional Water Authority.

HB 3212       Phillips                SP: Estes
Relating to the Red River Boundary Compact and the creation of the Red River Boundary Commission.

HB 3233       Ritter | et al.         SP: Fraser
Relating to interbasin transfers of state water.

HB 3234       Ritter | et al.         SP: Fraser
Relating to the procedure for action by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on an application for a water right.

HB 3309       Crownover               SP: Estes
Relating to the composition and use of money in the oil and gas regulation and cleanup fund.

HB 3511       Ritter                  SP: Eltife
Relating to the adjudication of claims arising under certain written contracts with local governmental entities.

HB 3604       Burnam | et al.         SP: Hegar
Relating to the implementation of a water conservation plan and drought contingency plan, as applicable, by certain entities.

HB 3605       Burnam | et al.         SP: Hegar
Relating to the evaluation by the Texas Water Development Board of applications for financial assistance for certain retail public utilities.

HB 3813       Howard                  SP: Watson
Relating to municipal fire suppression standards in certain municipalities.

HB 3933       González, Mary          SP: Rodríguez
Relating to the transfer of territory, assets, liabilities, and duties of the former Cuadrilla Improvement Corporation to the Lower Valley Water District.



Bills added after last posting:

HB 2290

HB 2982


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