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The House Committee on Natural Resources

81st Legislature

March 9, 2010

2:00 p.m.

Municipal Council Chambers, San Antonio, TX


Pursuant to a notice posted on March 1, 2010, the House Committee on Natural Resources met in a public hearing and was called to order by the chair, Representative Ritter, at 2:10 p.m.


The roll was answered as follows:


Present:              Representatives Ritter; Callegari; Corte, Frank; King, Tracy O.; Laubenberg; Lucio III; Martinez Fischer; Miller, Doug; Smithee (9).


Absent:              Representatives Creighton; Frost (2).


A quorum was present.




The chair laid out Interim Charge Number 3 which states, "Monitor ongoing drought conditions and initiatives to promote water conservation through the review of the following:  state requirements for the submittal of water conservation plans and annual reporting; the "trigger" for use of drought contingency plans; recommendations by state agencies and the Water Conservation Advisory Council; and progress toward the development of recycled water resources and desalination projects."


(Representative Creighton now present.)


Testimony taken/registration recorded.  (See attached witness list.)


At 6:02 p.m., on the motion of the chair and without objection, the meeting was adjourned subject to the call of the chair.




Rep. Ritter, Chair




Elizabeth Fazio, Clerk