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COMMITTEE:   Natural Resources 

TIME & DATE: 8:00 AM, Tuesday, April 16, 2013 

PLACE:       E2.010 
CHAIR:       Rep. Allan Ritter 


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

HB 841        Callegari | et al.
Relating to the establishment of the Texas Center for Innovative Desalination Technology at the University of Houston in partnership with The University of Texas at El Paso.

HB 1173       Anchia
Relating to a credit against the ad valorem taxes imposed on property on which certain water conservation systems have been installed.

HB 1189       Larson
Relating to interstate cooperation to address regional water issues.

HB 2033       Collier
Relating to contract award considerations by certain conservation and reclamation districts.

HB 2133       Larson
Relating to the public policy for the use of innovative and alternative water treatment technologies for water development purposes.

HB 2142       Frullo
Relating to the report by the Water Conservation Advisory Council on progress made in water conservation in this state.

HB 2143       Frullo
Relating to the evaluation by the Water Conservation Advisory Council of water conservation technologies for possible inclusion in the best management practices guide developed by the water conservation implementation task force.

HB 2193       Callegari
Relating to powers of the West Harris County Regional Water Authority relating to certain wells.

HB 2334       Callegari | et al.     
Relating to the regulation, development, and treatment of brackish and marine water.

HB 2382       Isaac                  
Relating to the addition of land in the territory of the Ranch at Clear Fork Creek Municipal Utility District No. 1.

HB 2577       Larson | et al.        
Relating to water well recordkeeping and reporting requirements, including the production, use, and withdrawal of groundwater.

HB 2578       Larson                 
Relating to the development of brackish groundwater.

HB 2624       Ashby                  
Relating to the regulation of water wells under the jurisdiction of the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation to prevent groundwater pollution.

HB 2701       Miller, Doug           
Relating to the Edwards Aquifer Authority's regulation of wells with limited production capabilities.

HB 2708       Cortez                 
Relating to the imposition of a tax on water consumption by certain residential water customers and the use of the revenue generated by the tax to finance water projects; providing for penalties; authorizing a fee.

HB 2744       Phillips | et al.      
Relating to the applicability of certain provisions concerning the transfer of exotic species to certain transfers of water that supply populous areas.

HB 2752       Larson                 
Relating to the development and operation of advanced brackish desalination projects.

HB 2764       Hunter                 
Relating to the exemption of the Corpus Christi Aquifer Storage and Recovery Conservation District from certain provisions concerning the desired future conditions of an aquifer.

HB 2781       Fletcher               
Relating to rainwater harvesting and other water conservation initiatives.

HB 3013       Larson                 
Relating to the underground storage of water for later retrieval and beneficial use; authorizing the imposition of fees.

HB 3073       Miller, Rick           
Relating to the operation, powers, and duties of certain levee improvement districts.

HB 3114       Hilderbran             
Relating to the regional groundwater planning process for minor aquifers.

HB 3137       Lucio III              
Relating to funding construction of regional water projects; authorizing a change in the amount of a fee or assessment imposed by the Rio Grande Regional Water Authority.

HB 3167       King, Susan            
Relating to water programs administered by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the Texas Water Development Board.

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

HB 3250       Callegari              
Relating to protecting landowners against aquifer depletion.

HB 3317       Keffer | et al.        
Relating to the exemption of a water well from certain permitting by and compliance with rules of a groundwater conservation district.

HB 3535       Price                  
Relating to the management, operation, rulemaking authority, and oversight of groundwater conservation districts.

HB 3511       Ritter                 
Relating to adjudication of claims under water contracts with local government entities.

HB 3604       Burnam                 
Relating to the implementation of a drought contingency plan by wholesale and retail public water suppliers and irrigation districts.

HB 3605       Burnam                 
Relating to the evaluation by the Texas Water Development Board of applications for financial assistance for certain retail public utilities.

HB 3608       Burnam                 
Relating to the evaluation by Texas Water Development Board of applications for financial assistance for certain retail public utilities.

HB 3718       Martinez Fischer       
Relating to the development, protection, and production of brackish aquifers.

HB 3898       Hilderbran             
Relating to water districts in Bandera County.

HB 3902       Zerwas                 
Relating to the administration, powers, and duties of the Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 134.

HB 3903       Isaac                  
Relating to the Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District; providing authority to increase certain fees.

HB 3910       Creighton              
Relating to the boundaries of the East Montgomery County Municipal Utility Districts Nos. 6 and 7.

HB 3915       Morrison               
Relating to the Calhoun County Groundwater Conservation District; providing authority to impose a voter-approved tax or fee.

HB 3923       Toth                   
Relating to the powers and duties of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 105; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose fees and taxes.

HB 3925       Smith                  
Relating to the dissolution of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 213; the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 213-A; the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 213-B; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.

HCR 59        Hunter | et al.        
Requesting the speaker and lieutenant governor to create a joint interim committee to study seawater desalination on the Texas coast.




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