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  H.B. No. 497
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the applicability of the law governing saltwater
  pipeline facilities located in the vicinity of public roads.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 91.901(1), Natural Resources Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
               (1)  "Saltwater pipeline facility" means a pipeline
  facility that conducts water that contains [containing] salt and
  other substances and is intended to be used in drilling or operating
  a well used in the exploration for or production of oil or gas,
  including an injection well used for enhanced recovery operations,
  or is produced during drilling or operating an oil, gas, or other
  type of well.  The term includes a pipeline facility that conducts
  flowback and produced water from an oil or gas well on which a
  hydraulic fracturing treatment has been performed to an oil and gas
  waste disposal well for disposal.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2015.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 497 was passed by the House on April
  13, 2015, by the following vote:  Yeas 143, Nays 2, 1 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 497 was passed by the Senate on May
  20, 2015, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor