S.B. No. 1356
  relating to exemption from the sales tax for certain
  water-efficient products for a limited period.
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter H, Chapter 151, Tax Code, is amended
  by adding Section 151.3335 to read as follows:
         Sec. 151.3335.  WATER-EFFICIENT PRODUCTS. (a)  In this
               (1)  "Water-conserving product":
                     (A)  means tangible personal property that:
                           (i)  is used on private residential property
  and is not used for business or trade; and
                           (ii)  when used or planted in an outdoor
  residential property, may result in:
                                 (a)  water conservation or groundwater
                                 (b)  water table recharge; or
                                 (c)  a decrease in ambient air
  temperature that limits water evaporation; and
                     (B)  includes:
                           (i)  a soaker or drip-irrigation hose;
                           (ii)  a moisture control for a sprinkler or
  irrigation system;
                           (iii)  mulch;
                           (iv)  a rain barrel or an alternative rain
  and moisture collection system; and
                           (v)  a permeable ground cover surface that
  allows water to reach underground basins, aquifers, or water
  collection points.  "WaterSense product" means a product that has
  been designated as a WaterSense certified product under the
  WaterSense program operated by the United States Environmental
  Protection Agency, or a similar successor program.
         (b)  The sale of a water-conserving product or WaterSense
  product is exempted from the taxes imposed by this chapter if the
  sale takes place during the period described by Section 151.333(c).
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect July 1, 2015, 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 effect on that
  date, this Act takes effect October 1, 2015.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1356 passed the Senate on
  May 4, 2015, by the following vote: Yeas 20, Nays 11; and that the
  Senate concurred in House amendment on May 28, 2015, by the
  following vote: Yeas 20, Nays 11.
  Secretary of the Senate    
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1356 passed the House, with
  amendment, on May 22, 2015, by the following vote: Yeas 122,
  Nays 18, one present not voting.
  Chief Clerk of the House