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The House Committee on Energy Resources

84th Legislature

March 7, 2016

1:00 p.m.



Pursuant to a notice posted on February 16, 2016, the House Committee on Energy Resources met in a public hearing and was called to order by the chair, Representative Darby, at 1:02 p.m.


The initial quorum call was answered as follows: Representatives Darby; Paddie; Anchia; Canales; Dale; Keffer; King, Phil; and Landgraf.


A quorum was present.



Testimony taken/registration recorded on conducting legislative oversight and monitoring of the agencies and programs under the committee’s jurisdiction and the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 84th Legislature.


(Representative Herrero now present.)


(Representative Wu now present.)


Testimony taken/registration recorded on studying the enforcement policies of the Railroad Commission of Texas. Consider the effectiveness of maximum fines as a deterrent of violation, the economic benefit of non-compliance, and greater accessibility to enforcement and complaint data for the public.


Testimony taken/registration recorded on reviewing seismic research needs for the University of Texas Bureau of Economic Geology and any response to research findings by the Railroad Commission of Texas.


At 4:44 p.m., on the motion of the chair and without objection, the meeting was adjourned subject to the call of the chair.




Rep. Darby, Chair




Jamie Burchfield, Clerk