COMMITTEE:    Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs 

TIME & DATE:  8:00 AM, Friday, May 22, 2015 

PLACE:        2E.20 (Betty King Cmte. Rm.) 
CHAIR:        Senator Charles Perry 



HB 30         Larson | et al.         SP: Perry
Relating to the development of seawater and brackish groundwater.

HB 912        Isaac                   SP: Perry
Relating to the dismissal of protests against certain decisions and actions of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality regarding wastewater discharge permits.

HB 930        Miller, Doug            SP: Perry
Relating to water well drillers and pump installers; authorizing fees.

HB 950        Lucio III               SP: Perry
Relating to the review of groundwater conservation districts by the state auditor.

HB 1579       Lucio III | et al.      SP: Lucio
Relating to the sale and purchase of shark fins or products derived from shark fins; creating a criminal offense.

HB 2350       Anderson, Charles "Doc" | et al.  SP: Kolkhorst
Relating to the amount that may be used to guarantee loans under the Texas Agricultural Finance Authority's agricultural loan guarantee program.

HB 2704       King, Tracy O.          SP: Perry
Relating to the sale, use, or possession of an incorrect weighing or measuring device; creating a criminal offense.

HB 3356       Lucio III               SP: Perry
Relating to regulation of production of wells for retail public utilities by a groundwater conservation district.

HB 3390       Larson                  SP: Perry
Relating to a written agreement concerning a projectile discharged from a firearm that travels across a property line; amending a provision subject to a criminal penalty.

HB 3618       Isaac                   SP: Campbell
Relating to prohibiting camping and building fires in certain areas; creating a criminal offense.

HB 3944       King, Tracy O. | et al. SP: Perry
Relating to judicial review of final orders arising out of nutritional programs administrated by the Texas Department of Agriculture.

HB 4174       Reynolds                SP: Ellis
Relating to the creation of a defined area in the Fort Bend County Water Control and Improvement District No. 2; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 4175       Thompson, Senfronia     SP: Taylor, Larry
Relating to eminent domain powers of certain conservation and reclamation districts.

HB 4187       Farney                  SP: Schwertner
Relating to renaming the Corn Hill Regional Water Authority as the Lone Star Regional Water Authority; altering the governing body's membership.

Those wishing to give public testimony, please limit prepared remarks to two(2)minutes per person.


If submitting written testimony, please provide fifteen (15) copies to the committee clerk with your name on each. Copies will be distributed to Committee Members and will be part of our public record.




Bills added after last posting:

HB 1579


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