H.B. No. 3618
  relating to the timing of the expiration of water quality permits.
         SECTION 1.  Section 26.0135(d), Water Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         (d)  As required [In the   appropriate year of the   cycle
  provided] by commission rules [adopted to   implement Section
  26.0285], each river authority shall submit a written summary
  report to the commission, State Soil and Water Conservation Board,
  and Parks and Wildlife Department on the water quality assessment
  of the authority's watershed. The summary report must identify
  concerns relating to the watershed or bodies of water, including an
  identification of bodies of water with impaired or potentially
  impaired uses, the cause and possible source of use impairment, and
  recommended actions the commission may take to address those
  concerns. The summary report must discuss the public benefits from
  the water quality monitoring and assessment program, including
  efforts to increase public input in activities related to water
  quality and the effectiveness of targeted monitoring in assisting
  the permitting process. A river authority shall submit a summary
  report after the report has been approved by the basin steering
  committee and coordinated with the public and the commission. A
  river authority shall hold basin steering committee meetings and
  shall invite users of water and wastewater permit holders in the
  watershed who pay fees under Section 26.0291 to review the draft of
  the work plans and summary report. A river authority shall inform
  those parties of the availability and location of the summary
  report for inspection and shall solicit input from those parties
  concerning their satisfaction with or suggestions for modification
  of the summary report for the watershed, the operation or
  effectiveness of the watershed monitoring and assessment program
  authorized by this section, and the adequacy, use, or equitable
  apportionment of the program's costs and funds. A river authority
  shall summarize all comments received from persons who pay fees
  under Section 26.0291 and from steering committee members and shall
  submit the report and the summaries to the governor, the lieutenant
  governor, and the speaker of the house of representatives not later
  than the 90th day after the date the river authority submits the
  summary report to the commission and other agencies.
         SECTION 2.  Section 26.0285, Water Code, is repealed.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2017.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.B. No. 3618 was passed by the House on April
  27, 2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 144, Nays 0, 3 present, not
  Chief Clerk of the House   
         I certify that H.B. No. 3618 was passed by the Senate on May
  19, 2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________