COMMITTEE:     Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs 

TIME & DATE:   10:00 AM, Monday, June 4, 2018 

PLACE:         E1.012 (Hearing Room) 
CHAIR:         Senator Charles Perry 



The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Water and Rural Affairs will meet at 10 AM on Monday, June 4th in E1.012 to hear invited and public testimony on the following interim charges:


Regulatory Framework of Groundwater Conservation Districts and River Authorities: Study and make recommendations on the regulatory framework for managing groundwater in Texas to ensure that private property rights are being sufficiently protected. Study the role of river authorities and groundwater conservation districts including the state's oversight role of their operations and fees imposed.


Agricultural Fees: Review licensing, permitting, or registration requirements and fees imposed on the agriculture industry by licensing agencies within the committee's jurisdiction. Make recommendations for state licenses and fees that should be reduced, repealed or transitioned to private-sector enforcement.


Public testimony will be limited to 3 minutes per person. If submitting

written testimony, please provide 10 copies to the committee clerk with

your name on each copy.