COMMITTEE:     Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs 

TIME & DATE:   9:00 AM, Tuesday, June 5, 2018 

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



The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Water and Rural Affairs will meet at 9 AM on Tuesday, June 5th in E1.012 to hear invited and public testimony on the following interim charges:


Streamlining Water Permitting: Study and recommend changes that promote streamlining of water right permit issuance and the amendment process by the TCEQ for surface water, and that promote uniform and streamline permitting by groundwater conservation districts for groundwater. Evaluate more transparent process needs and proper valuation of water.


Monitoring: Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs during the 85th Legislature, Regular Session, including, but not limited to:


SB 1511 (prioritization in the regional water plan);

SB 1538 (Floodplain Management Account uses);

SB 864 (GCD application of state water);

HB 2004 (Texas economic development fund for TDA); and

HB 3433 (adoption of rules affecting rural communities. Make recommendations for any legislative improvements needed to improve, enhance, or complete implementation including regional water planning, flood planning, and groundwater production.)


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