WEAT Regulatory Affairs - 84th Session

84th Session Bill Highlights (passed)
Bill
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Summary Comments/Testimony

HB 30

Relating to the development of brackish groundwater.

PASSED

HB 163

Relating to interstate cooperation to address regional water issues.

PASSED

HB 200

Relating to the regulation of groundwater

PASSED

HB 280

Relating to the information required to be posted by the Texas Water Development Board on the board's Internet website regarding the use of the state water implementation fund for Texas.

PASSED

 

HB 655

Relating to the storage and recovery of water in aquifers;
authorizing fees and surcharges.

PASSED

HB 763

Relating to a petition to a state agency for adoption of rules.

PASSED

HB 949

Relating to the obligation of certain retail public utilities to mitigate their system water loss.

PASSED

HB 1016

Relating to the designation of certain river or stream segments as being of unique ecological value.

PASSED

HB 1221

Relating to seller's disclosures in connection with residential real property subject to groundwater regulation.

PASSED

HB 1232 / SB 1409
companion bills

Relating to a study by the Texas Water Development Board regarding the mapping of groundwater in confined and unconfined aquifers.

PASSED

HB 1419/SB 1267
companion bills

Relating to contested cases conducted under the Administrative Procedure Act.

PASSED

HB 1865 / SB 709

Relating to environmental permitting procedures for applications filed with the Texas Commission on Environmentall Quality.

PASSED

HB 1902

Relating to the regulation and use of graywater

PASSED

HB 1919

Relating to the applicability of certain provisions concerning invasive species.

PASSED

HB 2031

Relating to the development and production of marine seawater desalination, integrated marine seawater desalination, and facilities for the storage, conveyance, and delivery of desalinated marine seawater.

PASSED

HB 2051/ SB 912
companion bills

Relating to volume-based exemption from reporting requirements for certain accidental discharges or spills from wastewater facilities.

PASSED

House Natural Resources Committee
WEAT Testimony

Senate Agriculture, Water and Rural Affairs Committee
WEAT
Testimony

HB 2154

Relating to the functions and operation of the State Office of Administrative Hearings.

PASSED

HB 2179

Relating to hearings that concern the issuance of permits by a groundwater conservation district.

PASSED

HB 2230

Relating to the authority of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to authorize an injection well used for oil and gas waste disposal to be used for the disposal of nonhazardous brine.

PASSED

HB 2248

Relating to the land application of sewage sludge in certain counties.

DID NOT PASS

House Environmental Regulation Committee
WEAT Testimony

HB 2475

Relating to the establishment of the center for alternative finance and procurement within the Texas Facilities Commission and to public and private partnerships.

PASSED

HB 2634

Relating to the construction manager-at-risk used by a governmental entity.

PASSED

HB 3264

Relating to emergency orders suspending; administrative and civil actions enjoining, and penalties for operating certain wastewater treatment facilities without a permit.

PASSED

HB 4097

Relating to seawater desalination projects.

PASSED

SB 394

Relating to the use of supplemental environmental projects by a local government to come into compliance with environmental laws or remediate environmental harm caused by the local government. PASSED

SB 523

Relating to the sunset review of river authorities. PASSED

SB 551

Relating to the duty of the Water Conservation Advisory Council to submit a report and recommendations regarding water conservation in the state. PASSED

SB 789

Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to provide sewer service to areas within the municipal boundaries without obtaining a certificate of public convenience and necessity. PASSED

SB 1148

Relating to the functions of the Public Utility Commission of Texas in relation to the economic regulation of water and sewer service. PASSED

SB 1243

Relating to donation of unused prescription drugs. PASSED


84th Session Bill Highlights (did not pass)
Bill
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Summary Comments/Testimony

HB 190

Relating to the regulatory analysis of rules proposed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

DID NOT PASS

HB 201

Relating to the procedure for action by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on an application for a water right.

DID NOT PASS

HB 208

Relating to the applicability of project design and construction requirements to agencies or instrumentalities of, or agreements between, governmental entities subject to those requirements.

DID NOT PASS

HB 632

Relating to the planning and funding of water projects to be constructed in a region other than the region proposing the project. DID NOT PASS

HB 669

Relating to the authority of a public utility agency to provide
water and sewer service and enter into contracts.
DID NOT PASS

HB 835

Relating to research, development and utilization of brackish groundwater resources.

DID NOT PASS

HB 836

Relating to the development of brackish groundwater.

DID NOT PASS

HB 848

Relating to qualifications for a backflow prevention assembly tester license.

DID NOT PASS

HB 898 / SB 611
companion bills

Relating to qualifications for a backflow prevention assembly tester license.

DID NOT PASS

HB 912

Relating to the dismissal of protests.

DID NOT PASS

HB 928

Relating to state and local planning for and responses to drought.

DID NOT PASS

HB 932

Relating to the evaluation of ranking of similar offers submitted to a gonvernmental entity for certain construction related contracts.

DID NOT PASS

HB 1113

Relating to the standard of review for a determiniation of standing in a cnotested case hearing conducted by the TCEQ.

DID NOT PASS

HB 1192

Relating to the permissible uses of graywater for domestic use.

DID NOT PASS

HB 1193

Relating to a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation of the portion of the appraised value of a person's property that is attributable to the installation on the property of a rainwater harvesting system.

DID NOT PASS

HB 1226

Relating to the designation of a local governmental entity as an authorized agent of the TCEQ to regulate the use of on-site sewage disposal systems.

DID NOT PASS

HB 1232

Relating to a study by the TWDB regarding the mapping of groundwater in confined adn unconfined aquifers.

DID NOT PASS

HB 1269

Relating to the use of supplemental environmental projects by a local government to come into compliance with the environmental laws or remediate environmental harm caused by the local government.

DID NOT PASS

HB 1279

Relating to the authority of certian municipalities to provide sewer service to areas within the municipal boundaries without obtaining a certificate of public convenience and necessity.

DID NOT PASS

HB 1301

Relating to the authority of the TCEQ to adopt rules prohibiting the use of an on-site sewage disposal system with an absorptive effluent disposal system.

DID NOT PASS

HB 1331

Relating to the treatment and recycling for beneficial use of certain waste arising out of or incidental to the drilling for or production of oil or gas.

DID NOT PASS

HB 1501

Relating to a study concerning the presence and effects of microbeads in water in the state.

DID NOT PASS

HB 1526

Relating to the construction of detention ponds.

DID NOT PASS

HB 1581

Relating to the duty of a water supply system to provide certain informatino to consumers regarding flouride in drinking water.

DID NOT PASS

HB 1635

Relating to the management of groundwater, including the classification of and the obtaining of information regarding groundwater and the formulation of desired future conditions by a groundwater conservation districts.

DID NOT PASS

HB 2073

Relating to persons affected by certain municipalities' water or sewer utility improvements.

DID NOT PASS

HB 2080

Relating to the creation and implementation of a greenhouse gas emissions reduction plan.

DID NOT PASS

HB 2308

Relating to the consideration by the TCEQ of the economic impact of an appropriation of state water in debts.

DID NOT PASS

HB 2460

Relating to allowing certain counties to regulate the land application of certain sewage sludge.

DID NOT PASS

HB 2989

Relating to the establishment of a publicly accessible database
containing information on materials and products used in the
construction of wastewater projects.

DID NOT PASS

HCR 74

Directing the TWDB and TCEQ to support the creation of a model water recycling project in an appropriate location. DID NOT PASS

SB 77

Relating to the development of a climate adaptation plan by certain entities. DID NOT PASS

SB 78

Relating to the matters to be considered in developing the state water plan. DID NOT PASS

SB 109

Relating to the procedure for action by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on an application for a water right. DID NOT PASS

SB 253

Relating to applications for permits issued by the Commission on Environmental Quality for certain new or expanded facilities in certain low-income and minority communities. DID NOT PASS

SB 329

Relating to state and local planning for and responses to drought. DID NOT PASS

SB 343

Relating to the conformity of local law with state law. DID NOT PASS

SB 413

Relating to the qualifications for membership on the Water Development Board. DID NOT PASS

SB 522

Relating to the procedure for adoption by a state agency of rules that may have an adverse economic effect on small businesses. DID NOT PASS

SB 580

Relating to water intake requirements for the LCRA. DID NOT PASS

SB 611

Relating to the confidentiality of certain water well reports DID NOT PASS

SJR 9

Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for review or approval of state agency rules by the elected members of the legislature. DID NOT PASS