Bill

SB 700

86(R) - 2019
Senate Water & Rural Affairs
House Natural Resources
Senate Water & Rural Affairs
House Natural Resources
Utilities

Contact the Author

Robert Nichols

Phone:

512-463-0103

Capitol Office:

E1.704

Email:

Vote Recommendation

Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral

Author(s)

Robert Nichols
Kirk Watson

Sponsor(s)

Charlie Geren

Bill Caption

Relating to the regulation of certain classes of retail public water utilities.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

SB 700 would reclassify the parameters of Class C and Class B utilities and create a new category called Class D utility. A Class D utility would be a public utility that provides retail water or sewer utility service through fewer than 500 taps or connections.

The bill lays out responsibilities and requirements associated with the Public Utility Commission approving the acquisition of a non-functioning retail water or sewer utility service provider. The bill also prescribes alternative ratemaking methodologies for timely and efficient cost recovery.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action is neutral on SB 700 as it neither advances nor hinders any of our liberty principles. 

Contact the Author

Robert Nichols

Phone:

512-463-0103

Capitol Office:

E1.704

Email: