HB 2578

83(R) - 2013
Natural Resources

Vote Recommendation

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Lyle Larson

Bill Caption

Relating to the development of brackish groundwater.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

Summary: HB 2578 would remove regulations that discourage private companies from moving forward with brackish water desalination treatment procedures. HB 2578 would lay down the framework that would allow companies to develop desalination techniques, something that they cannot do now.

Analysis: HB 2578 would limit government and encourage the free market to undertake this important process. As the oil and gas industry expands in Texas, brackish water treatment will become more necessary and it is important that Texas businesses be able to operate in a way that will be efficient and sustainable.