HB 3233

83(R) - 2013
Natural Resources

Vote Recommendation

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Allan Ritter

Bill Caption

Relating to interbasin transfers of state water.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

Summary: HB 3233 would change language in the Water Code relating to permits of inter-basin water transfers. Both the Legislative Budget Board as well as the House Committee Report note that these changes will streamline the process and increase efficiency.

Analysis: HB 3233 should increase the efficiency of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s permitting process. Increasing efficiency is an effective way to limit government. With a streamlined permit process, businesses will spend less time dealing with bureaucracy. We support this legislation.