HB 3234

83(R) - 2013
Natural Resources

Vote Recommendation

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Allan Ritter

Bill Caption

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

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

Summary: HB 3234 would clarify the application process for water rights from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The bill lays out what is required of TCEQ, the individual, what the expected timeframe for each process is supposed to be, as well as the appeals process.

Analysis: HB 3234 would make it easier for both sides to complete this process. Also, by codifying the process in statute through legislation, the TCEQ increases its transparency which is a way to limit government.