HB 3356

84(R) - 2015
House Natural Resources
House Natural Resources

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Eddie Lucio III

Bill Caption

Relating to regulation of production of wells for retail public utilities by a groundwater conservation district.

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated. 

Bill Analysis

HB 3356, if passed, would amend the Water Code (Section 36.116) relating to groundwater conservation district public utility wells. Currently under code these districts may consider the service area needs in the area served by a water utility. HB 3356 would amend the code to state that these districts must consider service area needs as they relate to all public utilities. HB 3356 would require districts in question to determine production amounts based on service needs within the district.

Vote Recommendation Notes

HB 3356 would expand the code by placing additional requirements on groundwater conservation district public utilities as related to wells. Ultimately though, this change to code is neither a positive nor negative development relative to our principles, and as such we are neutral on HB 3356.

Organizations Supporting

Texas Rural Water Association 

Organizations Opposed

Environmental Stewardship
North Texas Municipal Water District
Texas Cattle Feeders Association
Texas Farm Bureau