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No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would amend the Government Code to modify energy and water management planning
and reporting requirements for state agencies and institutions of higher education, including the
addition of listing transportation fuel in the agency's or institution's comprehensive energy and
water management plan. The bill would remove several provisions relating to utility planning,
reporting,and assistance. It is assumed that any cost associated with implementation of the
provisions of the bill would not be significant and could be absorbed within existing resources.
SB 913 would modify energy and water management planning and reporting requirements for state agencies and institutions of higher education -- including the addition of listing vehicle fuel usage.
The bill would remove several provisions relating to utility planning, reporting, and assistance. The bill removes a requirement for a state agency or an institution of higher education that occupies a state-owned building to prepare, implement, and annually update a five-year energy and water management plan.
SB 913 changes from Dec. 1 of every even-numbered year to Jan. 15 of every odd-numbered year the date by which the State Energy Conservation Office (SECO) is required to submit a report to the governor and the Legislative Budget Board on the status and effectiveness of the utility management and conservation efforts of state agencies and colleges/universities.
While some of the reporting requirements seem to be of dubious value, SB 913 is generally administrative in nature and does not directly affect our liberty principles. As such, we remain neutral.
The second chamber sponsor is Representative Minjarez