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SB 963, if passed, would create the Comal Trinity
Groundwater Conservation District by adding a new section to the Special
District Laws (Subtitle H, Title 6, Chapter 8875). The language of the bill,
regarding definitions, assessments, fees, and authority is all standard.
The proposed Comal Trinity Groundwater Conservation District
is not radically different from any of the other groundwater conservation
districts in Texas. We believe that water management is a legitimate roll of
the state and if a new conservation district is required in the area specified
in SB 963, this may well be sound policy. Nevertheless, strictly speaking, SB 963 does not
positively or negatively affect our principles. As such we are neutral on this