Bill

HB 1536

85(R) - 2017
House Natural Resources
House Natural Resources
Environment
Water

Vote Recommendation

Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral

Author(s)

Jessica Farrar

Bill Caption

Relating to a study and report by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on the use of green stormwater infrastructure in this state.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

Under current law, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is required to file a biennial report with the governor and legislature outlining commission activities and recommendations. HB 1536 would also require the inclusion of details, recommendations, goals, and progress concerning green stormwater infrastructure (which reduces and treats stormwater at the source through natural processes). Each biennium, the TCEQ would be required to appoint a Green Stormwater Infrastructure and Low Impact Development Report Group to create this report.

Vote Recommendation Notes

HB 1536 neither uplifts nor offends our liberty principles, therefore we remain neutral.

Organizations Supporting

City of Austin
Clean Water Action
Dow Chemical Company
The Nature Conservancy
The Sierra Club
Water Environment Association of Texas