HB 2005

85(R) - 2017
House Natural Resources
House Natural Resources
Groundwater Conservation Districts  
Special Districts

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Lyle Larson

Bill Caption

Relating to the duty of the Texas Water Development Board to conduct studies of and prepare and submit reports on aquifer storage and recovery.

Fiscal Notes

A negative impact of $1,149,340 through the biennium ending August 31, 2019.

The bill would make no appropriation but could provide the legal basis for an appropriation of funds to implement the provisions of the bill.

Bill Analysis

Under current law, the Texas Water Development Board is authorized to conduct studies, investigations, and surveys related to aquifers. HB 2005 would require the board to conduct studies of aquifer storage and recovery projects identified in the state water plan or by interested persons and report the results to regional water planning groups. This bill would also require the board to conduct a statewide survey of the most favorable areas for aquifer storage and recovery and submit this report to key lawmakers by December, 2018.

Vote Recommendation Notes

HB 2005 neither uplifts nor offends our liberty principles, therefore we remain neutral.