HB 2894

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

Vote Recommendation

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  • Positive
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Eddie Lucio III

Bill Caption

Relating to a requirement that the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality provide an expedited procedure for acting on certain applications for an amendment to a water right by certain applicants that use desalinated seawater.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

HB 2894 would require the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to expedite the consideration of an application for an amended water right if the applicant is using desalinated seawater, provided that the amendment meets certain requirements.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Expediting applications benefits limited government by reducing the burden of going through the application process for an amended water right. We support this legislation. 

Organizations Supporting

Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association
Texas Association of Manufacturers
Texas Chemical Council
Texas Desalination Association
Texas Farm Bureau
Texas Oil and Gas Association
Texas Water Infrastructure Network

Organizations Opposed

The Sierra Club