HB 2943

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

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Lyle Larson


Four Price
Gene Wu

Bill Caption

Relating to the use of money in the state water pollution control revolving fund.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

Under current law, the state water pollution control revolving fund exists to provide financial assistance to political subdivisions for construction of treatment works and to persons for nonpoint source pollution control and abatement projects. HB 2943 would instead only offer this assistance to projects eligible for assistance under federal law. This bill would also require that loans be offered for a term not to exceed the projected useful life of the loan and would require that projects financed by these loans have a demonstrable impact on water quality control. The bill would further establish a program to promote the acquisition by eligible applicants of conservation easements.

Vote Recommendation Notes

The proposed change to qualifications for projects eligible for funding under the state water pollution control revolving fund does not affect our liberty principles, therefore we remain neural on HB 2943.

Organizations Supporting

Bayou Preservation Association
Ducks Unlimited
Lower Colorado River Authority
Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association
Texas Farm Bureau
Texas Forestry Association
Texas Land Trust Council
Texas Wildlife Association
The Nature Conservancy
The Sierra Club

Organizations Opposed

League of Independent Voters of Texas