HB 2948

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

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Lyle Larson

Bill Caption

Relating to the state and regional water planning process.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

Under current law, the Texas Water Development Board issues a new state water plan every five years. HB 2948 would require the formation of an interregional planning council during the creation of state water plans to improve coordination among the regional water planning groups and between each regional water planning group and the board. This bill would also require that reports sent to the board by regional water planning groups be more specific about water needs and goals for meeting those needs as well as identify unnecessary or counterproductive variations in specific drought response strategies.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Given the procedural nature of this bill, HB 2948 does not appear to have a connection to our liberty principles, therefore we remain neutral.

Organizations Supporting

Canadian River Municipal Water Authority
Environmental Defense Fund
Lone Star Chapter Sierra Club
Lower Colorado River Authority
North Texas Municipal Water District
San Jacinto River Authority
Texas Association of Business
Texas Association of Groundwater Owners and Producers
Texas Business Leadership Council
Texas Desalination Association
Texas Impact
The Nature Conservancy