HB 3025

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

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Tracy King


Andrew Murr

Bill Caption

Relating to open, uncovered, abandoned, or deteriorated wells.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

Under current law, a person who is possesses an abandoned or deteriorated well is responsible for plugging that well within 180 days of learning of its condition. HB 3025 would enable a possessor of a deteriorated well to repair it within 180 days in addition to the option of plugging the well. Procedures related to the covering of uncovered wells would also be applied to abandoned or deteriorated wells.

This bill would also explicitly authorize an employee of the Bandera County River Authority and Groundwater District to cap an open, uncovered, or abandoned well, or repair or plug a deteriorated well, if the employee has received training for such activities in a karst topographic area.

Vote Recommendation Notes

HB 3025 neither uplifts nor offends our liberty principles, therefore we remain neutral.

Organizations Supporting

League of Independent Voters of Texas
Panola County Groundwater Conservation District
Prairielands Groundwater Conservation District
The Sierra Club