HB 965

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

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Drew Springer

Bill Caption

Relating to the authority of a retail public water utility to require an operator of a correctional facility to comply with water conservation measures.

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

Under current law, certain utilities are required to submit a water conservation plan to the Texas Water Development Board. HB 965 would allow such a utility to require a correctional facility to comply with the measures of the water conservation plan. A correctional facility would be able to obtain an exemption if a statement from the Department of Justice is submitted to the utility stating that the implementation of the measures would endanger health and safety or unreasonably increase the costs of operating the facility.

Vote Recommendation Notes

HB 965 neither uplifts nor offends our liberty principles, therefore we remain neutral.

Organizations Supporting

Environmental Defense Fund
Lone Star Chapter Sierra Club
National Wildlife Federation
Texas Impact