SB 1430

85(R) - 2017
Senate Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
House Natural Resources
Senate Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
House Natural Resources

Companion Bill

HB 2894

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral


Charles Perry


Brandon Creighton


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

SB 1430 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 proposes additional diversion points and does not increase the amount of desalinated seawater used by the applicant.

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

Earthworks Oil & Gas Accountability Project
Koch Companies
Lower Colorado River Authority
Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association
Texas Association of Business
Texas Association of Manufacturers
Texas Association of Realtors
Texas Chemical Council
Texas Desalination Association
Texas Farm Bureau
Texas Water Infrastructure Network

Organizations Opposed

National Wildlife Federation
The Sierra Club