SB 675

85(R) - 2017
Senate Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
Senate Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
Local Government

Companion Bill

HB 101

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Kel Seliger

Bill Caption

Relating to the development of and contracting for reclaimed water facilities in certain municipalities.

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

Under current law, the state can enter into contracts to repair, reconstruct, replace, expand, operate, and maintain water projects. SB 675 is a local bill that would establish which municipalities qualify to enter into these contracts; clarify that these contracts are payable from a pledge of utility revenues (not from ad valorem taxes). Otherwise, the details of the utility development contract are largely left to the discretion of the municipality involved.

Vote Recommendation Notes

SB 675 neither uplifts nor offends our liberty principles, therefore we remain neutral.

Organizations Supporting

Texas Alliance of Energy Producers
Texas Association of Business
Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association
Texas Oil and Gas Association

Organizations Opposed

Texas Water Infrastructure Network