HB 1868

86(R) - 2019
House Agriculture & Livestock
House Agriculture & Livestock

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


J.M. Lozano
Charles Anderson
Phil Stephenson
Erin Zwiener

Bill Caption

Relating to the creation of the Texas Rural Water Advisory Council.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated. 

Bill Analysis

HB 1868 would create the 15-member Texas Rural Water Advisory Council which would be tasked with "assessing the existence of, effectiveness of, or need for rural water initiatives in this state regarding the prevention, mitigation, and abatement of windblown and waterborne litter and illegal dumping in rural communities, pesticide runoff from agricultural lands, rainwater harvesting, rural water use" and other topics.

Members of the board would not be entitled to compensation or reimbursement of expenses. The council would be allowed to accept gifts and grants from any source. The bill does not provide for the council to receive appropriated funds.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action is neutral on HB 1868 which does not appear to affect our liberty principles.