HB 1964

86(R) - 2019
House Natural Resources
House Natural Resources

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral


Trent Ashby


Lyle Larson

Bill Caption

Relating to the procedure for action on certain applications for an amendment to a water right.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

HB 1964 would exempt the application process for an amendment on a water right as long as the case has met other requirements under the authority of Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). This bill would provide for exceptions in the event the case was under review by TCEQ. HB 1964 would also mandate that the determinations for the cases under review be made by the Executive Director of TCEQ, which would require an additional administrative review.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action supports HB 1964 because the bill supports our principles of limited government and property rights by preventing people seeking minor water right amendments from being subject to "burdensome procedural requirements" intended for more significant amendments.