HB 26

86(R) - 2019
House Natural Resources
Senate Water & Rural Affairs
House Natural Resources
Senate Water & Rural Affairs
Public Safety

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Will Metcalf
Dan Huberty
Lyle Larson
Tom Oliverson
Dade Phelan


Alma A. Allen
Steve Allison
Trent Ashby
Michelle Beckley
Cecil Bell Jr.
Cesar Blanco
Dwayne Bohac
John H Bucy III
Briscoe Cain
Terry Canales
Travis Clardy
Philip Cortez
John Cyrier
Joe Deshotel
Harold Dutton Jr.
Jessica Farrar
Barbara Gervin-Hawkins
Craig Goldman
Ana Hernandez
Matt Krause
Stan Lambert
Mike Lang
Ben Leman
Oscar Longoria
Eddie Lucio III
Armando Martinez
Trey Martinez Fischer
Mayes Middleton
Rick Miller
Tan Parker
Dennis Paul
John Raney
Eddie Rodriguez
Jon E. Rosenthal
Phil Stephenson
Lynn Stucky
Shawn Thierry
Ed Thompson
Steve Toth
John Turner
Armando Walle
James White
Gene Wu
Erin Zwiener


Robert Nichols

Bill Caption

Relating to the creation of an alert system to notify affected persons of certain releases of water from certain dams.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

HB 26 would add requirements to the established safety alert system for notifying those effected when a dam is to release water. The alert system would use existing state and federal systems (public television, commercial television, radio, etc.) while also adding additional requirements for dam operators and for the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT). The bill would require dam operators to corporate with state agencies in establishing a plan for the alert system.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action remains neutral on HB 26. This bill does not violate any of our liberty principles. Updating and revising these policies does seem like appropriate public policy. 

Organizations Supporting

Sabine River Authority