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House Bill

 

Status

HB 2

Burrows

Relating to ad valorem taxation

 

Track Names(s):

Education, Elections, Taxation

 

Bill History:

02/27/2019 Left pending in committee

02/27/2019 Testimony taken/registration(s) recorded in committee

02/27/2019 Considered in public hearing

02/27/2019 Scheduled for public hearing

02/11/2019 Referred to Ways & Means

02/11/2019 Read the first time

01/31/2019 Filed

 

Companion:

SB 2

 

House Committee:

Ways & Means (In)

HB 404

Thompson

Relating to repealing civil asset forfeiture provisions and establishing criminal asset forfeiture in this state. 

 

Track Name(s):

Public Safety, Law Enforcement 

 

Bill History:

02/20/2Referredered to Criminal Jurisprudence

02/20/2019 Read first time

11/26/2018 Filed

 

House Committee:

Criminal Jurisprudence (In)

HB  509

Wilson

Relating to the regulation of aggregate production operations by the Railroad Commission of Texas; authorizing a fee; providing administrative penalties and other civil remedies; creating criminal offenses. 

 

Track Name(s):

Environmental Quality, Railroad Commission, Mines & Mineral Resources

 

Bill History:

02/20/2019 Referred to Energy Resources

02/20/2019 Read first time

12/11/2018 Filed

 

House Committee: 

Energy Resources (In)

HB 591

Holland

Relating to seller's disclosures regarding fuel gas piping in residential real property

 

Track Name(s):

Property Interests, Safety

 

Bill History:

02/20/2019 Referred to business & Industry

02/20/2019 Read first time

12/27/2018 Filed

 

Companions:

SB 1620

 

House Committee:

Business & Industry (In)

HB 720

Larsen

Relating to appropriations of water for use in aquifer storage and recovery projects

 

Track Name(s):

Groundwater Bills, Environmental Equality, Water Rights, Water, ASR

 

Bill History:

02/21/2019 Referred to Natural Resources

02/21/2019 Read the first time

01/10/2019 Filed (H)

 

House Committee:

Natural Resources (In)

HB 721

Larsen

Guillen

Relating to the duty of the Texas Water Development Board to conduct studies of and prepare and submit reports on aquifer storage and recovery

 

Track Name(s):

Groundwater Bills, Water Development Board, Water, Special Districts & Authorities 

 

Bill History:

03/19/2019 Left pending in committee

03/19/2019 Testimony taken/registration(s) recorded in committee

03/19/2019 Considered in public hearing

03/19/2019 Scheduled for public hearing 

02/21/2019 Referred to Natural Resources

02/21/2019 Read the first time

01/10/2019 Filed (H)

 

House Committee:

Natural Resources (In)

HB 722

Larsen

Relating to the development of brackish groundwater

 

Track Name(s):

Groundwater Bills, Special Districts & Authorities, Water, Permits, Water Development Board

 

Bill History:

02/21/2019 Referred to Natural Resources

02/21/2019 Read the first time

01/10/2019 Filed (H)

 

House Committee:

Natural Resources (In)

HB 724

Larsen

Relating to the authorization by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality of the discharge, diversion, and transfer of other reuse of treated brackish groundwater and return flows derived from treated brackish groundwater

 

Track Name(s):

Groundwater Bills, Water Development Board, Water Rights 

 

Bill History:

02/21/2019 Referred to Natural Resources

02/21/2019 Read the first time

01/10/2019 Filed (H)

 

Companion:

SB 1836

 

House Committee:

Natural Resources (In)

HB 726

Larsen

Relating to the regulation of groundwater 

 

Track Name(s):

Groundwater Bills, Special Districts & Authorities, Water, Public Notice 

 

Bill History:

03/19/2019 Left pending in committee

03/19/2019 Testimony taken/registration(s) recorded in committee

03/19/2019 Committee substitute considered in committee

03/19/2019 Considered in public hearing

03/05/2019 No action taken in committee

03/05/2019 Scheduled for public hearing 

03/19/2019 Scheduled for a public hearing

02/21/2019 Referred to Natural Resources

02/21/2019 Read the first time

01/10/2019 Filed (H)

 

House Committee:

Natural Resources (In)

HB 794

King, et al.

Relating to the repeal of the additional ad valorem taxes imposed as a result of certain changes in the use of open-space land appraised as agricultural land

 

Tracking Name(s):

Agriculture, Taxation, Open Space

 

Bill History:

03/19/2019 Left in committee

03/19/2019 Testimony taken/registration(s) recorded in committee

03/19/2019 Committee substitute considered in committee

03/19/2019 Scheduled for public hearing

02/21/2019 Referred to Ways & Means

02/21/2019 Read first time

01/11/2019 Filed

 

Committee:

HB 1213

 

House Committee:

Ways & Means

HB 817

King

Relating to a restriction on permits authorizing direct discharges of waste or pollutants into water in certain areas of the Edwards Aquifer

 

Track Name(s):

Environment, Water, Edwards Aquifer, Environmental Quality

 

Bill History:

03/12/2019 Left pending in committee

03/12/2019 Testimony taken/registration(s) recorded in committee

03/12/2019 Considered in public hearing

03/12/2019 Scheduled for public hearing

02/25/2019 Referred to Natural Resources

02/25/2019 Read first time

01/15/2019 Filed

 

Companions:

SB 655

 

Committee:

Natural Resources

HB 1052

Larson, et al.

Relating to the authority of the Texas Water Development Board to use the state participation account of the water development fund to provide financial assistance for the development of certain facilities

 

Track Name(s):

State Finances, Water, Permits, Water Development Board

 

Bill History:

02/26/2019 Referred to Natural Resources

02/26/2019 Read first time

01/24/2019 Filed

 

Committee:

Natural Resources

HB 1066

Ashby

Relating to extensions of an expired permit for the transfer of groundwater conservation district

 

Track Names(s):

Groundwater Bills, Special Districts & Authorities, Permits

 

Bill History:

03/18/2019 Reported favorably as substituted

03/18/2019 Committee substitute considered in committee

03/18/2019 Considered in formal meeting

03/05/2019 Left pending in committee

03/05/2019 Testimony taken/registration(s) recorded in committee

02/26/2019 Referred to Natural Resources

02/26/2019 Read the first time

01/24/2019 Filed

 

Companion:

SB 800

 

House Committee:

Natural Resources (In)

HB 1213

Hefner

Relating to the repeal of the additional ad valorem taxes imposed as a result of certain changes in the use of open-space land appraised as agricultural land

 

Track Name(s):

Agriculture, Taxation, Open Space

 

Bill History:

02/26/2019 Referred to Ways & Means

02/26/2019 Read first time

01/30/2019 Filed

 

Companions:

HB 794

 

House Committee:

Ways & Means

HB 1594

Shine, et al.

Relating to a study by the Texas Water Development Board of groundwater availability in certain counties

 

Track Name(s):

Groundwater Districts, Special Districts & Authorities, Water Development Board

 

Bill History:

03/04/2019 Referred to Natural Resources

03/04/2019 Read first time

02/11/2019 Filed

 

Committee:

Natural Resources

HB 1617

Larsen

Relating to the deadline by which the Texas Water Development Board is required to identify and designate brackish groundwater production zones for certain areas of the state

 

Track Names(s):

Groundwater Districts, Special Districts & Authorities, Water Development Board

 

Bill History:

03/18/2019 Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)

03/18/2019 Considered in formal meeting

03/12/2019 Left pending in committee

03/12/2019 Testimony taken/registration(s) recorded in committee

03/12/2019 Considered in public hearing

03/12/2019 Scheduled for public hearing

03/04/2019 Referred to natural Resources

03/04/2019 Read first time

02/12/2019 Filed

 

Companion:

SB 1041

 

Committee:

Natural Resources

HB 2122

Harris

Relating to the regulation of the production of retail public utility wells by a groundwater conservation district 

 

Track Names(s):

Groundwater Districts, Special Districts & Authorities, Utilities

 

Bill History:

03/06/2019 Referred to Natural Resources

03/06/2019 Read first time

02/20/2019 Filed 

 

Committee:

Natural Resources

HB 2123

Harris

Relating to authorizing petitions to change certain rules adopted by groundwater conservation districts

 

Track Names(s)

Groundwater Districts, Special Districts & Authorities 

 

Bill History:

03/06/2019 Referred to Natural Resources

03/06/2019 Read first time

02/20/2019 Filed

 

Committee:

Natural Resources

HB 2125

Burns

Relating to the award of attorney's fees and other costs in certain suits involving a groundwater conservation district

 

Track Names(s):

Groundwater Districts, Special Districts & Authorities

 

Bill History:

03/06/2019 Referred to Natural Resources

03/06/2019 Read first time

02/20/2019 Filed

 

Committee:

Natural Resources

HB 2249

Lucio III

Relating to the regulation of production of wells for retail public utilities by a groundwater conservation district

 

Track Names(s)

Groundwater Districts, Special Districts & Authorities, Utilities

 

Bill History:

03/06/2019 Referred to Natural Resources

03/06/2019 Read first time

02/22/2019 Filed

 

Committee:

Natural Resources

HB 2676

Geren

Relating to the composition and use of money in the oil and gas regulation and cleanup fund

 

Track Name(s):

Energy, Utilities,

 

Bill History:

03/11/2019 Referred to Energy Resources

03/11/2019 Read first time

02/272019 Filed

 

Committee:

Energy Resources

HB 3099

Nevárez

Relating to standards for water management in certain areas

 

Track Name(s):

Special Districts & Authorities, Water Development Board

 

Bill History:

03/13/2019 Referred to Natural Resources

03/13/2019 Read first time

03/04/2019 Filed

 

Committee:

Natural Resources

HB 3324

Zwiener

Relating to groundwater impact contingency planning by pipeline operators

 

Track Name(s):

Environmental Quality, Water

 

Bill History:

03/18/2019 Referred to Natural Resources

03/18/2019 Read first time

03/06/2019 Filed

 

Committee:

Natural Resources

HB 3843

Nevárez

Relating to the use of a priority groundwater management area study in certain areas.

 

Track Name(s):

Special Districts & Authorities, Water Development Board

 

Bill History:

03/13/2019 Referred to Natural Resources

03/13/2019 Read first time

03/07/2019 Filed

 

Committee:

Natural Resources

HB 3998

Wilson

Relating to the transfer of the administration of surface water rights permitting from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to the Texas Water Development Board and the regulation of groundwater; authorizing fees; authorizing civil penalties.

 

Track Name(s):

Special Districts & Authorities, Water Development Board

 

Bill History:

03/21/2019 Referred to Natural Resources

03/21/2019 Read first time

03/07/2019 Filed

 

Committee:

Natural Resources

HB 4002

Wilson

Relating to a contested case hearing to identify a sensitive feature related to an Edwards Aquifer protection plan.

 

Track Name(s):

Environmental Quality, Water, Special Districts & Authorities

 

Bill History:

03/21/2019 Referred to Natural Resources

03/21/2019 Read first time

03/07/2019 Filed

 

Committee:

Natural Resources

HB 4509

Paddie

Relating to the metering of certain wells by the Panola County Groundwater Conservation District.

 

Track Name(s):

Special Districts & Authorities, Water & Utility

 

Bill History:

03/08/2019 Filed

HB 4570

Paddie

Relating to establishing an advisory board to study surface water and groundwater interaction.

 

Track Name(s):

Environment, Water, Surface Water & Groundwater, Water Development Board

 

Bill History:

03/08/2019 Filed

Senate Bill

 

Status

SB 2

Bettencourt et al.

Relating to ad valorem taxation

 

Track Names(s):

Education, Elections, Taxation

 

Bill History:

02/25/2019 Co-author authorized

02/19/2019 Co-author authorized

02/15/2019 Committee report printed and distributed

02/14/2019 Reported favorably as substituted

02/11/2019 Considered in public hearing

02/11/2019 Scheduled for public hearing

02/06/2019 Left pending in committee

02/06/2019 Testimony taken in committee

02/06/2019 Considered in public hearing

02/06/2019 Scheduled for public hearing

02/06/2019 Co-author authorized

02/01/2019 Referred to Property tax

02/01/2019 Read the first time

01/31/2019 Filed

01/31/2019 Received by the Secretary of the Senate

 

Companion:

HB 2

 

Senate Committee:

Property Tax Committee Report 

SB 483

Campbell

Relating to permits for certain injection wells that transect a portion of the Edwards Aquifer.

 

Track Names(s):

Environment, Water, Injection Wells, Permits, Environmental Quality

 

Bill History:

02/01/2019 Referred to Water & Rural Affairs

02/14/2019 Read the first time

01/28/2019 Filed

 

 

Companion:

HB 1044

 

Senate Committee:

Water & Rural Affairs

SB 520

Campbell, et al.

Relating to the storage and recovery of water in a portion of the Edwards Aquifer.

 

Track Names(s):

Environment, Water, Environmental Quality, Injection Wells, Special Districts & Authorities

 

Bill History:

02/14/2019 Referred to Water & Rural Affairs

02/14/2019 Read first time

01/29/2019 Filed

01/29/2019 Received by the Secretary of the Senate

 

Companion:

HB 481

 

Senate Committee:

Water & Rural Affairs

SB 655

Flores

Relating to a restriction on permits authorizing direct discharges of waste or pollutants into water in certain areas of the Edwards Aquifer.

 

Track Names(s):

Environment, Water, Permits, Environmental Quality

 

Bill History:

03/01/2019 Referred to Water & Rural Affairs

03/01/2019 Read first time

02/05/2019 Filed

02/05/2019 Received by the Secretary of the Senate

 

Companion:

HB 817

 

Senate Committee:

Water & Rural Affairs

SB 800

Perry

Relating to extensions of an expired permit for the transfer of groundwater from a groundwater conservation district 

 

Track Names(s):

Groundwater Districts, Special Districts, Water & Utility, Permits

 

Bill History:

03/01/2019 Referred to Water & Rural Affairs

03/01/2019 Read first time

02/12/2019 Filed

02/12/2019 Received by Secretary of the Senate

 

Companion:

HB 1066

 

Senate Committee:

Water & Rural Affairs

SB 851

Perry

Relating to the award of attorney's fees and other costs in certain proceedings involving groundwater conservation district

 

Track Names(s):

Attorney's Fees, Special Districts & Authorities, Water & Utility 

 

Bill History:

03/01/2019 Referred to Water & Rural Affairs

03/01/2019 Read first time

02/15/2019 Filed

02/15/2019 Received by the Secretary of the Senate

 

Senate Committee:

Water & Rural Affairs

SB 900

Hinojosa

Relating to state and local planning for and responses to drought.

 

Track Name(s)

Water, Drought, Environmental Quality, Water Development Board

 

Bill History:

03/01/2019 referred to Water & Rural Affairs

03/01/2019 Read first time

02/19/2019 Filed

02/19/2019 Received by the Secretary of the Senate

 

Senate Committee:

Water & Rural Affairs

SB 987

Zaffirini

Relating to limitations on the location of solid waste facilities.

 

Track Name(s)

Environment, Special Districts & Authorities, Water, Permits, Environmental Quality

 

Bill History:

03/01/2019 Referred to Water & Rural Affairs

03/01/2019 Read first time

02/21/2019 Received by the Secretary of the State

 

Senate Committee:

Water & Rural Affairs

SB 1010

Perry

Relating to rules adopted by groundwater conservation districts overlying a common aquifer.

 

Track Names(s):

Groundwater Conservation Districts, Special Districts & Authorities

 

Bill History:

03/01/2019 Referred to Water & Rural Affairs

03/01/2019 Read first time

02/22/2019 Filed

02/22/2019 Received by the Secretary of the Senate

 

Senate Committee:

Water & Rural Affairs

SB 1041

Taylor

Relating to the deadline by which the Texas Water Development Board is required to identify and designate brackish groundwater production zones for certain areas of the state

 

Track Names(s):

Groundwater Districts, Special Districts & Authorities, Water General 

 

Bill History:

03/20/2019 Committee report printed and distributed

03/20/2019 Recommended for local & uncontested calendar

03/20/2019 Reported favorably w/o amendments

03/15/2019 Considered in public hearing

03/18/2019 Scheduled for public hearing

03/07/2019 Referred to Water & Rural Affairs

03/07/2019 Read first time

02/22/2019 Filed

02/22/2019 Received by the Secretary of the Senate

 

Companion:

HB 1617

 

Committee:

Water & Rural Affairs

SB 2026

Perry

Relating to regulation of the production of retail public utility wells by a groundwater conservation district.

 

Track Names(s):

Special Districts & Authorities

 

Bill History:

03/21/2019 Referred to Water & Rural Affairs

03/21/2019 Read first time

03/07/2019 Filed

03/07/2019 Received by the Secretary of the Senate

 

 

Companion:

HB 2122

 

Committee:

Water & Rural Affairs

SB 2027

Perry

Relating to the standard of judicial review for a suit involving a groundwater conservation district.

 

Track Names(s):

Special Districts & Authorities, Groundwater Conservation District

 

Bill History:

03/21/2019 Referred to Water & Rural Affairs

03/21/2019 Read first time

03/07/2019 Filed

03/07/2019 Received by the Secretary of the Senate

 

Committee:

Water & Rural Affairs