By Lewis of Orange H.B. No. 1900
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
1-1 AN ACT
1-2 relating to grants from the water loan assistance fund for certain
1-4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
1-5 SECTION 1. Section 15.102(b), Water Code, is amended to read
1-6 as follows:
1-7 (b) The board may use the loan fund [
may also be used by the
1-8 board] to provide grants for projects that include:
1-9 (1) the provision of [ supplying] water and wastewater
1-10 services in economically distressed areas, including projects
1-11 involving retail distribution of those services;
1-12 (2) agricultural water conservation;
1-13 (3) weather modification; or
1-14 (4) brush control.
1-15 SECTION 2. (a) This Act takes effect September 1, 1999.
1-16 (b) The change in law made by this Act applies only to an
1-17 application for a grant from the water loan assistance fund that is
1-18 filed on or after the effective date of this Act. A grant
1-19 application that is filed before the effective date of this Act is
1-20 governed by the law in effect immediately before the effective date
1-21 of this Act, and that law is continued in effect for that purpose.
1-22 SECTION 3. The importance of this legislation and the
1-23 crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
1-24 emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
2-1 constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
2-2 days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended.