By: Armbrister S.B. No. 1363
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
relating to the authority of a municipality to enforce a water
pollution control and abatement program and establish standards and
practices for water quality.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Section 26.177, Water Code, is amended by adding
Subsection (a-1) to read as follows:
(a-1) Notwithstanding any other law, a city may enforce a
water pollution control and abatement program adopted by the city
before June 1, 2005, only to ensure compliance with commission
pollution and degradation standards and practices and with
commission rules. The city does not have the authority of the
commission to regulate water quality, issue permits, or establish
standards and practices for water quality.
SECTION 2. This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution. If this
Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
Act takes effect September 1, 2005.