Amend CSSB 3 (Senate committee printing) as follows:                         
	(1)  In SECTION 3.02 of the bill, between Subdivisions (2) 
and (3) of the section (page 20, between lines 25 and 26), insert 
the following subdivision and renumber the subsequent subdivisions 
of the section accordingly:
		(3)  Marvin Nichols reservoir, to be located on the 
Sulphur River upstream from its confluence with White Oak Creek; 
the dam will be located in Titus and Red River Counties and the 
reservoir will also impound water in Franklin County;
	(2)  Between SECTIONS 3.03 and 3.04 of the bill (page 21, 
between lines 11 and 12), insert the following sections and 
renumber the subsequent section of Article 3 of the bill 
COSTS.  (a) This section applies only to a proposed reservoir listed 
in Section 3.02(3) of this Act that is to be located in the Region D 
Regional Water Planning Area.
	(b)  The right to appropriate at least 20 percent of the 
quantity of water that is authorized to be appropriated from each 
proposed reservoir must be held by one or more entities located in 
the regional water planning area in which the reservoir is to be 
	(c)  If one or more entities located outside the regional 
water planning area in which a proposed reservoir is to be located 
are to hold the right to appropriate a majority of the quantity of 
water that is authorized to be appropriated from the reservoir, 
that entity or those entities must pay all of the costs of 
constructing, operating, and maintaining the reservoir until such 
time as one or more entities located in the regional water planning 
area in which the reservoir is to be located begins diverting water.  
At such time, the entity or entities making a diversion shall pay a 
pro-rata share of the cost of operating and maintaining the 
(a) The Study Commission on Region C Water Supply is established.  
The study commission consists of six members as follows:
		(1)  three members appointed by the Region C Regional 
Water Planning Group; and
		(2)  three members appointed by the Region D Regional 
Water Planning Group. 
	(b)  A member of the study commission may be, but is not 
required to be, a voting member of the regional water planning group 
that appointed the member.
	(c)  The members of the study commission shall select a 
presiding officer from among the members.
	(d)  Members of the study commission are not entitled to 
compensation for service on the study commission but may be 
reimbursed for travel expenses incurred while conducting the 
business of the study commission, as provided for in the General 
Appropriations Act.
	(e)  The study commission shall:                                               
		(1)  review the water supply alternatives available to 
the Region C Regional Water Planning Area, including obtaining 
additional water supply from Wright Patman Lake, Toledo Bend 
Reservoir, Lake Texoma, Lake o' the Pines, and other existing and 
proposed reservoirs;
		(2)  in connection with the review under Subdivision 
(1) of this subsection, analyze the socioeconomic effect on the 
area where the water supply is located that would result from the 
use of the water to meet the water needs of the Region C Regional 
Water Planning Area, including:
			(A)  the effects on landowners, agricultural and 
natural resources, businesses, industries, and taxing entities of 
different water management strategies; and
			(B)  in connection with the use by the Region C 
Regional Water Planning Area of water from Wright Patman Lake, the 
effect on water availability in that lake and the effect on 
industries relying on that water availability;
		(3)  determine whether water demand in the Region C 
Regional Water Planning Area may be reduced through additional 
conservation and reuse measures so as to postpone the need for 
additional water supplies;
		(4)  evaluate measures that would need to be taken to 
comply with the mitigation requirements of the United States Army 
Corps of Engineers in connection with any proposed new reservoirs, 
including identifying potential mitigation sites;
		(5)  consider whether the mitigation burden described 
by Subdivision (4) of this subsection may be shared by the Regions C 
and D Regional Water Planning Areas in proportion to the allocation 
to each region of water in any proposed reservoir;
		(6)  review innovative methods of compensation to 
affected property owners, including royalties for water stored on 
acquired properties and annual payments to landowners for 
properties acquired for the construction of a reservoir to satisfy 
future water management strategies;
		(7)  evaluate the minimum number of surface acres 
required for the construction of proposed reservoirs in order to 
develop adequate water supply; and
		(8)  identify the locations of proposed reservoir sites 
in the Regions C and D Regional Water Planning Areas using satellite 
imagery with sufficient resolution to permit land ownership to be 
	(f)  The study commission may not be assisted by any person 
that is a party to or is employed by a party to a contract to perform 
engineering work with respect to site selection, permitting, 
design, or construction of the proposed Marvin Nichols reservoir.
	(g)  The Texas Water Development Board, on request of the 
study commission, may provide staff support or other assistance 
necessary to enable the study commission to carry out its duties.  
The Texas Water Development Board shall provide funding for the 
study commission, including funding of any studies conducted by the 
study commission, from the regional planning budget of the board.
	(h)  Not later than December 1, 2010, the study commission 
shall deliver a report to the governor, lieutenant governor, and 
speaker of the house of representatives that includes any:
		(1)  studies completed by the study commission;                               
		(2)  legislation proposed by the study commission;                            
		(3)  a recommendation as to whether Marvin Nichols 
should remain a designated reservoir site; and 
		(4)  other findings and recommendations of the study 
	(i)  The study commission is abolished and this section 
expires December 31, 2011.