By: Duncan S.B. No. 2296
  relating to the submission of groundwater management plans to the
  executive administrator of the Texas Water Development Board.
         SECTION 1.  Section 36.1072, Water Code, is amended by
  amending Subsections (a) and (e) and adding Subsection (e-1) to
  read as follows:
         (a)  Except as provided by Subsection (e-1), a [A] district
  shall, not later than three years after the creation of the district
  or, if the district required confirmation, after the election
  confirming the district's creation, submit the management plan
  required under Section 36.1071 to the executive administrator for
  review and approval.
         (e)  The district may review the plan annually and must
  review and readopt the plan with or without revisions at least once
  every five years. Except as provided by Subsection (e-1),
  the [The] district shall provide the readopted plan to the
  executive administrator not later than the 60th day after the date
  on which the plan was readopted.  Approval of the preceding
  management plan remains in effect until:
               (1)  the district fails to timely readopt a management
               (2)  the district fails to timely submit the district's
  readopted management plan to the executive administrator; or
               (3)  the executive administrator determines that the
  readopted management plan does not meet the requirements for
  approval, and the district has exhausted all appeals to the Texas
  Water Development Board or appropriate court.
         (e-1)  If a district is required to submit a management plan
  under Subsection (a) or a readopted management plan under
  Subsection (e) prior to a date that is one year after the date the
  executive administrator provides to the district under Section
  36.108(o) the amount of managed available groundwater, the district
  may in its sole discretion submit to the executive administrator a
  new or readopted plan not later than the first anniversary of the
  date the district receives the amount of managed available
  groundwater from the executive administrator in lieu of the
  applicable deadlines set forth under Subsection (a) or (e).  A
  district to which this subsection applies may not adopt new or
  amended rules limiting production of wells or allocating
  groundwater before the district submits to the executive
  administrator the management plan or readopted plan as provided by
  this subsection.  This subsection expires September 1, 2013.
         SECTION 2.  Section 36.1072, Water Code, as amended by this
  Act, applies only to a groundwater management plan that is
  submitted to the executive administrator of the Texas Water
  Development Board on or after the effective date of this Act. A
  groundwater management plan that is submitted to the executive
  administrator before the effective date of this Act is governed by
  the law in effect when the management plan was submitted, and the
  former law is continued in effect for that purpose.
         SECTION 3.  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, 2009.