Honorable Allan Ritter, Chair, House Committee on Natural Resources
John S. O'Brien, Director, Legislative Budget Board
SB2311 by Averitt (Relating to Texas Water Development Board surveys for water infrastructure financing.), As Engrossed
The bill would amend the Water Code to require the Water Development Board (TWDB) to not approve an application recommended through the state and regional water planning process for funding from the Water Infrastructure Fund, the Disadvantaged Rural Community and Wastewater Financial Assistance Fund, and the State Participation Account if an applicant has failed to complete a request for information relevant to the project, including a water infrastructure financing survey.
TWDB indicates that any costs associated with the bill could be absorbed within the agency’s existing resources.
The bill would take effect immediately if it receives a vote of two-thirds of all members elected to each house; otherwise it would take effect September 1, 2009.
304 Comptroller of Public Accounts, 352 Bond Review Board, 580 Water Development Board
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