Honorable Allan Ritter, Chair, House Committee on Natural Resources
Ursula Parks, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB2744 by Phillips (Relating to the applicability of certain provisions concerning the transfer of exotic species to certain transfers of water that supply populous areas.), As Introduced
No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would amend the Parks and Wildlife Code concerning water transfers without exotic fish or shellfish. The bill would provide that the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) may not require a permit for certain water transferred, provided the water does not contain exotic harmful fish or shellfish, under conditions as described. TPWD indicates that the department does not anticipate any additional costs or changes in revenue as a result of the bill's provisions.
The bill would take immediate effect if the bill receives two-thirds the vote in both houses. Otherwise, the bill would take effect September 1, 2013.
Local Government Impact
No fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.