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  By: Lucio S.B. No. 1311
 
 
 
   
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the office of water and the water advisory committee in
  the Department of Agriculture.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Title 7, Agriculture Code, is amended by adding
  Chapter 204 to read as follows:
  CHAPTER 204. OFFICE OF WATER; WATER ADVISORY COMMITTEE
         Sec. 204.001.  OFFICE OF WATER. (a) The commissioner shall
  establish an office of water within the department.
         (b)  The office shall support:
               (1)  the department's goals and objectives related to
  agricultural water use; and
               (2)  the development of programs related to
  agricultural water use.
         Sec. 204.002.  WATER ADVISORY COMMITTEE. (a) The
  commissioner shall appoint a water advisory committee to advise the
  commissioner, the department, and the office of water on
  agricultural water use.
         (b)  The committee consists of nine members appointed by the
  commissioner. The commissioner shall appoint members who represent
  diverse sections of agriculture and diverse regions of the state.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2015.