The House Committee on Natural Resources

84th Legislature

October 13, 2016

9:00 a.m.



Pursuant to a notice posted on October 4, 2016, the House Committees on Natural Resources met in a public hearing and was called to order by the chair, Representative Keffer, at 9:07 a.m.


The initial quorum call was answered as follows: Representatives Keffer; Ashby; Burns; Frank; King, Tracy O.; Larson; Lucio III; and Nevárez.


A quorum was present.



(Representative Workman now present.)


The Committees on Natural Resources and Agriculture and Livestock met to consider a joint interim charge: Determine the sources of water used by Texans in the production of food and fiber, and examine current water delivery methods and water conservation goals for agricultural use. Evaluate whether there are more efficient and effective water-usage management practices that could be employed in the agricultural industry, and determine the impact of crop insurance requirements on producers.


Testimony taken/registration recorded.  (See attached witness list.)


At 11:21 a.m., on the motion of the chair and without objection, the meeting was adjourned subject to the call of the chair.




Rep. Keffer, Chair




Buffy Barrett, Clerk