The House Committee on Natural Resources

84th Legislature

October 13, 2016

1:00 p.m.



Pursuant to a notice posted on September 30, 2016, the House Committee on Natural Resources met in a public hearing and was called to order by the chair, Representative Keffer, at 1:03 p.m.


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


A quorum was present.



The Committee met to consider interim charge 3: Analyze the factors contributing to freshwater loss in the state, including evaporation, excess flows into the Gulf of Mexico, and infrastructure inefficiencies, and examine techniques to prevent such losses, including aquifer storage and recovery, off-channel storage, and infrastructure enhancements.


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


At 3:22 p.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