Honorable Dan Patrick, Lieutenant Governor, Senate Honorable Joe Straus, Speaker of the House, House of Representatives
Ursula Parks, Director, Legislative Budget Board
SB1511 by Perry (Relating to the state and regional water planning process and the funding of projects included in the state water plan.), Conference Committee Report
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would amend the Water Code to require the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) to prioritize State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT) projects by regional water planning groups (RWPGs). The bill would add additional requirements to be included in the state water plan regarding projects previously given a high priority by TWDB for SWIFT funding.
Based on the analysis of TWDB, TCEQ, the Railroad Commission, the Comptroller of Public Accounts, the Department of Agriculture, the Soil and Water Conservation Board, and the Parks and Wildlife Department, duties and responsibilities associated with implementing provisions of the bill could be accomplished with existing resources.
Local Government Impact
No significant fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.
580 Water Development Board, 304 Comptroller of Public Accounts, 551 Department of Agriculture, 592 Soil and Water Conservation Board, 802 Parks and Wildlife Department