The House Committee on Natural Resources
April 17, 2018
Pursuant to a notice posted on April 9, 2018, the House Committee on Natural Resources met in a public hearing and was called to order by the chair, Representative Larson, at 2:04 p.m.
The initial quorum call was answered as follows: Representatives Larson; Phelan; Ashby; Burns; Frank; King, Tracy O.; Price; and Workman.
A quorum was present.
The committee met to consider the following interim charge:
“Study the following additional issues related to Hurricane Harvey and flooding issues in general:
a. The development of the initial State Flood Plan by the Texas Water Development Board, and how the plan might be enhanced or focused in light of Harvey;
b. Science and data availability and needs related to flood risk and to responding to flood events;
c. The best methods of providing state financial assistance for flood infrastructure needs;
d. Opportunities for improved collection and storage of flood flows for future supply needs; and
e. The role of voluntary land conservation efforts, including conservation easements, in preventing and mitigating flooding.”
Testimony taken/registration recorded. (See attached witness list.)
At 4:56 p.m., on the motion of the chair and without objection, the meeting was adjourned subject to the call of the chair.
Rep. Larson, Chair
Shannon Houston, Clerk