The House Committee on Natural Resources

85th Legislature

October 16, 2018

10:00 a.m.

Waco, TX


Pursuant to a notice posted on October 1, 2018, the House Committee on Natural Resources met in a public hearing and was called to order by the chair, Representative Larson, at 10:04 a.m.


The initial quorum call was answered as follows: Representatives Larson; Ashby; Burns; Frank; Kacal; and Workman.


A quorum was present.



Representative C. Anderson was also present


The committee met to hear invited and public testimony on interim charge #4, interim charge #5, interim charge #7, and interim charge #10:


Interim Charge #4: “Examine the status of water markets in Texas and the potential benefits of and challenges to expanded markets for water.”


Interim Charge #7: “Analyze the need to update Water Availability Models for the river basins in this state.”


Interim Charge #5: “Examine the potential value, the necessary elements, and the implications of a broad-based information and awareness campaign regarding water issues in Texas. Consider input from water stakeholders, educators, and communications experts.”


Interim Charge #10: “Monitor the agencies and programs under the Committee’s jurisdiction and oversee the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 85th Legislature.”


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


At 1:50 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