Honorable Lyle Larson, Chair, House Committee on Natural Resources
John McGeady, Assistant Director Sarah Keyton, Assistant Director Legislative Budget Board
SB911 by Hinojosa (Relating to the supervision of water districts by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.), As Engrossed
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would amend the Water Code to allow the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Executive Director to request additional information after reviewing the audit report of a water district and would allow this same position to review and investigate a district's financial records and to conduct an on-site audit of a district's financial information. According to the State Office of Administrative Hearings and TCEQ, duties and responsibilities associated with implementing the provisions of the bill could be accomplished by utilizing existing resources.
Local Government Impact
The Northeast Texas Municipal Water District assumes that the bill could have a significant financial impact on a water district in the event an audit reveals deficiencies that the state agency requires to be addressed, however the extent of the fiscal impact on water districts cannot be determined at this time.
360 State Office of Administrative Hearings, 582 Commission on Environmental Quality