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  By: Perry  S.B. No. 1745
         (In the Senate - Filed March 7, 2023; March 16, 2023, read
  first time and referred to Committee on Water, Agriculture & Rural
  Affairs; April 3, 2023, reported favorably by the following vote:  
  Yeas 8, Nays 0; April 3, 2023, sent to printer.)
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A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
 
  relating to the equalization of the rates of production fees
  charged on certain wells by the Barton Springs-Edwards Aquifer
  Conservation District; authorizing an increase in the rate of the
  fee.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 8802.1045(g), Special District Local
  Laws Code, is amended to read as follows:
         (g)  This subsection applies only to a well located in the
  shared territory described by Section 8802.0035.  Notwithstanding
  Subsection (b), before September 1, 2023, the district may not
  charge an annual production fee of more than 17 cents per thousand
  gallons of water authorized to be produced under a permit from a
  well under this subsection, if the water is permitted for any use
  other than agricultural use. The district may increase the annual
  production fee under this subsection by not more than 10 cents per
  thousand gallons per year beginning on September 1, 2023, for water
  permitted for nonagricultural purposes, until the annual
  production fee is equal to the maximum amount set forth in
  Subsection (b).
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2023.
 
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