The Legislative Committee is responsible for informing the membership of relevant pending legislation. If possible, the committee will develop a position and act on such legislation with approval from the Executive Committee. This committee is also responsible for initiating legislative proposals, policies and resolutions for presentation to TAGD.
30 TAC 230 Suggested Revisions
In December, 2023, TAGD’s Legislative Committee approved and the Executive Committee confirmed submitting suggested revisions to TCEQ for the rules regarding groundwater availability certifications contained in 30 Texas Administrative Code 230. These suggestions are aimed at implementing SB 2440 and generally improving the groundwater availability certification process. Click here to view the Word document with suggested revisions.
January 31 2024 Meeting Materials
March 10, 2023 Meeting Materials
On March 10, 2022 House Speaker Dade Phelan released interim charges to the committees of the Texas House of Representatives. You can view them here. The House Natural Resources Committee’s interim report is available here. The discussion on groundwater is extensive and begins on page 15 and continues through the end of the report. The Senate Agriculture, Water, and Rural Affairs Committee interim report can be viewed here. The discussion on the groundwater charge begins on page 40.