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lege+water: April 2021 Update

Every month during the 87th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature, Dr. Todd Votteler and Dr. Robert Mace provide an update on water-related legislation. The key water committees are Water, Agriculture, and Rural Affairs in the Senate, chaired by Senator Charles Perry (R) of Lubbock, and Natural Resources in the House of Representatives, chaired by Representative Tracy King (D) of Uvalde. The Senate Water, Agriculture, and Rural Affairs Committee is still meeting weekly on Monday mornings at 8 a.m., while the House Natural Resources Committee continues to meet the following day on Tuesday at 8 a.m.

Since our last installment work on a handful of key water bills has moved forward. Below is our list of these bills with a few new entries we are now watching. We include some details on the status of these bills and provide some details regarding their potential impact. Of note, a number of bills were filed this session regarding various aspects of climate change. None of these bills has made significant progress in either chamber:

Read more from Todd Votteler and Robert Mace with Texas + Water here.