Texas - SB 1597 - 2017

Relating to a requirement that the General Land Office conduct an evaluation and submit a report regarding the use of wind and solar power to desalinate brackish groundwater on real property owned by the state.

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Added On: 03-25-2017
Updated On: 06-06-2017
Status: Passed One Chamber
Primary Sponsor: Jose Rodriguez (Senate/Democratic)





Actions (29)

  • 03-09-2017 - Filed
  • 03-09-2017 - Received by the Secretary of the Senate
  • 03-21-2017 - Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
  • 03-21-2017 - Read first time
  • 04-24-2017 - Testimony taken in committee
  • 04-24-2017 - Considered in public hearing
  • 04-24-2017 - Scheduled for public hearing on . . .
  • 04-26-2017 - Committee report printed and distributed
  • 04-26-2017 - Recommended for local & uncontested calendar
  • 04-26-2017 - Reported favorably w/o amendments
  • 04-27-2017 - Placed on intent calendar
  • 05-04-2017 - Laid before the Senate
  • 05-04-2017 - Reported engrossed
  • 05-04-2017 - Passed
  • 05-04-2017 - Record vote
  • 05-04-2017 - Read 3rd time
  • 05-04-2017 - Record vote
  • 05-04-2017 - Three day rule suspended
  • 05-04-2017 - Vote recorded in Journal
  • 05-04-2017 - Read 2nd time & passed to engrossment
  • 05-04-2017 - Placed on local & uncontested calendar
  • 05-04-2017 - Not again placed on intent calendar
  • 05-04-2017 - Received from the Senate
  • 05-09-2017 - Referred to Land & Resource Management
  • 05-09-2017 - Read first time
  • 05-16-2017 - Posting rule suspended
  • 05-17-2017 - Left pending in committee
  • 05-17-2017 - Testimony taken/registration(s) recorded in committee
  • 05-17-2017 - Considered in public hearing

News (1)

Rounding up the Water, Clean Energy, and Climate Bills in the 85th Texas Legislative Session - Environmental Defense Fund (blog)
Published by blogs.edf.org
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 16:35:39 GMT

Released in early March 2017, the study found nearly 200 sites on state-owned land are cost-effective for using solar or wind energy to desal brackish groundwater. This Session, Senator Rodriguez has filed a follow-up bill, SB 1597, which requires the ...