Bills filed from February 15-28 relate to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, renewable electric generating capacity, Texas Climate Action Act, and more.
Texas legislators and legislators-elect are able to file bills for the regular session, which will last for 140 days from Tuesday, January 12, 2021 to Monday, May 31, 2021. Texas legislators may continue filing bills until Friday, March 12, 2021, which is the deadline for the unrestricted filing of bills and joint resolutions other than local bills, emergency appropriations, and emergency matters submitted by the governor. The 87th Texas Legislature filed the following bills relating to environmental issues and regulations from Feburary 15th-28th..
House of Representatives:
- HB 1947: Relating to the permitting of medical waste facilities by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
- HB 1972: Relating to statewide requirements for renewable electric generating capacity.
- HB 1975: Relating to publication by the Railroad Commission of Texas of certain information regarding natural gas flaring.
- HB 2006: Relating to the notice requirements for permits for the commercial surface disposal of oil and gas wastes.
- HB 2072: Relating to the expiration of the dry cleaner environmental response program.
- HB 2084: Relating to the eligibility of property used for renewable energy electric generation for ad valorem tax benefits under the Texas Economic Development Act.
- HB 2136: Relating to marine vessel projects in the diesel emissions reduction incentive program.
- HB 2140: Relating to the administration of and funding for the Texas emissions reduction plan.
- HB 2148 Relating to notice of contamination of a public water supply to certain water providers by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
- HB 2189: Relating to state contracts with and investments in companies that boycott certain energy companies.
- HB 2201: Relating to the location of pits used in the production of oil and gas.
- HB 2206: Relating to the Texas Climate Action Act.
- HB 2350: Relating to financial assistance provided to political subdivisions by the Texas Water Development Board for nature-based water quality enhancement projects.
- HB 2359: Relating to energy efficiency goals for electric utilities.
- HB 2361: Relating to the new technology implementation grant program administered by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
- HB 2423: Relating to the periodic emissions and safety inspections of certain motor vehicles.
- HB 2426: Relating to water quality protection areas.