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Select bill Bill Session Author & Sponsor Caption Committees Last action
HB 723 86-0 (2019) Author: Larson, Lyle
Sponsor: Perry, Charles
Relating to a requirement that the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality obtain or develop updated water availability models for certain river basins. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Water & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/19
HB 2419 86-0 (2019) Author: Nevárez, Poncho Relating to a study conducted by the Texas Department of Transportation regarding the transportation needs of the Middle Rio Grande region of this state. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation
Referred to Transportation
HB 3099 86-0 (2019) Author: Nevárez, Poncho Relating to standards for water management in certain areas. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Water & Rural Affairs
Referred to Water & Rural Affairs
HB 3770 86-0 (2019) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to a pilot project conducted by the Texas Water Development Board regarding the real-time monitoring of the inundation and water quality of certain portions of the Rio Grande. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1496 86-0 (2019) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to a pilot project conducted by the Texas Water Development Board regarding the real-time monitoring of the inundation and water quality of certain portions of the Rio Grande. Senate: Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Water & Rural Affairs
HB 2392 85-0 (2017) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio Relating to funding commitments for approval of certain bridges over the Rio Grande. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 3991 85-0 (2017) Author: Larson, Lyle Relating to appropriations of water for use in aquifer storage and recovery projects. House: Natural Resources Received from the House
SB 1734 84-0 (2015) Author: Uresti, Carlos | et. al.
Sponsor: King, Tracy
Relating to the eradication of Carrizo cane along the Rio Grande River. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 1585 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodríguez, José
Sponsor: Nevárez, Poncho
Relating to the authority of certain counties to impose a county hotel occupancy tax. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Economic Development
Effective immediately
HB 4182 81-0 (2009) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to regulation of certain areas in Zapata County. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HB 4605 81-0 (2009) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to regulation of certain areas in Zapata County. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HB 4607 81-0 (2009) Author: Guillen, Ryan
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to regulation of certain areas bordering on Falcon Lake and the Rio Grande River. House: County Affairs
Senate: International Relations & Trade
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 1003 79-0 (2005) Author: Flores, Kino Relating to the abolition of certain water control and improvement, water improvement, and irrigation districts. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2009 79-0 (2005) Author: Flores, Kino Relating to the recording of certain instruments with the Rio Grande Watermaster. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 268 79-0 (2005) Author: Madla, Frank | et. al.
Sponsor: Puente, Robert
Relating to the repeal of the statutory provision governing the powers and duties of the Rio Grande watermaster and the delivery of water down the banks and bed of the Rio Grande. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 472 79-0 (2005) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the abolition of certain water control and improvement districts. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 1653 78-0 (2003) Author: Chavez, Norma | et. al.
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to approval of the construction of a bridge over the Rio Grande. House: Border and International Affairs
Senate: International Relations and Trade
Effective immediately
HB 2250 78-0 (2003) Author: Flores, Kino
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to the powers and duties of the Rio Grande watermaster and the delivery of water down the banks and bed of the Rio Grande. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 2976 78-0 (2003) Author: Chavez, Norma | et. al. Relating to the promotion of and funding for heritage tourism and economic development near the Texas-Mexico border. House: Border and International Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HCR 208 78-0 (2003) Author: Gallego, Pete Requesting congress to direct the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, to acquire concurrent legislative jurisdiction for Big Bend National Park and the Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River. House: State Cultural and Recreational Resources Received from the House
SB 1902 78-0 (2003) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Flores, Kino | et. al.
Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, operation, and financing of the Rio Grande Regional Water Authority and to the powers and duties of the Rio Grande watermaster and the delivery of water down the banks and bed of the Rio Grande; authorizing the issuance of bonds. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/03
SB 1283 77-0 (2001) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to requiring the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission to file a report on the state of the Rio Grande. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 76 76-0 (1999) Author: Truan, Carlos | et. al.
Sponsor: Flores, Kino
Relating to requiring the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission to develop a water supply model for the Rio Grande. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Border Affairs - Special
Effective immediately
HB 1972 70-0 (1987) Author: Moreno, Alex Relating to a moratorium on the granting of certain water rights and a study of the Rio Grande. House: Natural Resources Postponed in committee
HB 2432 69-0 (1985) Author: Moreno, Alex Relating to a moratorium on the granting of certain water rights and a study of the Rio Grande. House: Natural Resources Laid on table subj. to call in comm.
HB 2429 68-0 (1983) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Uribe, Hector
Relating to the Rio Grande Valley Municipal Water Authority, deleting certain restrictions upon said authority, to wit, the power to divert, impound, store, treat, or transport water for agricultural purposes, and providing water rights from the Rio Grand River; providing for severability of the Act; and declaring an emergency. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Administration, Special
Effective immediately
HB 781 64-0 (1975) Author: Kaster, James J. To facilitate the implementation of the Treaty to Resolve Pending Boundary Differences and Maintain the Rio Grande and Colorado River as the International Boundary between the United States of America and the United Mexican States, which entered into force April 18, 1972, and the American-Mexican Boundary Treaty Act of 1972, Public Law 92-549 (86 Stat. 1161), approved October 25, 1972, and the construction of works required under the Treaty and the Act, by authorizing the Governor of the State of Texas to grant to the United States of America title and rights of the State of Texas to those portions of the bed and banks of the Rio Grande as may be necessary or expedient to implement and for the construction of works under the provisions of the Treaty and Act, subject to certain reservations and conditions in favor of the State of Texas pertaining to the mineral interests in the bed and banks of the Rio Grande. House: State Affairs Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
SB 547 64-0 (1975) Author: Santiesteban, H.
Sponsor: Kaster, James J.
Facilitating the implementation of the Treaty to Resolve Pending Boundary Differences and Maintain the Rio Grande and Colorado River as the International Boundary between the United States of America and the United Mexican States, which entered into force April 18, 1972, and the American-Mexican Boundary Treaty Act of 1972, Public Law 92-549 (86 Stat, 1161), approved October 25, 1972, and the construction of works required under the treaty and the Act, by authorizing the Governor of the State of Texas to grant to the United States of America title and rights of the State of Texas to those portions of the bed and banks of the Rio Grande as may be necessary or expedient to implement and for the construction of works under the provisions of the treaty and Act, subject to certain reservations and conditions in favor of the State of Texas pertaining to the mineral interests in the bed and banks of the Rio Grande; protecting certain rights of private owners of land abutting the Rio Grande in the counties covered by this Act. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HCR 178 62-0 (1971) Author: Carrillo, Oscar Creating an interim committee known as Rio Grande River Water Study Committee.
SB 886 62-0 (1971) Author: Christie, Joe
Sponsor: Santiesteban, H. Tati
Relating to changing the term of office of the Rio Grande Compact Commissioner from two (2) years to six (6) years.
SCR 116 62-0 (1971) Author: Connally, Wayne Providing for the creation of an Interim Committee to be known as the Rio Grande River Water Study.
HB 535 59-0 (1965) Author: McDonald, Guy V. | et. al. Relating to the creation of a conservation and reclamation district to be known as the Lower Rio Grande Water Conservancy District, and providing for its administration, rights, powers, duties, and operating procedures.
HB 752 58-0 (1963) Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al. Relating to the creation of a conservation and reclamation district to be known as the Lower Rio Grande Water Conservancy District; authorizing the District Court to punish for contempt in certain cases.
HB 403 54-0 (1955) Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al. Relating to creating the Lower Rio Grande Commission of the State of Texas; providing for a Commission to be composed of three (3) members, to be appointed by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate, setting out their qualifications, tenure, organization, salary and duties, making provisions for appointment of a secretary, hydrographers, engineers, lawyers, and other employees to aid in the accomplishment of the purposes of the Commission.
HB 881 54-0 (1955) Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al. Relating to amending certain Acts concerning title to bed and banks of Rio Grande River so as to include within its terms and provisions the Counties of Brewster, Cameron, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Kinney, Maverick, Presidio, Terrell, Val Verde and Webb, Texas.
SB 168 54-0 (1955) Author: Kelley, Rogers | et. al. Relating to creating the Lower Rio Grande Commission of the State of Texas, providing for a Commission to be composed of three (3) members, to be appointed by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate, setting out their qualifications, tenure, organization, salary and duties, making provisions for appointment of a secretary, hydrographers, engineers, lawyers and other employees to aid in the accomplishment of the purposes of the Commission; requiring records, minutes and accounts to be kept, designating and defining certain waters as being the property of the State of Texas and over which the Commission shall exercise jurisdiction; providing for the Commission to make all rule necessary for its government and proceedings, providing for the establishment and maintenance of an office, providing that it shall be the duty of the Commission to administer, manage and control the distribution of the defined waters in and below the International Reservoir highest upstream now and hereafter constructed to those persons, firms, associations, public and private corporations and other water users entitled to share in beneficial uses of the waters of the Rio Grande in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas.
HB 546 53-0 (1953) Author: Isaacks, Samuel Jackson "Sam" | et. al. Relating to appropriating money for expenses of prosecution of State of Texas vs. State of New Mexico, et al, in the Supreme Court of the United States.
HB 912 53-0 (1953) Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al. Relating to amending certain Acts relative to creating the Lower Rio Grande Authority, and to validate the boundaries and all proceedings had in connection with said Authority.
HB 711 52-0 (1951) Author: Loving, James William "Bill" Relating to amending the Penal Code by prohibiting the driving of cattle across the Rio Grande from Mexico into Texas or from Texas into Mexico except where a United States Custom House is maintained or where there is a place of inspection by United States Custom House officers, or without first having them inspected in accordance with law; and prohibiting the movement of the carcass, or a part of the carcass, of any cow, calf or other animal of the cattle family across said river except where a United States Custom House or Custom House inspector is maintained, or without first having said carcass inspected according to law.
SB 390 52-0 (1951) Author: Wagonseller, Wayne Warren Relating to amending the Penal Code by prohibiting the driving of cattle across the Rio Grande from Mexico into Texas or from Texas into Mexico except where a United States custom house is maintained or where there is a place of inspection by United States custom house officers, or without first having them inspected in accordance with law.
HB 264 51-0 (1949) Author: Jameson, William S. | et. al. Relating to making an emergency appropriation for the use of the Rio Grande Compact Commissioner.
HB 615 51-0 (1949) Author: Murray, Menton J. Relating to the water of the Rio Grande River between Fort Quitman, Texas, and the Gulf of Mexico; providing for enforcement of this Act by courts of competent jurisdiction, providing a saving clause.
HB 797 51-0 (1949) Author: Kilgore, Joe Madison Relating to granting to the United States an easement in and to the bed and banks of the Rio Grande River from Fort Quitman to the mouth of said river to the extent that such easement may be necessary or expedient in the construction of the projects contemplated by the Treaty of February 3, 1944, between the United States of America and the United Mexican States.
HB 830 51-0 (1949) Author: Kilgore, Joe Madison | et. al. Relating to authorizing certain public municipal corporations and certain private corporations to represent in certain proceedings the interests, rights, titles and priorities of such corporations and others named in the Act; providing a saving clause.
SB 359 51-0 (1949) Author: Kelley, Rogers Relating to granting an easement to the United States in and to the bed and the banks of the Rio Grande River from Ft. Quitman to the mouth of said river for the construction of Government Projects.
HB 726 50-0 (1947) Author: Moore, III, Charles B. Relating to any City operating under a Special Charter or Home Rule Charter which has amended its Charter, to authorize issuance of revenue bonds for the acquisition of the part of an International Bridge situated within the United States and extending from such City across the Rio Grande.
HB 152 46-0 (1939) Author: Hankamer, Harold Monroe | et. al. Relating to ratifying the Rio Grande Compact between the States of Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas, entered into by Commissioners representing the three (3) States and the United States on March 18, 1938; authorizing the Governor of Texas to appoint a Commissioner.
HB 592 46-0 (1939) Author: Hankamer, Harold Monroe Relating to making an emergency appropriation for the balance of the fiscal year ending August 31, 1939, to pay the salary and necessary traveling, engineering, clerical and miscellaneous expenses of the Rio Grande Compact Commissioner for Texas in connection with the negotiation, administration and enforcement of the permanent Rio Grande Compact between the States of Texas, Colorado and New Mexico.
HB 644 46-0 (1939) Author: Celaya, Augustine | et. al. Relating to making appropriation to defray the equitable portion which the State of Texas should make available to the United States Government, or its agencies for completion of the water survey of the Rio Grande River and its watershed from Fort Quitman south to the mouth of the Rio Grande River.
SB 211 46-0 (1939) Author: Winfield, Henry L. Relating to making an emergency appropriation for the balance of the fiscal year ending August 31, 1939, to pay the salary and necessary traveling, engineering, clerical and miscellaneous expenses of the Rio Grande Compact Commissioner for Texas in connection with the negotiation, administration and enforcement of the permanent Rio Grande Compact between the States of Texas, Colorado and New Mexico.
SB 288 46-0 (1939) Author: Kelley, Rogers Relating to authorizing and empowering the State Highway Commission to expend State Highway funds in the acquisition of existing toll bridges and the construction and maintenance of free bridges across the Rio Grande River between the State of Texas and the Republic of Mexico.
SB 316 46-0 (1939) Author: Kelley, Rogers Relating to making an appropriation to defray the equitable portion which the State of Texas should make available to the United States Government, or its agencies for completion of the water survey of the Rio Grande River and its watershed from Fort Quitman south to the mouth of the Rio Grande River.
SB 490 46-0 (1939) Author: Winfield, Henry L. Relating to making an appropriation to defray the equitable portion which the State of Texas should make available to the United States Government, or its agencies for completion of the water survey of the Rio Grande River and its watershed from Fort Quitman south to the mouth of the Rio Grande River; making an appropriation of Thirty Thousand ($30,000.00) Dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary to aid and facilitate the work to be performed by the Red Bluff Water Power Control District.
HB 985 45-0 (1937) Author: Hankamer, Harold Monroe | et. al. Relating to providing for the extension of the Rio Grande Compact, authorizing the Texas member of the present Rio Grande Compact Committee and his successor in office, to act as Commissioner and to negotiate with the Commissioners representing the States of Colorado and New Mexico for a new or permanent Compact, subject to ratification by the Legislature, and authorizing such Commissioner to administer the provisions of such Compact.
SB 222 45-0 (1937) Author: Neal, Jim Relating to granting an easement from the State of Texas to the United States of certain lands in Cameron and Hidalgo Counties.
HB 685 44-0 (1935) Author: Hankamer, Harold Monroe | et. al. Relating to providing for the Extension of the Rio Grande Compact.
SB 25 43-3 (1934) Author: Regan, Kenneth Mills Relating to providing for the cession by the State of Texas to the United States of America of all right, title and interest which the State of Texas may have in and to certain lands in El Paso County and Hudspeth County, comprising the bed and banks of the Rio Grande.
SB 34 41-1 (1929) Author: Berkeley, Benjamin Franklin Relating to ratifying the Rio Grande Compact between the States of Colorado, New Mexico and Texas concerning the Division of the Waters of the Rio Grande above Fort Quitman; amending certain laws.
HB 33 39-0 (1925) Author: McGill, Joseph Relating to authorizing the Governor to appoint a Commission to represent the State of Texas in a conference with the Commissioners from the states of New Mexico and Colorado, and a representative of the Government of the United States to negotiate an agreement respecting the use, control and disposition of the waters of the Rio Grande and its tributaries above Fort Quitman, Texas. House: State Affairs
HB 605 39-0 (1925) Author: Maxwell, Homer Robert Relating to making an appropriation to the Board of Water Engineers of funds reimbursed to the state for expense of hydrographic surveys on the Rio Grande for the International Boundary Commission. House: Appropriations
SB 16 39-0 (1925) Author: Berkeley, Benjamin Franklin Relating to authorizing the Governor to appoint a commissioner to represent the State of Texas in a conference with the commissioners from the states of New Mexico and Colorado, and a representative of the Government of the United States to negotiate an agreement respecting the use, control and disposition of the waters of the Rio Grande and its tributaries above Fort Quitman, Texas, and prescribing the authority and duties of such commissioner, authorizing the co-operation of certain officers of the State, authorizing the accumulation of engineering and other date pertinent thereto, prescribing the method of reaching such agreement and submitting it to the Legislature for ratification, and making an appropriation to carry out the purposes of this Act. Senate: Mining, Irrigation and Drainage
SB 448 39-0 (1925) Author: Berkeley, Benjamin Franklin | et. al. Relating to making an appropriation to the Board of Water Engineers of the funds which the United States government shall turn over to the State of Texas to reimburse the State for expense of hydrographic surveys on the Rio Grande for the International Boundary Commission. Senate: Finance
HB 553 37-0 (1921) Author: Branch, Phillip Bolin | et. al. Relating to authorize and direct the making of surveys of certain waters of the Rio Grande.

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