HBA-MPA H.B. 340 76(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisH.B. 340 By: Walker Natural Resources 2/10/1999 Introduced BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Jet wells are not used for domestic purposes, making reference to them in Section 36.117(a) (Exemptions; Exceptions; Limitations) of the Water Code obsolete. H.B. 340 deletes such reference. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY It is the opinion of the Office of House Bill Analysis that this bill does not expressly delegate any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, department, agency, or institution. SECTION BY SECTION ANALYSIS SECTION 1. Amends Section 36.117(a), Water Code, to delete jet wells used for domestic needs from the list of wells which may be exempted by a water conservation district from the requirement to obtain a drilling permit, an operating permit, or other required permits. Makes nonsubstantive changes. SECTION 2 Effective date: September 1, 1999. SECTION 3. Emergency clause.