Bill Text: TX HB2277 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to requirements for the construction of a natural gas pipeline.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-06 - Referred to Energy Resources [HB2277 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-HB2277-Introduced.html
  86R10810 BRG-D
 
  By: Zwiener H.B. No. 2277
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to requirements for the construction of a natural gas
  pipeline.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter C, Chapter 121, Utilities Code, is
  amended by adding Section 121.105 to read as follows:
         Sec. 121.105.  ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT BEFORE CONSTRUCTION
  OF PIPELINE. A person seeking to construct a pipeline to which this
  chapter applies may not begin construction of the pipeline unless
  the person first performs an analysis to identify and assess
  potential impacts on endangered and threatened species, air and
  water quality, aquifers, and historic, cultural, and
  archaeological sites that could result from the construction and
  operation of the pipeline and delivers the analysis to the railroad
  commission in writing.
         SECTION 2.  The changes in law made by this Act apply only to
  the construction of a pipeline that begins on or after the effective
  date of this Act. Construction that begins before the effective
  date of this Act is governed by the law in effect immediately before
  that date, and the former law is continued in effect for that
  purpose.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
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