Bill Text: TX HB2773 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to a prohibition on the issuance by the Railroad Commission of Texas of a permit for a commercial surface disposal facility located near a school.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-04-23 - Left pending in committee [HB2773 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-HB2773-Introduced.html
  86R11536 BRG-D
 
  By: Lozano H.B. No. 2773
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to a prohibition on the issuance by the Railroad
  Commission of Texas of a permit for a commercial surface disposal
  facility located near a school.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter D, Chapter 91, Natural Resources
  Code, is amended by adding Section 91.118 to read as follows:
         Sec. 91.118.  COMMERCIAL SURFACE DISPOSAL FACILITY
  PROHIBITED NEAR SCHOOL. (a) In this section, "commercial surface
  disposal facility" has the meaning assigned by Section 91.116.
         (b)  The commission may not approve an application for a
  commercial surface disposal facility if any part of the site of the
  facility is located less than two miles from a school.
         SECTION 2.  The change in law made by this Act applies only
  to an application for a permit that is pending before the Railroad
  Commission of Texas on or after the effective date of this Act.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
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