Bill Text: TX HB3750 | 2021-2022 | 87th Legislature | Introduced

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Bill Title: Relating to financial assistance by the Texas Water Development Board for backup power generators in economically distressed areas for public water supply and sanitary sewer systems.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 3-0)

Status: (Engrossed - Dead) 2021-05-26 - Removed from local & uncontested calendar [HB3750 Detail]

Download: Texas-2021-HB3750-Introduced.html
  87R13421 JXC-D
 
  By: Lucio III H.B. No. 3750
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to financial assistance by the Texas Water Development
  Board for backup power generators in economically distressed areas
  for public water supply and sanitary sewer systems.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter K, Chapter 17, Water Code, is amended
  by adding Section 17.9227 to read as follows:
         Sec. 17.9227.  GENERATORS TO SUPPORT WATER SUPPLY AND SEWER
  SERVICE. (a) The legislature finds that it is in the public
  interest to use funds in the economically distressed areas account
  to provide financial assistance for the costs associated with
  backup power generators for facilities of public water supply and
  sanitary sewer systems.
         (b)  A political subdivision may use financial assistance to
  pay for the installation, maintenance, operation, and fueling of a
  backup power generator for a facility of a public water supply and
  sanitary sewer system.
         (c)  Assistance under this section shall only be provided to
  political subdivisions that demonstrate an inability to pay for the
  installation, maintenance, operation, and fueling of a backup power
  generator described by Subsection (b) in accordance with board
  rules.  If the board determines that a political subdivision to
  which assistance has been provided is ineligible to receive the
  assistance, the board may seek reimbursement from the political
  subdivision.
         (d)  The board shall adopt rules to implement this section.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2021.
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