Bill Text: TX HB4223 | 2021-2022 | 87th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to the adoption of a comprehensive plan to protect oil and gas infrastructure in this state.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2021-03-29 - Referred to Energy Resources [HB4223 Detail]

Download: Texas-2021-HB4223-Introduced.html
  87R12472 JAM-D
 
  By: Raymond H.B. No. 4223
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the adoption of a comprehensive plan to protect oil and
  gas infrastructure in this state.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter C, Chapter 81, Natural Resources
  Code, is amended by adding Section 81.0661 to read as follows:
         Sec. 81.0661.  OIL AND GAS INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION PLAN.
  (a)  The commission shall develop and adopt a comprehensive plan to
  protect this state's oil and gas infrastructure, including
  wellheads and pipelines, from:
               (1)  natural disasters;
               (2)  severe weather events;
               (3)  cybersecurity threats;
               (4)  acts of terrorism;
               (5)  widespread power outages; and
               (6)  other potential threats to this state's oil and gas
  infrastructure.
         (b)  The commission may seek input from stakeholders when
  developing the plan.
         (c)  The commission shall periodically update the plan
  developed under this section.
         SECTION 2.  Not later than September 1, 2022, the Railroad
  Commission of Texas shall adopt the initial oil and gas
  infrastructure protection plan required under Section 81.0661,
  Natural Resources Code, as added by this Act.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2021.
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