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Groundwater Committee

Chairs: Hope Wells and Brian Sledge
Works to build consensus on complex groundwater issues in advance of the Texas Legislative Session. The committee is currently working to establish subcommittees.

Membership is currently open to all members; a committee vote may be required to add additional members once committee work is nearing completion as described in the operating procedures outlined below.

Groundwater Committee Operating Procedures 

For any vote before the committee, each "member entity" receives only one vote, regardless of how many staff persons participated on the committee. As with previous interims, the committee followed a "90% consensus" policy for any proposals forwarded to the TWCA Board, as follows:  

  • Full Committee: consensus will be sought, simple majority of those participating in a meeting for smaller decisions, 90% of those voting aye or nay will be required to advance draft legislation to the full TWCA Board (abstentions will not be counted). 

  • Subcommittee: consensus will be sought, simple majority of those participating in a meeting for smaller decisions, 75% of those voting aye or nay will be required to advance draft legislation to the full Groundwater Committee (abstentions will not be counted). 

May 20th will be the last day to sign up for the 2022-2023 TWCA Groundwater Committee without needing to get approval of committee. Any new requests to join required approval by 90% of the committee.

April 20th, 2022 Committee Agenda

TWCA Groundwater Consensus Bills That Have Not Passed (August 2020)

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