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Slash red tape to ensure water rights

In a news release, Sen. Van Taylor R-Plano said Senate Bill 225, which he filed in November, proposes the same type of reforms for contested cases involving water rights. In response to a request for an interview, Taylor's Chief of Staff sent a link to a news release on SB 225 and SB 226, also filed by Taylor. "These two bills seek to eliminate bureaucratic red tape that prevents Texas from accessing the water it needs to grow," according to the news release.

Legislative Summary:˙CSSB 226, Relating to the procedure for action on certain applications for an amendment to a water right.

Legislative Outcome:˙ The motion prevailed by the following vote in Senate on 4/18/2017: Yeas 25, Nays 6. State Sen. Huffines voted YEA. Bill then died in House. CSSB 225 died in Senate committee without a vote.

Source: Victoria Advocate on Texas voting record SB 225 and SB 226 , Apr 18, 2017

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