House Bill 817
House Bill 817, shepherded by Tracy King, Medina County representative, was a bill to stop TCEQ from permitting wastewater discharge into the Neuces River Basin. ALL COUNTIES signed on.
The bill was to prohibit TCEQ from authorizing any applications for wastewater permits that would allow direct discharge into creeks in the upper Nueces River Basin. If the bill is passed, any permit application already accepted by at TCEQ such as the Torn’s would not be affected — only new applications.
Unfortunately, the bill never left the Natural Resources Committee.