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Palo Duro River Authority of Texas

      Next Review Date: none
    • Last Review Date: 2016-2017 Review Cycle - 85th Legislative Session

    Sunset Review Documents for 2016-2017 Review Cycle, 85th Legislative Session

    Legislative Documents

    Final Results from Last Sunset Report

    • Reclassify PDRA as a local water district and remove it from Sunset review.
    • Authorize one or more members to withdraw from or dissolve PDRA, but only if its members agree and ongoing obligations are met.
    • Repeal PDRA’s unused authority to imprison people for violating its regulations.
    • Authorize PDRA to lease land for hunting, recreation, or renewable energy purposes.
    Standard Review Elements Applied to All River Authorities
    • Transparency. Require opportunities for public testimony at board meetings and direct river authorities to implement additional best practices to improve openness and transparency.
    • Good Government Standards. Apply good government standards to river authorities’ governing laws to promote accountability, clarity, and best practices.
    • Compliance with TCEQ Rules. Direct SRBA and UCRA to comply with TCEQ rules by adopting required administrative policies.