Next Review Date: 2026-2027 Review Cycle - 90th Legislative Session
Last Review Cycle: 2022-2023 Review Cycle - 88th Legislative Session
Final Results of Last Sunset Review
- Continue the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board (TSSWCB) for 12 years and remove the Sunset date of the agency’s enabling statute, with a limited scope re-review during the 2026-27 biennium to assess TSSWCB’s dam structural repair program.
- Continue the Texas Invasive Species Coordinating Committee, require it to be reviewed at the same time as TSSWCB, and modify statute to better align with the committee’s current needs.
- Require TSSWCB to develop and adopt one clear set of overall priorities, goals, and measures for the dam structural repair program; update the “Ten-Year Plan;” and ensure the local match requirement for state-funded dam upgrades and state-funded dam repairs equitably accounts for the financial capacity of local sponsors and high-hazard dams.
- Direct TSSWCB to establish and update its policies for administering the dam structural repair program by January 1, 2023. (Management action — nonstatutory)
- Direct TSSWCB to maintain a centralized master file system for dam structural repair grants and implement it by January 1, 2023. (Management action — nonstatutory)
- Direct the TSSWCB board to approve all grants and contracts over $1 million and implement this change by January 1, 2023. (Management action — nonstatutory)
- Direct TSSWCB to proactively inform dam sponsors and co-sponsors about dam structural repair funding availability and implement this change by January 1, 2023. (Management action — nonstatutory)
- Direct TSSWCB to include, within its current annual report, its funding activities related to dam safety grants and outreach, nonpoint source pollution grants, and activities and programs related to on-the-ground conservation. (Management action — nonstatutory)
- Direct TSSWCB to develop a board member recusal policy, including a written explanation for the recusal. (Management action — nonstatutory)
- Direct TSSWCB to improve its district director training, including providing a training manual the directors would have to attest to receiving and reviewing annually. (Management action — nonstatutory)
- Update the standard across-the-board requirements related to board member training, separation of duties of board members and staff, and complaints.
- Direct TSSWCB to adopt a policy guiding its rule review process. (Management action — nonstatutory)
- Direct TSSWCB to recertify its records retention schedule and develop a records retention policy. (Management action — nonstatutory)