Monthly Archives: July 2013

July 5, 2013 Weekly Round Up

**This article is not a substitute for the advice of an attorney.** I hope everyone had a great time celebrating the Red, White and Blue yesterday for the Fourth of July.  Here is this week’s round up of interesting stories related to agricultural law.   *  The Senate passed a comprehensive immigration reform bill last Friday. [Read the bill's full text here.]  Included in the Senate bill is a section titled the “Agricultural Worker Program.”  This portion of the bill provides a method for undocumented individuals who have been involved… Read More →

Water Bills – Summary of the 2013 Texas Legislative Session

**This article is not a substitute for the advice of an attorney.** Now that the Texas Legislature has completed its regular session and first special session, I have compiled a list of the major water-related bills considered by the 83rd Texas Legislature.   Not surprisingly given the current drought, water was a major issue considered by the Legislature.  The complete text of any bill below may be viewed at Texas Legislature Online by simply entering the bill number.   Bills that passed the Legislature and were signed by the Governor HB… Read More →