RRC Direct Purchase Law Signed By Governor Abbott

May 14, 2019


The Railroad Commission of Texas will be able to make direct purchases in connection with abandoned mines rather than wait for the state comptroller’s permission under legislation signed by Governor Greg Abbott..

District 1 Sen. Bryan Hughes‘ SB 1587 will cut down on the bureaucratic delay and paperwork currently required of the RRC by skipping the required monetary requests from the comptroller’s office and would give the commission control over all purchasing functions regarding the reclamation of certain abandoned mines.