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AGRICULTURE CODE

TITLE 9. WEATHER AND CLIMATE

CHAPTER 302. WEATHER MODIFICATION AND CONTROL GRANT PROGRAM

Sec. 302.001. FINDINGS. The legislature finds that weather

modification and control activities may have a significant impact

on Texas agriculture. The legislature further finds that the

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation is the proper state

agency to administer grants to political subdivisions for weather

modification and control activities.

Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1276, Sec. 2.001(a), eff.

Sept. 1, 2003.

Prior law (Sec. 20.001, Agriculture Code) amended by Acts 2003,

78th Leg., ch. 816, Sec. 22.001; Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1245,

Sec. 1.

Sec. 302.002. DEFINITIONS. In this chapter:

(1) "Commission" means the Texas Commission of Licensing and

Regulation.

(2) "Department" means the Texas Department of Licensing and

Regulation.

(3) "Weather modification and control" means changing or

controlling, or attempting to change or control, by artificial

methods the natural development of atmospheric cloud forms or

precipitation forms that occur in the troposphere.

Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1276, Sec. 2.001(a), eff.

Sept. 1, 2003.

Prior law (Sec. 20.002, Agriculture Code) amended by Acts 2003,

78th Leg., ch. 816, Sec. 22.002; Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1245,

Sec. 2.

Sec. 302.003. WEATHER MODIFICATION AND CONTROL GRANT PROGRAM.

The department shall develop and administer a program awarding

matching grants to political subdivisions of this state for

weather modification and control.

Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1276, Sec. 2.001(a), eff.

Sept. 1, 2003.

Sec. 302.004. RULES. The commission may adopt rules necessary

to administer this chapter.

Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1276, Sec. 2.001(a), eff.

Sept. 1, 2003.

Prior law (Sec. 20.004, Agriculture Code) amended by Acts 2003,

78th Leg., ch. 816, Sec. 22.003.

Sec. 302.005. CONTRACTS. The department may enter into

contracts with public or private entities to assist the

department in the administration or evaluation of the weather

modification and control grant program or to conduct research

relating to the effectiveness of weather modification and control

activities.

Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1276, Sec. 2.001(a), eff.

Sept. 1, 2003.

Sec. 302.006. FUNDING. The department may accept appropriations

and may solicit and accept gifts, grants, and other donations

from any source to administer the weather modification and

control grant program.

Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1276, Sec. 2.001(a), eff.

Sept. 1, 2003.