Austin, Texas–Today, Texas House Speaker Joe Straus named Representative Abel Herrero and 10 other legislators to the Joint Interim Committee to Study a Coastal Barrier System. Rep. Herrero released the following statement:
“I welcome the Speaker’s appointment to the Joint Interim Committee to Study a Coastal Barrier System. Texans have clearly shown their support for preserving our beaches and keeping them accessible to the public. As a member of the interim committee, I will work to maintain access to our beaches and protect our coast line and coastal communities.”
The committee was created by HB 3459, 82nd Regular Session, with the purpose to study the effect of recent changes made to the Texas Open Beaches Act and the Severance v Patterson decision.