SB 965 came over to the House from the Senate very late in the Legislative Session and much weaker than we wanted. I was able to push it through a house committee late last week while looking for opportunities to strengthen the bill. It now appears as though legislative deadlines will not make it possible to strengthen this bill and pass it before adjournment. The safety and cleanup problems along the San Marcos River are serious, especially when recreational use is high. I am pleased to have worked with Caldwell County leaders on some temporary solutions to increase the law enforcement and EMS presence along the river, and we will continue to work on a strong legislative solution to make the river safer and protect the rights and property of landowners.