Texas lawmakers sent a bill (H.B. 3328) to Governor Rick Perry (R) May 31 that would be one of the country’s first state laws requiring oil and gas operators to publically disclose specific chemicals in hydraulic fracturing fluids used in the production process. The legislation would require operators to list the chemicals regardless of whether they are regulated under the hazard communication standard of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The governor must take action on this and several other bills, including S.B. 1125, which modernizes the energy efficiency goals and programs that investor-owned utilities must run; H.B. 51, which requires the State Energy Conservation Office to adopt high-performance building standards for state agency and university buildings; and S.B. 981, which will clarify that third-party ownership of on-site solar powers facilities is allowed in Texas, by June 19.