Requires the agency of natural resources to assess the geomorphic condition and sensitivity of all rivers in the state and map river corridors where the sensitivity of the river poses a probable risk of harm to life, property, or infrastructure. To remain eligible for state grants or loans, affected municipalities will be required to adopt a fluvial erosion hazard area bylaw to limit structural encroachments within the mapped river corridor within one year of a river’s designation. . A river corridor planning and flood response fund would be available to municipalities to adopt and implement bylaws, conserve river corridors and floodplains, and for flood response and mitigation.
January 3, 2012: Read First Time and Referred to the Committee on Fish, Wildlife & Water Resources
March 18, 2012: Still in Committee on Fish, Wildlife & Water Resources