Last recorded action:  Senate 3/20/2018- Senate Floor Action: Read 1st time & referred to Committee on Natural Resources and Energy

House 3/15/2018- PASSED -Needed 68 of 134 to pass- Yeas:118, Nays:16

Draft no.3.2-H.730 2/28/2018 (9 pages)

House 3/1/2018 – Referred to Committee on Appropriations per Rule 35(a)

 2/14/2018 revisions: Draft No. 1.1 (4 pages)

1/30/2018 – Read First Time and Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife 

Location: House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife

Subject: Conservation and development; water resources; water quality; lake in crisis

Statement of purpose of bill as introduced: This bill proposes to authorize the Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) to declare a lake to be in crisis if the condition of the water poses a potential harm to the public health, poses a risk of damage to the environment or natural resources, or is likely to cause significant devaluation of property value or other significant negative economic effects. When a lake is declared to be in crisis, ANR shall be designated the State agency with sole authority for regulation of water quality requirements in the watershed of the lake in crisis, provided that all other State agencies shall provide ANR with necessary technical and administrative services for the required responses. When a lake is declared to be in crisis, the State shall appropriate financial resources to ANR sufficient to improve the quality of the lake in crisis.

Read the bill as introduced (3 pages)

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