This Senate bill is similar to H.529. Establishes a water resources preservation program to provide financial assistance and technical support to projects or activities designed to improve the water quality of waters of the state or repair or prevent flood damage. To fund the program, the bill establishes a water resources preservation fee on developed property and property used for farming. The fee on developed property would be assessed in proportion to the property’s area of impervious surface. The fee on property used for farming would be assessed in proportion to the property’s area of farmstead.

January 3, 2012: Read First Time and Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources and Energy

March 18, 2012: Still in Committee on Natural Resources and Energy

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