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2019 Regular Session
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Bill Title: Relating to a Water Resources Department pilot program for ground water conservation; declaring an emergency.
Catchline/Summary: Requires Water Resources Department to establish pilot program to make conserved Columbia River water available to holder of water right in critical ground water area in exchange for holder reducing appropriation of ground water.
Requires department to monitor ground water level changes in pilot program area. Requires department to annually report on pilot program to interim committee of Legislative Assembly. Sunsets pilot program January 2, 2025. Sunsets reporting requirement January 2, 2026. Appropriates moneys to department for biennium beginning July 1, 2019, for grants to implement and operate pilot program. Declares emergency, effective July 1, 2019.
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Fiscal Impact: May Have Fiscal Impact, But No Statement Yet Issued
Revenue Impact: May Have Revenue Impact, But No Statement Yet Issued
Measure Analysis: Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements
Current Location: In House Committee
Current Committee: House Committee On Energy and Environment
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