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HF 862

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/11/2019 03:54pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 02/07/2019

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to natural resources; requiring Environmental Quality Board to develop
plan to protect Minnesota's lakes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1. new text beginPROTECT MINNESOTA'S LAKES FOR THE FUTURE.
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new text begin The Environmental Quality Board, in consultation with the commissioners of natural
resources and the Pollution Control Agency, must analyze the various state programs that
monitor, manage, protect, and enhance lakes in the state and must develop a plan for
identifying which lakes need accelerated lake management. The plan must also specify how
existing programs may need to be altered to ensure that management of Minnesota's lakes
is prioritized appropriately and that the various programs are coordinated effectively. The
Environmental Quality Board must submit the plan developed under this section to the
chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over
environment and natural resources policy and finance by November 1, 2020. The report
must include recommendations for regulatory, policy, and statutory changes designed to
further the purposes of this section.
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