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HF 1314

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/21/2019 05:21pm

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

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 02/15/2019

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to water; appropriating money to expand Department of Health's source
water protection program to include rivers and sources of drinking water for private
wells.

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

Section 1. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; PROTECTING SOURCE WATER FOR DRINKING
WATER.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Appropriation. new text end

new text begin $....... in fiscal year 2020 and $....... in fiscal year 2021
are appropriated from the ....... fund to the commissioner of health to expand protection
efforts for source water to include rivers and groundwater sources that serve private wells.
These appropriations must be used to do all of the following:
new text end

new text begin (1) collect new water-quality information and use available data to identify, map, and
make available to the public information about the state's most vulnerable aquifers that serve
as primary sources of drinking water for private wells;
new text end

new text begin (2) prepare draft policy and plans to protect the state's most vulnerable aquifers used as
sources of domestic drinking water;
new text end

new text begin (3) develop and implement two real-time pilot monitoring sites above municipal drinking
water intakes on one or more rivers in the state to detect potential threats to sources of public
water supplies; and
new text end

new text begin (4) improve monitoring for and dissemination of information to the public about
contaminants in sources of drinking water used by private wells and in rivers and lakes used
as sources of municipal drinking water.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Report. new text end

new text begin By November 1, 2020, the commissioner of health must report to the
chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees and divisions with
jurisdiction over environment and natural resources policy and finance and health and human
services policy and finance on implementing this act. The report must include
recommendations for regulatory, policy, and statutory changes designed to encourage
protection of vulnerable aquifers used by private wells and protection of rivers and lakes
used as sources of municipal drinking water.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Assistance from other state agencies. new text end

new text begin The commissioners of agriculture,
natural resources, and the Pollution Control Agency and all other state agencies must
cooperate with the Department of Health in implementing this act, as applicable.
new text end