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HF 3888

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 04/28/2022 05:04pm

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A bill for an act
relating to water; appropriating money for a plan to ensure that Minnesota has an
abundant supply of clean water for the next 50 years.

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

Section 1. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; 50-YEAR CLEAN WATER SUPPLY PLAN.
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new text begin $650,000 in fiscal year 2023 is appropriated from the general fund to the Board of
Regents of the University of Minnesota for the Water Council to develop a plan to ensure
that Minnesota has an abundant supply of clean water for the next 50 years. By December
1, 2023, the Water Council must submit the plan to the chairs and ranking minority members
of the house of representatives and senate committees and divisions with jurisdiction over
environment and natural resources. The plan must:
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new text begin (1) assess the current state of Minnesota's waters, both surface water and groundwater,
throughout all geographic regions;
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new text begin (2) identify any gaps in data or information with respect to the quality and quantity of
Minnesota's waters and provide recommendations to obtain any necessary data and
information; and
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new text begin (3) identify opportunities for Minnesota to act proactively to ensure that Minnesota has
an adequate supply of clean water for the next 50 years.
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