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SF 1401

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/18/2019 03:07pm

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to natural resources; appropriating money to ensure availability of clean
and sustainable sources of groundwater.

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

Section 1. new text beginAPPROPRIATIONS; ENSURE CLEAN AND SUSTAINABLE SOURCES
OF GROUNDWATER.
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new text begin $1,200,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $600,000 in fiscal year 2021 are appropriated from
the ....... fund to the commissioner of natural resources to ensure the availability of clean
and sustainable sources of groundwater. Of this amount:
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new text begin (1) $600,000 the first year is for a pilot program to use existing data to perform water
balance analyses and to incorporate those analyses into at least one county geologic atlas
and at least one comprehensive watershed management plan developed under Minnesota
Statutes, section 103B.801. This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30,
2021;
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new text begin (2) $300,000 the first year and $300,000 the second year are to accelerate designating
additional groundwater management areas under Minnesota Statutes, section 103G.287;
and
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new text begin (3) $300,000 the first year and $300,000 the second year are to develop and implement,
in coordination with other affected state agencies, a water education program that incorporates
existing training materials and provides training on public use of geologic atlases and other
groundwater tools.
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