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SF 1419

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/18/2019 03:20pm

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; requiring Environmental Quality Board to develop
plan to protect Minnesota's lakes for the future.

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. By
November 1, 2020, the Environmental Quality Board must submit the plan developed under
this section to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees and
divisions with jurisdiction over environment and natural resources policy and finance. The
report must include recommendations for regulatory, policy, and statutory changes designed
to further the purposes of this section.
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