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HF 3032

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 02/03/2022 03:29pm

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

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 02/03/2022

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to natural resources; appropriating money for a sustainable water pilot
program; requiring a report.

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

Section 1. new text beginSUSTAINABLE DRINKING WATER PILOT PROGRAM;
APPROPRIATION.
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new text begin (a) $....... in fiscal year 2023 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner
of natural resources, in cooperation with the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota,
Minnesota Geological Survey, to ensure safe and sustainable drinking water by:
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new text begin (1) selecting a pilot program area consisting of a multicounty area that includes only
counties for which county geologic atlases have been completed and in which a priority
regional aquifer or watershed is located;
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new text begin (2) synthesizing county geologic atlas mapping on an aquifer or watershed basis in the
pilot program area in a manner to best support modeling. The data compilation must include
information about discharge and recharge as well as other data required for modeling;
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new text begin (3) constructing a computer flow model to determine the water budget for the aquifer
or watershed in the pilot program area in a manner intended to support ongoing determination
of prudential limits on sustainable water appropriations from the aquifer or watershed; and
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new text begin (4) submitting a report no later than October 1, ...., to the chairs and ranking minority
members of the house of representatives and senate committees and divisions with jurisdiction
over environment and natural resources policy and finance that summarizes the synthesis
and model for the aquifer or watershed and makes recommendations for a program to
complete similar aquifer or watershed studies in other areas of the state.
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new text begin (b) This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, .....
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