Introduced House Bill (H)

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St. Joseph River basin commission. St. Joseph River basin commission. Amends the law concerning the St. Joseph River basin commission (commission). Adds the county surveyor of each participating county to the membership of the commission. Authorizes a political subdivision in a participating county to enter into a cooperative agreement with the commission and at least one other legal entity to authorize the commission to develop a plan to control flooding. Authorizes the commission: (1) to enter into contracts to implement a cooperative agreement; (2) to adopt rules under which the commission may require that increased water runoff resulting from new St. Joseph River basin commission. St. Joseph River basin commission. Amends the law concerning the St. Joseph River basin commission (commission). Adds the county surveyor of each participating county to the membership of the commission. Authorizes a political subdivision in a participating county to enter into a cooperative agreement with the commission and at least one other legal entity to authorize the commission to develop a plan to control flooding. Authorizes the commission: (1) to enter into contracts to implement a cooperative agreement; (2) to adopt rules under which the commission may require that increased water runoff resulting from new construction be impounded on the construction site; (3) to acquire and dispose of conservation easements and real or personal property; and (4) to adopt rules restricting construction within the 100 year flood plains of the basin. Provides that the commission, the commission's executive board, or employees or authorized representatives of the commission may enter land within the 100 year flood plain of any watercourse in the basin to investigate suspected violations of the flood control laws. Requires written notice to an owner of the affected land 21 days before an entry on the land and requires the commission to hold a hearing on the necessity of the entry if an owner of the affected land appeals to the commission. ... View more