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Introduced Senate Bill (S)

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Wastewater task force. Establishes the task force on wastewater infrastructure investment and service to underserved areas (task force). Provides that the task force consists of the following 14 members: (1) Four members of the senate, with the president pro tempore appointing three members (one of whom serves as co-chair of the task force), and the minority leader appointing one member. (2) Four members of the house of representatives, with the speaker appointing three members (one of whom serves as co-chair of the task force), and the minority leader appointing one member. (3) Six gubernatorial appointees, including the following: (A) One Wastewater task force. Establishes the task force on wastewater infrastructure investment and service to underserved areas (task force). Provides that the task force consists of the following 14 members: (1) Four members of the senate, with the president pro tempore appointing three members (one of whom serves as co-chair of the task force), and the minority leader appointing one member. (2) Four members of the house of representatives, with the speaker appointing three members (one of whom serves as co-chair of the task force), and the minority leader appointing one member. (3) Six gubernatorial appointees, including the following: (A) One officer or employee of the state. (B) One member representing operators of wastewater management systems. (C) One engineer, or another professional, with expertise in wastewater management systems. (D) One member representing ratepayers. (E) One member representing municipalities served by a wastewater operator not under the jurisdiction of the utility regulatory commission (IURC). (F) One member of the general public. Sets forth the duties of the task force. Requires the task force to develop a long term plan for addressing wastewater needs in Indiana. Requires the task force to issue a report setting forth its recommendations to: (1) the executive director of the legislative services agency for distribution to members of the general assembly; and (2) the governor; not later than December 1, 2021. Provides that the bill's provisions concerning the task force expire January 1, 2022. ... View more