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House Bill 1738


House Bill 1738

ARCHIVE (2007)

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DIGEST OF HB 1738 (Updated April 29, 2007 1:32 pm - DI 101)


Provides that the natural resources commission (commission) may not contract with a person to: (1) provide the person with certain minimum quantities of stream flow; or (2) sell water to the person; from reservoir impoundments financed by the state unless the department of natural resources (DNR) and the advisory council follow certain procedures, including providing notice of the proposed contract and holding public meetings on the proposed contract. Requires a person holding an existing contract with the commission for water from the reservoir to provide notice of the request to any water utility or other person to whom it sells water for resale. Requires each water utility or other person that receives notice to in turn provide notice of the request to any water utility or other person to whom it sells water for resale. Specifies that for purposes of the statute making poisoning a public water supply a Class B felony, a person must act with the intent to cause serious bodily injury. Provides that for purposes of the statute making it a Class A infraction to litter in, on, or within 100 feet of a body of water under the jurisdiction of the: (1) DNR; or (2) U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; a judgment of not more than $1,000 (rather than a judgment of at least $1,000, as in current law) may be imposed. Requires the water resources study committee (committee) to study and make findings and recommendations concerning: (1) current processes and methods for water resource allocation and distribution in Indiana; and (2) appropriate policies governing future water resource allocation and distribution planning in Indiana. Requires the committee to report its findings and recommendations to the legislative council not later than November 1, 2007.
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