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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Soil and septic system education and research. Establishes the soil and septic system education and research council (council). Requires the dean of agriculture of Purdue University to establish and administer a soil and septic system education and research program. Establishes the soil and septic system education and research fund (fund). Provides that the council shall recommend expenditures from the fund for the soil and septic system education and research program. Requires the board of each county health department (and the Marion County health and hospital corporation) to impose a fee of $25 on each permit issued by the county health department or the county for the operation, installation, construction, repair, or replacement of a septic system. Requires that 80% of the fees must be paid to the treasurer of state for distribution to the fund and that 20% of the fees must be placed into the county health fund for education and outreach activities related to soils and septic systems.