Enrolled House Bill (H)

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Transborder water resources authority. Establishes the transborder water resources authority (authority) as a body consisting of four members of the general assembly, four ex officio members, and four individuals appointed by the governor. Requires the authority to: (1) study the subject of ownership rights in one or more transborder water resources shared by Indiana and other states; (2) explore the desirability of entering into interstate compacts with other states concerning the mutually fair and prudent use of transborder water resources shared by Indiana and the other states; and (3) make recommendations concerning the content of any such interstate compact. Authorizes Transborder water resources authority. Establishes the transborder water resources authority (authority) as a body consisting of four members of the general assembly, four ex officio members, and four individuals appointed by the governor. Requires the authority to: (1) study the subject of ownership rights in one or more transborder water resources shared by Indiana and other states; (2) explore the desirability of entering into interstate compacts with other states concerning the mutually fair and prudent use of transborder water resources shared by Indiana and the other states; and (3) make recommendations concerning the content of any such interstate compact. Authorizes the authority to provide a forum for the discussion, study, and evaluation of issues concerning transborder water resources and to facilitate and foster cooperative planning and coordinated management of transborder water resources. Provides that the authority may invite the governor, government officials, or other individuals from a state with which Indiana shares a transborder water resource to: (1) attend the authority's meetings; and (2) advise the authority, upon the authority's request. Requires the authority to report annually on its activities. Provides that the authority expires July 1, 2022. ... View more