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Enrolled House Bill (H)

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DIGEST

Water infrastructure task force. Establishes a water infrastructure task force (task force) consisting of: (1) two members of the senate; (2) two members of the house of representatives; and (3) the following individuals appointed by the governor: (A) Officers or employees of the state. (B) Individuals representing operators of drinking water, wastewater management, or storm water management systems. (C) Engineers or professionals experienced in the design and construction of such systems. (D) Individuals representing ratepayers and others constituting the funding sources for such systems. (E) Members of the general public. Requires the task force to comply with the public meetings Water infrastructure task force. Establishes a water infrastructure task force (task force) consisting of: (1) two members of the senate; (2) two members of the house of representatives; and (3) the following individuals appointed by the governor: (A) Officers or employees of the state. (B) Individuals representing operators of drinking water, wastewater management, or storm water management systems. (C) Engineers or professionals experienced in the design and construction of such systems. (D) Individuals representing ratepayers and others constituting the funding sources for such systems. (E) Members of the general public. Requires the task force to comply with the public meetings and public records laws. Requires the task force to: (1) study specified issues concerning drinking water systems, wastewater management systems, and storm water management systems; (2) create an empirical decision making tool that will allow policymakers to prioritize water infrastructure projects; and (3) develop a long term plan for addressing drinking water, wastewater, and storm water management needs in Indiana. Requires the task force to submit a report containing certain recommendations to the general assembly and the governor not later than December 1, 2018. Provides that the legislative services agency shall provide staff support to the task force. Requires the Indiana finance authority (IFA) to contract with an entity of its choosing to study the needs of the state, political subdivisions, and other public and private entities arising from the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) stormwater program. Provides that IFA must require the contractor to complete and submit a written report setting forth the results of the study not later than December 1, 2019. Urges the legislative council to assign to an appropriate interim study committee the task of studying research and outreach efforts to reduce non-point source impacts on water quality. ... View more