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Introduced House Bill (H)

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Regional water resources planning. Divides Indiana into 18 water resources planning regions, each of which consists of two or more counties. Establishes a regional water management planning group (planning group) for each water resources planning region. Provides that a planning group is a separate body corporate and politic consisting of 10 members. Provides for the appointment of the members of a planning group by the governor. Requires a planning group to: (1) gather and analyze data on the water resources and uses of its region; (2) develop regional water plans to sustainably serve all of the water needs and interests Regional water resources planning. Divides Indiana into 18 water resources planning regions, each of which consists of two or more counties. Establishes a regional water management planning group (planning group) for each water resources planning region. Provides that a planning group is a separate body corporate and politic consisting of 10 members. Provides for the appointment of the members of a planning group by the governor. Requires a planning group to: (1) gather and analyze data on the water resources and uses of its region; (2) develop regional water plans to sustainably serve all of the water needs and interests of the region; and (3) administer funds provided to the planning group. Confers upon a planning group the powers consistent with the Constitution of the State of Indiana that are necessary and appropriate to achieve the planning group's purposes. Authorizes a planning group to acquire real or personal property necessary to enable the planning group to fulfill the planning group's purposes and to provide administrative, management, or technical services to a unit in the region that requests the services. Prohibits a planning group from delegating any of its powers or duties. ... View more