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SB 6091 - Authorizes Rural Landowners to Tap Household Wells - Washington Key Vote

Timothy Sheldon voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Authorizes Rural Landowners to Tap Household Wells

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (66-30) - (Key vote)
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Title: Authorizes Rural Landowners to Tap Household Wells

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes rural landowners to tap permit-exempt wells while local committees are developing water use plans, among other provisions, effective January 19, 2018.

Highlights:

 

  • Authorizes state authorities, counties, and cities to impose additional requirements for rural wells, including conditions for building permits that require connection to an existing public water system that provides safe and reliable potable water (Sec. 101).

  • Exempts buildings that do not need potable water facilities from this provision (Sec. 101).

  • Specifies that the Department of Ecology will lead the watershed restoration and enhancement committee which will have representation from each of the federally recognized Indian tribes located throughout the state (Sec. 203).

  • Specifies that by June 30, 2021 the Department of Ecology shall prepare and adopt a watershed restoration and enhancement plan for the state that is in collaboration with the watershed restoration and enhancement committee (Sec. 203).

  • Requires the watershed restoration and enhancement plan to include those actions that the committee determines is necessary in order to offset potential impacts to the instream flows that are associated with permit-exempt domestic water use (Sec. 203).

  • Establishes a joint legislative task force on water resource mitigation to review the treatment of surface water and groundwater appropriations as they relate to instream flows and fish habitat that will first meet at a date no later than June 30, 2018 (Sec. 301).

Note:

NOTE: A BILL WITH AN EMERGENCY CLAUSE GOES INTO EFFECT IMMEDIATELY UPON ENACTMENT OR ON A SPECIFIED DATE.

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (35-14) - (Key vote)
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Title: Authorizes Rural Landowners to Tap Household Wells

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes rural landowners to tap permit-exempt wells while local committees are developing water use plans, among other provisions, effective January 19, 2018.

Highlights:

 

  • Authorizes state authorities, counties, and cities to impose additional requirements for rural wells, including conditions for building permits that require connection to an existing public water system that provides safe and reliable potable water (Sec. 101).

  • Exempts buildings that do not need potable water facilities from this provision (Sec. 101).

  • Specifies that the Department of Ecology will lead the watershed restoration and enhancement committee which will have representation from each of the federally recognized Indian tribes located throughout the state (Sec. 203).

  • Specifies that by June 30, 2021 the Department of Ecology shall prepare and adopt a watershed restoration and enhancement plan for the state that is in collaboration with the watershed restoration and enhancement committee (Sec. 203).

  • Requires the watershed restoration and enhancement plan to include those actions that the committee determines is necessary in order to offset potential impacts to the instream flows that are associated with permit-exempt domestic water use (Sec. 203).

  • Establishes a joint legislative task force on water resource mitigation to review the treatment of surface water and groundwater appropriations as they relate to instream flows and fish habitat that will first meet at a date no later than June 30, 2018 (Sec. 301).

Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

NOTE: A BILL WITH AN EMERGENCY CLAUSE GOES INTO EFFECT IMMEDIATELY UPON ENACTMENT OR ON A SPECIFIED DATE.

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Authorizes Rural Landowners to Tap Household Wells

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