2003-2004 Regular Session - SB 180
Water Resources; comprehensive state water planning to control pollution and surface-water use; ground-water permits; river basin plans
First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Code Section 2-6-27 of the O.C.G.A., relating to additional duties and powers of the State Soil and Water Conservation Commission, so as to provide for certain powers and duties related to water resources; to amend Chapter 5 of Title 12 of the O.C.G.A., relating to water resources, so as to provide for comprehensive state water planning; to provide legislative findings and declarations; to change certain provisions relating to declaration of policy and legislative intent relative to control of water pollution and surface-water use; to change certain provisions relating to permits for withdrawal, diversion, or impoundment of surface waters and monitoring, recording, and reporting water withdrawn by certain irrigation systems; to provide an effective date; to provide for effect on certain rights and standing; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Feb/26/2003 - Senate Read and Referred
Feb/18/2003 - Senate Hopper