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2007-2008 Regular Session - HB 1281
Water resources; local government restrictions; more restrictive than state; prohibit
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 5 of Title 12 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to water resources, so as to prohibit local government restrictions on outdoor water use during periods of drought that are more restrictive than those imposed by the state without certain approval; to provide that political subdivisions may be exempted from outdoor watering restrictions imposed by the state; to prohibit placing certain restrictions on use of surface water for swimming pools; to prohibit placing certain restrictions on use of ground water for swimming pools; to provide an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
May/14/2008 - Effective Date
May/14/2008 - Act 716
May/14/2008 - House Date Signed by Governor
Apr/16/2008 - House Sent to Governor
Apr/02/2008 - House Agreed Senate Amend or Sub
Apr/01/2008 - Senate Passed/Adopted By Substitute
Apr/01/2008 - Senate Third Read
Mar/28/2008 - Senate Read Second Time
Mar/27/2008 - Senate Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Mar/05/2008 - Senate Read and Referred
Mar/04/2008 - House Passed/Adopted By Substitute
Mar/04/2008 - House Third Readers
Feb/27/2008 - House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Feb/22/2008 - House Second Readers
Feb/21/2008 - House First Readers
Feb/20/2008 - House Hopper
3/4/2008 Modified Structured Rule
Apr/02/2008 - House Vote #1020Yea(145)Nay(15)NV(10)
Apr/01/2008 - Senate Vote #879Yea(39)Nay(13)NV(3)
Mar/04/2008 - House Vote #691Yea(124)Nay(38)NV(7)
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