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Update on Legislation Being Monitored by Kansas Rural Water Association

02/18/2017 - Legislative News

The Kansas Rural Water Association is monitoring a variety of legislation that deals with rural water districts, cities and funding support for the State Water Plan. See the listing at the link below.

SB 46, water conservation area findings, notice and management plans. In Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources.  1/23, introduced. 2/8, scheduled hearing on 2/14. 2/8, scheduled final action in Agriculture and Natural Resources on Wednesday, 2/15. Scheduled final action in Agriculture and Natural Resources on Monday, 2/20.

 

SB 48, remedies for the impairment of a valid water right or permit to divert and use water. 1/23, introduced. 2/8, scheduled hearing on Tuesdays, 2/14.  2/8, scheduled final action in Agriculture and Natural Resources on Wednesday, 2/15. Scheduled final action on Monday, 2/10.

 

HB 2032, increasing fees credited to the State Water Plan Fund. 1/11, introduced. 1/12 referred to Water and Environment Committee. 1/25, scheduled hearing on Tuesday, 1/31. Withdrawing from Water and Environment, referred to Taxation on 2/15. On 2/16, withdrawn from Taxation and re-referred to Water and Environment.

 

HB 2066, public wholesale water supply district and highway right-of-way. 1/18, introduced and referred to Water and Environment Committee. 1/20, scheduled hearing in Water and Environment on Thursday, 1/26. 2/1, Committee Report recommending bill be passed by Water and Environment Committee. 2/1, on General Orders in House.

 

HB 2079, water district vehicle registration.  1/19, introduced and referred to Water and Environment Committee. 1/29, scheduled hearing on Thursday, 1/26. 2/1, Committee Report recommending bill be passed by Water and Environment Committee. 2/9 on General Orders in House. Above the line in House on 2/17.

 

HB 2080, reinstatement of forfeited benefit units of rural water districts. 1/19, introduced, referred to Water and Environment Committee. 1/20, scheduled hearing on Thursday, 1/26. 2/1, Committee Report recommending bill be passed by Water and Environment. 2/9, on General Orders in House.

 

HB 2094, municipalities, contracts with other municipalities. 2/8, introduced. 2/9, referred to Ethics, Elections and Local Government Committee. 2/8, Final Action, Passed, 122-0. Senate, Referred to Ethics, Election and Local Government on 2/9.

 

HB 2099, relating to remedies for the impairment of a valid water right or permit to divert and use water. 1/19, introduced. 1/20, referred to Agriculture Committee. 2/1, scheduled hearing on 2/9.  On 2/14, scheduled hearing (continued) in Agirculture, Thursday, 2/16.  On 2/17, House Committee Report recommendaing bill be passed as amended by Agriculture.


HB 2100, relating to water conservation areas. 1/19, introduced. 2/2, referred to Water and Environment Committee. 2/8 Scheduled hearing on 2/13. On 27/17, House Committee Report recommending bill be passed as amended by Agriculture.

HB 2241, creating the surface water protection fees and the irrigation water use fee and depositing such fees in the State Water Plan Fund. 2/1, introduced. 2/6, referred to Water and Environment Committee. 2/7, scheduled hearing on Thursday, 2/9. On 2/15, withdrawn from Water and Environment, referred to Taxation. On 2/16, withdrawn from Taxation and re-referred to Water and Environment.

HB 2272, establishing the Kansas water collaborative to promotion coordination among agencies on water priorities. 2/3, introduced. 2/6, referred to Water and Environment. 2/7, scheduled hearing on Thursday 2/9. Pm 2/17, House Committee Report recommendating substitute bill be passed by Water and Environment Committee.

 

HB 2311, maintenance requirements for stream bank stabilization and water quality protection projects. 2/8, introduced. 2/9, referred to Water and Environment Committee. 2/9, scheduled hearing on Tuesday, 2/14.
 

HCR 5008, proposition to amend Article 11 of the Constitution of the Sate of Kansas concerning the State Water Plan Fund. 2/2, introduced. 2/3, referred to Water and Environment Committee. 2/3, schedule hearing on Tuesday 2/7.