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2013 House Bill 1016: Designating facilities and infrastructure of water purveyors as essential public facilities for growth management planning purposes
  1. Introduced by Sen. Jan Angel (Port Orchard) (R) on January 14, 2013, includes the facilities and infrastructure of water purveyors in the provisions for identifying and siting essential public facilities in county comprehensive plans. A water purveyor is defined as anyone or any entity that owns or operates a public water system for wholesale or retail service. (See also SB 5612).
    • Referred to the House Local Government Committee on January 14, 2013.
      • Substitute offered in the House on February 1, 2013, changes the proposed definition of "water purveyor" to an existing definition that defines a "purveyor" as any agency or subdivision of the state or any municipal corporation, firm, company, mutual or cooperative association, institution, partnership, or person or any other entity, that owns or operates a public water system. The definition also includes the authorized agents of any these entities; modifies the proposed addition of "facilities and infrastructure of water purveyors" to the list of delineated essential public facilities in the GMA to "facilities of Group A public water system water purveyors serving 100 hundred or more connections"; and defines "Group A public water system" for purposes of the previously mentioned addition by cross referencing an existing definition.
      • The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on February 18, 2013.
    • Referred to the House Rules Committee on February 5, 2013.
  2. Passed 87 to 9 in the House on February 18, 2013, adds facilities and infrastructure of water purveyors to the list of essential public facilities delineated under the Growth Management Act (GMA). Changes the definition of "water purveyor" to an existing definition that defines a "purveyor" as any agency or subdivision of the state or any municipal corporation, firm, company, mutual or cooperative association, institution, partnership, or person or any other entity, that owns or operates a public water system. The definition also includes the authorized agents of any these entities; modifies the proposed addition of "facilities and infrastructure of water purveyors" to the list of delineated essential public facilities in the GMA to "facilities of Group A public water system water purveyors serving 100 hundred or more connections"; and defines "Group A public water system" for purposes of the previously mentioned addition by cross referencing an existing definition..
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on February 19, 2013.
    • Referred to the Senate Government Operations Committee on February 19, 2013.
    • Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on April 2, 2013.

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