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2018 Senate Bill 6091: Ensuring that water is available to support development
Introduced by Sen. Kevin Van De Wege (Sequim) (D) on January 8, 2018
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Referred to the Senate Agriculture, Water, Natural Resources & Parks Committee on January 8, 2018
Substitute offered in the Senate on January 11, 2018
Establishes that evidence of potable water for a building permit must meet certain requirements based on the Water Resource Inventory Area (WRIA) that the permit is located. ?Provides that an applicant's compliance with the permit-exempt groundwater statute and with applicable instream flow rules is sufficient in determining appropriate provisions for water supply for a subdivision.
Referred to the Senate Ways & Means Committee on January 11, 2018
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on January 11, 2018
Amendment offered by Sen. Doug Ericksen (Ferndale) (R) on January 18, 2018
Changes the three accounts in the bill from nonappropriated accounts to appropriated accounts.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on January 18, 2018
Amendment offered by Sen. Phil Fortunato (Auburn) (R) on January 18, 2018
Requires that expenditures from the watershed restoration and enhancement account, the watershed restoration and enhancement taxable bond account, and the watershed restoration and enhancement bond account must include compensation to individuals with an on-site septic system for the value of the water recharged to the natural system through the on-site septic system. The department must make the determination of the amount due to such individuals based on the water resource inventory area in which the individual resides on an annual basis.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on January 18, 2018
Amendment offered by Sen. Phil Fortunato (Auburn) (R) on January 18, 2018
Removes the provision that, in certain WRIAs, the applicant manage stormwater runoff on-site to the extent practicable.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on January 18, 2018
Amendment offered by Sen. Kevin Van De Wege (Sequim) (D) on January 18, 2018
Establishes that evidence of potable water for a building permit must meet certain requirements based on the Water Resource Inventory Area (WRIA) in which the building permit is sought. ? Provides that an applicant's compliance with the permit-exempt groundwater statute and with applicable instream flow rules is sufficient in determining whether appropriate provisions for water supply for a subdivision have been made..
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on January 18, 2018
Received in the House on January 18, 2018
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on January 19, 2018

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