2020 House Bills

Utah Legislative Sessions ,

HB 28 - Legislative Water Development Commission Sunset Amendments

Sponsor: Keven J. Stratton

Addresses the Legislative Water Development Commission:

  • Extends the sunset date of the commission
  • Addresses appointments of nonvoting members
  • Addresses duties of commission
  • Other technical changes
RWAU Stance: Track

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HB 40 - Water Loss Accounting Act

Sponsor: Melissa G. Ballard

Addresses data relating to water including water losses:

  • Addresses a sunset provision;

Enacts the Water Loss Accounting Act, including:

  • Defining terms;
  • Grant rulemaking authority;
  • Providing for technical advisory committee;
  • Requiring water loss accounting reports; and
  • Providing for technical assistance; and
  • Makes technical amendments
RWAU Stance: Track

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HB 41 - State Water Policy Amendments

Sponsor: Keven J. Stratton

Outlines the water policies of the state:

  • Encourages state agencies to follow the state policy
  • Addresses suits referencing the state policy;
  • Requires an annual review of the policy.
RWAU Stance: Track

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HB 88 - School and Child Care Center Water Testing Requirements

Sponsor: Stephen G. Handy

This bill addresses water quality for schools and child care centers.

  • Defines terms;
  • Requires testing drinking water for lead at schools and child care centers;
  • Requires action if lead test results are above a certain level;
  • Requires records to be kept and made public

RWAU Stance: Track

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HB 94 - Water Applications Amendments

Sponsor: Timothy D. Hawkes

This bill Allows the state engineer to issue a certificate meeting certain requirements before evaluating a claim in a general adjudication.

RWAU Stance: Track

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HB 95 - General Adjudication Water Amendments

Sponsor: Timothy D. Hawkes

Addresses adjudication of claims to water:

  • Addresses objections to state engineer determinations;
  • Prohibits claims after completion of a final summons;
  • Makes technical changes.
RWAU Stance: Track

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HB 96 - Water Forfeiture Amendments

Sponsor: Timothy D. Hawkes

Addresses issues relating to forfeiture of water:

  • Modifies exemption related to a lease;
  • Modifies exemption for a water right in a surface reservoir if storage is limited by safety, regulatory, or engineering restrains;
  • Addresses the requirement that a public water supplier meets the reasonable future water requirement;
  • Requires rule made by the state engineer;
  • Make technical changes.
RWAU Stance: Track

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HB 105 - Water Facilities Amendments

Sponsor: Logan Wilde

Addresses water facilities:

  • Defines terms;
  • Outlines prohibited acts relating to water facilities;
  • Addresses civil action;
  • Creates an exception from liability;
  • Addresses obstruction or changes related to water facilities and right of way;
  • Makes technical and conforming changes.
RWAU Stance: Track

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HJR 3 - Proposal to Amend Utah Constitution-Water Resources of Municipalities

Sponsor: Keven J. Stratton

Proposes to amend the Utah Constitution to modify a provision relating to municipal water rights and new sources of water supply:

  • Rewrite provision relating to municipal water rights and sources of water supply;
  • Eliminate references to municipal waterworks;
  • Specify the circumstances under which a municipality may supply water outside its boundary or commit to supply water outside its water service area.
RWAU Stance: Track

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