2020 Senate Bills

Utah Legislative Sessions ,

SB 26 - Water Banking Amendments

Sponsor: Jani Iwamoto

Addresses transactional water right banking:

  • Authorizes the Board of Water Resources, the state engineer, and the Division of Water Resources to implement water banking;

Enacts the Water Banking Act, including;

  • Defines terms;
  • Outlining the objectives of a water banking system;
  • Provides the scope of the chapter;
  • Addressing assistance by the Division of Water Resources;
  • Outlining how statutory water banks are established and amended;
  • Outlining how contract water banks are established and amended;
  • Requires annual reports to the Board of Water Resources;
  • Addressing the default of a water bank and revocation of a water bank;
  • Providing for the banking of water rights;
  • Addressing condemnation of banked water rights;
  • Addressing delivery request for loaned water rights in the water banks;
  • Addressing the enforcement powers of the state engineer;
  • Imposing reporting procedures on the board and the Department of Natural Resources.
RWAU Stance: Support
Legislative Action: Passed

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SB 29S03 - Drug Disposal Program

Sponsor: Daniel W. Thatcher

The bill establishes a program for the secure, environmentally friendly disposal of prescription and over-the-counter drugs.

RWAU Stance: Tracking
Legislative Action: Passed

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SB 51S02 - Secondary Water Requirements

Sponsor: Jacob L. Anderegg

Addresses the metering of secondary watering:

  • Modifies the definition of public water supplier;
  • Defines terms;
  • Requires metering of secondary water under certain circumstances;
  • Imposes requirements relating to metering;
  • Grants rule-making authority;
  • Provides for the issuance of loans with specified restrictions;
  • Restricts the use of culinary water for regular irrigation;
  • Enacts exemptions;
  • Creates the Secondary Water Metering Restricted Account;
  • Provides the issuance of grants;
  • Makes technical changes.
RWAU Stance: Track
Legislative Action: Passed

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SB 52 - Agricultural Water Use Amendments

Sponsor: Jacob L. Anderegg

The bill addresses reporting on agricultural water use.

RWAU Stance: Tracking
Legislative Action: Failed

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SB 82S01 - Unlawful Drug Disposal Amendment

Sponsor: Daniel W. Thatcher

Makes it unlawful to dispose of drugs in certain locations

  • An infraction to dispose of a drug in a drain, sewage system, the waters of this state, or a landfill
  • Provides a civil penalty
  • Provides a restricted account to educate citizens on the requirements of this bill and the lawful methods of disposal
RWAU Stance: Support
Legislative Action: Failed

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SB 84 - Public Entity Water Users Amendments

Sponsor: Jacob L. Anderegg

Addresses the use of water by specific public entities

  • Development and submission of certain water plans
  • Compliance with a conservation plan
  • Metering of water used by a public entity water user
RWAU Stance: Oppose as Written
Legislative Action: Failed

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SB 88 - Environmental Quality Revisions

Sponsor: Ralph Okerlund

Sets the authority for DDW to set fee’s and penalties

RWAU Stance: Track
Legislative Action: Passed

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SB 144 - Water-Related Process Amendments

Sponsor: Ralph Okerlund

This bill addresses processes related to water rights and interference claims.

RWAU Stance: 
Legislative Action: Passed

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