Introduced by: Betsy B. Carr | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Regional water resource planning; State Water Control Board regulations. Directs the State Water Control Board to predict the risk that each locality and region in the Commonwealth will experience water supply shortfalls, to encourage the development of cross-jurisdictional water supply projects, and to adopt regulations designating regional planning areas based primarily on river basin. Each locality in a particular regional planning area shall participate in cross-jurisdictional, coordinated water resource planning, and all localities in each area shall together develop and submit a single regional water supply plan. The bill directs the Department of Environmental Quality to facilitate the creation of the regional water plans by ensuring sufficient coordination among localities, providing planning and other assistance, and ensuring that each regional plan identifies risks and proposes cost-effective strategies in response. The bill directs that the Board and the Department prioritize the allocation of funds to localities that sufficiently participate in regional planning. The bill contains technical amendments.
Introduced by: Kelly K. Convirs-Fowler | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Constitutional offices; candidates to be nominated by petition. Requires candidates for constitutional offices to be nominated only by the petition process provided for independent candidates.