Bill Text: AZ HB2738 | 2020 | Fifty-fourth Legislature 2nd Regular | Introduced

Bill Title: Irrigation non-expansion areas; water supplies.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2020-05-19 - Assigned to House RULES Committee [HB2738 Detail]

Download: Arizona-2020-HB2738-Introduced.html




REFERENCE TITLE: irrigation non-expansion areas; water supplies.





State of Arizona

House of Representatives

Fifty-fourth Legislature

Second Regular Session




HB 2738


Introduced by

Representatives Engel: Cobb, Senator Otondo





amending section 45-432, Arizona Revised Statutes; relating to waters.





Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:

Section 1.  Section 45-432, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to read:

START_STATUTE45-432.  Subsequent irrigation non-expansion areas; designation; review

A.  The director may designate an area which that is not included within an active management area as a subsequent irrigation non-expansion area if the director determines that both of the following apply:

1.  There is insufficient groundwater to provide a reasonably safe supply for irrigation of the cultivated lands in the area at the current projected rates of withdrawal.  The director shall consider future demand for irrigation and non-irrigation uses of water and its effect on water supplies for currently irrigated lands and other current uses.

2.  The establishment of an active management area pursuant to section 45‑412 is not necessary.

B.  An irrigation non-expansion area established pursuant to this section may include more than one groundwater sub-basin subbasin but shall not be smaller than a groundwater sub-basin subbasin or include only a portion of a groundwater sub-basin subbasin. END_STATUTE