US SB277 | 2021-2022 | 117th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 2-0)
Status: Introduced on February 8 2021 - 25% progression
Action: 2021-02-08 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
Pending: Senate Environment And Public Works Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

Addresses transfers between Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana of water that contains invasive species. The bill exempts certain water transfers between public water supplies in Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana from prohibitions on illegal trade of plants and wildlife. Specifically, the prohibitions do not apply to covered water transfers containing prohibited species if the species are present in both public water supplies before the transfer, the water is subject to effective mitigation measures, and the water is transferred directly between the supplies; or the water is transferred in a closed conveyance system, such as a pipe system, and sent directly to treatment facilities where the species will be destroyed. The costs of the mitigation measures must be borne by the entity that sells the water for financial gain. Finally, the bill establishes notification requirements for water transfers.

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Title

Public Water Supply Invasive Species Compliance Act of 2021

Sponsors


History

DateChamberAction
2021-02-08SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

Same As/Similar To

HB931 (Related) 2021-04-23 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law.

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Bill Comments 750

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