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Keep Presumption Noninjury Well On Divided Land

Concerning the continued presumption of noninjury to water rights regarding the use of an exempt well for domestic purposes after the land on which the well is located has been divided into multiple parcels.
2020 Regular Session
Bill Summary

Under current law, a well that is exempt from the state engineer's administration and is used for domestic purposes is afforded a rebuttable presumption that the use of the well will not cause material injury to others' vested water rights or to any other existing well. If the land on which the exempt well is located is later divided into multiple parcels, the well loses that presumption. The act maintains the presumption of noninjury to vested water rights or other wells when the land on which the well is located is later divided and use of the well continues to meet certain requirements.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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Bill Text

  • All Versions (7 )
    Date Bill Type Documents
    07/02/2020 Signed Act PDF
    06/13/2020 Final Act PDF
    06/03/2020 Rerevised PDF
    06/01/2020 Revised PDF
    02/20/2020 Reengrossed PDF
    02/19/2020 Engrossed PDF
    02/04/2020 Introduced PDF

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details