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SB23-270

Projects To Restore Natural Stream Systems

Concerning activities that restore the environmental health of natural stream systems without administration.
Session:
2023 Regular Session
Subject:
Water
Bill Summary

The act states that the following projects within a natural stream system for certain restoration purposes (stream restoration project) do not cause material injury to a vested water right and are not an unnecessary dam or other obstruction:

  • A stream restoration project that is limited to certain minor restoration activities; and
  • A stream restoration project that has obtained any applicable permits or is under construction or completed by August 1, 2023.

The act prohibits the owner or proponent of a stream restoration project from installing the stream restoration project in a manner that adversely affects water diversion or measurement structures without the permission of the owners of the structures.

APPROVED by Governor June 5, 2023

EFFECTIVE August 7, 2023

NOTE: This act was passed without a safety clause and takes effect 90 days after sine die.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

Status

Introduced
Passed
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