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SB 252:

Transparency for water well permits

Author: Senator Bill Dodd

This bill creates greater transparency in well permitting within critically overdrafted basins by requiring applicants for a new well to notify their neighbors and allow for public comment and a hearing to take place. The bill also requires that, to the extent known, certain information, including proposed location, depth, and well capacity, be included in the application and made available to the public.

Bill info from the legislature

CLCV Supported


Passed Senate 25-14; Passed Assembly 46-31; Signed by Governor Brown

vote key

PRO-ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION:ANTI-ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION:DID NOT VOTEDid not vote on good bill. Counted negatively.DID NOT VOTEDid not vote on a bad bill. Counted positively.EXCUSEDAbsent due to illness or family leave; not counted positively or negatively.

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