The Flood Hazard Reduction Act died in the rules committee without ever making it to the floor for a vote.
DeBolt's legislation would have authorized the issuance of approximately
A previous version of the bill earmarked
DeBolt previously said he believed that a large financial request, with broad applications throughout the state, would be more successful than one tailored to the
"I knew the only way to get it done would be to have enough allies," he said. "I'm trying to form the (other supporters) into a coalition to move the bills. This is one of those things where it helps to have been in
Another idea for comprehensive water management, however, still is in play.
That plan comes in the form of a bill co sponsored by Sen.
The bill on
It was referred to the
The task force would address flood projects such as those in the
The task force members also would make sure funding continues to be available through the completion of the projects, ensuring that benefits from projects are not eroded by inability to maintain the projects.
Eight legislators, the governor and four local government representatives selected by the governor make up the task force, according to the bill prime sponsored by Sen.
Of the local representatives, two must come from communities at risk from scarce water and two from communities at risk from flooding and storm water control problems.
The task force would be appropriated
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