Sponsor(s): SB208 -
Senators Beasley, Orr, Dial, Fielding, Allen, Bedford, Ward, Whatley and IronsHB382 -
Representatives Tuggle, Fincher and BootheSummary/Synopsis:
This bill would codify the establishment of the Alabama Drought Assessment and Planning Team (ADAPT) created by the Governor's June 24, 2011, Executive Order Number 19, and provide for its membership, duties, responsibilities, and powers.
The bill would:
- Establish the Monitoring and Impacts Group Subcommittee and provide for its membership, duties, responsibilities, and powers.
2 Codify the charges given to the Alabama Office of Water Resources which is a division of the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, with the responsibility of developing a State Drought Plan and periodically issuing drought declarations.
3 Reaffirm the Governor's ability to respond to extreme drought conditions under the powers provided under the Alabama Emergency Management Act of 1955.
4 Allow the Office of Water Resources to promulgate rules.
The bill places emphasis on “Preservation of drinking water for citizens and water for human health and safety . . . “League Action and Justification: LWVAL supports SB208 and HB382.
“LWV of Alabama supports measures to promote an environment beneficial to life through the protection of natural resources in the public interest.” Bill Progress in the Legislature:SB20802/14/2013:
Read for the first time and referred to the 03/05/2013:
2nd Reading and placed on the calendar with one Amendment (149618-2); E&NR 1st Amendment Offered; pending 3rd Reading and Favorable from E&NR.04/11/2013:
3rd Reading Passed: E&N Amendment (149618-2) Offered; Beasley motion to Adopt adopted (18-1-0)’ Motion to Read a 3rd Time and Pass adopted (24-1-0)04/11/2013:
Read for the first time in the House and referred to the 04/23/2013:
Read for the 2nd time and placed on the calendar; pending 3rd reading and Favorable From C&SB.HB38203/05/2013:
First Reading and referred to the 04/10/2013:
Read for the 2nd time and placed on the calendar; pending 3rd Read and Favorable from C&SB.
Indefinitely postponed in House.