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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Here’s a quick flash alert from Rep. John Koster. . .
Important water bills are coming up for a hearing. Click on the links below for more information.

Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017 – 8 a.m.
House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
House Hearing Rm B
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA

House Bill 1348 – Concerning the priority in the state water code assigned to various beneficial uses.
House Bill 1349 – Declaring any minimal cumulative impacts of permit-exempt groundwater wells on water levels to be overwhelmingly offset by state investments in fish habitat improvement projects.
House Bill 1459 – Considering the full hydrologic cycle in the review and approval process of new water uses.
House Bill 1460 – Redesigning the transfer of water rights, including the statutory process of relinquishment.
House Bill 1382 – Establishing a rebuttable presumption that permit-exempt groundwater withdrawals do not impair instream flows or base flows.

To comment on a bill, click on the link and then look for the button on the right-hand side that says, “Comment on this bill.” Go here to learn how to testify on a bill. Call my office if you need more information.


John Koster

State Representative John Koster, 39th Legislative District
122G Legislative Building | P.O. Box 40600 | Olympia, WA 98504-0600
(360) 786-7816 | Toll-free: (800) 562-6000