SB 248 - Exempting Wells in Family Transfers

Sen. Mark Blasdel, (R-Kalispell), SD 4

SB 248 is likely to pass the House and has already passed the Senate. Call Governor Bullock today and ask him to please veto this bad bill. 406-444-3111, [email protected]

This bill would allow anyone using the family transfer exemption in the subdivision and platting act to also be guaranteed an exemption from obtaining a water right for a well that pumps up to 35 gallons per minute.  This would eliminate any checks on the location of the new well and whether it will have any influence on neighboring water wells or sewage. The family transfer exemption is already a big exemption in the subdivision law, and this bill would compound the problem.

MEIC's Position: Oppose | Current bill status: Scheduled for 2nd Reading in the House. | Official legislative site

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