Introduced by Sen. Alan Sanborn (R) on November 6, 2003
To double to $200 million the amount of Great Lakes Water Quality bonds that the state is authorized to sell in a single year. The bond revenue supports loans for local water pollution control projects, septic system upgrades and other projects. A ballot proposal creating this $1 billion program was adopted in November, 2002 by the voters. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Natural Resources & Environmental Affairs Committee on November 6, 2003
Reported in the Senate on November 13, 2003
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on November 13, 2003
To replace the previous version of the bill with one which includes a provision that, in order to ensure a competitive bidding process, would require the Department of Environmental Quality to consider the availability of the workforce to conduct sewage treatment, storm water, and nonpoint source projects.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on November 13, 2003