2010 House Bill 6050

Establish that no fee be charged for well water permit

Introduced in the House

April 20, 2010

Introduced by Rep. Dan Scripps (D-101)

To prohibit the imposition of a tax or fee on the use of well water if it is for use in a residence. See also House Bill 5319, also introduced by Rep. Scripps, which would repeal the “riparian rights” legal doctrine that gives a property owner a right to the reasonable use of groundwater, to the extent this does not diminish the ability of neighbors to obtain water. Instead, an owner would have to get permission from the state to use well water, which is called a “public trust” legal doctrine.

Referred to the Committee on Great Lakes and Environment