Arizona eyes rural groundwater regulation

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Arizona House Representatives Regina Cobb and Leo Biasiucci, have co-sponsored House Bill 2661, which would regulate rural groundwater supplies.

It has been over 40 years since the last significant groundwater legislation, the 1980 Groundwater Management Act, that was signed into law by then-governor Bruce Babbitt.

Babbitt returned to the Arizona state legislature to promote HB 2661, according to public radio KJZZOpens in a new tab..

Visit the State’s website for the bill language and tracking:¬† Arizona House of Representatives:¬† HB 2661Opens in a new tab..



Since 1995, Deborah has owned and operated LegalTech LLC with a focus on water rights. Before moving to Arizona in 1986, she worked as a quality control analyst for Honeywell and in commercial real estate, both in Texas. She learned about Arizona's water rights from the late and great attorney Michael Brophy of Ryley, Carlock & Applewhite. Her side interests are writing (and reading), Wordpress programming and much more.

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Justine Weber
Justine Weber
February 26, 2022 2:03 pm
What I find the most interesting is that they want to use lottery funds for this. That money should be used solely to improve the lives of the citizens in this state, not hinder.

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