This bill would have waived some restrictions intended to prevent water overuse.
Amends various programs relating to water supplies, conservation, watersheds and administration of laws relating to water.” [SB 1507 Fact Sheet, Arizona State Senate]
Detailed Bill Summary
The bill would include proposals to waive some restrictions on overuse contained in a landmark 1980 state law, reintroduce workarounds to water use restrictions for Cochise and Yuma counties, ban water exports, study desalination as a new water source, and exempt some pumping rules for greenhouses. [Bob Christie, “Water Overhaul Bills Would Extend Pumping, Ease Use Limits,” Associated Press, 01/30/18]
03/05/18 – Failed to pass the Senate, with tied vote of 15-15 [Bill History for SB 1507]