PREFILED    JAN 08 2010

REFERENCE TITLE: department of water resources; continuation




State of Arizona

House of Representatives

Forty-ninth Legislature

Second Regular Session




HB 2081


Introduced by

Representatives Mason, Boone, Chabin, Jones: Ash, Deschene, Hendrix, Tobin





repealing section 41-3010.10, Arizona Revised Statutes; amending title 41, chapter 27, article 2, Arizona Revised Statutes, by adding section 41‑3020.10; relating to the department of water resources.





Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:

Section 1.  Repeal

Section 41-3010.10, Arizona Revised Statutes, is repealed.

Sec. 2.  Title 41, chapter 27, article 2, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended by adding section 41-3020.10, to read:

START_STATUTE41-3020.10.  Department of water resources; termination July 1, 2020

A.  The department of water resources terminates on July 1, 2020.

B.  Title 45, chapter 1, article 1 is repealed on January 1, 2021.END_STATUTE

Sec. 3.  Purpose

Pursuant to section 41-2955, subsection B, Arizona Revised Statutes, the legislature continues the department of water resources to:

1.  Focus the responsibility for water management and administration of water-related programs in this state.

2.  Stabilize the use of water resources in this state according to management practices, procedures, standards and plans provided for by statute.

3.  Compile and maintain information that is necessary for effective management, administration and planning for water resources and programs.

Sec. 4.  Retroactivity

Sections 1 and 2 of this act are effective retroactively to July 1, 2010.