Thursday, January 21, 2010

2010 Legislative Preview: Leasing of Municipal Water Rights

Representative Kay McIff has proposed a constitutional amendment that would allow a city or town to lease water rights that it owns, if the city or town does not currently need the water. The term of the lease agreements may not exceed seven years. The Utah Constitution currently prohibits municipalities from leasing or selling any of their water rights. If two-thirds of the Senate and House approve the Joint Resolution, the constitutional amendment would then have to be adopted by a majority of Utah voters in the next general election.

Click here to read the full text of the Joint Resolution.

(For an update on this bill, click here.)

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