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2000 LEGISLATIVE REPORT
The Wyoming Water Development Commission is directed to prepare water and related land
resource plans as provided for in Wyoming Statutes. The following
are specific references to the applicable authorizations and directions:
Specific Requirements of Statutes
W.S. 41-2-107. Water Resources plans; review; submission to commission.
The Wyoming Water Development Commission is directed to report project specific
results and findings to the legislature as provided for in Wyoming Statutes
and Wyoming Session Laws. The following are specific references to the applicable
authorizations and directions:
The Commission shall formulate and from time to time review and revise water
and related land resources plans for the State of Wyoming and for appropiate
regions and river basins. The plans shall implement the policies stated in
the Wyoming constitution and in statutes pertaining to the state's water
and related land resources.
W.S. 41-2-110. Use of plans; publication; recommendation and employmentof plans.
(a) The commission shall;
(i) Publish the water resources plans as they are formulated
and adopted and disseminate them to people, industries and
government departments and agencies;
(ii) Give advise and assistance if requested to government departments
and agencies, furnish to them the appropriate plans, and
make available related subsidiary and additional data and
information, or data and information related to plans in
the process of preparation;
(iii) Recommend action or legislation needed to implement and carry
out the plans.
W.S. 41-2-115. Report; authorization; assignment.
(b) The Commission shall within ninety (90) days following the public hearings
transmit its findings and recommendations to the governor and legislature pursuant to W.S. 41-2-1214(a)..."
1998 Session Laws, Chapter 82, Sections 2. Level I Reconnaissance Studies - New Development, Section 3.
Level II Feasibility Studies - New Development, and Section 4. Level II Feasibility Studies - Rehabilitation.
1999 Session Laws, Chaper 81, Section 1. Amends Sections 2, 3, and 4 of the 1998 Session
Laws dealing with Level I and Level II studies and Section 2 authorizes the Statewide
water planning process.
..."The commission shall submit a report to the legislature on each of the
following studies prior to the 2000 legislative session."