HB 1305 (introduced by Rep. Sharon Negele, R-Attica) and SB 249 (introduced by Sen. Spencer Deery, R-Lafayette), would require a feasibility study and permit before a facility could withdraw 10 million gallons of groundwater per day or more for commercial or industrial purposes. This is a first step forward in state water supply planning. Rep. Negele spoke about this legislation at our Troubled Waters Ahead? webinar in December 2023 – watch the recording.

Update (as of 2/2):

Unfortunately, neither HB 1305 nor SB 249 received hearings in committee ahead of the committee report deadline, meaning they do not advance.