SB17-036

SB17-036 - Appellate Process Concerning Groundwater Decisions

Passed/Signed into Law
concerning groundwater.

Under current law, the decisions or actions of the ground water commission (commission) or the state engineer regarding groundwater are appealed to a district court, and the evidence that the district court may consider is not limited to the evidence that was presented to the commission or state engineer. Therefore, unlike appeals from other state agencies' decisions or actions under the 'State Administrative Procedure Act', a party appealing a decision or action of the commission or state engineer may present new evidence on appeal that was never considered by the commission or state engineer.

The bill limits the evidence that a district court may consider, when reviewing a decision or action of the commission or state engineer on appeal, to the evidence presented to the commission or state engineer.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

 

House Committees

Latest update: April 18, 2017
04/18/2017 - Governor Signed
04/13/2017 - Sent to the Governor
04/06/2017 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
04/05/2017 - Signed by the President of the Senate
03/30/2017 - Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
03/30/2017 - Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Reconsider
03/29/2017 - Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Not Concur - Request Conference Committee
03/28/2017 - Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
03/27/2017 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/24/2017 - House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
03/21/2017 - House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
03/07/2017 - House Committee on Judiciary Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
02/21/2017 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
02/14/2017 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/13/2017 - Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
02/09/2017 - Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
01/11/2017 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy