Undercurrents: beneath the obvious

January 31, 2007

Status on legislative passage of the Great Lakes Compact – January 2007 update

Filed under: Great Lakes Agreements,Great Lakes Compact — nemo @ 9:25 pm

We’re one month into the new year and the legislative season begins anew.

On December 13, 2005, the Great Lakes Governors and Premiers signed agreements at the Council of Great Lakes Governors’ (CGLG) Leadership Summit that would provide protections for the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence River Basin.

The Great Lakes—St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact (the Compact), is an agreement among the Great Lakes States that will be passed into law through an interstate compact. For information on the Compact: Great Lakes–St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact

The compact won’t take effect until it is endorsed by the region’s eight states and then ratified by Congress. There are active bills in Illinois, Indiana, and Minnesota. No state have bills that have passed one chamber. No state as passed bills in both chambers.

Status by state:

  • Illinois – HB 0375
  • Indiana – SB 0022, SB 0515
  • Michigan -no activity
  • Minnesota – HF 110, SF 38
  • Ohio – no activity
  • Pennsylvania – no activity
  • New York – no activity
  • Wisconsin – no activity

Status by provence:

  • Ontario
  • Quebec

Source: CGLG State Legislative Activity to Enact the Compact

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1 Comment »

  1. This is a great summary. I am real interested in the trial and tribulations associated with the Compact. South Carolina and Georgia have talked on and off about a Compact, although, I am not sure there is not enough political will down here. Great Blog!

    Comment by robert — February 11, 2007 @ 9:59 pm | Reply

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