[r49] Great Lakes Compact Passes House (2/12/2008)

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Start Date: 2/12/2008 All Day
End Date: 2/12/2008
(STATEHOUSE) Feb. 12, 2008 - Senate Bill 45, co-sponsored by Rep. John Ulmer (R-Goshen) passed though the House of Representatives. The bill requires Indiana to adopt the Great Lakes Compact that several states have already adopted. The bill passed 91-8.

"I am very glad that this bill has passed though the House," said Rep. Ulmer. "This bill will allow us to preserve our natural resources, which will benefit millions of people. This compact will help us to protect the ever-lowering water levels, so that people can continue to enjoy the activities and beauty the Great Lakes has to offer."

The compact is a regional agreement to help monitor, manage and protect water resources from the Great Lakes. The compact instructs each state in the Great Lakes region to regulate water use and adopt conservation plans for protecting the waters of the five Great Lakes.

Rep. Ulmer encourages constituents to contact him with questions or concerns through e-mail at h49@in.gov,  by calling the Statehouse toll-free at 1-800-382-9841 or writing him at the Statehouse, 200 W. Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204.