The Southern Arizona Water Users Association encouraged Governor Ducey to veto SB 1268 and SB 1400. This action was requested due to the precedent that such legislation would have in undermining the integrity of the 1980 Groundwater Management Act. Further, SAWUA believes the measures would jeopardize Arizona's ability to develop, execute, and maintain water management policies and practices that will effectively manage our limited water resources across all corners of the state.
For the past 14 years SAWUA has maintained a responsive and respected presence at the Arizona Legislature working with elected officials, senior appointed officials, and stakeholders to advocate for effective water policy, mitigating those measures that otherwise may potentially have adverse impacts and, when necessary, opposing legislation that would be detrimental to Southern Arizona or statewide water policy interests. This edition edition of the SAWUA Quarterly Bulletin is intended to provide an overview of the major legislation impacting water policy during the 2015 legislative session.
Bills of Interest