PROPOSED DRAFTING PROCESS
FOR LEGISLATIVE IMPLEMENTATION OF
WATER SUPPLY DEVELOPMENT AND FUNDING GROUP RECOMMENDATIONS
January 30, 1997
1. Governor's Office directs the drafting process, assigns
staff to prepare draft legislation based on the final report
and any specific directions from the work group and the
Governor's Office. Recommendations already in legislative
language will be included in the draft legislation (The
advantage of this is that the Governor's Office has input up
front and staff can suggest the most appropriate place in
the statutes to amend sections or create new sections. It
also provides a framework for the committee)
2. Governor's Office selects a drafting committee from the work
group, with members of both core committees, or asks the
core committees to choose a group (of specified number).
Alternative One: One representative of each interest group,
from either but not both committees--that would make 10
members, five could come from the Development committee and
five from the Funding committee, with the chairs of the
committees as members.
Alternative Two: A smaller drafting committee (6 to 8
members), choosing from each core committee, with one chair
from each committee as members.
3. Drafting committee takes staff draft legislation and revises
as needed. The committee may break up into subcommittees.
The drafting committee will consult with other members of
the work group and their constituency, as needed.
4. Work Group reviews draft legislation, proposes amendments.
Acceptance of final recommendations Jan. 31???
Staff completes final report February 7
Workshop with Legislators
Staff completes draft legislation,
distributes to drafting committee February 14
Drafting committee begins work February 18
Work Group Workshop on Draft Bill/
Agreement on support of bill or on continuing
work on bill, etc. February 28