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Proposed Sparta bill creates waves

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Currently, nine of the 19-member commission fit that bill. If HB 65 passes as filed, nine agencies could be without representation until Gov. Kathleen Blanco appoints their replacements.

Fannin’s second Sparta bill, HB 66, would have the commission’s quarterly meeting rotated among the 16 parishes identified as being part of the Sparta Aquifer, instead of at the commission’s domicile, as the law currently states.

During last year’s regular legislative session, Fannin filed HB 388 which made it more difficult to receive a critical designation for the rapidly depleting Sparta Sands.

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