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Senator amends bill addressing Klamath Basin dam issues
Zuretti Goosby, from the office of state Sen. Pat Wiggins
(D-Santa Rosa), presented the new wording of Senate Bill 939
at the Humboldt County Association of Governments board
SB 939, if passed and signed into law, would address Klamath
Basin dam removal implementation needs.
Previous amendments to the bill made reference to moving the
section of state code authorizing the Hoopa Valley Business
Council as a member of HCAOG to the joint powers section of
Goosby said the bill has been brought back into accordance
with Wiggins’ original intention by forming a joint powers
agreement that can be used to address Klamath River water
All reference to the Hoopa Valley Business Council has been
removed from the bill. Goosby said the reference to the
council, though intended to form the same joint powers
agreement as the amended wording, created a confusing
There was concern that the reference to state code sections
was intended to change the relationship between the tribe and
HCAOG, Goosby said, and that was not the intention.
The amended bill must be reviewed again by committee before
reaching the Senate floor, Goosby said. But, SB 939 is a
two-year bill, meaning that if no action is taken in this
legislative cycle, the Senate will take it up again upon
reconvening, he said.
Thursday May 07, 2009 09:14 AM Pacific
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