Authors: Senator Ed Charbonneau, Senator Susan Glick, Senator Jean Leising
Co-authors: Senator Jean Breaux, Senator James Merritt, Senator Lonnie Randolph
Sponsors: Representative Eric Allan Koch
Co-Sponsors: Representative Steven Stemler, Representative David Wolkins
Urges the legislative council to assign to the appropriate committee for the 2014 legislative interim the responsibility: (1) to receive testimony about a number of subjects related to water resources, including certain recommendations of the utility regulatory commission, the effect of water resource availability on state and regional economic development decisions, coordination of state government activities relating to water resources, and key elements that a state water plan should contain; and (2) to study the potential creation of a water institute and a water management authority.