Bistineau bill passes out of committee

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State Rep. Gene Reynolds has announced the Lake Bistineau bill to generate funding for the fight against giant salvinia has made it out of committee with some amendments.

If passed into law, the bill, over a three-year period, would generate roughly $300,000 towards the operations of a weevil breeding station to help eradicate the invasive aquatic weed.

Reynolds hopes a public/private partnership will help fund what these funds won’t cover, he says.

The bill will now have to be heard on the House floor, and if it makes it out of the House, it will go to the state senate for discussion and potential approval.

If passed, it will go into effect July 1 and sunset on or about July 1, 2017.

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