Connecticut Seal

General Assembly

 

Raised Bill No. 340

February Session, 2018

 

LCO No. 1215

 

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Referred to Committee on ENVIRONMENT

 

Introduced by:

 

(ENV)

 

AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE OF MAN-MADE STRUCTURES TO MARK THE COASTAL JURISDICTION LINE.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Subsection (d) of section 22a-359 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2018):

(d) (1) For any tidal, coastal or navigable waters of the state located upstream of a tide gate, weir, or other device that modifies the flow of tidal waters, the coastal jurisdiction line for such tidal, coastal or navigable waters shall be the elevation of mean high water as found at the downstream location of such device.

(2) For any tidal, coastal or navigable waters of the state located upstream of a pipe, culvert or similar man-made structure, the coastal jurisdiction line for such tidal, coastal or navigable waters shall be the elevation of mean high water as found at the downstream location of such pipe, culvert or manmade structure.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

October 1, 2018

22a-359(d)

Statement of Purpose:

To authorize the use of pipes, culverts and man-made structures to mark the coastal jurisdiction line.

[Proposed deletions are enclosed in brackets. Proposed additions are indicated by underline, except that when the entire text of a bill or resolution or a section of a bill or resolution is new, it is not underlined.]