Price budget amendment approved by House

Tribune Staff • Jul 21, 2015 at 12:31 PM

Price offered the amendment to the House budget for Fiscal Year 2014 to ensure the aquifer that runs underground through Ottawa County is equipped to handle declining groundwater levels. The $100,000 amendment adopted into the budget will provide research funding so that scientists can study the impact of current groundwater levels on overall resources and ensure the water isn't being contaminated.

The 2014 budgets were approved by the full House this week, and are now under consideration by the Senate.

Another bill approved by the House this week and authored by Price would permit the digitization of court records to better accommodate electronic filings within the judicial system.

Price appeared alongside Kevin Bowling, court administrator for the 20th Judicial Circuit and Ottawa County Probate courts, as he testified before the House Judiciary Committee in support of the bill on April 18.

"Administrator Bowling was able to share the successes that Ottawa County has enjoyed by digitizing its records," Price said.

House Bill 4532 was sent to the Senate for consideration.

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