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HB1267 WATER INFRASTRUCTURE TASK FORCE. (SOLIDAY E) Establishes a water infrastructure task force (task force) consisting of 14 members, including the chair of the utility regulatory commission, four other ex officio members, three members of the senate, three members of the house of representatives, and three members appointed by the governor based on recommendations from certain organizations. Provides that the chair of the utility regulatory commission shall serve as chair of the task force and that the utility regulatory commission shall provide staff support to the task force. Requires the task force to: (1) study drinking water systems, wastewater management systems, and storm water management systems; (2) create an empirical decision making tool that will allow policymakers to prioritize water infrastructure projects; and (3) develop a long term plan for addressing drinking water, wastewater, and storm water management needs in Indiana. Requires the task force to submit a report containing certain recommendations to the general assembly and the governor not later than December 1, 2018.