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Compact and Bylaws

 

The Great Lakes Commission was established in 1955 by the Great Lakes Basin Compact, which was signed by five states (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin). New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania signed the Compact later. The Compact was ratified by the state legislatures and eventually granted consent by the U.S Congress on July 24, 1968.

 

The Great Lakes states also adopted Bylaws governing the operation of the Great Lakes Commission.

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