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2017 Senate Bill 652: Create environmental rules review committee
Introduced by Sen. Tom Casperson (R) on November 8, 2017
To create a state environmental rules review committee comprised of certain officials and representatives of specified interests, with the duty to oversee and make judgments on whether plans by the Department of Environmental Quality to promulgate and impose new rules meet certain specified criteria including reasonableness, and to propose revisions if they do not. The committee would be empowered to stop the DEQ from imposing a rule that did not meet the criteria.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Natural Resources Committee on November 8, 2017
Reported in the Senate on December 7, 2017
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Sen. Rebekah Warren (D) on January 25, 2018
To remove the proposed committee's power to halt new rules, and make revisions to the oversight process that would remain.
The amendment failed 13 to 24 in the Senate on January 25, 2018.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
Amendment offered by Sen. Rebekah Warren (D) on January 25, 2018
To require voting members on the proposed oversight committee to be a resident of the state.
The amendment failed 17 to 20 in the Senate on January 25, 2018.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
Passed 26 to 11 in the Senate on January 25, 2018.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
(same description)
To create a state environmental rules review committee comprised of certain officials and representatives of specified interests, with the duty to oversee and make judgments on whether plans by the Department of Environmental Quality to promulgate and impose new rules meet certain specified criteria including reasonableness, and to propose revisions if they do not. The committee would be empowered to stop the DEQ from imposing a rule that did not meet the criteria.
Received in the House on January 25, 2018
Referred to the House Natural Resources Committee on January 25, 2018

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