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2010 Senate Bill 1349: Streamline hazardous material spill regulatory regime
  1. Introduced by Sen. Samuel B. Thomas, III (D) on May 25, 2010, to streamline the regulations and procedures of hazardous materials that exist on a property or are spilled. In conformance with the project of Senate Bills 1345 to 1349, this bill revise a property owner’s duties under the law to reflect the replacement of generic rules with a revised regime requiring the Department of Natural Resources and Environment to respond to incidents on a case-by-case basis. A similar change would apply to applications by local governments to a state loan fund for loans to pay for their cleanup responses.
    • Referred to the Senate Natural Resources & Environmental Affairs Committee on May 25, 2010.
      • Reported in the Senate on June 1, 2010, with the recommendation that the bill pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on July 28, 2010, to replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described. For details see Senate Fiscal Agency Analysis. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on July 28, 2010.
  2. Passed 30 to 8 in the Senate on August 17, 2010, to streamline the regulations and procedures governing respones to hazardous materials that exist on a property or are spilled. In conformance with the project of Senate Bills 1345 to 1349, this bill revise a property owner’s duties under the law to reflect the replacement of generic rules with a revised regime requiring the Department of Natural Resources and Environment to respond to incidents on a case-by-case basis. A similar change would apply to applications by local governments to a state loan fund for loans to pay for their cleanup responses.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on August 18, 2010.
    • Referred to the House New Economy And Quality Of Life Committee on August 18, 2010.
      • Reported in the House on November 10, 2010, without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.

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