2011 Senate Bill 279

Regulate certain DEQ inspections

Introduced in the Senate

March 17, 2011

Introduced by Sen. Phil Pavlov (R-25)

To require the Department of Environmental Quality to use a random sampling process for selecting targets for routine inspections of environmental permit holders’ compliance with environmental regulations, unless there is a specific complaint or reason to believe a violation has occurred.

Referred to the Committee on Economic Development

May 4, 2011

Substitute offered

To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described.

The substitute passed by voice vote

May 5, 2011

Passed in the Senate 28 to 10 (details)

Received in the House

May 5, 2011

Referred to the Committee on Regulatory Reform

In the Senate

Aug. 4, 2011

Reported without amendment

With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.