Introduced in the House on April 11, 2019 To increase the fines on landfill operators for not meeting state environmental law standards or operating permit requirements. The bill would increase current fines of up to $1,000 per day to $10,000 per day, and current fines of up to $10,000 per day to $100,000 per day, and current fines of up to $25,000 per day to $250,000 per day. These are civil not criminal penalties, which means the procedural safeguards available to a criminal defendant do not apply. The bill also raises criminal fines, including authorizing a $2.5 million for knowingly releasing pollution with intent to harm people. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on April 11, 2019