Introduced by Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D) on September 7, 2011
To establish a process whereby a relative handful of individuals could force the state to create and impose an “action plan” for addressing claims that various human activities affecting the environment have a "disparate impact" on an identified minority or low-income population. This plan potentially could include imposing more rigid environmental regulations and standards in a particular community than apply in the rest of the state. The bill would create a number of new state government “environmental justice” boards and positions. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Government Operations Committee on September 7, 2011