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2015 House Bill 4783: Increase landfill permit violation penalties
Introduced by Rep. Al Pscholka R-Stevensville on July 14, 2015
To increase the fines a state agency can impose on landfill operators for not meeting state environmental law standards or requirements in their operating permits to $75,000 per day for second or subsequent violations, and $25,000 per day the first time. These are civil not criminal penalties, which means the procedural safeguards available to a criminal defendant do not apply.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on July 14, 2015
Reported in the House on October 14, 2015
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Received in the Senate on February 2, 2016
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on February 2, 2016