2015 House Bill 4783

Increase landfill permit violation penalties

Introduced in the House

July 14, 2015

Introduced by Rep. Al Pscholka (R-79)

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.

Referred to the Committee on Appropriations

Oct. 14, 2015

Reported without amendment

Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.

Jan. 28, 2016

Passed in the House 77 to 29 (details)

Received in the Senate

Feb. 2, 2016

Referred to the Committee on Appropriations