2018 Senate Bill 839

House Roll Call 304: Passed

To establish streamlined procedures and timetables for a mining company getting restrictions in its state operating permit revised, with many exceptions. This would specifically apply to the process state authorities use to determine that a permit amendment does not “result in environmental impacts that are materially increased or different” from those specified in the original permit. Among other things this refers to allowing a permittee “to relocate, reconfigure, or modify surface or underground facilities, buildings, or equipment, other than a tailings basin or a stockpile”.

64 Yeas / 44 Nays
Republican (61 Yeas / 2 Nays)
Democrat (3 Yeas / 42 Nays)
Excused or Not Voting (1)