2006 HB 23/a Compliance Order Non-Compliance Penalties
This amendment, offered by Sen. Adair, weakened the bill by requiring court action – a costly and burdensome additional step – for assessment of civil penalties. While presumably intended to protect against abuses by the Environment Department, this amendment will, in fact, cost taxpayers considerably more, while providing no additional protection – since alleged polluters who wished to challenge the Department always had recourse in the courts.
Amendment passed, the House concurred, and the amended bill was signed by the Governor.
How Legislators Voted on HB 23/a
- = Pro Conservation Vote
- = Anti Conservation Vote
- A = Absent
- E = Excused
- R = Recused
- W = Abstain