2013 Regular Session
SB 838 B
At the request of:
Chief Sponsors:
Regular Sponsors: Environment And Natural Resources
Bill Title: Relating to mining; appropriating money; and declaring an emergency.
Catchline/Summary: Makes legislative findings regarding mining.
<b> Provides that certain mining using any form of motorized equipment is subject to certain conditions. Punishes by maximum fine of $2,000. Sunsets January 2, 2016.</b> Imposes moratorium on certain mining using any form of motorized equipment. <b>Specifies that moratorium becomes operative on January 2, 2016.</b> Punishes by maximum of one year's imprisonment, $6,250 fine, or both. Sunsets January 2, <i>2018</i>]<b> 2021</b>. Directs Governor's office to study certain issues related to mining using motorized equipment. <b>Establishes surcharge on certain permits. Establishes Suction Dredge Study Fund. Continuously appropriates moneys in fund to Department of Environmental Quality. Specifies uses of moneys.</b> Declares emergency, effective on passage.
Fiscal Impact: Fiscal Impact Issued
Revenue Impact: No Revenue Impact
Measure Analysis: Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements
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