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2013 Regular Session
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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.
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. Imposes moratorium on certain mining using any form of motorized equipment. Specifies that moratorium becomes operative on January 2, 2016. Punishes by maximum of one year's imprisonment, $6,250 fine, or both. Sunsets January 2, 2018] 2021. Directs Governor's office to study certain issues related to mining using motorized equipment. Establishes surcharge on certain permits. Establishes Suction Dredge Study Fund. Continuously appropriates moneys in fund to Department of Environmental Quality. Specifies uses of moneys. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
Fiscal Impact: Fiscal Impact Issued
Revenue Impact: No Revenue Impact
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