2018 Regular Session
|At the request of:|
|Chief Sponsors:||Representative Smith Warner|
|Regular Sponsors:||Representative Barnhart, Helm, Keny-Guyer (Presession filed.)|
|Bill Title:||Relating to safe transportation of hazardous substances; prescribing an effective date.|
Directs Environmental Quality Commission to adopt rules applying certain oil spill prevention and emergency response planning requirements to railroads that own or operate high hazard train routes in this state.
Modifies certain requirements under oil or hazardous material spillage statutes. Requires railroads that own or operate high hazard train routes to submit annually certain proof of financial responsibility for high hazard train routes. Establishes High Hazard Train Route Oil Spill Prevention Fund. Continuously appropriates moneys in fund to Department of Environmental Quality to be used for costs related to contingency planning and preparedness for high hazard train routes. Becomes operative January 1, 2019. Takes effect on 91st day following adjournment sine die.
|Fiscal Impact:||May Have Fiscal Impact, But No Statement Yet Issued|
|Revenue Impact:||May Have Revenue Impact, But No Statement Yet Issued|
|Measure Analysis:||Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements|
|Current Location:||In House Committee|
|Current Committee:||House Committee On Veterans and Emergency Preparedness|