HB 1443 Emergency response plans; operators shall develop plan for underground coal mines.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)
Wireless communication in underground coal mines.  Requires that the emergency response plan prepared by operators of underground coal mines include a mine emergency communication plan. The bill authorizes the Chief of the Division of Mines to require periodic updates of the emergency response plan. The bill also specifies that anyone going underground shall have available an adequate supply of self-rescue devices.  The Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy is directed to assess the effectiveness of wireless communication and mine locator systems and report its findings and recommendations to the committees of oversight. The bill contains an emergency clause.

Full text:
01/18/06  House: Presented and ordered printed 066169460  pdf | impact statement
02/08/06  House: Committee substitute printed 067277460-H1  pdf | impact statement
02/28/06  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1443ER)  pdf | impact statement
04/04/06  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0291)  pdf

Status:
01/18/06  House: Presented and ordered printed 066169460
01/18/06  House: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/08/06  House: Reported from ACNR with substitute (21-Y 0-N)
02/08/06  House: Committee substitute printed 067277460-H1
02/09/06  House: Read first time
02/10/06  House: Read second time
02/10/06  House: Committee substitute agreed to 067277460-H1
02/10/06  House: Emergency clause added
02/10/06  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1443H1
02/13/06  House: Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/13/06  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N)
02/13/06  House: Communicated to Senate
02/14/06  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/06  Senate: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/20/06  Senate: Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (10-Y 0-N)
02/21/06  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/21/06  Senate: VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/22/06  Senate: Read third time
02/22/06  Senate: Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/22/06  Senate: VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
02/28/06  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1443ER)
02/28/06  House: Enrolled
03/01/06  House: Signed by Speaker
03/02/06  Senate: Signed by President
03/30/06  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 291 (effective 3/30/06)
04/04/06  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0291)