HB 1845 Voluntary environmental assessment.
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Summary:
Voluntary environmental assessment. Creates a privilege for information generated from a voluntary environmental assessment and accords immunity from administrative or civil penalties to those who voluntarily disclose a violation of an environmental statute, regulation, permit or administrative order. An environmental assessment is an evaluation of activities or facilities that is designed to identify noncompliance and promote compliance with environmental laws and regulations or identify opportunities for improved efficiency or pollution prevention. The privilege does not extend to information that demonstrates a clear, imminent and substantial danger to the public health or the environment or to information required to be reported. In order for a voluntary disclosure to confer immunity: (i) it must not otherwise be required by law; (ii) it must be made promptly after knowledge of the violation is obtained through a voluntary environmental assessment; and (iii) the person making the disclosure must correct the violation in a diligent manner.

Full text:
01/19/95  House: Presented & ordered printed LD6431152  pdf
01/20/95  House: Introduced bill reprinted LD6431152  pdf
02/03/95  House: Committee substitute printed LD3773152-H1  pdf
02/06/95  House: Printed as engrossed LD3773152-EH1  pdf
02/22/95  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1845ER)  pdf
03/30/95  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0564)  pdf

Amendments:
House amendments
House amendments rejected
Senate amendments rejected

Status:
01/19/95  House: Presented & ordered printed LD6431152
01/19/95  House: Referred to Committee on Conservation and Natural Resources
01/20/95  House: Introduced bill reprinted LD6431152
01/23/95  House: Assigned to C. N. R. sub-committee: Ad Hoc
02/03/95  House: Reported from Cons. & Nat. Res. w/sub. (17-Y 5-N)
02/03/95  House: Committee substitute printed LD3773152-H1
02/04/95  House: Read first time
02/05/95  House: Passed by for the day
02/06/95  House: Read second time
02/06/95  House: Committee substitute agreed to LD3773152-H1
02/06/95  House: Floor amendments agreed to (Clement)
02/06/95  House: Floor amendment rejected (Murphy)
02/06/95  House: Floor amendments agreed to (Cohen)
02/06/95  House: Motion for pending question agreed to
02/06/95  House: Motion to refer to committee rejected
02/06/95  House: Motion for pending question agreed to
02/06/95  House: Engrossed by House - com. sub. w/amds. LD3773152-EH1
02/06/95  House: Printed as engrossed LD3773152-EH1
02/07/95  House: Read third time
02/07/95  House: Motion for pending question agreed to
02/07/95  House: Passed House (69-Y 30-N)
02/07/95  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (69-Y 30-N)
02/07/95  House: Communicated to Senate
02/08/95  Senate: Read first time
02/08/95  Senate: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/13/95  Senate: Reported from A. C. & N. R. (10-Y 5-N)
02/14/95  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/14/95  Senate: VOTE: CONST. READING DISPENSED (39-Y 0-N)
02/14/95  Senate: Reconsideration by for the day agreed to (40-Y 0-N)
02/14/95  Senate: VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/14/95  Senate: Motion to rerefer to committee rejected
02/15/95  Senate: Passed by for the day
02/16/95  Senate: Read third time
02/16/95  Senate: Reading of amendment waived
02/16/95  Senate: Floor amendment rejected (Woods)
02/16/95  Senate: Passed Senate (29-Y 11-N)
02/16/95  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE (29-Y 11-N)
02/22/95  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1845ER)
02/27/95  House: Enrolled
02/28/95  House: Signed by Speaker
03/01/95  Senate: Signed by President
03/24/95  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 564 (effective 7/1/95)
03/30/95  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0564)