SB 795 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, civil, or criminal 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 information required by law 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:
01/18/95  Senate: Presented & ordered printed LD3766739  pdf
02/06/95  Senate: Printed as engrossed LD3766739-E  pdf

Amendments:
Senate amendments
Senate amendments rejected

Status:
01/18/95  Senate: Presented & ordered printed LD3766739
01/18/95  Senate: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/30/95  Senate: Reported from A. C. & N. R. w/amds. (10-Y 5-N)
01/31/95  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
01/31/95  Senate: VOTE: CONST. READING DISPENSED (39-Y 0-N)
02/01/95  Senate: Read second time
02/01/95  Senate: Passed by for the day
02/02/95  Senate: Passed by for the day
02/02/95  Senate: Reconsideration of passed by for the day (40-Y 0-N)
02/02/95  Senate: VOTE: RECONSIDER (40-Y 0-N)
02/02/95  Senate: Passed by for the day
02/03/95  Senate: Passed by for the day
02/06/95  Senate: Read second time
02/06/95  Senate: Reading of amendments waived
02/06/95  Senate: Committee amendments agreed to
02/06/95  Senate: Reading of amendments waived
02/06/95  Senate: Motion for pending question agreed to (39-Y 1-N)
02/06/95  Senate: VOTE: PENDING QUESTION (39-Y 1-N)
02/06/95  Senate: Floor amendment #1 rejected (Gartlan) (18-Y 22-N)
02/06/95  Senate: VOTE: FLOOR AMEND 1 (18-Y 22-N)
02/06/95  Senate: Floor amendment #2 & #3 rejected (Gartlan)
02/06/95  Senate: Floor amendment #4 withdrawn (Gartlan)
02/06/95  Senate: Floor amendment #5 rejected (Gartlan)
02/06/95  Senate: Reading of amendment waived
02/06/95  Senate: Floor amendment rejected (Woods) (19-Y 21-N)
02/06/95  Senate: VOTE: FLOOR AMEND 6 (19-Y 21-N)
02/06/95  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/06/95  Senate: Printed as engrossed LD3766739-E
02/06/95  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/95  Senate: VOTE: CONST. READING DISPENSED (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/95  Senate: Passed Senate (31-Y 9-N)
02/06/95  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE (31-Y 9-N)
02/06/95  Senate: Communicated to House
02/08/95  House: Placed on Calendar
02/09/95  House: Read first time
02/09/95  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/10/95  House: Assigned to C. J. sub-committee: 3/4
02/20/95  House: No action taken by Courts of Justice by voice vote