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SJR 99 (BR 1407) - B. Smith

     Joint resolution declaring Kentucky a sanctuary state from the regulatory overreach of the United States Environmental Protection Agency against coal operators and the coal industry in Kentucky; proscribe enforcement of federal conductivity standards; require state agency to set conductivity standard that allows for coal mining and protects health, safety, and environment; declare state agency to have jurisdiction over water quality standards; proscribe collection of fines and penalties for standards in excess of federal requirements; require state workers to respect coal operators, workers, and local officials, and the conduct of all regulatory work done by their offices; transmit copy of resolution to Secretary Jackson of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the Secretary for the Energy and Environment Cabinet, and the County Judge Executive of each coal-producing county in the Commonwealth.


     SCS - Retain original provisions except delete Section 3 proscribing enforcement of federal conductivity standards and requiring the Energy and Environment Cabinet to establish a conductivity standard.

     Feb 8-introduced in Senate
     Feb 10-to Natural Resources and Energy (S)
     Feb 17-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 18-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 28-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, February 28, 2011; 3rd reading, adopted 28-10 with Committee Substitute
     Mar 1-received in House
     Mar 2-to Natural Resources & Environment (H)

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