Important Environmental Bills in Committee
The environmental Preservation and Conservation committee will hold it’s last session meeting April 19,2017.
SB 1228 would add additional penalties for anyone possessing marine turtles, hatchlings, eggs, parts of nests, etc.
SB 1304 would take multiple measures to reduce human-bear conflicts and would focus on regulating bear habitat.
SB 1278 would allow state funds to be allotted to petroleum storage facilities who claim damages due to biodiesel or ethanol.
SB 1748 would require on site sewage treatment and disposal systems to be inspected prior to the property being sold. This bill would protect soil quality and water sources.
We encourage you to contact the committee members to let then know how you feel about these issues. A list of committee members with links to contact them can be found here.