Legislature(2001 - 2002)

05/08/2002 09:31 AM Senate RLS

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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
SENATOR  ELLIS  asked for  a  brief  explanation of  SB  371-WASTE                                                          
PERMIT & COASTAL ZONE EXEMPTIONS.                                                                                           
SENATOR THERRIAULT explained:                                                                                                   
     This  came from a  proposed amendment  to the  [indisc.]                                                                   
     office  - the  general permit  bill. There's  litigation                                                                   
     currently  that  alleges  that the  state  agencies  are                                                                   
     misinterpreting   the   solid  waste   disposal   permit                                                                   
     statutes. The  court case asked  the court to  interpret                                                                   
     the statutes  to require  a solid  waste permit for  the                                                                   
     operations  of  a  bombing   or  firing  range  so  this                                                                   
     [indisc.] basically just enshrines  the current and past                                                                   
     administrative   interpretation  of   the  solid   waste                                                                   
     permit. It clarifies  that it's not needed  on an active                                                                   
     range - active bombing or firing range.                                                                                    
SENATOR  ELLIS  asked if  enacted,  the  bill  will play  into  an                                                              
ongoing court case.                                                                                                             
SENATOR THERRIAULT replied it would  by enshrining the current and                                                              
longstanding interpretation of our statutes.                                                                                    
SENATOR ELLIS said he would prefer  to let the case run its course                                                              
before the legislature weighs in.                                                                                               
CHAIRMAN  PHILLIPS   asked  Senator  Ellis  if   he  would  oppose                                                              
calendaring the bill.                                                                                                           
SENATOR ELLIS said he would.                                                                                                    
CHAIRMAN PHILLIPS  announced that  SB 371 would  be placed  at the                                                              
bottom of the calendar.                                                                                                         
SENATOR  THERRIAULT  moved  to  calendar  SB  371-WASTE  PERMIT  &                                                          
COASTAL  ZONE  EXEMPTIONS  and  its   zero  fiscal  notes  at  the                                                          
Chairman's discretion.                                                                                                          
SENATOR ELLIS objected.                                                                                                         
CHAIRMAN PHILLIPS announced that  the motion carried with Senators                                                              
Therriault,  Cowdery  and  Phillips  in favor  and  Senator  Ellis                                                              

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