A bill on the environment, introduced today by Representative Tom Hurst (r):
Repeals a provision allowing the Department of Natural Resources to take any action to assure protection of the environment and human health
Sponsor: Hurst, Tom (062)
Co-Sponsor: Miller, Rocky (124) … et al.
Proposed Effective Date: 8/28/2014
LR Number: 6378H.01I
Last Action: 03/26/2014 – Introduced and Read First Time (H)
Bill String: HB 2185
Next Hearing: Hearing not scheduled
Calendar: Bill currently not on a House calendar
SECOND REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 2185
97TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES HURST (Sponsor), MILLER, POGUE AND ROSS (Co-sponsors).
6378H.01I D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk
To repeal section 644.051, RSMo, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to water pollution.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Section 644.051, RSMo, is repealed and one new section enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as section 644.051, to read as follows:
[However, nothing shall prevent the department from taking action to assure protection of the environment and human health.] [to be removed from the statute]
This is a good idea because no one thinks protection of the environment and human health is that important?