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H.3925, sponsored by Reps Hardwick and Loftis, was labeled the “polluter amnesty” bill because it would have weakened the Pollution Control Act and stripped away the ability of citizens to legally contest unpermitted past pollution, such as leakage from coal ash ponds. Reps. J.E. Smith, Newton, Neal, W.J. McLeod, and others slowed its progress before it passed the House with a vote of 80-30. It passed out of Senate Medical Affairs late in 2014 with a Minority Report from Sen. John Scott. The bill never got a floor vote despite strong demands from the State Chamber of Commerce.

Anti-Conservation Bill
Status: Failed


House House Vote Date:
Feb 26, 2014
Result: 80 - 30

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