Introduced by Sen. Adam Kline (D) on January 12, 2011, to require public notice of a proposed settlement at least thirty days before approval of the settlement in any civil enforcement action involving an alleged violation or threatened violation of an environmental law or public health law or permit.
Referred to the Senate Environment, Water & Energy Committee on January 12, 2011.
Substitute offered in the Senate on February 21, 2011, to delete provisions that require public notice and opportunity to comment upon proposed settlements of civil actions by state agencies, regional air authorities, counties, cities, and local health agencies to enforce several environmental and public health laws. Instead, the named state agencies must, within ten days of settling a civil action they have instituted to enforce certain laws, implementing rules, and related permits (standards), post the settlement on their Internet site.
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on February 21, 2011.