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2011 General Assembly Regular Session: Bills We're Watching: The Third Edition  Posted: February 4, 2011




This list profiles the environmental, conservation, consumer and general government bills that the Kentucky Resources Council will be tracking during the 2011 session.

This year is a “short” session, which began on Tuesday, January 4, recessed on January 7, recommenced on February 1 and will end on March 22. There is some discussion of shortening the session by 6 days, but no agreement to do so as of this writing.

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For a copy of any bill, or to check the status of the bill, to track which committee it has been assigned to for hearing, and other legislative information, visit the Legislature's 2011 Session page at http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/11RS/record.htm

To find your legislators email, go to http://www.lrc.ky.gov/whoswho/email.htm

The phone number to reach a legislator in person is 502-564-8100 (this is not toll-free).

The toll-free meeting schedule information line is 1-800-633-9650.

The toll-free message line is 1-800-372-7181, to leave a message for a legislator or an entire committee. The TTY message line is 1-800-896-0305. En Espanol, el nombre es 1-866-840-6574. The toll-free bill status number is 1-866-840-2835.

Please note that the Council does not have a position on each bill listed. Some bills are tracked for general interest; others simply to assure that they do not become vehicles for mischievous amendments.

Where KRC has taken a position concerning a bill it is indicated with a plus (+) or minus (-). The primary sponsor and current status of the bill are also noted by Committee or chamber.

We’ve changed the format, so that bills we are opposing or supporting appear in the first section, followed by those that we are tracking.

Senate Bills:

SB 7(Thayer)(H, State Govt)(+)

Would increase government fiscal transparency by making legislative, judicial and executive branch expenditure records, and certain records of higher educational institutions available on the web. Same bill as Rep. Cherry’s HB 24.

SB 10 (Thayer and others)(H. Elections and Const Am)(-)

Would propose a constitutional amendment creating a “21st Century Bill of Rights” including prohibitions against laws and rules restricting the severing of coal, and restricting laws and rules regulating hunting and fishing unless there is a “compelling interest” found by the General Assembly.

The language in SB 10 providing that "no law or rule shall prevent, directly or indirectly, the severing of coal" is broad enough in scope to potentially sweep aside not only the state surface coal mining regulatory program but also mine health and safety regulation, and in so doing result in the loss of state regulatory authority over coal mine health, safety and the environment. The language could also dramatically affect the state budget, since it is facially broad enough to cover the coal severance tax (which might make certain coal reserves uneconomic to mine and in so doing, "indirectly" affect the severing of coal). Additionally, to the extent that application of clean air rules regarding control over sulfur dioxide and other pollutants of public health concern, affect the economics of extraction of certain coal deposits, an argument could be made for elimination of those controls as applied to coal combustion.

A similar concern arises regarding the language prohibiting laws and rules limiting hunting, fishing and harvesting of wildlife. Due to the lack of definition of what constitutes a "compelling interest," that would justify legislative action, depending on how that standard would be defined by the courts, state laws intended to allow management of hunting, fishing, and harvesting of wildlife in order to conserve the population and protect the health of the game species, might be at risk.

SB 30 (Pendleton)(S. Ag)(+)

Would create a licensing process for cultivation of industrial hemp.

SB 34 (Leeper)(S. Rules)(-)

This bill reprises SB 26 from last session, and would eliminate current prohibition on construction of new nuclear plants in the Commonwealth and allow the PSC to approve new nuclear plant construction with only an approved federal plan for storage of nuclear waste. Bill could also allow siting of low-level radwaste facility in Kentucky inasmuch as a nuclear plant would generate a new wastestream of low-level nuclear wastes that would need to be managed.

Administration officials and the sponsor have indicated that lifting the 25-year moratorium is necessary to “begin the conversation” about the role of nuclear energy in Kentucky’s energy future. KRC respectfully disagrees, and believes that allowing a new generation of nuclear power plants to be constructed without a permanent waste disposal strategy in place for wastes that include radionuclides with a half-life of 24,000 years, sends the wrong message to an industry that has seen no new plant construction since 1974, despite significant subsidies from the federal government.

SB 50 (Jensen)(S. Nat Res and Energy)(-)

Similar to HB 213 from the 2010 Session, this bill would allow a private transmission pipeline company to condemn private lands in order to construct a pipeline for transmission of carbon dioxide for private use. KRC believes that irrespective of a legislative declaration that transmission of CO2 by pipeline is a "public use," the reality remains that it is unconstitutional under Sections 13 and 242 of the Kentucky Constitution to grant a nonutility company the power to condemn the lands of another private party where the public will not be able to use the easement that is condemned.

A more detailed analysis of these concerns is available on the KRC website.

SB 70 (Leeper)(S. Rules)(+)

Would update the soil contamination screening levels used to determine remediation options for contaminated properties to reflect the more current EPA Region 3 Screening Level Table rather than the Region 9 Preliminary Remediation goals.

Comparing the two sets of values, for residential property screening, 313 of the chemicals are within 5% of each other, the Region 3 values are higher for 149 of the contaminants, lower for 73, and 131 new contaminants are added.

SCR 49 (Carroll)(S. State and Local Govt)(+)

Would support increased outdoor participation by youth and encourage public institutions to engage in creating more outdoor learning opportunities for children, and would recognize a list of “Kentucky’s Children’s Outdoor Rights” to include the right to live in safe communities, to enjoy Kentucky’s waters and woodlands, and to attend schools that inspire a culture of learning and which incorporates the concepts of the No Child Left Inside movement.

HB 24(Cherry)(H. State Govt)(+)

Would make legislative, judicial and executive branch expenditure records, and certain records of higher educational institutions available on the web.

HB 26(Belcher)(H. Local Govt)(+)

This bill contains the text of the House-passed version of House Bill 221, and provides the framework by with two or more wastewater utilities in the counties of Bullitt, Hardin, Jefferson, Meade, Nelson, Oldham and Spencer counties may elect to create a regional wastewater commission in order to better address the wastewater treatment needs of their residents. It is not a mandate, but an opportunity for regional cooperation in order to more cost-effectively treat wastewater generated by residential, commercial, industrial and institutional sources. It offers community utilities that increasingly face scrutiny from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Kentucky Division of Water for the treatment of wastewaters, including stormwater, a way to benefit from economies of scale in managing wastewaters. The bill as prefiled includes several amendments negotiated by KRC during the 2010 Session and accepted by the bill sponsor, to improve public accountability in the formation and operations of such a regional wastewater authority.

HB 205 (McKee and others)(-)

Bill would modify the membership of the State Board of Agriculture in order to specify that seven voting members shall be selected from the seven comodity-specific organizations representing the greatest cash receipts, and making the head of the Kentucky Farm Bureau a voting member. As KRC's ally, the Community Farm Alliance, points out, the interests of small-scale family farmers and organic farmers will be under-represented, and agribusiness will be given a much greater ability to self-regulate. The granting of regulatory powers to the commodity organizations undercuts the negotiated framework of House Bill 398, which gave them an advisory role to the State Board.

HB 237 (Jenkins)(H. NR And Env)(+)(Needs Revision)

Would amend existing regulations and statutes relating to beneficial reuse and disposal of coal combustion residuals, redefining the wastes as solid rather than special wastes, and would require Emergency Action Plans for high-hazard coal combustion waste impoundments. Would define reuse of unencapsulated coal combustion residuals as solid waste disposal, allow a “permit variance” for such reuse, and preclude the designation of coal combustion wastes as hazardous, and allow cabinet-approved reuse of encapsulated coal combustion residuals.

The intent of the bill is good, but the bill has some drafting problems that need correction and clarification. While Section 2 of the bill expresses a “finding” of the General Assembly that coal combustion residuals should be disposed of only in landfills and impoundments with “protective liners” and “protective controls” and monitoring, there is nothing in the bill that requires the Cabinet to adopt regulations to impose such requirements. While the bill calls for “monitoring for toxic substances”, the parameters for which monitoring is intended, the media sought to be monitored, and the intended effect of the monitoring is unclear.

Section 4 of the bill, which would required emergency action plans for high-hazard coal combustion waste impoundments, is similar to the language of a joint resolution that KRC drafted and has attempted to have enacted for several sessions, and KRC supports the requirement for existing impoundments, but believes that no new high hazard coal combustion waste impoundments should be approved and that utilities should phase out wet management of coal combustion wastes in favor of dry management strategies.

HB 239 (Marzian)(H. Tourism Dev & Energy)(+)

Similar to HB 408 from the 2010 Session. Would impose a renewable portfolio standard on retail electric utilities that eventually achieves 12.5% of sales of electricity, and energy efficiency standard of 10% of sales. Applies to investor-owned, co-op and municipal utilities. Makes load interrupters for residential customers a term of service.

HB 253 (Rudy and Nesler)(H. NR and Env)(-)

Would exempt strip mining of sand and gravel by a person who owns the property and uses the mined sand and gravel for noncommercial purposes on the mined land or on other property owned by the miner.

HB 270 (Richards)(H. Transp)(+)

Would require railroad bridges to be maintained to prevent flaking of paint into waterbodies and establish fines for failure to do so.

HJR 27 (Glenn)(H. NR and Env)(+)

Would require public water systems to monitor and report levels of hexavalent chromium in drinking water.

HJR 49 (Fischer, Waide and Gooch)(H. NR And Env)(-)

Joint resolution would prohibit state and local government from enacting or enforcing any restriction on the emissions of carbon dioxide.

The likely effect of the resolution, if adopted, would be the implementation of a Federal Implementation Plan and partial loss of state and pollution control district permitting jurisdiction over major sources of carbon dioxide. EPA is developing standards for control of carbon dioxide emissions from major stationary sources. The state Division of Air Quality has adopted revisions to state air quality regulations necessary to allow for state implementation of these standards, and this resolution would preclude the state from doing so.

HCR 89 (Marzian)(H. H&W)(+)

Would urge Congress to amend the Toxics Substances Control Act (TSCA) to update the list of chemicals, prohibit persistent bioaccumulative toxins, and establish new standards to protect children and developing fetuses from unsafe chemical exposure.

HJR 90 (Steele and others)(H. NR and Env)(-)

Joint Resolution would direct the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources to update the contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers by which the state department manages the “in lieu” fee mitigation program, to eliminate the requirement that "waters for a candidate project not be degraded", and to "include new criteria for stream restoration projects that will improve the biological and chemical characteristics of the water."

The resolution appears to be aimed at allowing greater use of mitigation monies for sewer projects, which are currently allowed as a limited percentage of monies spent as part of an integrated stream restoration project. Allowing greater use of monies intended to fund compensatory mitigation for unavoidable impacts on streams caused both by filling headwater stream reaches with mine spoil and by the converting stream reaches into pollution treatment systems through construction of in-stream sediment structures, does not fulfill the role intended for compensatory mitigation under the 404(b)(1) guidelines and results in overall loss of aquatic resources and habitat.

The same resolution calls on the Kentucky Congressional delegation to amend the Clean Water Act to prohibit the EPA and Corps of Engineers from imposing “a discriminatory standard for conductivity” in the Appalachian region. The inclusion of this provision is not mentioned in the title of the resolution, and potentially makes the resolution unconstitutional under Kentucky Constitution Section 51, which provides that no law shall relate to more than one subject and that the subject is to be expressed in the title.

Other Bills We’re Tracking

SB 1 (Williams and Leeper)(H. A&R)

Would establish a council to develop recommendations on revisions to revenue statutes, which would be subject to an up-or-down vote by the General Assembly.

SB 4 (Carpenter)(H. Elections and Const Am)

Would prohibit lobbyist contributions to candidates for statewide office, change election filing deadlines, and amend contribution filing requirements.

SB 5 (Leeper, Hornback)(H. A&R)

Would require appropriations and revenue bills to be available for public review prior to certain legislative actions thereon.

SB 8 (Givens and Wilson)(H. Eco. Dev)

Would direct the Secretary of State to develop an electronic “one-stop” portal to facilitate interaction among businesses and governmental agencies in the Commonwealth.

SB 43 (Clark, Shaughnessy)(S. Transp)

Would prohibit imposition of tolls or fees on existing interstates – a response to one proposal to fund the Louisville Ohio River Bridges project.

SB 52 (Stein and others)(S. State & Local Govt)

Would require the Legislative Research Commission to post legislators' requests for reimbursement on the Internet.

SB 53 (Stein and others)(S. State & Local Govt)

Would expand prohibitions on lobbyist giving to include food and beverages (up to $100 per legislator is currently allowed.)

SB 61 (Rhoads)(S. State & Local Govt)

Would allow parks and recreation boards to create landowner incentive programs to encourage opening of private lands for recreational use and tourism development.

SB 80 (Stivers)(S. Nat Res & Energy)

Would amend KRS 278.021 to define circumstances that constitute abandonment of a public utility and create court-supervised receivership process for returning control of the utility or liquidating its assets.

SB 81 (Seum)(S. Eco Dev)

Would allow use of metal detectors in state parks and monuments and require registration with the park or monument office or lodge.

SB 84 (Kerr)(S. State & Local Govt)

Proposed constitutional amendment to eliminate offices of Fiscal Court and County Judge Executive in counties with merged governments.

SB 92 (Givens)(S. Ag)

Would clarify who is responsible for promulgating regulations to require posting bonds for stockyards not required to file a bond under federal law.

SB 98 (Stein and Neal)(S. Judiciary)

Would expand civil rights protections afforded under Kentucky law to include sexual orientation and gender identity.

Senate Resolutions

SR 2 (Stivers)

Rules of Procedure for the 2011 Regular Session.

Adopted by voice vote

House Bills

HB 1 (Combs and others)(H. Elections and Const Am)(Posted)

Would propose a constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to hunt, fish and “harvest” wildlife and would preclude any city or county ordinances that had the effect of limiting such rights, by recognizing only state laws designed to promote wildlife conservation and to preserve the future of hunting and fishing. Enactment of such an amendment is apparently a national NRA priority.

KRC is very concerned with several unintended consequences of the amendment as drafted, and has offered alternative language to address those concerns. A separate posting including that letter is posted on KRC website.

HB 21 (Wayne)(H. Elections and Const Am)

Would establish a public financing process for “clean judicial elections” for judicial candidates that choose to participate, managed by the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance and would limit participating candidates to raising no more than $10,000 from at least 50 persons, after which time the fund would provide campaign support depending on the expenditures of nonparticipating opponent(s).

HB 22 (Coursey)(H. NR and Env)

Would establish a certification program for persons installing, repairing, closing or removing petroleum underground storage tanks, managed by the state fire marshal’s office.

HB 29 (Henderson)(H. Rules)

Would create a Historic Farms program allowing designation of heritage farms.

HB 33 (Richards)(H. State Govt)

Would limit mailing of state publications to parties to mailing on request, and provide that reports to the LRC be filed electronically.

HB 36 (Hoover and others) (H. Elections and Const. Am)

Would amend state constitution to prohibit legislators from being paid for special sessions needed to enact a budget.

HB 37 (Hoover and others) (H. A&R)

Would require a 48-hour waiting period prior to a vote on an appropriation or revenue bill or amendment.

HB 44 (Meeks) (H. State Govt)

Would define who is an "American Indian" under Kentucky law.

HB 45 (Farmer) (H. Elections and Const Am)

Constitutional amendment to eliminate the Office of County Judge in merged city-county governments.

HB 47 (Jenkins)(H. Rules with committee substitute)

Would allow local governments to collect “amelioration costs” for nuisances and to impose property liens for such costs.

HB 50 (Meeks)(H. State Govt)

Would establish a process for state recognition of American Indian tribes.

HB 51 (Meeks)(H. Judiciary)

Would amend existing law concerning archaeological excavation on private property, landowner rights to access to cemeteries on private lands, reinterment of discovered human remains, and unlawful possession of human remains and burial objects.

HB 56 (Crimm and others)(H. Judiciary)

Would amend current laws conerning cruelty and torture of animals to forefeit ownership of animals involved and to prohibit possession of animals of the same species for two years following conviction.

HB 60 (Montell)(H. NR & Env)

Would require internet posting or notification where requested, of certain violations of drinking water standards.

HB 70 (Crenshaw)(H. Elections and Const Am)(posted)

Would amend Section 145 of the Kentucky Constitution to allow automatic restoration of voting rights to persons who have served their time, except those convicted of treason, intentional killing, sexual conduct with a minor or deviate sexual intercourse; those excluded could still request an executive pardon.

HB 76 (Meeks)(H. Judiciary)

Would amend existing law concerning disposition of historic and prehistoric human remains.

HB 88 (Wuchner and Burch)(H. Ed)

Would establish a goal of increasing time for physical activity to 30 minutes per day or 150 minutes per week in 100% of schools with kindergarten through grade 5 by November 1, 2013

HB 92 (Crimm)(H. Elections and Const Am)

Proposed constitutional amendment to extend House terms to 4 years from two and Senate terms to six years from four.

HB 93 (Nelson)(H. A&R)

Would make all budget meetings of the General Assembly subject to open meetings laws.

HB 106 (Marzian and others)(H. Judiciary)

Would amend state civil rights laws to include protections against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

HB 109 (Pullin)(H. Rules)

Would create a passenger rail transportation advisory board.

HB 115 (Wayne)(H. A&R)

Would require annual reporting to legislature on economic development and tourism project tax incentives and expenditures.

HB 116 (Wayne)(H. A&R)

Would require systematic review by Program Review and Investigations Committee of all tax increment financing, tourism and economic development programs one year before any such program is scheduled to sunset.

HB 119 (Rollins)(H. Rules)(Consent)

Would provide for optional adoption by cities of training programs for city officials, including incentives for those being trained.

HB 130 (Hall) (H. Rules with Committee Sub)

Would create a Kentucky Mountain Trail Authority authorized to establish an area for tourism and outdoor recreation opportunities for residents and visitors, to charge fees for access and parking, and to hire rangers for a Kentucky Mountain Regional Recreational Area.

HB 140 (Wuchner and Fischer)(H. State Govt)

Would amend state administrative regulation statute to delay effective date of regulations with a major economic impact to 60 days following adjournment of the next legislative session. “Major economic impact” is defined as an annual economic impact of $500,000 or more.

HB 151 (Riggs)(H. State Govt)

Would require state retirement systems divestiture of any investments in companies doing business in the Sudan.

HB 152 (Jenkins and others)(H. Rules with Committee Sub)

Would require Energy and Environment Cabinet to develop a prescription drugs drop-off program.

HB 156 (Jenkins)(H. Judiciary)

Would add failure to provide shelter to list of actions constituting cruety to animals, and define what constitutes adequate shelter for dogs.

HB 157 (Jenkins)(H. Ag and Sm Bus)

Would modify laws concerning impoundment and disposition of animals that are in imminent harm or are cruelly treated or tortured.

HB 159 (Stacy)(H. Elections and Const Am)(posted)

Proposed constitutional amendment would amend state constitution to require General Assembly to remain in regular session during even-numbered years, without pay, if they cannot pass a budget within the 60-day period.

HB 161 Withdrawn

HB 163 (Wayne and others)(H. Transp)

Would require helmet for motorcycle riders.

HB 165 (Koenig and Edmonds)(H. Local Govt)

Would create process for optional consolidation of counties.

HB 166 (McKee and Denham)(H. Rules with committee sub)

Would mandate that state parks promote the sale of Kentucky Proud agricultural products.

HB 179 (Nelson)(H. A&R)

Would make legislative conference and free conference committee meetings open to the public.

HB 182 (Owens and others)(H. Banking and Insurance)

Would cap payday lending APR rate at 36% and require conspicuous posting of charges for services.

HB 193 (Westrom and Watkins)(H. Health and Welfare)

Would prohibit smoking in and within a reasonable distance outside of public places and places of employment.

HB 195 (Koenig and others)(H. Eco. Dev.)

Would abolish the Kentucky Wood Products Competitiveness Corporation.

HB 196 (Farmer)(H. A&R)

Would expand the sales and use tax base to include certain services, and would raise the rate to 7% from 6%.

HB 203 (Hoover and others)(H. State Govt)

Would require each branch of state government to provide web-based financial information to the public.

HB 205 (McKee and others)(H. AG and Sm Bus)

Would change composition of the state Board of Agriculture.

HB 216 (Stumbo)(H. H & W)

Would prohibit smoking in a motor vehicle containing a child under age 17.

HB 223 (Marzian and Palumbo)(H. Veterans)(posted)

Would prohibit manufacture or sale of any baby food or infant formula in reusable packaging that contains bisphenol-A.

HB 226 (Wayne)(H. Local Govt)(posted)

Would clarify that nothing in state law preempts local governments from adopting code and standards relating to fire safety provisions as published by the National Fire Protection Association.

HB 242 (Denham & Pullin)(H. Veterans & Mil. Affairs)(posted)

Would require metal recyclers to require proof of ownership or authorization to sell for smelted, burned or melted metals.

HB 247 (Riggs and Floyd)(H. Licensing and Occup)(posted)

Would create an advisory committee on radon and a certification program for entities engaged in radon measurement, mitigation and laboratory analysis.

HB 248 (Riggs)(H. Judiciary)

Would create a claims review board for tort claims based on silica exposure, and alter standards of review and statute of limitations for prosecution of tort claims in civil court.

HB 250 (Koeniug and Keene)(H. Licensing & Occup)(posted)

Would amend and update law regarding licensure of home inspectors and provide authority for Board of Home Inspectors to take disciplinary action against licensees

HB 259 (Yonts)(H. NR And Env)

Would create process for siting up to 5 demonstration projects for geologic sequestration of carbon dioxide in the Commonwealth, and establish process for pooling pore space. Bill directs Energy and Environment Cabinet to seek primary jurisdiction over the geologic storage of carbon dioxide once the programs are developed at the federal level.

KRC has some concerns regarding the current language of the bill and will discuss them with the stakeholders and sponsor.

HB 266 (Nesler)(H. Ag and Sm Bus)

Would require country or origin labeling for aquacultural products sold in the Commonwealth.

HB 292 (Burch)(H. Judiciary)

Would abolish the death penalty and direct courts to commute current capital convictions to imprisonment for life without parole or probation.

HB 307 (Thompson)(H. A&R)

Modifies definition of processing for purposes of severance tax to include loading and unloading of natural resources severed and processed outside of the Commonwealth; modifies tax credit for certain limestone sold in interstate commerce.

HB 312 (Damron)(H. Local Govt)(posted)

Would expand types of sewer agencies granted the power under KRS Chapter 96 to suspend water services for failure to pay sewer charges, to include sewer agencies such as MSD that are not municipally owned or controlled.

HB 316 (Henderson)(H. Elections and Const Am)

Would amend state constitution to extend terms of state senators and representatives, to 6 and 4 years from the current 4 and 2, respectively.

HB 321 (Edmonds)(H. Local Govt)

Would amend law governing board of adjustment in counties with a consolidated local government to shorten the terms of the members, and to delay enforcement of civil fines and remedial orders.

HB 329 (Denham)(H. State Govt)

Would confirm Executive Order 2010-436 reorganizing management of energy assistance services for low-income households and of weatherization assistance program by Finance and Administration Cabinet.

HB 330 (Stacy)(H. Tourism Dev & Energy)

Same bill as Senate Bill 80, would amend KRS 278.021 to define circumstances that constitute abandonment of a public utility and create court-supervised receivership process for returning control of the utility or liquidating its assets.

HB 340 (Adkins)

Would expand types of alternative and renewable energy projects eligible for state tax and financial incentives to include “energy storage”, and “energy efficiency or conservation technology”, which would include upgrading energy management, transmission and distribution, reductions in energy demand and significant increases in energy efficiency. Energy storage would include systems capable of storing electrical energy by which 85% of greater efficiency is attained. Creates new category of component manufacturing facilities eligible for incentives, for new or existing facilities manufacturing systems or products used in renewable energy facilities generating electricity, alternative fuel facilities, gasification facilities and energy efficiency or conservation technology. Requires minimum investment of $25 million to be eligible for incentives.

House Resolutions

HR 1 (Stumbo and Adkins)

House Rules of Procedure for 2011 Session.

HJR 5 (Clark)(H. Eco Dev)

Would direct a study be contracted of the effectiveness of economic development incentive programs.

HJR 6 (Lee)(H. Elections, Const Ams)

Would declare state sovereignty over powers not given the federal government by the Constitution.

HJR 10 (Stacy and others)(H. State Govt)

Would direct the Governor to cease furloughing state employees during 2011-2012 biennium.

HJR 11 (Nelson)(H. State Govt)

Same as HJR 10 but with an emergency clause.

HCR 13 (Wuchner and DeWeese)H. H&W)

Concurrent resolution would establish a legislative task force on childhood obesity.

HR 14 (Rollins)(H. Elections and Const Am)

Simple resolution urging Congress to act to amend the U.S. Constitution to prevent corporate control of elections.

HCR 37 (Koenig and others)(H. NR & Env)

Would express support for federal legislation requiring EPA to consider affordability when implementing combined sewer overflow measures.

HCR 98 (Meeks and Marzian)

Concurrent Resolution would create a task force to study and make recommendations on establishing enhancing and elevating urban agriculture and vertical farming in urban and Metropolitan areas in the Commonwealth.

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