Pass HB 104 Posted: February 27, 2001
On an unanimous vote, the House adopted the House committee substitute to House Bill 104 and sent it to the Senate for consideration.
This bill, which with one important change is almost identical to Senate Bill 290 that fell 12 words short of compromise during the last session, is supported by Mayor David Armstrong of Louisville, the state, environmental groups, and now, an unanimous vote of confidence from all House members.
Industry is not pleased however, even though the bill is in all material respects what they agreed to last session, with one change to fund the "orphan share" of cleanup costs from the state superfund in the case of mistakes by the state.
Your help is needed to overcome industry opposition and to secure passage of HB 104 as passed by the House.
Please contact Senate leadership within the next day by leaving a message for each member, at 1-800-372-7181, and by fax, 1-502-564-6543 addressed to Senators David Williams, Dick Roeding, Charlie Borders, Dan Kelly, David Karem, Marshall Long, Elizabeth Tori and David Boswell, and ask them to give Kentucky a responsible "brownfields" bill by passing House Bill 104GA without changes.