Legislation Sponsored by Steven Meeks (6)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 3/16/2020

HB 0592 OpposeForest Land Protection Act Properties - Allow Surface Mining Steven Meeks
3/13/2019 House Second Readers Natural Resources and Environment --
Larry Ramsey Nat. Res. & the Environment Revenue & Finance
This bill provides that surface mining on properties that are receiving preferential tax treatment under the FLPA program would not constitute a breach of the FLPA covenant, provided that the property is restored to its conservation state within 3 years.
HB 0608 NeutralHoboken, City of; change corporate limits Steven Meeks
4/30/2019 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Intern 1 Local Legislation
HB 0959 SupportPrivate Landfills: Host Fee Increase for Coal Ash Steven Meeks
3/13/2020 Senate Read and Referred Natural Resources and Environment Assignments -
2020/02/21 Report 2020/03/06 Report 2020/03/13 Report Kathleen Bowen Nat. Res. & the Environment
Solid Waste
This bill increases the minimum host fee applied to coal ash from $1 to $2.50 per ton. Coal ash would now be charged the same host fee per ton as regular household waste. This increase (and a host fee) only applies to a municipal solid waste disposal facility that is owned by a private entity. Lastly, the bill reduces the restrictions on how the host fee can be spent from 50% to 40%. 
HB 0990 NeutralScreven, City of; terms of mayor and city council; revise Steven Meeks
6/30/2020 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Local Legislation
HB 1062 SupportSolid Waste Facility - Restrictions If Close to Satilla River Steven Meeks
3/2/2020 House Second Readers Natural Resources and Environment --
2020/02/28 Report Kathleen Bowen Nat. Res. & the Environment Solid Waste
This legislation would prevent a permit or permit modification from being issued for a solid waste facility or coal combustion residual landfill if it was located within three miles of a blackwater river. Legislation defines "blackwater river" as one being wholly contained within the borders of this state and originating on the coastal plain, and which flows directly into the ocean. The Satilla River is the targeted river. This bill would not apply to any municipal solid waste disposal facility for which a permit was issued and was operating during or prior to 2019.
HB 1093 NeutralAgricultural Commodity Commission for Wine and Grapes Steven Meeks
8/3/2020 Effective Date Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Agriculture and Consumer Affairs -
Agriculture Kathleen Bowen Nat. Res. & the Environment
This legislation creates a Agricultural Commodity Commission for Wine and Grapes.
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