Bill Status of HB1485 94th General Assembly
Short Description: AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES
Rep. Julie Hamos - Dave Winters - Eddie Washington - Karen May - Elaine Nekritz, Elizabeth Coulson and Sara Feigenholtz
| 1/9/2007||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Act. Provides that the Environmental Protection Agency must promulgate rules that set performance standards for ballast water discharge and the management of other vectors of aquatic invasive species introduced from ocean-going vessels into the Great Lakes. Sets forth that the Agency shall administer a permit program requiring the compliance of ocean-going vessels to the standards created by the Agency. Provides for the creation of an Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Fund for use by the Agency for prevention, control, and reclamation efforts related to aquatic invasive species. Authorizes any person to bring a civil lawsuit for the enforcement of the provisions of the Act. Provides that the Agency shall suspend enforcement of the Act's provisions if a federal law is enacted after the effective date of the Act that requires ballast water management practices equivalent to or more restrictive than those required in the Act. Makes other changes.
House Committee Amendment No. 1
Removes provisions that require the Attorney General to assist the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Natural Resources in fulfilling certain research requirements under the Act.