2012 Legislation
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APPROPRIATIONS – ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY DEPARTMENT – Appropriates an additional $671,200 to the Department of Environmental Quality for fiscal year 2012; appropriates $61,954,400 for fiscal year 2013; limits the number of full-time equivalent positions to 376.05; transfers $1.5 million from the Water Pollution Control Fund to the Environmental Remediation Fund; expresses legislative intent regarding environmental remediation; and provides guidance for employee compensation and benefits.
  02/29 Introduced; read first time; referred to JR for Printing  
  03/01 Reported Printed; referred to Finance  
  03/05 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation; Filed for second reading  
  03/06 Read second time; filed for Third Reading  
  03/07 Read third time in full – PASSED - 33-0-2
AYES – Andreason, Bair, Bilyeu, Bock, Brackett, Broadsword, Cameron, Corder, Darrington, Davis, Fulcher, Goedde, Hammond, Heider, Hill, Johnson, Keough, LeFavour, Lodge, McKague, Mortimer, Nuxoll, Pearce, Rice, Schmidt, Siddoway, Smyser, Stennett, Tippets, Toryanski, Vick, Werk, Winder
NAYS – None
Absent and excused – Malepeai, McKenzie
Floor Sponsor - Keough
Title apvd - to House
  03/08 Received from the Senate, Filed for First Reading  
  Read First Time, Filed for Second Reading  
  03/09 Read second time; Filed for Third Reading  
  03/12 U.C. to hold place on third reading calendar one legislative day  
  03/13 U.C. to hold place on third reading calendar one legislative day  
  03/14 U.C. to hold place on third reading calendar one legislative day  
  03/16 Read Third Time in Full – PASSED - 42-23-5
AYES – Anderson, Bateman, Bedke, Bell, Bilbao(Reynoldson), Black, Bolz, Buckner-Webb, Chadderdon, Chew, Cronin, Ellsworth, Eskridge, Gibbs, Guthrie, Hagedorn, Henderson, Higgins, Jaquet, Killen, King, Lacey, Lake, Loertscher, Luker, McGeachin, Nesset, Patrick, Pence, Raybould, Ringo, Rusche, Shirley, Simpson, Smith(30), Stevenson, Thompson, Trail, Vander Woude, Wills, Wood(27), Mr. Speaker
NAYS – Andrus, Barrett, Batt, Bayer, Boyle, Collins, Crane, DeMordaunt, Hart, Hartgen, Harwood, Marriott, McMillan(McMillan), Moyle, Nielsen, Nonini, Palmer, Perry, Schaefer, Shepherd, Sims, Thayn, Wood(35)
Absent and excused – Barbieri, Block(Block), Burgoyne, Roberts, Smith(24)
Floor Sponsor - Eskridge
Title apvd - to Senate
  03/19 Returned From House Passed; referred to enrolling  
  Reported enrolled; signed by President; to House for signature of Speaker  
  03/20 Received from Senate; Signed by Speaker; Returned to Senate  
  03/21 Reported signed by the Speaker & ordered delivered to Governor  
  03/22 Reported delivered to Governor at 2:15 p.m. on 03/21/12  
  03/27 Signed by Governor on 03/27/12
    Session Law Chapter 152
    Effective: 03/27/12 Section 1;
07/01/12 All other sections