Synopsis As Introduced Creates the Environmental Justice Act. Contains only a short title provision.
Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Creates the Environmental Justice Act. Sets forth legislative findings. Establishes the Commission on Environmental Justice. Identifies the persons who are to serve on the Commission. Charges the Commission with advising State entities on environmental justice issues, reviewing and analyzing current State laws and policies, assessing the adequacy of those laws to address environmental justice issues, developing certain criteria, and recommending options to rectify environmental justice concerns. Requires the Environmental Protection Agency to provide the Commission with administrative support. Effective immediately.