REITZ-BOST-WOOLARD-JONES,JOHN-PHELPS, TENHOUSE AND BERGMAN.
CLIMATE CHANGE-KYOTO PROTOCOL
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Creates the Kyoto Protocol Act of 1998. Provides that the
Environmental Protection Agency and the Pollution Control Board shall
not propose or adopt any new rule intended to reduce emissions of
greenhouse gases. Provides that in the absence of an Act of the
General Assembly, the Director of the Environmental Protection Agency
shall not submit any legally enforceable commitments related to the
reduction of greenhouse gases to the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency or to any other agency of the federal government. Provides
that the Act shall not limit or impede State or private participation
in any on-going voluntary initiatives to reduce emissions of
greenhouse gases. Provides that the Act shall become inoperative upon
ratification of the Kyoto Protocol. Effective immediately.
FISCAL NOTE (Environmental Protection Agency)
No fiscal impact on EPA.
STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE
HB 2940 fails to create a State mandate.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Provides that EPA and the Pollution Control Board shall
not propose or adopt any new rule for the purpose of addressing
adverse effects of climate change which reduce emissions of greenhouse
gases. Provides that certain provisions concerning restrictions on
State rules related to greenhouse gas emissions shall not be construed
to limit or impede State or private participation in on-going
voluntary initiatives to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases only if
that participation does not involve an allocation or other
distribution of greenhouse gas emission entitlements pursuant to the
Kyoto Protocol. Provides that the Act shall become inoperative upon
Congress authorizing reduction of emissions of gases for the same
FISCAL NOTE, AMENDED (Environmental Protection Agency)
No change from previous fiscal note.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: 99-01-12
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 0
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