RESULTS AS OF February 15, 2016
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GA SB 311
- Sen. Bethel of the 54th
- Sen. Shafer of the 48th
- Sen. Mullis of the 53rd
- Sen. Hill of the 6th
- Sen. Harper of the 7th
- and others
Senate Bill 311: To amend Chapter 10 of Title 12 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to interstate compacts and conservation and natural resources, so as to enact the Interstate Power Compact; to provide for related matters;
Senators Bethel, Shafer, Mullis, Hill, Harper, and others are proposing that the several states, as “Member States” create a framework of agreement titled the “Interstate Power Compact.” It is the intent of the legislators that this Compact be adopted under the Georgia Constitution, and under the constitutions of other states that may join the Compact.
“The reasoning for this legislation is that the Federal government, in this instance more specifically the Environmental Protection Agency, has overreached its authority. In the specific words of the legislation it is necessary for one state, or states acting in agreement, to: “… formulate plans for restoring the primary responsibility of States and local governments in the prevention of air pollution and the control of air pollution at its source, in accordance with 42 U.S.C. §7401(a)(3) of the federal Clean Air Act. Member States agree that the Section 111(d) rule lacks a statutory and constitutional foundation.”