West Virginia - SB 687 - 2017

To amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §22A-11-5, all relating generally to coal mining, coal mining safety and environmental protection; providing that moneys be paid from special reclamation water trust fund to assure a reliable source of capital and operating expenses for the treatment of discharges from forfeited sites...

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Added On: 03-27-2017
Updated On: 06-23-2017
Status: Enacted
Primary Sponsor: Randy Smith (Senate/Republican)





Actions (40)

  • 03-25-2017 - Reported do pass
  • 03-25-2017 - Originating in Senate Energy, Industry and Mining
  • 03-27-2017 - On 1st reading
  • 03-27-2017 - Read 1st time
  • 03-28-2017 - Read 2nd time
  • 03-28-2017 - Floor amendment rejected (Voice vote)
  • 03-28-2017 - On 2nd reading
  • 03-29-2017 - Ordered to House
  • 03-29-2017 - Passed Senate (Roll No. 291)
  • 03-29-2017 - Read 3rd time
  • 03-29-2017 - On 3rd reading
  • 03-30-2017 - To Energy
  • 03-30-2017 - To House Energy
  • 03-30-2017 - Introduced in House
  • 04-04-2017 - With amendment, do pass
  • 04-05-2017 - Read 1st time
  • 04-05-2017 - On 1st reading, Special Calendar
  • 04-06-2017 - Amendment rejected (Roll No. 452)
  • 04-06-2017 - Committee amendment adopted (Voice vote)
  • 04-06-2017 - Read 2nd time
  • 04-06-2017 - On 2nd reading, Special Calendar
  • 04-07-2017 - Communicated to Senate
  • 04-07-2017 - Effective from passage (Roll No. 493)
  • 04-07-2017 - Title amendment adopted (Voice vote)
  • 04-07-2017 - Read 3rd time
  • 04-07-2017 - Passed House (Roll No. 492)
  • 04-07-2017 - Placed on Special Calender
  • 04-07-2017 - Placed on House Calender
  • 04-07-2017 - On 3rd reading, Special Calendar
  • 04-08-2017 - Completed legislative action
  • 04-08-2017 - Communicated to House
  • 04-08-2017 - Effective from passage (Roll No. 519)
  • 04-08-2017 - Senate concurred in House amendments and passed bill (Roll No. 519)
  • 04-08-2017 - House Message received
  • 04-09-2017 - To Governor 4/20/17
  • 04-09-2017 - To Governor 4/20/17 - Senate Journal
  • 04-09-2017 - To Governor 4/20/17 - House Journal
  • 04-09-2017 - Approved by Governor 4/26/17 - Senate Journal
  • 04-09-2017 - Approved by Governor 4/26/17 - House Journal
  • 04-26-2017 - Approved by Governor 4/26/17

Votes (4)

DateMotion (click for details)ChamberCommitteeYes
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No
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Passed
03-29-2017PassageSenate3220yes
04-06-2017HFA FLEISCHAUER & ROWE 4-6House10891no
04-07-2017EFFECT FROM PASSAGEHouse71290yes
04-07-2017PASSAGEHouse9460yes

Sponsors (10)

News (3)

WV House retains coal bill language easing water protections - Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)
Published by wvgazettemail.com
Thu, 06 Apr 2017 22:10:28 GMT

House of Delegates members voted overwhelmingly on Thursday that the state Department of Environmental Protection should not set a goal that every West Virginia stream will support a “balanced aquatic community” that is “diverse in species composition ...

Environment groups criticize coal, gas legislation - The Exponent Telegram (press release) (registration)
Published by theet.com
Fri, 07 Apr 2017 03:49:16 GMT

Senate Bill 687 deals with coal mine safety and environmental protections. The groups say SB 687 “would make our water quality standards among the weakest in the nation in protecting stream life. The bill changes the state's narrative water quality ...

Environmental groups urge changes to coal bill - Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)
Published by wvgazettemail.com
Mon, 03 Apr 2017 22:14:50 GMT

Leaders of Trout Unlimited, the West Virginia Rivers Coalition, the Sierra Club and the West Virginia Environmental Council spoke against Senate Bill 687 during a morning public hearing of the House Committee on Energy as the last week of this year's ...