West Virginia - SB687 - 2017

Relating generally to coal mining, safety and environmental protection

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Added On: 03-27-2017
Updated On: 05-22-2017
Status: Enacted
Primary Sponsor: Randy Smith (Republican)





Actions (41)

  • 03-25-2017 - Reported do pass
  • 03-25-2017 - Originating in Senate Energy, Industry and Mining
  • 03-27-2017 - Read 1st time
  • 03-27-2017 - On 1st reading
  • 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 House Energy
  • 03-30-2017 - To 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 - Read 2nd time
  • 04-06-2017 - Committee amendment adopted (Voice vote)
  • 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 - Passed House (Roll No. 492)
  • 04-07-2017 - Read 3rd time
  • 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 - Approved by Governor 4/26/17 - House Journal
  • 04-09-2017 - Approved by Governor 4/26/17 - Senate Journal
  • 04-09-2017 - To Governor 4/20/17 - House Journal
  • 04-09-2017 - To Governor 4/20/17 - Senate Journal
  • 04-09-2017 - To Governor 4/20/17
  • 04-26-2017 - Approved by Governor 4/26/17
  • 05-23-2017 - Chapter 86, Acts, Regular Session, 2017

Votes (6)

DateMotion (click for details)ChamberCommitteeYes
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No
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Passed
03-29-2017Passed Senate (Roll No. 291)Senate3220yes
04-06-2017Amendment rejected (Roll No. 452)House10891no
04-07-2017Passed House (Roll No. 492)House9460yes
04-07-2017Effective from passage (Roll No. 493)House71290yes
04-08-2017Senate concurred in House amendments and passed bill (Roll No. 519)Senate2842yes
04-08-2017Effective from passage (Roll No. 519)Senate2842yes

Sponsors (10)

News (5)

Morrisey says 'harmonic mean' water quality change should stay in law - Charleston Gazette-Mail
Published by wvgazettemail.com
Sun, 19 Nov 2017 21:22:43 GMT

But, Morrisey said, there was a defect in the title of SB 687, in that it did not specifically identify that the section of law containing the harmonic mean change was being revised again to its original language. Morrisey wrote that his office ...

DEP seeks federal approval of WV water pollution law change - Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)
Published by wvgazettemail.com
Wed, 19 Jul 2017 21:47:35 GMT

Department of Environmental Protection officials are pressing federal regulators to approve a significant change to West Virginia's water pollution law, despite having previously said the state agency wasn't sure if the language was overwritten by ...

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 ...