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Current law specifies that a person who commits criminal pollution of state waters that is committed: With criminal negligence or recklessly is subject to a maximum daily fine of $12,500; and Knowingly or intentionally is subject to a maximum daily fine of $25,000. Section 1 of the bill makes a: Criminally negligent or reckless violation a misdemeanor and increases the penalty to $25,000, imprisonment of up to one year, or both; and Knowing or intentional violation a class 5 felony and increases the penalty to $50,000, imprisonment of up to 3 years, or both. Current law specifies that a person who knowingly makes any false representation in a required record or who knowingly renders inaccurate any required water quality monitoring device or method is guilty of a misdemeanor and is subject to a fine of not more than $10,000, imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 6 months, or both. Section 2 makes these violations a class 5 felony and specifies that if 2 separate offenses occur in 2 separate occurrences during a period of 2 years, the maximum fine and imprisonment for the second offense are double the default amounts.(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)
House Committee on Energy & Environment Postpone Indefinitely
Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
|Bill Text Versions||Format|
|Fiscal Note FN1 (01/24/2020)|
|Fiscal Note FN2 (07/14/2020)|
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