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Mining Bills Update 4-10-14

Thursday, April 10th, 2014
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The Legislature has enacted LD 1851, the bill that delays the effective date of the Mining Act until June 2016 (from June 2014).  This now goes to the Governor for his signature.  LD 1772, the bill that kills the bad DEP/BEP rules, has been enacted in the House and approved in the Senate.  It now sits on the Appropriations Table.  This is where bills that cost money are sent until the end of the session.  The DEP has placed a large fiscal note on the bill.  We are hopeful that the Appropriations Committee will understand that the cost is being grossly exaggerated and approve the bill.