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S.F. No. 3317 - Dry Cleaner Response and Reimbursement (Second Engrossment)
 
Author: Senator David J. Tomassoni
 
Prepared By: Greg Knopff, Senate Analyst (651/296-9399)
 
Date: April 12, 2016



 

Section 1 [Owner or operator definition] defines “owner or operator” for the purpose of clarifying eligibility for reimbursement from the dry cleaner response and reimbursement account.  This definition will replace the definition repealed in Section 6 of the bill.

Section 2 [Reimbursement limitation] makes the limitation for reimbursement from the dry cleaner response and reimbursement account to a single dry cleaning facility $100,000.  Under current law, the limit for a single dry cleaning facility is 20 percent of the balance in the account.

Section 3 [Reimbursement adjustment rulemaking] authorizes expedited rulemaking to adjust reimbursement amounts.

Section 4 [2015 Appropriation modification] modifies a 2015 appropriation to the dry cleaner response and reimbursement account by removing a restriction requiring a 2016 enactment related to the insolvency of the dry cleaner response and reimbursement account.  This section also removes a provision related to priorities in the use of the appropriation.

Section 5 [Expedited rulemaking; dry cleaner response and reimbursement account] directs the Commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency to use expedited rulemaking, including the hearing option if 100 or more people request a hearing, to address certain issues with the dry cleaner response and reimbursement account relating to applications for reimbursement, reasonable costs for reimbursement, and to establish a process to adjust reimbursement rates.  Sets certain parameters for the rules.

Section 6 [Repealer] repeals the definition of "owner or operator" for the purpose of the dry cleaner response and reimbursement program.

 

 
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