Environmental Regulation Commission (Watch)

Environmental Regulation Commission (Watch)

CS/SB 316 (Stewart) and HB 203 (Willhite) require the governor to make appointments to the Environmental Regulation Commission (ERC), subject to Senate confirmation, within 90 days of a vacancy. The bills require a majority of four votes for any ERC approval or modification of a proposed rule pertaining to air quality standards or water quality standards. CS/SB 316 was amended to remove the extraordinary vote requirements for air or water quality standards. (O’Hara)