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CS/CS/HB 561: Organizational Structure of the Department of Environmental Protection

GENERAL BILL by Agriculture and Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee ; Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee ; Combee

Organizational Structure of the Department of Environmental Protection; Establishes Office of the Secretary within DEP; authorizes Secretary of Environmental Protection to establish offices within the office & within department's divisions to promote efficient & effective operation of DEP; directs secretary to appoint general counsel; removes required establishment of certain offices; establishes Division of Water Restoration Assistance within DEP.

Effective Date: 7/1/2016
Last Action: 3/24/2016 - Chapter No. 2016-85
Location: Became Law
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
11/4/2015 House • Filed
11/16/2015 House • Referred to Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee; Agriculture and Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee; State Affairs Committee -HJ 49
1/12/2016 House • Introduced -HJ 49
1/22/2016 House • On Committee agenda-- Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee, 01/26/16, 12:00 pm, Reed Hall
1/26/2016 House • CS by Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee; YEAS 12 NAYS 0 -HJ 322
1/28/2016 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
1/29/2016 House • Now in Agriculture and Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee -HJ 321
• CS by Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 320
2/5/2016 House • On Committee agenda-- Agriculture and Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee, 02/09/16, 9:00 am, Reed Hall
2/9/2016 House • CS/CS by Agriculture and Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee; YEAS 13 NAYS 0 -HJ 435
2/10/2016 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
• CS/CS by Agriculture and Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 431
2/11/2016 House • Now in State Affairs Committee -HJ 451
2/16/2016 House • On Committee agenda-- State Affairs Committee, 02/18/16, 9:00 am, Morris Hall
2/18/2016 House • Favorable by- State Affairs Committee; YEAS 17 NAYS 0 -HJ 507
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 507
2/29/2016 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/02/16
3/2/2016 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 665
• Placed on 3rd reading
3/3/2016 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 701
• CS passed; YEAS 116 NAYS 2 -HJ 701
3/3/2016 Senate • In Messages
• Referred to Environmental Preservation and Conservation; Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government; Appropriations -SJ 647
• Received -SJ 647
• Withdrawn from Environmental Preservation and Conservation; Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government; Appropriations -SJ 636
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 636
• Substituted for CS/CS/SB 400 -SJ 636
• Read 2nd time -SJ 636
• Read 3rd time -SJ 636
• CS passed; YEAS 38 NAYS 0 -SJ 636
3/3/2016 House • Ordered enrolled -HJ 822
3/9/2016 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor -HJ 980
3/24/2016 • Approved by Governor
• Chapter No. 2016-85