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2012 House Bill 5647: Revise state “critical dunes” use restrictions
  1. Introduced by Rep. Jon Bumstead (R) on May 17, 2012, to revise provisions of a law restricting the use by property owners of land considered to be “critical dunes.” Among other things the bill would prohibit local regulations more restrictive than state ones, and establish that use permits may be denied only when it is “more likely than not that the actual harm to the environment will significantly damage the public interest” according to burden of proof criteria specified in the bill.
    • Referred to the House Natural Resources, Tourism, and Outdoor Recreation Committee on May 17, 2012.