House Natural Resources & Environment (NatR) Committee
Legislation Assigned to the Committee
HB 21 Metropolitan River Protection Act; exempt certain structures
Felton, Dorothy (43rd)
HC: NatR SC: 02/03/97 H - Read 2nd Time
HB 30 Motor vehicle emission inspections; waiver and exemption stations
Buckner, Gail M (95th)
HC: NatR SC: 01/14/97 H - Read 2nd Time
HB 57 Roofing shingles; disposal; landfill requirements (2)
Barnes, Roy E (33rd)
HC: NatR SC: NATR 04/21/97 Signed by Governor
HB 148 Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa River Basin Compact; enact (17)
Murphy, Thomas B (18th) Baker, Thurbert E (70th) (Resigned) Walker, Larry (141st)
Irvin, Robert A (45th) Orrock, Nan (56th) Bordeaux, Tom (151st)
HC: NatR SC: NATR 02/25/97 Signed by Governor
HB 149 Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin Compact; enact (17)
Murphy, Thomas B (18th) Baker, Thurbert E (70th) (Resigned) Walker, Larry (141st)
Irvin, Robert A (45th) Orrock, Nan (56th) Bordeaux, Tom (151st)
HC: NatR SC: NATR 02/25/97 Signed by Governor
HB 167 Georgia Coastal Management Act; enact (6)
Baker, Thurbert E (70th) (Resigned) Hanner, Robert P (159th) Bordeaux, Tom (151st)
Orrock, Nan (56th)
HC: NatR SC: NATR 04/22/97 Signed by Governor
HB 219 Regional solid waste mgmt authori- ties; local govts deactivate (5)
Smith, Larry (109th)
HC: NatR SC: NATR 04/04/97 Signed by Governor
HB 345 Water supply systems; Class IV operators; education (1)
Barfoot, Fisher (155th) Mosley, George H (171st) Hanner, Robert P (159th)
Bates, Kermit (179th)
HC: NatR SC: CAFF 04/14/97 Signed by Governor
HB 384 Georgia Community Right-to-Know Act; enact
Holmes, Bob (53rd) Randall, William (Billy) C (127th) Stanley, Pamela A (49th)
Stanley, Lanett (50th) Anderson, Alberta J (116th) Roberts, Lawrence R (162nd)
HC: NatR SC: 02/04/97 H - Read 2nd Time

HB 385 Environmental Justice Act of 1997; enact
Holmes, Bob (53rd) Randall, William (Billy) C (127th) Stanley, Pamela A (49th)
Stanley, Lanett (50th) Epps, Carl Von (131st) Anderson, Alberta J (116th)
HC: NatR SC: 02/04/97 H - Read 2nd Time
HB 470 Hazardous materials; certain spills or releases; property lien (3)
Dobbs, Denny M (92nd) Porter, DuBose (143rd)
HC: NatR SC: NATR 04/22/97 Signed by Governor
HB 510 Hazardous waste and hazardous substances; certain fees; waiver (2)
Shanahan, Tom E (10th) Hanner, Robert P (159th) Sauder, Randy (29th)
Shipp, Kem W (38th) Breedlove, Keith R (85th) Polak, Michael C (67th)
HC: NatR SC: NATR 04/14/97 Signed by Governor
HB 528 Water permit threshold; lower to 10,000 gallons per day (4)
Dixon, Sonny A (150th) (Resigned) Bordeaux, Tom (151st) Mueller, Anne O'Quin (152nd)
HC: NatR SC: NATR 04/21/97 Vetoed by Governor
HB 577 Emission inspections; certain vehicles; exemption
Stancil, Steve (16th) Pinholster, Garland (15th) Scheid, III, Charles F (17th)
HC: NatR SC: 02/17/97 H - Read 2nd Time
HB 593 Borrow pits; not regulated as surface mines
Floyd, Johnny W (138th)
HC: NatR SC: 02/14/97 H - Read 1st Time
HB 603 Georgia Water and Sewerage Authority Act; enact
Ashe, Kathy B (46th) Culbreth, Ronnie (132nd) Teper, Doug (61st)
Irvin, Robert A (45th)
HC: NatR SC: 02/18/97 H - Read 2nd Time
HB 604 Natural resources; environmental testing laboratories; accreditation (1)
Dobbs, Denny M (92nd) Lane, Robert (146th)
HC: NatR SC: NATR 04/14/97 Signed by Governor
HB 612 Waste management; disposition of certain facilities; public hearings (6)
Shanahan, Tom E (10th)
HC: NatR SC: NATR 04/22/97 Signed by Governor
HB 619 Public Participation and Enforce- ment Act of 1997; enact
Teper, Doug (61st)
HC: NatR SC: 02/18/97 H - Read 2nd Time
HB 647 Underground storage tanks; prohibit regulated substances
Dobbs, Denny M (92nd) Lane, Robert (146th)
HC: NatR SC: 02/20/97 H - Read 2nd Time

HB 668 Forest fire prevention; outdoor burning; prohibitions
Golden, Tim (177th)
HC: NatR SC: 02/21/97 H - Read 2nd Time
HB 690 EPA nonattainment area; inciner- ating sludge; prohibition phase-in
Stanley, Lanett (50th) Holmes, Bob (53rd) McKinney, J. E (51st)
Stanley, Pamela A (49th) Tillman, Eugene C (173rd) James, Lynmore (140th)
HC: NatR SC: 02/24/97 H - Read 2nd Time
HB 697 Solid Waste Trust Fund; tire fees; cease collection
Bridges, Sr., Ben D (9th) Everett, Doug (163rd)
HC: NatR SC: 02/24/97 H - Read 2nd Time
HB 701 Comp environmental compliance program; disclosure; prohibitions
Sauder, Randy (29th) Hanner, Robert P (159th)
HC: NatR SC: 02/24/97 H - Read 2nd Time
HB 754 Motor vehicle emission inspections; applicability to all counties
Bannister, Charles E (77th)
HC: NatR SC: 02/27/97 H - Read 2nd Time
HB 758 Counties & municipalities; garbage collection servs; optional
Royal, A. Richard (164th)
HC: NatR SC: 02/11/98 H - Favorably Reported (Sub)
HB 773 St Comm on the Condemnation of Public Prop; water quality mgr
Ashe, Kathy B (46th) Jenkins, Curtis S (110th) Brown, Jeff (130th)
Epps, Carl Von (131st) Irvin, Robert A (45th)
HC: NatR SC: 02/27/97 H - Read 2nd Time
HB 844 Borrow pits; not regulated as surface mines
Floyd, Johnny W (138th)
HC: NatR SC: NATR 03/27/98 Signed by Governor
HB 911 Water well standards; amend provisions
Breedlove, Keith R (85th)
HC: NatR SC: 03/07/97 H - Read 2nd Time
HB 1113 Health; septic systems; placement by counties
Dobbs, Denny M (92nd) Breedlove, Keith R (85th)
HC: NatR SC: 01/12/98 H - Read 2nd Time
HB 1114 Wells; county instructions for placement
Breedlove, Keith R (85th)
HC: NatR SC: 01/12/98 H - Read 2nd Time

HB 1163 Waste-water treatment facilities; privatization; provisions
Walker, Larry (141st) Hanner, Robert P (159th) Murphy, Thomas B (18th)
Lee, William J (94th) Connell, Jack (115th) Skipper, Jimmy (137th)
HC: NatR SC: NATR 04/20/98 Signed by Governor
HB 1182 Inlets, harbors, & rivers; beach- quality sand; regulate maintenance
Day, Jr., C. Burke (153rd) Hanner, Robert P (159th) Breedlove, Keith R (85th)
Mueller, Anne O'Quin (152nd) Stephens, Ron (150th)
HC: NatR SC: 01/14/98 H - Read 2nd Time
HB 1195 Foresters; code of ethics; State Board authorize adoption
Floyd, Johnny W (138th)
HC: NatR SC: Ag 03/27/98 Signed by Governor
HB 1258 Hazardous waste; violations; allow EPD to settle
Dobbs, Denny M (92nd) Porter, DuBose (143rd)
HC: NatR SC: 01/16/98 H - Read 2nd Time
HB 1265 Water resources; animal feeding operations; regulate
Dobbs, Denny M (92nd) Mann, Harold M (5th) Porter, DuBose (143rd)
HC: NatR SC: 01/16/98 H - Read 2nd Time
HB 1282 Inlets, harbors, and rivers; beach- quality sand; regulate maintenance
Day, Jr., C. Burke (153rd) Hanner, Robert P (159th) Stephens, Ron (150th)
Mueller, Anne O'Quin (152nd) Tillman, Eugene C (173rd)
HC: NatR SC: 01/16/98 H - Read 2nd Time
HB 1295 Soil & water conservation; certain data; district supervisors provide
Jamieson, Mary Jeanette (22nd)
HC: NatR SC: NATR 03/27/98 Signed by Governor
HB 1301 Soil conservation; promotion and education; authorize expenditure
Jamieson, Mary Jeanette (22nd)
HC: NatR SC: NATR 03/27/98 Signed by Governor
HB 1305 Motor vehicle emissions; mileage- based payment system; provide
Polak, Michael C (67th)
HC: NatR SC: 01/26/98 H - Read 2nd Time
HB 1359 Nat res; land-disturbing variances; flood plains & stream banks
Polak, Michael C (67th) McClinton, JoAnn (68th) Mobley, Barbara J (69th)
HC: NatR SC: 03/05/98 H - Favorably Reported (Am)
HB 1401 Middle Chattahoochee Water Resources Authority; create
Ashe, Kathy B (46th) Epps, Carl Von (131st)
HC: NatR SC: 01/29/98 H - Read 2nd Time

HB 1432 EPD; issuance of permits; authorize certain refusals
Purcell, Ann R (147th) James, Lynmore (140th) Reaves, Henry L (178th)
Bailey, Jr., Frank I (93rd) McCall, Tom (90th) Barnard, Terry (154th)
HC: NatR SC: NATR 04/23/98 Signed by Governor
HB 1480 DNR; prohibit certain withdrawal of ground water
Byrd, Roger C (170th) Mosley, George H (171st) Barfoot, Fisher (155th)
Barnard, Terry (154th)
HC: NatR SC: 02/03/98 H - Read 2nd Time
HB 1592 DNR; permits; powers; advisory committee
Twiggs, Ralph (8th) Murphy, Thomas B (18th) Whitaker, Ben N (7th)
Jackson, William S (112th) Coleman, Terry L (142nd) Walker, Larry (141st)
HC: NatR SC: NATR 03/05/98 S - Read 1st Time (CA )
HB 1593 Trout streams; buffer requirement variances; amend provisions
Twiggs, Ralph (8th) Murphy, Thomas B (18th) Whitaker, Ben N (7th)
Jackson, William S (112th) Coleman, Terry L (142nd) Walker, Larry (141st)
HC: NatR SC: NATR 03/05/98 S - Read 1st Time (FSFA )
HB 1679 Metro river protection; comp land and water use plans
Ashe, Kathy B (46th) Snelling, Bob (99th) Manning, Judith H (32nd)
Worthan, Thomas P (98th) Cooper, Sharon M (31st) Dobbs, Denny M (92nd)
HC: NatR SC: 02/26/98 H - Favorably Reported (Sub)
HB 1707 Natural Resources, Dept & Board of; additional powers & duties
McCall, Tom (90th)
HC: NatR SC: NATR 04/23/98 Signed by Governor
HB 1711 Waste-water discharge; nondomes- tic users; amend provisions
McKinney, J. E (51st)
HC: NatR SC: 02/19/98 H - Read 2nd Time
HB 1724 Waste-water discharge; non- domestic users; amend provisions
Canty, Henrietta M (52nd) Davis, Grace W (48th) Holmes, Bob (53rd)
Jones, Vernon A (71st) Brooks, Tyrone (54th)
HC: NatR SC: 02/20/98 H - Read 2nd Time
HB 1729 Official Garden and Nature Trail of Georgia; designate
Williams, Jeffrey L (83rd) Polak, Michael C (67th) Smith, Jr., Vance C (102nd)
Orrock, Nan (56th)
HC: NatR SC: 02/26/98 H - Favorably Reported (Sub)
HB 1813 DNR; exemption of certain property from liability
Dobbs, Denny M (92nd) Hanner, Robert P (159th) Lane, Robert (146th)
Breedlove, Keith R (85th)
HC: NatR SC: 03/05/98 H - Favorably Reported (Am)
HB 1888 Childhood Lead Exposure Control Act; enact
Smyre, Calvin (136th) Thomas, Regina (148th)
HC: NatR SC: 03/10/98 H - Read 2nd Time

HR 255 Water pollution; nonattainment areas; corrective measures - CA
Johnson, Jere W (84th)
HC: NatR SC: 02/11/97 H - Read 2nd Time
HR 379 Air quality standards; urge EPA to reaffirm (2)
McCall, Tom (90th) Hanner, Robert P (159th)
HC: NatR SC: 03/13/97 H - Passed/Adopted (CAFA)
HR 852 Water resources authority; authorize Gen Assem to create - CA
Ashe, Kathy B (46th) Epps, Carl Von (131st)
HC: NatR SC: 01/29/98 H - Read 2nd Time
HR 874 Scrap Tire Management Fee; additional legislative intent
Porter, DuBose (143rd) Dobbs, Denny M (92nd) Hanner, Robert P (159th)
HC: NatR SC: 02/20/98 H - Passed/Adopted
HR 1313 Chip mills; urge DNR & GA Forestry Comm conduct study relative to
Polak, Michael C (67th) Teper, Doug (61st)
HC: NatR SC: 03/16/98 H - Read 2nd Time
SB 19 Waste-Water Discharge - cert. mora- torium not apply cert. facilities
Scott, David (36th) Langford, Steve E (29th) Oliver, Mary M (42nd)
SC: NATR HC: NatR 04/02/98 Signed by Governor
SB 252 Safe Drinking Water Act - permits, rate increases
Taylor, Mark (12th) Egan, Michael J (40th) Clay, Charles C (37th)
Thomas, Nadine (10th)
SC: NATR HC: NatR 03/28/97 H - Committed (CA/FA ) (Sub )
SB 415 Surface Water - permits for withdrawal, certain rivers
Boshears, Edward E (6th) Kemp, Rene' D (3rd)
SC: NATR HC: NatR 03/18/98 H - Favorably Reported (CS ) (Sub )
SB 481 Lead Hazard Reduction Program - abatement on person's property
Henson, Steve (55th)
SC: NATR HC: NatR 03/27/98 Signed by Governor
SB 486 Water Sys.Serving Less than 10,000- civil penalties for violations
Gillis, Sr., Hugh M (20th) Huggins, Sonny C (53) Egan, Michael J (40th)
SC: NATR HC: NatR 04/23/98 Signed by Governor
SB 661 Metropolitan River Protection Act - cert. definitions
Clay, Charles C (37th)
SC: NATR HC: NatR 04/20/98 Signed by Governor

SR 86 Environmental Trust Fund - for protection, improvement (CA)
Langford, Steve E (29th) Dean, Nathan (31st) Land, Clay (16th)
SC: NATR HC: NatR 02/26/98 H - Favorably Reported ( ) (Am )
SR 185 Coastal Regional Aquarium & Mari- time Facility Study Commission
Boshears, Edward E (6th) Kemp, Rene' D (3rd) Blitch, Peg (7th)
SC: NATR HC: NatR 01/12/98 H - Read 2nd Time (CA/FA )
SR 644 Jt. Stream Buffer Study Comm. - create
Gillis, Sr., Hugh M (20th) Dean, Nathan (31st) Middleton, Guy (50th)
Ralston, David (51st)
SC: NATR HC: NatR 03/18/98 H - Favorably Reported (FA ) (Sub )

Clerk of the House
Robert E. Rivers, Jr., Clerk
Last Updated on 05/04/98

SC: NATR HC: NatR 01/12/98 H - Read 2nd Time (CA/FA ) SR 644 Jt. Stream Buffer Study Comm. - create Gillis, Sr., Hugh M (20th) Dean, Nathan (31st) Middleton, Guy (50th) Ralston, David (51st) SC: NATR HC: NatR 03/18/98 H - Favorably Reported (FA ) (Sub )
Clerk of the House
Robert E. Rivers, Jr., Clerk
Last Updated on 05/04/98