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2011-2012 Regular Session - SB 9
Georgia Energy Freedom Act; cap and trade system; permit Governor to delay implementation; comprehensive assessment
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 9 of Title 12 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to air pollution control, so as to permit the Governor to delay implementation of the requirements of any federal program to implement a cap and trade system or any other program to address greenhouse gas emissions or motor vehicle fuel economy until a comprehensive assessment of such program can be made and the Governor finds that the implementation will benefit the citizens of Georgia; to provide for legislative intent and to direct the Attorney General to undertake certain litigation under certain circumstances; to provide a short title; to provide for related matters; to provide for an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Mar/10/2011 - House Second Readers
Mar/08/2011 - House First Readers
Mar/07/2011 - Senate Passed/Adopted By Substitute
Mar/07/2011 - Senate Third Read
Feb/15/2011 - Senate Read Second Time
Feb/10/2011 - Senate Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Jan/25/2011 - Senate Read and Referred
Jan/24/2011 - Senate Hopper
2/22/2011 Dropped to the foot of the Rules Calendar in Senate
Mar/07/2011 - Senate Vote #78Yea(32)Nay(19)NV(2)
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