5489-S2 AMH CORR OMLI 261

  

2SSB 5489 - H AMD TO APP COMM AMD (H-2877.1/19) 749

By Representative Corry

On page 3, line 19 of the striking amendment, after "environment" insert ", including providing appropriate access to residents in rural communities to participate in the decisions made by governing bodies in urban areas that impact the environment in rural areas, such as decisions related to dams, wildfires, and the introduction of predatory animals"

On page 3, line 30 of the striking amendment, after "isolation;" strike "and"

On page 3, line 32 of the striking amendment, after "hospitalization" insert "; and

(c) Unique geographic risks, such as wildfires, flooding, or predatory animals"

EFFECT:   Modifies the definition of "meaningful involvement" to include providing appropriate access to residents in rural communities to participate in the decisions made by governing bodies in urban areas that impact the environment in rural areas, such as decisions related to dams, wildfires, and the introduction of predatory animals.

Expands the definition of "vulnerable populations" to include communities that experience disproportionate cumulative risk from environmental burdens due to unique geographic risks, such as wildfires, flooding, or predatory animals.

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