5489-S2 AMH WALJ OMLI 257

  

2SSB 5489 - H AMD TO APP COMM AMD (H-2877.1/19) 694

By Representative Walsh

On page 2, line 29 of the striking amendment, after "(2)" insert ""Environment" means a person's surroundings, the landscape, and buildings, and also includes natural and man-made environments

(3)"

Renumber the remaining subsections consecutively and correct any internal references accordingly.

On page 3, line 33 of the striking amendment, after "Sec. 3." insert "(1)"

On page 3, after line 37 of the striking amendment, insert the following:

"(2) The governing body of a city or county that contains within its boundaries any census tracts that are ranked at a seven or higher on the cumulative impact analysis shall, prior to adopting plans, practices, programs, regulations, or laws that will have environmental impacts on communities within those census tracts:

(a) Hold multiple meetings that are each held at various times of the day for the purpose of increasing the meaningful involvement of people who reside within census tracts described under this subsection; and

(b) Conduct additional outreach for the purpose of increasing the meaningful involvement of people who reside within the census tracts described under this subsection, including distributing educational materials of all related government proposals, meetings, and actions in languages that diverse residents of the census tracts can understand, as indicated by demographic data."

EFFECT:   Adds a definition of "environment" to mean a person's surroundings, the landscape, and buildings, and also includes natural and man-made environments.

Requires that, prior to adopting practices or laws that have environmental impacts on communities within census tracts that are ranked at a seven or higher on the cumulative impact analysis, the governing body of a city or county that contains such census tracts: (1) hold multiple meetings that are each held at various times of the day in order to increase the meaningful involvement of people who reside within those census tracts, and (2) conduct additional outreach in order to increase the meaningful involvement of people who reside within those census tracts, including distributing educational materials in languages that diverse residents of the census tracts can understand.

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