5489-S2 AMH WALJ OMLI 264

  

2SSB 5489 - H AMD TO APP COMM AMD (H-2877.1/19) 746

By Representative Walsh

On page 3, beginning on line 20 of the striking amendment, after "means" strike all material through "degradation" on line 23 and insert "that no action will be taken on perceived threats of serious or irreversible damage, unless it can be shown that there is a scientific basis for the threat and that the response is proportionate to the threat and would not cause more harm"

EFFECT:   Changes the definition of "precautionary approach" to mean that no action will be taken on perceived threats of specified damage unless certain circumstances are shown, rather than to mean that where there are threats of specified damage, lack of full scientific certainty is not used as a reason for postponing measures to prevent environmental degradation.

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