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By Representative McDonald
On page 42, after line 22 of the striking amendment, inserting the following:
"NEW SECTION. Sec. 22. (1) Nothing in this act requires cities or counties planning under the growth management act to expend additional money to (a) analyze greenhouse gas emissions or (b) implement new programs if elected officials find there are higher priorities for limited government resources in their communities, including, but not limited to, paying for essential infrastructure, protecting the public health and safety, complying with labor and other contracts, and providing emergency services.
(2) Cities and counties are encouraged to incorporate voluntary mechanisms that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption."
Renumber the remaining sections consecutively and correct any internal references accordingly.
EFFECT: 1) Specifies that the act does not require Growth Management Act planning jurisdictions to expend additional funds to analyze greenhouse gas emissions or implement new programs if the pertinent elected officials determine that such funds should be used for purposes they deem to be of a higher priority; and 2) encourages counties and cities to utilize voluntary approaches to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and conserve energy.
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