An Act To Foster Economic Development by Improving Administration of the Laws Governing Site Location of Development and Storm Water Management (2011)

With strong bipartisan support, the Senate rejected an amendment from Sen. Ron Collins (R-York) that would have reduced the current, scientifically-supported 250 foot vernal pool consultation zone down to 75 feet. Significant vernal pools are seasonal wetlands that provide critical habitat for a variety of wildlife, including wood frogs, spotted salamanders, and wood turtles, and serve as feeding areas for deer, bear, moose and birds. The existing 250 foot zone for significant vernal pools is not a no-build zone, but rather requires consultation and careful planning to receive a permit.

Senate Votes

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12 Bill Diamond
35 Troy Dale Jackson

House Votes

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