KLC Environmental Notification Initiative Moves to the Full House

A KLC Initiative cleared the House Natural Resources and Energy Committee on Thursday and will now head to the entire body.

House Bill 583, sponsored by Rep. William Lawrence, R-Maysville, corrects an oversight in a 5-year-old statute to add mayors to the list of officials the Energy and Environment Cabinet notifies when there is an environmental emergency in their jurisdiction.

Environmental emergencies are events that cause imminent and substantial danger to human health and the environment.

The legislation passed with unanimous approval and now moves to the House floor.