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SB 469 - Prohibits Government Entities from Pursuing Cause of Action under the Coastal Management Program - Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Prohibits Government Entities from Pursuing Cause of Action under the Coastal Management Program

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (25-11) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits Government Entities from Pursuing Cause of Action under the Coastal Management Program

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with House amendments and pass a bill that prohibits state or local governments from pursuing a cause of action relating to the Coastal Zone Management Program.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits a state or local governmental entity from pursuing any cause of action arising from any activity authorized under the Louisiana Coastal Management Program, or arising from use that has had a “direct and significant impact” on coastal waters (Sec. 1).
  • Requires all funds received by any state or local governmental entity arising from a state or federal permit issued under the Program, a violation thereof, or enforcement thereof, or for damages arising from use that has had a “direct and significant impact” on coastal waters, to be used for integrated coastal protection including the following (Sec. 1):
    • Coastal restoration;
    • Hurricane protection; and
    • Improving the “resiliency” of the coastal area.
  • Specifies that the provisions of this bill do not prevent any individual or any state or local governmental entity from enforcing contractual rights, or from pursuing any administrative remedy, otherwise authorized by law relating to permits issued in the coastal area (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (59-39) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits Government Entities from Pursuing Cause of Action under the Coastal Management Program

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits state or local governments from pursuing a cause of action relating to the Coastal Zone Management Program.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits a state or local governmental entity from pursuing any cause of action arising from any activity authorized under the Louisiana Coastal Management Program, or arising from use that has had a “direct and significant impact” on coastal waters (Sec. 1).
  • Requires all funds received by any state or local governmental entity arising from a state or federal permit issued under the Program, a violation thereof, or enforcement thereof, or for damages arising from use that has had a “direct and significant impact” on coastal waters, to be used for integrated coastal protection including the following (Sec. 1):
    • Coastal restoration;
    • Hurricane protection; and
    • Improving the “resiliency” of the coastal area.
  • Specifies that the provisions of this bill do not prevent any individual or any state or local governmental entity from enforcing contractual rights, or from pursuing any administrative remedy, otherwise authorized by law relating to permits issued in the coastal area (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (24-13) -
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Amends Lawsuit Provisions Regarding Oil and Gas Companies

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