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SB 318 - Reduces Number of Balloons that Can be Released per Hour - Virginia Key Vote

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Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (25-15) - (Key vote)
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Title: Reduces Number of Balloons that Can be Released per Hour

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that reduces the number of balloons that a person can release per hour from 49 to 1.

Highlights:

 

  • Prohibits a person from releasing into the atmosphere, within a one-hour period, more than one balloon that is made of any material that requires more than 5 minutes of contact with air or water in order to degrade, and that is inflated with a substance lighter than air (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that any person who violates this act is liable for a civil penalty of $5 per balloon released above the allowable limit (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that all funds collected under this act will be paid into the Lifetime Hunting and Fishing Endowment Fund (Sec. 1).

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Reduces Number of Balloons that Can be Released per Hour

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