SB 600 Authorizes the Department of Natural Resources to issue cease and desist orders for violations of environmental laws
Sponsor: Ridgeway
LR Number: 2327S.01I Fiscal Note:
Committee: Commerce, Energy and the Environment
Last Action: 2/28/2007 - Second Read and Referred S Commerce, Energy and the Environment Committee Journal Page: S366
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2007

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SB 600 - This act authorizes the Department of Natural Resources to issue cease and desist orders for any violation of law over which the Department has jurisdiction to regulate when the Department determines such violation constitutes a clear and present danger to public health, public welfare, or the environment.

When a violator continues the violation after a cease and desist order has been issued, the Department may seek through court a temporary restraining order, temporary injunction, or permanent injunction in addition to a civil penalty not to exceed $10,000 per day the violation is continued.

The act repeals section 643.090, RSMo, which gives authority to the Air Conservation Commission to issue cease and desist orders for air quality violations and to countermand any cease and desist order issued by the director of the Department.

This act is similar to HB 966 (2007).

ERIKA JAQUES