SCR 42 Urges state agencies to address light pollution at state facilities, calls for a study on impacts of light pollution, and encourages the creation of starlight preserves
Sponsor: Bray
LR Number: 4350S.01I Fiscal Note: 4350-01A.ORG
Committee: Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics
Last Action: 5/14/2010 - Resolutions Calendar--SCR 42-Bray, with SCA 1 Journal Page:
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Effective Date: upon approval

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SCR 42 - The resolution urges all state departments to provide public education about light pollution and to develop guidelines to address light pollution in state facilities. The resolution also encourages the director of the Department of Natural Resources to convene two stakeholder groups: one to study and report on certain societal impacts of light pollution, and the other to assist willing communities in creating starlight preserves around public lands where stargazing is deemed optimal. ERIKA JAQUES

SCA 1 - THIS AMENDMENT URGES THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES, RATHER THAN ALL STATE DEPARTMENTS, TO PROVIDE PUBLIC EDUCATION ON LIGHT POLLUTION AND DEVELOP GUIDELINES TO ADDRESS LIGHT POLLUTION IN NEW AND EXISTING STATE FACILITIES