By Hilbert H.B. No. 1080 75R4952 MI-D A BILL TO BE ENTITLED 1-1 AN ACT 1-2 relating to prohibiting the issuance of a permit for a municipal 1-3 solid waste landfill within one mile of a residential area, school, 1-4 or airport. 1-5 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: 1-6 SECTION 1. Subchapter C, Chapter 361, Health and Safety 1-7 Code, is amended by adding Section 361.116 to read as follows: 1-8 Sec. 361.116. PROHIBITION ON PERMIT FOR MUNICIPAL SOLID 1-9 WASTE LANDFILL WITHIN CERTAIN DISTANCE OF RESIDENTIAL AREA, SCHOOL, 1-10 OR AIRPORT. The commission by rule shall prohibit the issuance of 1-11 a permit for a new municipal solid waste landfill that is located 1-12 within one mile of a residential area, a school, or an airport. 1-13 The commission by rule shall define "residential area" for purposes 1-14 of this section. 1-15 SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 1997, and 1-16 applies only to an application for a permit that is filed with the 1-17 Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission on or after that 1-18 date. 1-19 SECTION 3. The importance of this legislation and the 1-20 crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an 1-21 emergency and an imperative public necessity that the 1-22 constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several 1-23 days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended.