Honorable Joe Straus, Speaker of the House, House of Representatives
John S. O'Brien, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB857 by Laubenberg (Relating to the penalty for certain outdoor burning violations. ), As Passed 2nd House
The bill proposes to reduce the current criminal penalties for violations of the outdoor burning rules to a Class C misdemeanor except where the violation is a repeat offense or involves the burning of a tire, insulation of electrical wire or cable, treated lumber, plastics, non-wood construction or demolition materials, heavy oils, asphaltic materials, potentially explosive materials, furniture, carpet, chemical wastes, or items containing natural or synthetic rubber. Repeat violations on the same property would be charged with a Class B misdemeanor, and burning prohibited items or materials would be a Class A misdemeanor.
The bill's passage is not expected to have a significant fiscal impact to the state.
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