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HB 454: Requires a local election for the approval of carbon dioxide sequestration within a parish


Present law authorizes and provides for carbon dioxide sequestration in the state.

Proposed law
provides for the conducting of a local option election and prohibits the permitting of the proposed carbon dioxide sequestration activities without a favorable vote of the people of the parish where the activity will occur.

Proposed law
further provides for application to the parish governing authority for an election, parish duties regarding conducting the election, compliance with the La. Election Code, broadcast advertising of the election, ballot language, notifying the commissioner of the results of the election, and subsequent elections in the same parish for carbon dioxide sequestration activity.

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