Did you know a piece of paper could kill? Natchitoches Rep. Kenny Cox found that out Wednesday, when the fiscal note for his HB 590 was delivered just a few minutes before its hearing in the House Natural Resources Committee.
Cox’s bill would require industrial plants to install air quality monitors along their fence lines.
“This bill is about safety: safety for the people who live along the fence lines,” Cox said in explanation of the proposed law.
Before too much testimony on the bill was given, Houma Rep. Joe Harrison advised Cox that the estimated state cost for implementing the bill – the fiscal note – was going to be the real issue.