S488 GENERAL BILL/CS by Environmental Preservation and Conservation; Justice
(Similar CS/H 0527)
Beaches/Public Access [EPSC]; Provides a declaration of public policy
and effect. Prohibits persons from restricting access. Prohibits
obstruction of beach access except as otherwise authorized by law.
Prohibits a governmental entity from placing an obstruction upon or
limiting public access to a public beach except under certain
conditions. Provides for the use of prima facie evidence in suits to
exclude the public from accessing and using a sandy beach, etc.
EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/01/2009.
12/29/08 SENATE Filed
01/15/09 SENATE Referred to Environmental Preservation and Conservation;
Community Affairs; Judiciary; General Government
03/03/09 SENATE Introduced, referred to Environmental Preservation and
Conservation; Community Affairs; Judiciary; General
Government Appropriations -SJ 00033
03/26/09 SENATE On Committee agenda-- Environmental Preservation and
Conservation, 03/31/09, 9:00 am, 401-S
03/31/09 SENATE CS by Environmental Preservation and Conservation; YEAS 4
NAYS 2 -SJ 00292; CS read 1st time on 04/02/09 -SJ 00294
04/02/09 SENATE Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee
04/06/09 SENATE Now in Community Affairs -SJ 00292
05/02/09 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration; Died
in Committee on Community Affairs
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