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The Holcomb Bills 2009

As part of the deal, the legislature had to pass a package of measures including nearly all of what was in the previous Holcomb Bills or the deal was off. The process began in the Senate the very next day, involving two consecutive gut-and-go maneuvers that produced Senate Substitute for House Bill 2369. 2369 was approved by the Senate on May 7 and the House concurred on May 8. Parkinson signed the bill into law on May 22.

Sub. 2369 and Supplemental note for Sub. 2369 its supplemental note (plain English version). Craig Volland has written a concise analysis of the settlement deal, outlining how little real environmental value there is in it. The May 15 revision of it is here Analysis of Holcomb settlement deal.

What we are left with is: