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Richard Tisei on Environment

Middlesex & Essex Republican (MA Senate)

 


Supported cuts in Water Management Act enforcement

Mass. Democratic Party Platform indicates voting YES in Part VIII: Environment :Environmental Law Enforcement. [State Sen. Tisei, a Republican, voted NO]. Voted NO on Veto override of cuts in Water Management Act enforcement, to override Gov. Romney's reduction of Budget Line Item 2800-0101, which eliminated the ability of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority to patrol watershed areas and enforce the Water Management Act.

The relevant part of the MassDems Platform is PART VIII: ENVIRONMENT, PRESERVATION & SUSTAINABILITY: Environmental Law Enforcement: "We believe it is a basic responsibility of government to ensure that all laws enacted to protect our environment are obeyed and enforced. We support more frequent inspections, vigorous enforcement, penalties sufficiently high to take away any economic incentive to disobey the law, and earmarking a portion of such penalties for environmental cleanup."

Reference: Bill H.4004 item 2800-0101 ; vote number S221 on Jul 17, 2003

Source: Massachusetts Senate Journals via MassScorecard.org , Jul 17, 2003

Voted NO on reduced fees for blood lead level testing

Mass. Democratic Party Platform indicates voting YES in Part VIII: Environment: Food Safety, Pesticides and Public Health. [State Sen. Tisei, a Republican, voted NO].

Override Gov. Romney's veto of exception of fees charged for the testing of blood lead levels (fees charged by the division of occupational safety). The fees would be limited based on the fees in 2002.

Relevant budget section: SECTION 631. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary and with the exception of fees charged for the testing of blood lead levels, fees charged by the division of occupational safety... shall be set at a rate not less than twice the rate charged on July 1, 2002.".

Relevant platform section: PART VIII: "We believe state and federal regulatory agencies should pay especially close attention to pollutants that have a direct impact on our families' health, with a particular emphasis on regulating mercury, arsenic, pesticides, & lead."

Source citation: Bill Veto Override ; vote #H176

Source: Massachusetts House Journals via MassScorecard.org , Jul 8, 2003

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