Saturday, March 05, 2011

Legislation adds "Evaporative Salts" to mineral list

A technical corrections bill in the Arizona Legislation, SB1089, has been amended to include "evaporative salt materials" as a 'mineral' in state statute. The original bill was filed by Sen. Sylvia Allen and this amendment by her will be heard on Monday in the Border Security, Federalism and States Sovereignty Committee, which is chaired by Sen. Allen.

She has been a vocal supporter of development of the potash deposits in her district, so I suspect this bill is aimed at that.

1 Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert:
2 "Section 1. Section 27-231, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to
3 read:
4 27-231. Definition of mineral
5 In this article, unless the context otherwise requires, "mineral" means
6 all metallic ore minerals and industrial minerals INCLUDING EVAPORATIVE SALT
7 MATERIALS other than common variety minerals as defined in section 27-271."

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