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Legislation changed to preserve buffers

By Ginger Livingston

The Daily Reflector

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Language that would have exempted privately owned land along area river basins from certain environmental regulations was removed from legislation passed by the state Senate last week.

The section was removed because a word change approved during a Senate committee hearing would have created unintended consequences, said Sen. Brent Jackson, R-Sampson, one of bill’s primary sponsors.

The change was one of four amendments the Senate approved before it passed SB 612, the Regulatory Reform Act 2013, on Thursday. The Regulatory Reform Act of 2013 now goes to the House for review and debate.

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