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Senate Panel Advances Plant Security Measure

1:43 PM MDT | March 28, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Lautenberg: No state law preemption. A Senate panel has approved a bill that includes controversial plant security measures that industry groups say would complicate federal efforts to bolster plant security. Senator Frank Lautenberg (D., NJ) attached the plant security measures to a military funding bill, which was passed by the Senate appropriations committee. Lautenberg’s amendment would prevent federal plant security laws from preempting state laws that are more stringent. A companion version of the Lautenberg amendment passed a House panel earlier this...

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