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HB386

HB386 is a bill which was submitted to the Alabama State Legislature by Representative David Sessions of Mobile (105th District) in January 2014.  The bill addresses shoreline restoration for area beaches.

The bill proposes that beach-quality sand from inlet dredging (such as the dredging of the ship channel in Mobile Bay and the Outer Bar Channel) be placed on eroding area beaches such as Dauphin Island, to help replenish the deficit of sand caused by the dredging.

 

The proposal is similar to existing laws in other coastal states such as Florida, Texas, Georgia and others.

Board Member Brian Hunt initially met with Rep. Sessions concerning the proposed bill in mid-2013.  Board Member Jay Minus also participated in the early talks with Sessions, prior to the writing of the bill.

 

Board Member Stan Graves and his wife Caroline did the research to discover the details on the Florida law, as well as other information which formed the basis for HB386.

 

The DIPOA will be working to rally support for the bill from other Dauphin Island entities as well as various area organizations.  We need volunteers to help with the cause.  If you are interested in helping with this project, please contact us at office@dipoa.org or 251-861-2433.

 

To check the status of the bill, go to:
http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/ACASLoginfire.asp

 

Then, in the navigation bar on the left of the screen:

  • Click Bills

  • Click Status

  • Enter bill number HB386

  • Click Get Status

To view, download and/or print a copy of the first draft of the bill, click here: HB386

 

The bill may undergo additional drafts as it makes its way through the legislature.  There will be public hearings as well, and when information about hearings becomes available, property owners will be notified.

 

 

 

 

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