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Five Bills Introduced to Repeal Septic Tank Inspection Requirement

Rep. Chris Dorworth, chairman of the House Rulemaking & Regulation Subcommittee, is wading into the septic tanks issue with a bill introduced Monday that would repeal required statewide inspections while allowing counties to develop their own inspection programs -- within limits.

The inspection program was one of the hottest environmental issues during the 2011 session as the inspection requirement passed by the Legislature in 2010 prompted a backlash led by Tea Party activists.