Legislative and Regulatory Update
June 2016 by Scott Harn
...Judge Ochoa ordered the parties to participate in mandatory settlement hearings starting June 24, 2014.
SB 765...would tax suction gold dredgers by charging a $50 annual fee for in-state dredgers and a whopping $2,500 fee for out-of-state dredgers for each county where the miner intends to dredge.
Bottom line for you fellow miners: file your claims now in these areas or risk being forever locked out!
Superior Court Judge Karen L. Dixon granted the temporary restraining order on July 3, 2013.
This ruling comes at an opportune time, just as suction dredge miners are dealing with new proposed regulations in several western states. Be sure to cite this case when you provide comments on the regulations!
All of which brings us back to the question of why we rely so heavily on China in the first place. America’s economy is heavily dependent upon energy and telecommunications, but does that require Chinese manufacturing? Clearly not.
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