State Representative Files Bill to Regulate Staging and Spreading of Manure

State Representative Tom Saunders

State Representative Tom Saunders (R-Lewisville) filed a bill a last week in the state legislature that would regulate the staging and spreading of manure. The manure comes from large confined feeding operations or manure brought into the state to act as fertilizer on farm land.

If passed, House Bill 1134 would impose requirements on all confined feeding operations including covering, preventing runoff and setting back the operation at least 400 feet from homes.

Saunders said, “People living in the vicinity of these types of farms should not be forced to smell the manure, or worse, deal with the environmental health hazard it causes.”