House Bill 1289 was on track to go before the House Natural Resources and Environment Committee, but the bill was deemed premature as the agency is still reviewing Twin Pines Mineral’s application to mine titanium and zirconium near the Okefenokee Swamp.

The bill was first proposed on February 8 - the same day Gov. Brian Kemp declared a National Okefenokee Swamp Day - by both Democrats and Republicans.