On May 16, Quebecois officials introduced Bill 37, a bill to place a moratorium on all hydraulic fracturing in the St. Lawrence region. The bill, which would replace a 2011 ban issued by the Cabinet, would exclude stratigraphic drilling practices as well as Anticosti Island where drilling has already begun. If enacted, the bill would be in effect until the province creates new legislation on hydraulic fracturing or until five years have passed. Violations would result in a fine between $29,490 and $5,898,000 for companies and between $9,818 and $981,999 for individuals.