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2017 Regular Session



Forest Conservation Act - Exemption, Reforestation Rate, and Forest Conservation Fund - Alterations

Sponsored by:

Delegate Healey


In the House - Hearing 2/22 at 1:00 p.m.

Synopsis:Altering the exemption from the application of the Forest Conservation Act for the cutting or clearing of public utility rights-of-way or land for specified electric generating stations; increasing the acreage that must be planted in order to meet the reforestation requirement under the Act; and authorizing a specified increase in the rate that is paid to the Forest Conservation Fund in lieu of meeting specified reforestation or afforestation requirements.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Delegates Healey, B. Barnes, Carr, Frush, Lafferty, and Robinson
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: SB0365
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2017
Environment and Transportation  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Natural Resources - Generally
Narrow Subject(s):Conservation -see also- Soil Conservation
Forests and Parks -see also- Program Open Space; Trees
Revenue and Taxes -see also- Dev Fees &Taxes; specific tax
Utilities -see also- High Voltage Lines; Telephones; Water
Statutes:Article - Natural Resources
(5-1602, 5-1606, 5-1610)

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November 28, 2017 1:01 P.M.