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2009 Senate Bill 602: Transfer forest program jurisdiction to Department of Agriculture
  1. Introduced by Sen. Wayne Kuipers (R) on May 21, 2009, to transfer jurisdiction for various forest programs and tax breaks from the Department of Natural Resources to the Department of Agriculture. This bill affects a law that created a state “Right to Forest Act,” establishing that forestry operations are not a public or private nuisance if they conform to generally accepted forestry management procedures.
    • Referred to the Senate Agriculture and Bioeconomy Committee on May 21, 2009.