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2017 House Bill 5001: Impose licensure mandate on professional foresters

Public Act 116 of 2018

Introduced by Rep. Daire Rendon (R) on September 26, 2017
To impose a new licensure mandate on professional foresters (styled by the bill as registration), with a $200 fee, regulations, education and experience requirements, and more. The bill would create a state board comprised of officials and individuals currently in this or related businesses, which would devise specific rules, requirements and restrictions. The mandate would be in the state natural resources and environment law, not the state occupations code. This is related to new procedures for getting property tax breaks on small forestland parcels in a 2016 law that required property owners to engage the services of a forester to apply.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Natural Resources Committee on September 26, 2017
Reported in the House on December 13, 2017
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Received in the Senate on January 24, 2018
Referred to the Senate Natural Resources Committee on January 24, 2018
Reported in the Senate on March 22, 2018
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on April 25, 2018