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.