Introduced by Rep. Greg Markkanen (R) on January 15, 2020 To revise the allowable uses of money collected in a state forest development fund. The bill would explicitly prohibit this money from being used to cover administrative expenses at the state Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy, or to make "payments in lieu of taxes" to local governments with large amounts of (tax exempt) state property in their jurisdiction. It would allow this money to be used for forest management expenses including those related to state timber sales. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Committee on January 15, 2020
Reported in the House on February 11, 2020 Refer to the Committee on Ways and Means with the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted.
Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on February 11, 2020
Reported in the House on February 25, 2020 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.