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2020 House Bill 5333: Revise allowable use of money in state forest development fund

Public Act 287 of 2020

Introduced by Rep. Greg Markkanen R-Hancock on January 15, 2020
To revise the allowable uses of money collected in a state forest development fund. The bill would explicitly allow this money to be used to cover administrative expenses at the state Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy, and explicitly prohibit using it to make "payments in lieu of taxes" to local governments with (tax exempt) state property in their jurisdiction. It would revise details of the provision that lets this money to be used for forest management operations and practices 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.
Received in the Senate on March 5, 2020
Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on March 5, 2020
Signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on December 29, 2020

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