Signed into Law
House Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources
Senate Committee On Environment and Natural Resources
Public Hearing held. 3/11
Here is the video SB 248 starts at 1:10:54
SB 248 authorizes State Forester to enter into and administer contracts for activities necessary or convenient for sales of timber from lands owned or managed by State Board of Forestry or State Forestry Department.
The bill gives a new tool for logging operations.
The is the State using Natural resources for their own use without being encomberd by the mining rules that apply to commercial gravel pits.
SB 248 will enhance Logging operations.
Gravel pits was added to the legislation. Gravel pits that will be developed and operated by the State Forester will be for road gravel only in State Forests, non-commercial use and are exempt from DOGAMI rules.