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SB 1202
HB 1202: forestry and fire management; conformity
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Sponsor: Sen. Griffin

Summary: SB1202 makes conforming changes to statute consistent with legislation passed last session that established the Department of Forestry and Fire Management and modified the duties of the state forester. Among other changes, the bill removes statute limiting the state forester to only prevent and suppress wildfires on lands covered by cooperative fire agreements.

League Position: SUPPORT - The League supports these measures that protect forest health.

UPDATES

1/30/2017: SB1202 passed out of Senate Natural Resources, Energy and Water by a vote of 8-0. The bill now proceeds to the Rules Committee.

2/15/2017: SB1202 passed the Senate COW.

2/16/2017: SB1202 passed the Senate Third Read by a vote of 29-1. The bill was transmitted to the House.

3/7/2017: SB1202 passed out of House Energy, Environment and Natural Resources by a vote of 8-0-0-1.

3/16/2017: SB1202 passed the House COW.

3/20/2017: SB1202 passed the House Third Read by a vote of 56-1-3.

3/28/2017: A conference committee was recommended by the Senate Republican Caucus.

4/5/2017: House Conference Committee recommendations were adopted.

4/19/2017: Senate Conference Committee recommendations were adopted. SB1202 passed the Senate Final read by a vote of 27-0-2-1. The bill was transmitted to the House.

4/26/2017: SB1202 passed the House Final Read by a vote of 33-22-5. The bill was transmitted to the Senate and to the Governor.

5/2/2017: SB1202 was signed by Governor Ducey.