2009 Regular Session


File Code: Natural Resources - Generally Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 666
Sponsored By:
Delegates Bobo, Carr, Frush, Healey, and Hucker
Natural Resources - No Net Loss of Forest Policy - Forest Conservation Act


Reducing the threshold acreage of forest cut, cleared, or graded above which specified activities no longer qualify as exemptions to the Forest Conservation Act; authorizing the acquisition of an off-site protective easement for temporarily protected forested areas as a mitigation technique to meet afforestation or reforestation requirements; altering the fee-in-lieu contribution required under specified circumstances; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occurring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
First Reading Environmental Matters
Hearing 3/13 at 1:00 p.m.
Favorable with Amendments Report by Environmental Matters
Favorable with Amendments Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Third Reading Passed (114-21)
Senate Action
First Reading Senate Rules

Sponsored by:

Delegate Elizabeth Bobo, District 12B
Delegate Alfred C. Carr, Jr., District 18
Delegate Barbara Frush, District 21
Delegate Anne Healey, District 22
Delegate Tom Hucker, District 20

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Conservation -see also- Soil Conservation
Counties -see also- Chartered Counties; Code Counties
Environmental Matters -see also- Conserv; Nat Resrce; Pollut
Erosion -see also- Sediment Control; Shore Erosion
Fees -see also- Devt Fees and Taxes; Reimbursement Rates
Forests and Parks -see also- Program Open Space; Trees
Legislation -see also- Corrective Leg; Curative Leg
Municipal Corporations -see also- Annap; Balt; Hager; OC
Natural Resources, Department of
Public Service Commission
Revenue and Taxes -see also- Dev Fees & Taxes; specific tax.
Rules and Regulations
Sediment Control
Utilities -see also- High Voltage Lines; Telephones; Water
Zoning and Planning

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Natural Resources
( 5-104 , 5-1602 , 5-1603 , 5-1603 , 5-1604 , 5-1607 , 5-1607 , 5-1610 , 5-1611 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments (Displayed in PDF Format):
Number: 990716/01     Offered on: April 11, 2009   at: 5:39 p.m.     Status: Adopted
Roll Call Vote (Legislative date is shown):
April 8, 2009: Third Reading Passed (114-21)