2020 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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Hardwood Forest Habitat Initiative

Item 107 #3s

Item 107 #3s

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Agriculture and Forestry
Department of Forestry FY2021 ($521,842) FY2022 $39,000 GF

Page 89, line 43, strike "$36,875,903" and insert "$36,354,061".
Page 89, line 43, strike "$36,792,653" and insert "$36,831,653".

Page 91, following line 8, insert:

"L. Out of the amounts in this Item, $521,842 the second year from the general fund is provided for a Hardwood Forest Habitat initiative.  Not later than October 15, 2021, the State Forester shall provide to the Chairs of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee a report on the proposed landowner incentive program for hardwood forest management identifying (i) potential hardwood forest operators eligible for participation in the program; (ii) effective hardwood forest management practices and potential landowner incentives; (iii) the amount of revenue collected annually from existing hardwood forest operations subject to the Forest Product Tax pursuant to Chapter 16 of Title 58; and (iv) the estimated annual costs and long term benefits of the Hardwood Forest Habitat program."


(This amendment phases in a new Hardwood Forest Habitat initiative at the Department of Forestry.)