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SB 354 - Forestry Classifications - Key Vote

Indiana Key Votes

Jim Merritt, Jr. voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (46-3) -

Title: Forestry Classifications

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (62-30) -

Title: Forestry Classifications

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (30-20) - (Key vote)

Title: Forestry Classifications

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires a classified forest plantation to have at least 400 trees per acre of land and requires a classified native forest land to have at least 1,000 trees per acre. The bill also allows land to qualify as wildlands for tax purposes, prohibits certain crops from being grown on classified land, and sets procedures and penalties for the classified land program, including an application process to designate a section of land as a forest plantation, native forest land, or wildlands. Additionally, the bill establishes the Forest Restoration Fund to conserve, restore, and improve lands classified as forest plantations, native forest land, and wildlands.

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Forestry Classifications

Sponsors

  • Thomas K. Weatherwax (IN - R) (Out Of Office)

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