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Regulation And Services For Wildfire Mitigation

Concerning the provision of wildfire mitigation services, and, in connection therewith, regulating controlled burns on private property.
2022 Regular Session
Local Government
Bill Summary

The bill requires that a fire department (defined to include a fire protection district as well as a county , or municipality , or metropolitan district or county improvement district that provides fire protection ) or other appropriate local entity be notified prior to a person conducting a controlled burn on private property. and prohibits a person from conducting a controlled burn under certain conditions. The bill also sets forth civil and criminal penalties for a person who does not provide notice prior to conducting a controlled burn or otherwise violates the bill's requirements The bill also defines the term "controlled burn". The bill requires the state treasurer to transfer $100,000 from the general fund to the local firefighter safety and disease prevention fund for need-based grants to volunteer fire departments.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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