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Continue The Wildfire Matters Review Committee

Concerning the wildfire matters review committee, and, in connection therewith, deferring the date on which the committee is scheduled to repeal and making an appropriation.
2018 Regular Session
State Government
Bill Summary

Wildfire matters review committee - extension of committee's repeal date - elimination of obsolete provisions - legislative recommendations - appropriation. The wildfire matters review committee (WMRC) was scheduled to repeal on July 1, 2018. The act extends the repeal date to September 1, 2025.

The act eliminates obsolete provisions relating to the WMRC's obligation to consider codifying the wildland and prescribed fire advisory commission, an entity created by executive order. The WMRC discharged that obligation by considering the issue during the 2014 legislative session.

The act specifies that the WMRC may recommend up to 5 bills during each legislative interim. Legislation recommended by the committee must be treated as legislation recommended by an interim committee for purposes of applicable deadlines, bill introduction limits, and any other requirements imposed by the joint rules of the general assembly.

$49,125 is appropriated from the general fund to the legislative department for the 2018-19 state fiscal year to implement the act.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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