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HB 0897 - Timber Harvesting: Changes to County Ordinance & New Notification Website
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Tracking Level: Support
Sponsor: James Burchett
Last Action: 7/22/2020 - Effective Date
House Committee: Agriculture and Consumer Affairs
Senate Committee: Agriculture and Consumer Affairs
Assigned To:
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

This legislation establishes a framework for a statewide timber harvest notification webpage housed by the Georgia Forestry Commission, increases the fine for harvesters who fail to notify the county that they are operating, and increases the bond amount due by harvesters who have previously been found to cause damage to county roads/rights of way. In addition, the legislation narrows the scope of when the bond can be used and creates a timeline for when and how a county can utilize a bond.

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