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General Assembly

Amendment

 

February Session, 2016

LCO No. 5320

   
 

*HB0515005320HRO*

Offered by:

 

REP. MINER, 66th Dist.

REP. CASE, 63rd Dist.

 

To: Subst. House Bill No. 5150

File No. 714

Cal. No. 260

"AN ACT CONCERNING TREE WARDENS' NOTICES ON TREES AND SHRUBS PRIOR TO REMOVAL, TREE REMOVAL ALONG STATE HIGHWAYS AND CLEAN-UP BY PUBLIC UTILITY CORPORATIONS FOLLOWING CERTAIN TREE REMOVAL. "

After the last section, add the following and renumber sections and internal references accordingly:

"Sec. 501. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2016) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, sixty days prior to undertaking any tree removal along any state highway, the Department of Transportation shall submit the plan for such removal to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to the environment and to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Such plan shall detail the proposed areas scheduled for tree removal, the time frame for such work, the amount of funds allocated by the Department of Transportation for such work and the distance such department intends to clear in such proposed areas. The plan submitted by the Department of Transportation pursuant to this section shall be reviewed and signed by a licensed arborist. The provisions of this section shall not be construed to apply to the removal of any tree or group of trees when such tree or group of trees constitutes an immediate public hazard. "

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Sec. 501

October 1, 2016

New section