Connecticut Seal

General Assembly

Amendment

 

February Session, 2018

LCO No. 3648

   
 

*SB0010203648SRO*

Offered by:

 

SEN. KISSEL, 7th Dist.

 

To: Subst. Senate Bill No. 102

File No. 4

Cal. No. 37

"AN ACT CONCERNING MINOR REVISIONS TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND AGRICULTURE-RELATED STATUTES."

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

"Sec. 501. Subsections (a) and (b) of section 23-65g of the general statutes are repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2018):

(a) There is established a Forest Practices Advisory Board consisting of the State Forester or his or her designee, and nine public members, six of whom shall be appointed [one each] as follows: One by the president pro tempore of the Senate [,] who shall be a professional forester in private practice, one by the majority leader of the Senate [,] who shall be a professor of forestry or natural resources from a college or university located in the state, one by the minority leader of the Senate [,] who shall be a member of the public, one by the speaker of the House of Representatives [,] who shall be the owner of not fewer than ten but not more than two hundred fifty acres of forest land, one by the majority leader of the House of Representatives [,] who shall be a representative of the forest products industry, and one by the minority leader of the House of Representatives [and three of whom] who shall be a member of the public. Three public members shall be appointed by the Governor as follows: One member who is an officer of an environmental organization headquartered in the state that is concerned primarily with forests, one member who is a representative of an environmental organization not primarily concerned with forests and one member who is a member of an inland wetlands agency. [The members appointed shall include a professional forester in private practice, a representative of the forest products industry, an officer of an environmental organization headquartered within the state which is concerned primarily with forests, a professor of forestry or natural resources from a college or university within the state, an owner of not less than ten nor more than two hundred fifty acres of forest land, a representative of an environmental organization not primarily concerned with forests and a member of an inland wetlands agency.]

(b) The appointed members of the initial board shall be appointed so that the terms of two members shall expire on December 31, 1993, the terms of two members shall expire on December 31, 1994, the terms of two members shall expire on December 31, 1995, and the term of one member shall expire on December 31, 1996. Thereafter, each member shall be appointed for a term of four years. Vacancies on the board shall be filled [in the same manner as the original appointments] by the appointing authority. Each member of the board shall serve until his successor is appointed."

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

Sec. 501

October 1, 2018

23-65g(a) and (b)