Bill Status of HB5577 99th General Assembly
Short Description: TREECUTTING-CONSERVATION LAND
Rep. Litesa E. Wallace - Eddie Lee Jackson, Sr., Linda Chapa LaVia, Martin J. Moylan, Emanuel Chris Welch, Michelle Mussman, Robyn Gabel, Carol Ammons, Camille Y. Lilly, David Harris, Laura Fine, Thomas Morrison, Sonya M. Harper, Sara Feigenholtz, Elaine Nekritz, Pamela Reaves-Harris, Christine Winger, Margo McDermed, Robert W. Pritchard and Tim Butler
|Session Sine Die
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Wrongful Tree Cutting Act. Defines "land with a primary purpose of preservation or conservation". Provides that any party found to have intentionally cut or knowingly caused to be cut any timber or tree on land with a primary purpose of preservation or conservation that he or she did not have the legal right to cut or caused to be cut must pay the owner of the timber or tree 3 times stumpage value plus all remediation costs. Provides that nothing in the Act limits the rights provided under other law of an owner of land with a primary purpose of preservation or conservation. Provides that the court may not use the diminution of market value in determining damages. Provides that the court shall allow a plaintiff who prevails to recover the cost of expenses incurred. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.