Good News -- Exemptions and NTMPs

CAL FIRE has reversed its policy change regarding the acceptance of exemptions for NTMPs. Please refer to the link below to view the letter from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Ken Pimlott) to the California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection (Keith Gilless).
 
Should you have any questions, please send an email to the FLC Legislative Committee at legchair@forestlandowners.org.
 
Letter and Supporting Content from CAL FIRE to Board of Forestry


Legislative Update

August 17, 2018

By Brian White, KP Public Affairs, FLC Legislative Advocate and Larry Camp, FLC Legislative Committee

There will likely be updates in the next couple of weeks and the FLC Legislative Committee will provide updates as quickly as they can through email broadcasts and posts on the website. Should you have questions, direct them to legchair@forestlandowners.org.

 

Bill# Author Status Comments Position
AB 425 Caballero (D) Senate Floor THP Exemption and Temp Roads Support
AB 1954 Patterson (R) Passed 8/13 to Gov. Extends Exemption for clearing around homes and buildings Support
AB 1956 Limon (D) Senate Floor Grant program for fuels management Support
AB 2518 Aguiar-Curry (D) Senate Floor Forest Products and Mass Timber Production Support
AB 2889 Caballero (D) Senate on hold THP bill of rights Support
SB 1453 McGuire (D) Assembly Floor Statute of Limitations FP violations Watch
SB 1260 Jackson (D) Assembly Floor Change liability std. for fires likely to be amended in the next week Support
AB 2091 Grayson (D) Senate Floor Creates an insurance pool for prescribed fire - likely to be amended in the next week Support
AB 2551 Wood (D) Senate Floor Use of GHG funds for forest management Support
SB 1079 Monning (D) Assembly Floor Grant funding for forest management including advances to landowners for forest management Support
AB 2627 Kalra (D) Senate Floor Migratory bird protection with exemptions for THPs, etc. Support
AB 528 Bloom (D) Senate Floor Climate adaptation Oppose
SB 473 Hertzberg (D) Assembly Floor Calif Endangered Species Act Oppose
AB 2975 Friedman (D) Passed 8/14 to Gov. Protection of wild and scenic rivers Oppose
SB 901 Dodd (D) Conference Committee Wildfire mitigation likely to be amended in the next week Watch
SB 1088 Dodd (D) Conference Committee Utilities resiliency and planning likely to be amended in the next week Watch

Track Bills by visiting http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov and use the Quick Bill Search function.