FIRST REGULAR SESSION

HOUSE BILL NO. 103

96TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY


 

 

INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES NANCE (Sponsor) AND NOLTE (Co-sponsor).

0452L.01I                                                                                                                                                  D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk


 

AN ACT

To amend chapter 254, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to forestry management.




Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:


            Section A. Chapter 254, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 254.500, to read as follows:

            254.500. 1. Subject to appropriation, the department of conservation, in collaboration with the department of natural resources, may establish a program for good forestry management, including but not limited to the removal and planting of trees.

            2. Any moneys collected by the department of natural resources for removal of trees shall be appropriated solely for parks located in the state of Missouri and shall not be included within the definition of total state revenues in section 17 of article X of the Missouri Constitution.

            3. The department of conservation may promulgate rules to implement the provisions of this section. Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536 and, if applicable, section 536.028. This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2011, shall be invalid and void.