Approve Land Strategy and Remove Land Cap

Bill Number: 
HB 5210
Status: 
House Committee on Natural Resources
Desired Vote: 
Yes
Priority: 
1

In 2012, the Governor signed a bill into law that placed a cap on the amount of land the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) could purchase, with the requirement that the DNR come up with a strategic plan for public land management in order for the cap to be lifted.

House Bill 5210 grants legislative approval for the land management plan that the DNR has created. It also lifts the land cap so that the DNR will no longer have an acreage limit.