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Regulation And Services For Wildfire Mitigation

Concerning the provision of wildfire mitigation services, and, in connection therewith, regulating controlled burns on private property.
2022 Regular Session
Local Government
Bill Summary

The act requires that before a person conducts a controlled burn, the person must provide notice in accordance with any local rules and regulations and if there are no local rules and regulations, then the notice is provided to the local dispatch center, the county sheriff, and where applicable to the fire department (defined to include a fire protection district as well as a county, municipality, or metropolitan district or county improvement district that provides fire protection). The act also defines "controlled burn" to include specific types of burns that are intentionally started on private property that is not classified as agricultural land. The act requires the state treasurer to transfer $100,000 from the general fund to the local firefighter safety and disease prevention fund for need-based grants to volunteer fire departments.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


Became Law


Bill Text

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details