The bill requires that a fire department (defined to include a fire protection district as well as a county ,
or municipality , or metropolitan district or county improvement district that provides fire protection ) or other appropriate local entity be notified prior to a person conducting a controlled burn on private property. and prohibits a person from conducting a controlled burn under certain conditions. The bill also sets forth civil and criminal penalties for a person who does not provide notice prior to conducting a controlled burn or otherwise violates the bill's requirements The bill also defines the term "controlled burn". The bill 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: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)