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Senate Bill 0518

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DIGEST OF SB518 (Updated April 12, 2005 2:20 pm - DI 84)

Forestry issues. Specifies that certain activities of a forestry operation are not a public or private nuisance. Entitles a forestry operation that successfully defends a nuisance action to reasonable costs and attorney's fees incurred to defend the action. Provides that local ordinances adopted after March 31, 2005, making forestry operations a nuisance are void. Exempts from ordinances restricting forestry operations certain operations that comply with best management practices and have been in continuous operation. Encourages units to recognize the needs of forestry in future growth. Repeals and relocates the definition of "unit of local government".
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