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2007-2008 Regular Session - SB 400
Forestry/Fire; enforcement of laws; punishment of certain violations; forestry investigators; provide for qualifications/powers
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to provide for enforcement of laws related to forestry and fire; to provide punishments for certain violations of such laws; to amend Part 1 of Article 1 of Chapter 6 of Title 12 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to the State Forestry Commission, so as to change certain provisions relating to forestry investigators; to provide for qualifications and powers of such investigators; to provide for arrests; to amend Title 16 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to crimes and offenses, so as to change certain provisions relating to burning of woodlands, brush, fields, or other lands and destruction of or damage to materials or devices used in detection or suppression of wildfires; to provide penalties for certain arson of lands; to consolidate and harmonize certain provisions relating to arson of lands; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Jul/01/2008 - Effective Date
May/12/2008 - Act 530
May/12/2008 - Senate Date Signed by Governor
Apr/09/2008 - Senate Sent to Governor
Apr/02/2008 - House Passed/Adopted
Apr/02/2008 - House Third Readers
Mar/04/2008 - House Committee Favorably Reported
Feb/28/2008 - House Second Readers
Feb/27/2008 - House First Readers
Feb/26/2008 - Senate Passed/Adopted
Feb/26/2008 - Senate Third Read
Feb/19/2008 - Senate Read Second Time
Feb/14/2008 - Senate Committee Favorably Reported
Feb/01/2008 - Senate Read and Referred
Jan/31/2008 - Senate Hopper
Apr/02/2008 - House Vote #1000Yea(162)Nay(0)NV(7)
Feb/26/2008 - Senate Vote #620Yea(51)Nay(0)NV(2)
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