Senate Bill 1566 (Keene-1989)
Chapter 1290, Statutes of 1989
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Senate Bill 1566 enacting, among other things, the “Nonindustrial Timber Management Plan” in Public Resources Code section 4593 et seq., was introduced by Senator Keene on March 10, 1989. (See Exhibit #1a) The bill was sponsored by the Small Forest Landowners Association. (See Exhibit #3)
Senate Bill 1566 was assigned to the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Wildlife and the Assembly Committee on Natural Resources where policy issues raised by the bill were considered. (See Exhibits #3 and #9) The fiscal ramifications of the bill were considered by the Senate Committee on Appropriations and the Assembly Committee on Ways and Means. (See Exhibits #2 and #11) Four amendments were made to Senate Bill 1566 during the legislative process. (See Exhibits #1b through #1e and #2) Subsequent to legislative approval, Governor George Deukmejian signed Senate Bill 1566 on October 1, 1989, and it was recorded by the Secretary of State on that day as Chapter 1290 of the Statutes of 1989. (See Exhibits #1f and #2)
Describing Senate Bill 1566 as last amended on September 7th the Unfinished Business analysis of the Office of Senate Floor Analyses states:
This bill establishes a new regulatory program for timber harvesting by a nonindustrial timberland owner.
(See Exhibit #15, pages 1-2)