Public Reserved Lands are managed for a variety of resources including outdoor recreation, wildlife habitat conservation, and commercial timber harvesting. In 2015, a study commission developed a set of recommendations for improving access, prioritizing recreation infrastructure projects, and clarifying that timber harvest revenue should be used by the Bureau of Parks and Lands for stewardship and management. The bill was enacted, vetoed, and failed on the override vote in 2016. Sen. Saviello introduced the bill again in 2017. Once again, the bill passed the legislature with large margins and was vetoed by the governor. But this year, the legislature voted to override the veto. The veto override votes are scored here.YES IS THE PRO ENVIRONMENT VOTE
Status: Bill vetoed by governor; veto override successful.
Sponsor: Thomas B. Saviello
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