2019 Regular Session
|At the request of:|
|Bill Title:||Relating to wildlife corridors.|
Requires State Department of Fish and Wildlife, in cooperation with Department of Transportation, to develop Wildlife Corridor Action Plan for use by state agencies.
Requires State Department of Fish and Wildlife, in consultation] cooperation with Department of Transportation, to develop Wildlife Corridor and Safe Road Crossing] Action Plan for use by state agencies. Specifies certain content for inclusion in plan. Requires periodic plan updates. Requires State Department of Fish and Wildlife to post report of proposed plan or of proposed updates on website and deliver report to legislative committee] committees relating to natural resources. Requires department to prepare report regarding operation of program, post report on website and deliver report to legislative committee] committees relating to natural resources. Requires department to periodically review statutes and rules affecting wildlife corridors and to include findings in report of program operation. Requires state agencies to cooperate with department in plan development. Requires Department of Transportation to develop program for reducing wildlife-vehicle collisions in areas where wildlife corridors intersect with proposed or existing public roads. Requires department to incorporate wildlife corridors into design options for road projects having potential to threaten wildlife habitat connectivity] create or modify infrastructure to reduce wildlife-vehicle collisions. Requires inclusion of mitigation plan in road project environmental impact statement.] Requires department to biennially report on program to legislative committees relating to natural resources.
|Fiscal Impact:||Has Minimal Fiscal Impact|
|Revenue Impact:||No Revenue Impact|
|Measure Analysis:||Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements|
|Current Location:||In Senate Committee Awaiting transfer to Desk|
|Current Committee:||Senate Committee On Environment and Natural Resources|
|Potential Conflicts of Interest/Vote Explanations:||Potential Conflicts of Interest/Vote Explanation Documents|