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HB 271: Water resources; shore protection; revise various provisions

Voted on Friday March 3, 2017

John Pezold's thoughts

HB 271 replaces the current criteria for determining the landward boundary jurisdiction of the '1979 Shore Protection Act' (SPA) from 20 -foot or taller trees and pre-1979 habitable structure for private property.
-- a line 25 feet landward from the ordinary high water mark
--a line 25 feet landward from the landward most toe of the most landward sand dunes
--a line 25 feet landward from the crest of a visible and functioning shoreline or stablization structure
The bill also allows current and/or new property owners to request a transfer of a SPA permit.

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John Pezold's Vote

Vote Totals

The table below breaks down the total number of votes, and marks the majority vote.

Voted Total % Majority Vote?
Yea 174 96.7% Majority Vote
Nay 0 0%
Did not vote 3 1.7%
Excused 3 1.7%