SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION J
February 8, 2001, Introduced by Senator JAYE and referred to the Committee on Natural
Resources and Environmental Affairs.
A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the state con-
stitution of 1963, by adding section 25 to article I, to recog-
nize a right to harvest timber.
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
state of Michigan, That the following amendment to the state con-
stitution of 1963, to recognize a right to harvest timber, is
proposed, agreed to, and submitted to the people of the state:
1 ARTICLE I
2 SEC. 25. A PERSON HAS THE RIGHT TO HARVEST TIMBER OWNED BY
3 THAT PERSON, SUBJECT ONLY TO LIMITS AND RESTRICTIONS THAT ARE
4 PRESCRIBED BY LAW AND NECESSARY FOR PUBLIC SAFETY OR THE CONSER-
5 VATION OR ENHANCEMENT OF THE NATURAL RESOURCES OF THE STATE.
6 Resolved further, That the foregoing amendment shall be
7 submitted to the people of the state at the next general election
8 in the manner provided by law.
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