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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