Laws, Regulations & Annotations

Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2018

Government Code Provisions

Provisions Relating to Timberland

Chapter 6.7. Timberland*

Article 6. Eminent Domain or Other Acquisition

Section 51152

51152. Location of public improvement on timberland production zone. (a) No public agency or person shall locate a public improvement within a timberland production zone (TPZ) based primarily on a consideration of the lower cost of acquiring a land in a TPZ.

(b) No public agency or person shall acquire timberland zoned as timberland production pursuant to this chapter for any public improvement if there is other land within or outside the TPZ on which it is reasonably feasible to locate the public improvement.

History.—Stats. 1982, Ch. 1489, in effect January 1, 1983, substituted "production" for "preserve" after "timberland" in both subdivision (a) and subdivision (b).

* Chapter 6.7 was added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 176, p. 305, in effect May 24, 1976. Secs. 20 and 21 thereof provided no payment by state to local governments because of this act.

† Added by Stats. 1977, Ch 853, in effect September 17, 1977.