HB 271Shoreline Protection

Overview

This bill revises the Shore Protection Act of 1979.  Currently, structures built before 1979 and 20ft tall trees are used to outline protected areas.  This creates an extremely cumbersome explanation of ‘protected’ and non-protected areas that can change regularly based on the removal/addition of trees. New conditional options will include a 25ft buffer line from the most inward sand dune, a shoreline project, or ordinary high water mark.