Interesting. Basically requires a “payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT)” to be paid by the Dept. of Natural Resources to the various counties based on the number of acres of DNR land in the county. The payments come out of the state general fund.
Representative Koch has also introduced HB 1025 which authorizes a municipality to charge the DNR for public safety protection provided to DNR property. So, I’m going to go out on a limb here and speculate that Rep. Koch represents an area that feels like DNR is freeloading and draining its resources.