Promoting Conservation for Landowners

SB 514

Legislative Session | 

This bill makes it more attractive for landowners to create conservation easements for fish and wildlife. It establishes a new property tax special assessment for conservation easements and allows land already receiving property tax breaks as farm and forestland to be transferred to the new classification without payment of additional taxes or penalties, eliminating a major disincentive for voluntary habitat conservation. This bill makes it more attractive for landowners to set aside wildlife habitat.

Senate

Vote date May 11, 2007
Yes 27 - No 0

House of Representatives

Vote date June 26, 2007
Yes 37 - No 22
Governor Signed the bill
Yes is the pro-environment vote

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