Conservation Advocates - HB 5254 Needs Your Help!

 

 Please Ask your Legislators to Support Local Funding for 
Open Space by Voting “Yes” on HB 5254 

HB 5254 is a bill that would allow, but not require, certain municipalities to establish up to a 1% buyer’s conveyance fee on real estate purchases greater than $150,000 to fund: (1) purchase of local open space, forest and farmland (including in cooperation with land trusts), (2) brownfield remediation, or (3) other environmental projects (including removal of invasive, trail maintenance, or protecting water resources).
 
 
CURRENT STATUS OF HB 5254:  The Environment Committee held a public hearing on HB 5254 on February 4 and may soon vote on the bill.
 
 
WE NEED YOUR HELP ASAP IN GETTING THE BILL APPROVED BY
THE ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE
 
PLEASE EMAIL AND CALL YOUR LEGISLATORS TODAY!
 
 
 
Time is of the Essence!
 
While the testimony in favor of HB 5254 was overwhelmingly favorable, many legislators on the Environment Committee have not yet committed to supporting the bill. They and your other legislators need to hear from you - again!
 
Please let your legislators know that it is important to you that they support a voluntary option to help fund local open space acquisition and stewardship efforts.
 
Please take action today!
 
Sincerely,
 Amy signature
Amy Blaymore Paterson, Esq.
Executive Director