2010 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Cox, K.
Streamlining Easement Donations (language only)

Item 352 #3h

Item 352 #3h

Natural Resources
Conservation and Recreation, Department of

Page 243, after line 22, insert:
"F.  The department shall, with assistance from the Office of the Attorney General, the Department of Taxation, and the Virginia Outdoors Foundation, review the process for accepting and holding conservation easements.  This review shall include recommendations on streamlining the process and any actions that could be taken to ensure a timely process that results in conservation easements that effectively meet the Commonwealth's natural resource goals and the needs of the easement grantor.  The department shall involve appropriate stakeholders in this review.  Any recommendations developed by the department shall be provided to the Governor and the General Assembly by December 1, 2010."

(This amendment instructs the Department of Conservation and Recreation to work with other state entities to review whether improvements could be made to streamline the process for accepting and holding conservation easements.)