IN HB1521 | 2021 | Regular Session

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 14 2021 - 25% progression
Action: 2021-01-14 - First reading: referred to Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development
Pending: House Agriculture and Rural Development Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

Agricultural conservation easements. Requires the Indiana state department of agriculture (department) to establish a program to assist individuals in creating agricultural conservation easements for agricultural land. Requires the department to assist individuals and local governments in obtaining agricultural conservation easements through federal programs. Creates the agricultural conservation easement fund to purchase permanent agricultural conservation easements. Provides that an agricultural conservation easement that meets the conservation easement requirements shall be assessed and taxed on a basis that reflects the easement. Provides that the state or a unit of local government may not acquire an interest in any real property through eminent domain if the real property is subject to an agricultural conservation easement, unless permission has been granted by the director of the department. Specifies that an agricultural conservation easement does not affect the ability of a public utility or a municipally owned utility to acquire property or property rights to be used in connection with the provision of utility services to the public.

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Title

Agricultural conservation easements.

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History

DateChamberAction
2021-01-14HouseFirst reading: referred to Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development
2021-01-14HouseAuthored by Representative Bauer M

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