Open-Space Land & Farmlands, Long-Term Funding for Purchase of Development Rights; Study. (SJ76)

Introduced By

Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Study; continues the Joint Subcommittee Studying Long-Term Funding for the Purchase of Development Rights to Preserve Open-Space and Farmlands; report. Continues for an additional year the Joint Subcommittee Studying Long-Term Funding Sources for the Purchase of Development Rights to Preserve Open-Space Land and Farmlands. In conducting the study, the joint subcommittee would study alternative options for cost-sharing arrangements with local governments to provide funding for land preservation and new parks, the effectiveness and efficiency of local purchase of development rights programs as a tool for land preservation, the future needs of the Commonwealth for open-space land and parks, and sources of dedicated funds for long-term funding of land preservation and new parks. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 082881232
01/09/2008Referred to Committee on Rules
02/08/2008Reported from Rules with amendment
02/11/2008Reading waived (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2008Read second time
02/12/2008Reading of amendment waived
02/12/2008Committee amendment agreed to
02/12/2008Engrossed by Senate as amended SJ76E
02/12/2008Printed as engrossed 082881232-E
02/12/2008Reading waived (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2008Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
02/12/2008Communicated to House
02/14/2008Placed on Calendar
02/14/2008Referred to Committee on Rules
03/03/2008Left in Rules