H.R. 1152 (110th): Open Space and Farmland Preservation Act

Introduced:
Feb 16, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Jim Gerlach
Representative for Pennsylvania's 6th congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Feb 16, 2007
Length
3 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 5313 (109th) was a previous version of this bill.

Passed House
Last Action: Sep 26, 2006

 
Status

This bill was introduced on February 16, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Feb 16, 2007
Referred to Committee Feb 16, 2007
 
Full Title

To reserve a small percentage of the amounts made available to the Secretary of Agriculture for the farmland protection program to fund challenge grants to encourage the purchase of conservation easements and other interests in land to be held by a State agency, county, or other eligible entity, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
12 cosponsors (10R, 2D) (show)
Committees

House Agriculture

Conservation, Energy, and Forestry

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2/16/2007--Introduced.
Open Space and Farmland Preservation Act - Amends the Farm Security Act of 1985 to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to reserve at least 15% of farmland protection program funds for grants to support cooperative efforts by an eligible state agency, county, or other eligible entity to purchase conservation easements and other interests in eligible land, whose title shall be held by an eligible entity rather than the United States.
Provides with respect to cost sharing that: (1) the federal share of the purchase price of a conservation easement or other interest in eligible land shall not exceed 25%; and (2) the state agency, county, and other eligible entities involved in the purchase shall each contribute 25% of the purchase price.

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