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H.R. 641 (114th): Conservation Easement Incentive Act of 2015

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To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make permanent the special rule for contributions of qualified conservation contributions.

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Sponsor and status

Mike Kelly

Sponsor. Representative for Pennsylvania's 3rd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 9, 2015
Length: 6 pages
Feb 2, 2015
114th Congress (2015–2017)
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H.R. 2029: Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016
Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 18, 2015. (compare text)

54 Cosponsors (29 Republicans, 25 Democrats)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

House Passes Major Legislation to Prevent Tax Increases
    — Rep. Mike Kelly [R-PA16] (Sponsor) on Dec 17, 2015

bipartisan coalition introduces bill incentivizing conservation of agricultural lands, open spaces
    — Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5] (Co-sponsor) on Feb 2, 2015

Bipartisan Coalition Introduces Bill Incentivizing Conservation of Agricultural Lands, Open Spaces
    — Sen. Dean Heller [R-NV, 2011-2018] on Feb 2, 2015

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Feb 2, 2015

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Feb 4, 2015
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Feb 9, 2015
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H.R. 641 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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