General Assembly Makes Agricultural Conservation Easement Inspections Biennial

House Bill 84 (printers no 62) amends the Agricultural Area Security Law (Act 43 of 1981) and abrogates regulations in order to reduce easement monitoring requirements for county agricultural land preservation boards. County boards will now be required to inspect eased properties at least every two years, rather than the prior annual requirement. The bill also changes some of rules pertaining to inspections.

The House passed the bill 194-0 on 1/22/2013 and the Senate passed the bill 50-0 on 6/17/2013.

(In comparison with these state program requirements, Land Trust Standards and Practices, published by the Land Trust Alliance, require a land trust to monitor “its easement properties regularly, at least annually, in a manner appropriate to the size and restrictions of each property….”)

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