Thursday, March 4, 2010

GaPA Thursday

Several bills have been introduced in the General Assembly that could positively impact preservation in Georgia!


  • SB 374 creates a Legislative Economic Development Council to evaluate statewide economic development strategies (rehab tax credits are a major economic development tool across Georgia).
  • HB 867 creates a Commission on Regional Planning to identify issues, opportunities and funding for statewide service delivery (regional historic preservation planners are part of the service delivery system).
  • HB 1202 allows conservation tax credits to be transferred from one taxpayer to another (protection of historic or archaeological properties is an eligible conservation purpose).

The General Assembly will reconvene on Monday, March 8, after a two-week recess to consider budget issues.

Take Action!

Go to www.legis.state.ga.us to:

Find more details about these bills

Follow the status of these and other bills

Communicate with your legislators

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Don’t forget about the fight to fund Save America’s Treasures and Preserve America

The National Trust for Historic Preservation makes it easy for you to tell members of Congress about the importance of funding historic preservation programs.

Send Congress this email now and

tell them Preservation = Jobs!


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