Urgent Action Alert!
HB 5254 is in trouble!
TAKE ACTION | Today!
Send a simple message to the Environment Committee:
Raise HB 5254 for a vote!
This is an urgent call to action to help advance HB 5254: An Act Establishing a Pilot Program Authorizing Municipalities to Impose a Buyer's Conveyance Fee on Real Property to Fund the Purchase and Stewardship of Open Space.Learn more about HB 5254 >>
HB 5254 is in trouble. Despite overwhelmingly positive testimony at the February 4 public hearing, to date the Environment Committee has not raised the bill for a vote.
Time is of the essence. If the Committee does not vote on the bill next week (the week of March 25), it will die.
WE NEED YOUR HELP ASAP IN ENSURING HB 5254 GETS A VOTE!
PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATORS TODAY!
- Please send an email to the members of the Environment Committee asking them to raise HB 5254 for a vote, and to vote YES to advance the bill.
- Please cc your legislators and bcc me at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sample message below
Dear Members of the Environment Committee:
I am writing to ask you to raise HB 5254 for a vote, and to vote yes on the bill.
HB 5254 gives a pilot group of towns the option to adopt a buyer's conveyance fee program to fund open space and farmland preservation, and undertake other local environmental projects, such as invasive species control, trail maintenance, and brownfields remediation.
The legislation only applies to towns that ask to be included; it costs the state nothing; and the program has proven successful in other states.
With the state budget crisis threatening to reduce municipal aid even further, there has never been a better time to give towns the option to establish this local funding program.
Please raise HB5254 for a vote this year!
Your name/land trust/other organization
Thank you for taking action!
Amy Blaymore Paterson, Esq.
P.S. HB 5254 deserves a vote!
Other states allow this option and it has been very successful. It's time for Connecticut to follow suit!
Please let the Environment Committee know that it is important to you that they raise HB 5254 for a vote.
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