Maine LD 191: An Act To Require the Transfer of a Forest Management and Harvest Plan upon the Transfer of Land in the Tree Growth Tax Program

LD 191 (subjects: PROPERTY TAX , TREE GROWTH TAX )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=191&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Sen. Thomas Saviello of Franklin: (R – District 17) — e-mail

8 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
1/29/2015 Senate Committee on TAXATION
suggested and ordered printed
On motion by Senator McCormick of Kennebec REFERRED to the Committee on TAXATION
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
1/29/2015 House Bill REFERRED to the Committee on TAXATION.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/10/2015 Senate Pursuant to Joint Rule 310.3 Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD)

Bill Text

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An Act To Require the Transfer of a Forest Management and Harvest Plan upon the Transfer of Land in the Tree Growth Tax Program

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 36 MRSA 574-B, sub- 3, as amended by PL 2011, c. 618, 2, is repealed and the following enacted in its place:

3. Transfer of ownership. When land taxed under this subchapter is transferred to a new owner, the new landowner may file with the municipal assessor or the State Tax Assessor for land in the unorganized territory a sworn statement indicating that a new forest management and harvest plan has been prepared. Unless a sworn statement is filed, the landowner shall manage the land in accordance with the forest management and harvest plan prepared for the previous landowner or the land is considered to have been withdrawn from the program under section 581.

Parcels of land subject to section 573, subsection 3, paragraph B or C are exempt from the requirements under this subsection.

For the purposes of this subsection, “transferred to a new owner” means the transfer of the controlling interest in the fee ownership of the land or the controlling interest in the timber rights on the land; and

summary

This bill provides that, when land taxed under the tree growth tax program is transferred, the new landowner may file a sworn statement that a new forest management and harvest plan has been prepared. If the new landowner does not file a new plan, the landowner must continue to manage the land in accordance with the plan prepared for the previous landowner or the land is considered to have been withdrawn from the program.

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Note: Maine Clean Elections Act (MCEA) Qualified candidates only accept a small dollar value of initial contributions early in their campaigns, pledge not to accept further campaign contributions from private sources, and receive public funding for their campaigns. MCEA Non-Qualified candidates choose not to obtain public funding and instead are free to accept campaign contributions from individuals, party committees, political action committees and business sources.


This information about LD 191 was last updated on 2016-05-12.
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