Sign-on to AVCRP Letter; Hardest Hit Fund used for Demo with no Section 106; Membership Campaign and Office Move

Organizational Supporters Needed for AVCRP Letter Many of you may recall our continued participation in America’s Voice Coalition for Conservation, Recreation, and Preservation (AVCRP). The organization brings together the preservation, conservation, and recreation communities to work on advocacy and common goals. As we have reported the past several months, the Appropriations process has been severely …

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Leahy Introduces New Tax Credit Bill for Historic Buildings in Downtown Areas

Earlier this month, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) introduced S.1421- The Historic Downtown Preservation and Access Act. The bill, which was referred to the Senate Finance Committee, provides for a tax credit of up to $50,000 to balance the cost of installation of fire sprinklers and elevators in historic multi-use buildings.  Preservation Action members should contact …

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Senate Appropriators Reveal Draft Interior Bill; New Online Resource on UNESCO and World Heritage

Aerial photo of Poverty Point State Historic Site, tentative nomination to the World Heritage List; Louisiana. Photo copyright Susan Guice, courtesy of the Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism.

Preservation Action Legislative Update August 9, 2013, Volume 16, Number 23 → Senate Appropriators Reveal Draft Interior Bill Last week Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee Appropriations Subcommittee, released their draft FY14 spending bill. We reported last month that the companion …

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No Vote on Serrano HPF Amendment; FY2012 Tax Credit Report Released

Preservation Action Legislative Update August 2, 2013 | Volume 16 | Number 31 → No Vote on Serrano HPF Amendment Preservation Action alerted our members this week that Rep. José Serrano (D-NY) was planning to introduce an amendment to the House Interior Appropriations Bill. As we reported earlier this month, that bill included large cuts to Historic …

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