Rep. Jimmie Smith, R-Lecanto, has filed a bill that would allow adjacent landowners to obtain state land in return for a conservation easement on their private land. File photo by Ana Goni-Lessan.
A bill that would allow private landowners to acquire state land without having to pay for it is raising concerns among some environmental groups.
HB 33 by Rep. Jimmie T. Smith, R-Lecanto, would allow an individual or corporate landowner to acquire state land in exchange for providing a conservation easement over their adjacent private land.
This brief has been archived. The entire brief is available exclusively to LobbyTools subscribers.
Already a subscriber? login, or call 850-915-0100 x1 for customer support.