Johnson backs bill championed by the conservation community
While visiting the Connemara Conservancy in Allen, Rep. Sam Johnson announced his co-sponsorship of legislation championed by the conservation community in North Texas, the Conservation Easement Incentive Act of 2009, H.R. 1831. This bill will aid in the protection of millions of acres of the nation's agricultural lands and open spaces. H.R. 1831 makes permanent an expiring incentive that allows modest-income landowners to receive significant tax deductions for donating conservation easements that permanently protect important natural or historic resources on their lands.