Forest Preservation. Legal news and articles for February 28 - 29, 2012

2 bills passed to tax speakers, MPsNJ must not weaken land preservation programsPunjab first to have law on devolved monumentsHistoric preservation symposium to be offered in LexingtonSCH approves human tissue protection law draftBangladesh Passes Anti-Porn LawSD lawmakers approve concealed weapons carry billTrudie Styler on Rainforest Preservation and Human SpiritVirginia's NDAA Nullifying Bill Passed by State SenateJS passes pornography control billPreservation tax credit would create jobsGavin Newsom asks official who killed puma to quitGavin Newsom asks official who killed puma to quitWestport considers adding 2 preservation-related questions to the ballotWestport considers adding 2 preservation-related questions to the ballot

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Preserving Court Funding Will Require Effective Political Efforts by the ...
ABA JournalFebruary 5, 2012

"The courts are nonpartisan, and support for the courts is nonpartisan," said Gail Stone, the law and justice policy advisor for the office of the King County executive in Seattle, "but revenue is a very partisan issue." But recognizing that politics ...more »

Focus on protecting wildlife, not commercial forestry practices
Daily Star OnlineFebruary 6, 2012

Instead of protecting wildlife, the proposed wildlife preservation act focuses more on giving more power and dominion to an incompetent forest department widely criticised for its commercial forestry practices, said speakers at a discussion yesterday.more »

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2 bills passed to tax speakers, MPs
Daily Star OnlineFebruary 29, 2012

Meanwhile, Environment and Forest Minister Hasan Mahmud placed two bills in parliament seeking to amend the Forest Act, 1927 and to enact new law for preserving trees. The proposed legislation on tree preservation says the government can declare trees ...more »

NJ must not weaken land preservation programs
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com (blog)February 29, 2012

The bill would provide for a further expansion of the Permit Extension Act of 2008. That law extended all development permits for two years. The rationale for the bill was that shovel-ready projects, held up by a lack of capital financing, ...more »

Punjab first to have law on devolved monuments
DAWN.comFebruary 29, 2012

Previously, the monuments and other heritage sites in the province were protected under the Special Premises (Preservation) Ordinance, 1985. Now with the approval and enactment of the Antiquities Amendment Act 2012, the devolved sites and monuments had ...more »

Historic preservation symposium to be offered in Lexington
Lexington Herald LeaderFebruary 29, 2012

By Herald-Leader Staff Report The role of historic preservation in affordable housing and neighborhood improvement will be the subject of a free, public symposium Thursday and Friday at the Lexington History Museum, 215 W. Main Street.more »

SCH approves human tissue protection law draft
Gulf TimesFebruary 28, 2012

By Bonnie James Qatar's Supreme Council of Health (SCH) has approved the draft of the proposed human tissue protection law, the Qatar International Conference on Stem Cell Science and Policy 2012, was told yesterday. β€œThe committee meeting in this ...more »

Bangladesh Passes Anti-Porn Law
XBIZFebruary 28, 2012

By Bob Johnson, XBIZ.com DHAKA, Bangladesh β€” The Bangladesh Parliament has put into law its first-ever anti-porn law today that carries stiff penalties for the production, preservation, transportation and marketing of porn. Although the law's toughest ...more »

SD lawmakers approve concealed weapons carry bill
Yankton Daily PressFebruary 28, 2012

The general assembly hereby finds, determines, and declares that this act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, and safety"? 3. How does law enforcement readily determine that a person "may legally possess a handgun ...more »

Trudie Styler on Rainforest Preservation and Human Spirit
Huffington Post (blog)February 28, 2012

TS: Since we began the Rainforest Foundation all those years ago, we have helped local indigenous communities gain legal rights to protect more than 100000 square kilometers of forest. Our current program of projects will protect a further one million ...more »

Virginia's NDAA Nullifying Bill Passed by State Senate
The New AmericanFebruary 28, 2012

Marshall's bill is the first measure in the nation that is based on the Liberty Preservation Act. This model legislation (a copy of which is available from the Tenth Amendment Center) is designed to block the enforcement of the provisions of the NDAA ...more »

JS passes pornography control bill
Bangladesh News 24 hoursFebruary 28, 2012

Dhaka, Feb 28 (bdnews24.com) – Parliament on Tuesday passed the Pornography Control Bill-2011 into law with the provision of up to 10 years' rigorous imprisonment and Tk 500000 in fine for its violation. The law bans production, preservation, ...more »

Preservation tax credit would create jobs
Baltimore Sun (blog)February 28, 2012

Senator Cardin's legislation, the Creating American Prosperity through Preservation (CAPP) Act, would expand the already-impressive track record of the federal historic tax credit β€” a little-known federal program that gets big results.more »

Gavin Newsom asks official who killed puma to quit
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)February 28, 2012

Newsom reminded Richards that he is required to not only comply with conservation laws, but also work in the best interests of the people and state wildlife. "Your continued presence on the Commission is a distraction from those important issues," ...more »

Gavin Newsom asks official who killed puma to quit
San Francisco ChronicleFebruary 28, 2012

Newsom reminded Richards that he is required to not only comply with conservation laws, but also work in the best interests of the people and state wildlife. "Your continued presence on the Commission is a distraction from those important issues," ...more »

Westport considers adding 2 preservation-related questions to the ballot
Wicked LocalFebruary 28, 2012

For the Community Preservation Act, voters will have their third chance to give their say on the issue. At Town Meeting in 2009 and 2011, voters turned down questions to repeal the act. The act has been in place since 2001, and has paid for a range of ...more »

Westport considers adding 2 preservation-related questions to the ballot
Fall River Herald NewsFebruary 28, 2012

For the Community Preservation Act, voters will have their third chance to give their say on the issue. At Town Meeting in 2009 and 2011, voters turned down questions to repeal the act. The act has been in place since 2001, and has paid for a range of ...more »

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