Laws, Regulations & Annotations

Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2012
 

Additional Government Code Provisions

Provisions Relating to the Open-Space Easement Act of 1974

Chapter 6.6. Open-Space Easements*

Article 1. Declaration

Section 51070

51070. Legislative intent. It is the intent of the Legislature in enacting this chapter to provide a means whereby any county or city may acquire or approve an open-space easement in perpetuity or for a term of years for the purpose of preserving and maintaining open space.

History.—Stats. 1977, Ch. 1178, in effect January 1, 1978, added "or approve".

* Chapter 6.6 was added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 1003, p. 2154, in effect January 1, 1975. Sec. 10 thereof provided no payment by state to local governments because of this act.

Note.—Section 11 of Stats. 1974, Ch. 1003, p. 2161, provided that the provisions of this act shall be given prospective application only and shall not be construed in a manner which would impair the obligation of any existing open-space easement or scenic restriction entered into prior to January 1, 1975. Land subject to any such easement or restriction on such date shall continue to be assessed under Article 1.5 (commencing with Section 421) of Chapter 3 of Part 2 of Division 1 of the Revenue and Taxation Code so long as such land otherwise qualifies for assessment under such article and qualifies under Chapter 6.5 (commencing with Section 51050) of Part 1 of Division 1 of Title 5 of, or under Chapter 12 (commencing with Section 6950) of Division 7 of Title 1 of, the Government Code.