From: email@example.com Subject: Montana Special: Register the Land Trusts! Land Rights Network American Land Rights Association PO Box 400 – Battle Ground, WA. 98604 Phone: 360-687-3087 – Fax: 360-687-2973 – E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web Address: http://www.landrights.org Legislative Office: 507 Seward Square SE- Washington, DC 20003 Phone: 202-210-2357 – Fax: 202-543-7126 – E-mail: email@example.com Montana Special: Register the Land Trusts! Here is a chance to put a leash on the Nature Conservancy and the other multi-billion dollar "non-profit" real-estate scams! Register the Land Trusts! Montana State Representative Rick Maedje is having a hearing on his bill H.B. 725, which among other things will require licensing of real estate land trusts. Realtors and others involved in real estate have regulations they have to follow. But the Nature Conservancy and the other very profitable "non-profit" land trusts hide behind their "non-profit" status and do not have to register as Realtors. ***** Rep. Maedje's bill would require land trusts operating on Montana to register as "encumberance brokers" if they seek to place conservation easements on property. ***** ACTION ITEM: He is having a hearing on H.B. 725 on THIS MONDAY, March 24, at the Montana state capitol building, Room 152. PLEASE show up if you can. If you cannot, then please send written comments to the chairman of the Montana House Natural Resources Committee, Rep. Cindy Younkin. Her fax is 406-444-1864. Any comments relating to reigning in abuses of conservation easements and land trusts are welcome. You can also email comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Rep. Maedje is full of good ideas. He is also considering requiring "non-profit" land trusts to pay capital gains taxes when they turn profits on reselling land to government agencies after buying it from private parties. THANK YOU Rep. Maedje! Please forward this message to every person you can in MONTANA!! -- To unsubscribe from this mailing list; please visit http://governance.net and enter your email address.