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Policy to conserve natural resources passes

...12-member board, will acquire land on behalf of public interest. The state will earmark a quarter of the real estate transfer fees it receives each year for the purpose. Previously, all of the transfer fees were routed to the general fund...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/03/25/met_340845.shtml
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Session closes, but rift remains

...protests, hog-dog fights, a Christmas Eve "blue laws" reprieve? Out. Workers' compensation reform, real estate transfer fees, "mental cruelty" as a grounds for divorce? To be determined next year. The General Assembly left Columbia...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/06/04/met_84054.shtml
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Lawmakers put rush on measures

COLUMBIA - Rep. Bill Herbkersman tried a legislative quarterback sneak this week in hopes of getting a real estate transfer fee approved for Bluffton. Mr. Herbkersman, R-Bluffton, attempted a quick, quiet motion Thursday to get the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/04/22/met_78586.shtml
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Governor's task force offers suggestions to improve life

...Increasing the importance of the South Carolina Conservation Bank by giving half of the money raised by the real estate transfer fee to the bank instead of the quarter of the funds currently earmarked. The bank helps preserve rural landscape...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/02/07/met_374895.shtml
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Bill aims to preserve landscape

...fund-raising for land reserves. This new proposal seeks 25 cents from every dollar the general fund receives from real estate transfer fees. Because the general fund pays for myriad state needs, it is hard to pinpoint how specific programs would be...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/01/27/met_335102.shtml
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