Sen. Smucker Honored With Historic Preservation Award

The state’s largest nonprofit historical preservation group Monday honored Sen. Lloyd Smucker (R-Lancaster) for his efforts to protect and rehabilitate historically significant buildings in Pennsylvania.

Preservation Pennsylvania named Sen. Smucker as the recipient of its Leadership in State Government and State Issues Award. The award was announced as part of the 2012 Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Awards designed to honor individuals and organizations that have demonstrated excellence in the field of historic preservation.

Earlier this year, Sen. Smucker authored a new law incorporated into the Tax Code bill passed in July establishing an historic preservation tax credit program in Pennsylvania. The new program will provide an incentive to rehabilitate historically significant buildings for commercial use.

“The creation of this program was the culmination of many years of dedicated work by legislators, advocates and concerned citizens, and it is an honor to be recognized for the success of these legislative efforts,” Sen. Smucker said. “Finally seeing this proposal signed into law was a great first step toward ensuring the buildings that contribute to the character and heritage of our communities remain in productive use for future generations.


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