Outdoor recreation funding bill lives on in the House

After hearing wide support to establish mechanisms for awarding grants to outdoor recreation projects statewide, committee votes unanimously to advance legislation Thursday.

After failing introduction in the Senate, a mirror bill advancing in the House is keeping alive the discussion of how the newly created Wyoming outdoor recreation and tourism trust fund allocates grants to state projects.

House Bill 67 – Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Trust Fund Administration-2, would establish a nine-person board as well as rules for allocating grants from the trust fund that Gov. Mark Gordon signed into law in 2023.

The Senate version, SF 40, was sponsored by the Legislature’s Joint Travel Committee — normally a signal that it would be prioritized for introduction. Despite...


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