Advocates hope to clear confusion around outdoor recreation funding bill

Student lobbyists worked to counter confusion about the bill in committee. They hope lawmakers get educated before they consider it on the Senate floor.

An outdoor recreation funding bill sailed out of a Senate committee Tuesday after lawmakers and residents heaped praise on it. High school students, however, testified that several senators appeared initially confused about the bill — and they hope those lawmakers get up to speed before the full body considers it on the Senate floor.

That task of educating senators could be the biggest hurdle remaining for House Bill 67 – Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Trust Fund Administration-2.

The bill would establish a nine-person board as well as rules for allocating grants from the trust fund that Gov....

 

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