State Parks Bills Make Progress

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Chewacla State Park

On Tuesday, the State Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs voted to pass Senate Bill 260, which calls for a vote on a constitutional amendment to protect state parks’ funding and is sponsored by Sen. Clay Scofield (R-Guntersville). The companion bill, House Bill 249 sponsored by Rep. Kerry Rich (R-Albertville), was passed out of the House Committee on Constitution, Campaigns, and Elections. The bills will now move to their respective chambers, where they will be voted on by the full House and Senate membership.

Since the bills were introduced last week, almost 900 messages have been sent to our state elected officials to let them know to vote YES on SB 260 and HB 249 and protect our parks’ funding. Once again, voters are making it clear just how important state parks are to Alabama’s communities, economy, and natural resources. If you haven’t already, tell your elected officials to stand up for our parks and preserve their funding.

We’ll keep you updated on these bills as they make their way through the legislature. Follow their progress on our Bill Tracker, or sign up for our weekly Hot List email to get the latest news on environmental bills sent directly to your inbox.

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