ALERT: Anti-Forever Wild Bill in House on Tuesday
After a week’s reprieve, House Bill 362, which calls for a constitutional amendment to tax the properties held by the Forever Wild Land Trust, will be on the next House Special Order calendar. The Special Order calendars are set by the Rules Committee and provide a schedule of which bills will be addressed for each meeting of the legislative chambers. HB 362 is third on the list for Tuesday’s meeting of the House.
We’re almost halfway through the 2018 state legislative session and we will continue to work with our partners and members to fight any bill that threatens Alabama’s public lands, including HB 362. The Forever Wild Land Trust preserves some of our state’s most beautiful natural places so we can all use them for hunting, fishing, hiking, biking, birding, and much more. Communities around the state have leveraged Forever Wild lands to draw tourists and attract new residents with outdoor amenities that are more popular than ever. A return on investment study found that for every $1 Alabama spends on Forever Wild lands, $5 is returned to the state in goods and services.
Since HB 362 was introduced, more than 5,000 emails have been sent to our elected officials advocating for Forever Wild. Your voice is one of our best tools for this fight: please take a minute to ask your elected officials to vote NO On HB 362 on Tuesday.
Thanks for your continued support of Forever Wild and Alabama’s public lands.