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Ozark National Scenic Riverways Face Changes

Posted in: Legistlative Alerts, News- Apr 03, 2014 No Comments

The Ozark National Scenic Riverways bill, HB 2006, passed the Senate’s Second Reading and has been sent to the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Contact members of the Senate Appropriations Committee to voice your opinion on proposed appropriation of $6 million from “surplus revenue fund” and whatever else is needed from the Park Sales Tax for operation and maintenance of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways (ONSR) in the event this national park is transferred to the state, as requested in other bills currently under consideration in the Missouri General Assembly and the U.S. Congress.

The transfer would have impacts on the State of Missouri and we encourage all Stream Teams to become informed on this issue and voice your opinion.

Here’s a brief history of the bill:

  • February 6 – HB 2006 is first introduced by Representative Rick Stream.
  • February 10  – Bill is referred to the Budget Committee
  • March 12 – Bill is referred to Rules Committee
  • March 27 – Bill is read a final time in the House and passed with 110 yes votes and 40 no votes [see how your representatives voted]. It is introduced and read the first time at the Senate.
  • March 31 – Bill is read a second time in the Senate and referred to the Senate Committee on Senate-Appropriations

Details of HB 2006 can be found here, and you can read here for more about the legislative process.

Learn more about all proposed regulation changes in Missouri state government