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HB 4039 — Recreation and Parks

by Rep. Porter and others (SB 952 by Senator Oelrich)

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Environmental Preservation and Conservation Committee (EP)

The bill repeals duplicative statutes dealing with the authority that cities and counties have to set aside lands and/or buildings for use as playgrounds and recreation centers and to appropriate funds to conduct, equip, and maintain these facilities.  Since 1968, cities and counties under their home rule authority have been able to levy such taxes, subject to referendum, within their respective millage cap.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2012.

Vote: Senate 39-0; House 116-0