AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE ADDITION OF BOB'S CREEK STATE NATURAL AREA, WARWICK MILL BAY STATE NATURAL AREA, AND SALMON CREEK STATE NATURAL AREA TO THE STATE PARKS SYSTEM, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL AND CULTURAL RESOURCES, AND TO DIRECT THE DEPARTMENT TO STUDY THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A STATE PARK ON THE BLACK RIVER. Enacted July 25, 2017. Effective July 25, 2017.
Summary date: Jul 25 2017 - View summary
Summary date: Jun 28 2017 - View summary
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.
Changes the name of the Bob's Pocket State Natural Area to Bob's Creek State Natural Area throughout the act. Makes conforming changes to the act's long title.
Summary date: Jun 21 2017 - View summary
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Instead of authorizing the addition of Black River State Park to the State Parks System, requires the Division of Parks and Recreation to study acquiring land and establishing a State Park on the Black River. Specifies what is to be included in the study and requires public input and a cost estimate. Requires a report to the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Agriculture and Natural and Economic Resources on or before March 1, 2018. Make conforming changes and deletions. Makes conforming changes to the act's long title.
Summary date: Mar 14 2017 - View summary
As title indicates. Additionally, allows the State to receive donations of land and to purchase other needed lands for those specified areas with existing funds in the Clean Water Management Trust Fund, Parks and Recreation Trust Fund, the federal Land and Water Trust Fund, and other avilable funding sources.