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Amendment

 

January Session, 2009

LCO No. 6133

   
 

*HB0520906133HDO*

Offered by:

 

REP. HORNISH, 62nd Dist.

REP. URBAN, 43rd Dist.

REP. DILLON, 92nd Dist.

REP. FONTANA, 87th Dist.

REP. GROGINS, 129th Dist.

REP. LARSON, 11th Dist.

REP. MUSHINSKY, 85th Dist.

REP. MEGNA, 97th Dist.

REP. O'ROURKE, 32nd Dist.

To: House Bill No. 5209

File No. 495

Cal. No. 316

Strike everything after the enacting clause and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

"Section 1. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) The Commissioner of Environmental Protection shall not reduce the amount of state land where recreational activity is permitted without providing for an equal amount of such land elsewhere in the state. The amount of state land where recreational activity is permitted shall not be less than the percentage of state land where recreational activity was permitted as of July 1, 2008.

(b) The amount of land dedicated for recreational activity pursuant to subsection (a) of this section shall be proportionate to public popularity. For purposes of this section, recreational activity includes, but is not limited to, hiking, cross country skiing, off-road vehicle use, all-terrain vehicle use, mountain biking, hunting and bird watching.

(c) For purposes of determining public popularity pursuant to subsection (b) of this section, the Commissioner of Environmental Protection shall conduct a public survey every three years to determine the level of popularity of each recreational activity for each parcel of public land. Such public survey shall include collection of public opinion data for specific recreational activities. "

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

from passage

New section