Model Policies — Bill
Creates the Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Act, which imposes a tax on distributors of sugar-sweetened beverages in the State at the rate of $0.01 per ounce. Funds will be used to support community prevention and wellness initiatives, including trails. Referred to the Rules Committee on...
Minnesota Bike/Bike Parts Sales Tax for Trails
Designates existing sales tax revenues on bicycles and bicycle parts for construction and maintenance of regional trail, bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure. Referred to Transportation Policy & Finance Committee on March 2017. Read the legislation.
Minnesota Active Transportation Program
Establishes an active transportation program (ATP) and allocates certain general sales tax revenue for the fund. Subsequently, the ATP was established in the 2017 Omnibus Transportation Bill, and was funded in 2019 with STP funds in 2019. Read the legislation.
Ohio Legislative Trails Caucus
The Ohio Legislative Trails Caucus, formed on March 29, 2017, is a bipartisan group of over 40 state-elected officials committed to creating a statewide trails network to connect Ohioans. The Caucus is focused on improving existing trails and ensuring smart planning for future trail networks. The...
“Complete Communities” Law Creates Unique Collaboration Between Local Governments and Delaware DOT
On May 5, 2016, the Delaware General Assembly passed Senate Bill (SB) 130—the Complete Communities bill—which takes a unique policy approach whereby the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) and local communities work together to create more bikeable, walkable communities around...