Model Policies — Illinois
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...
Illinois ADA Compliance for Bicycle-Pedestrian Infrastructure
Provides that the Department of Transportation shall comply with its IDOT ADA transition plan during any construction, reconstruction, or resurfacing projects that may affect bicycle or pedestrian ways. In Senate. Read the legislation.
Florida: Funding Trails Through Conservation and the Ballot Box
Florida’s history of supporting environmental conservation and recreation dates back to the establishment of the Land Acquisition Trust Fund in 1963. Throughout the years, a number of programs have helped support this important trust fund—and today, Florida seeks to build on the success of these...
Clean Ohio: Bond Initiative Creates Hundreds of Millions for Trails, Conservation
First approved by voters in 2000, the Clean Ohio Fund is a $400 million state bond initiative that restores, protects and connects Ohio’s natural and urban places by preserving open space and farmland, improving outdoor recreation and attracting investment and economic development. The program,...