Model Policies — 2018

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Rhode Island Sugary Drinks Tax and Health Fund

Imposes a tax on sugary drinks and creates the Children's Health Promotion Fund to deposit the revenue. Funds can be used to support biking, walking, and outdoor recreation, as well as investments in safe routes to school, and eight other eligibilities. Referred to Senate committee. Read the...

Published on 05/18/18
Funding Mechanism: Bill
Topic Area: Recreation, Walking, Cycling, Taxes, Health
State: Rhode Island
Tags: 2018, Safe Routes to School

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West Virginia Recreation Authority Working with Private Landowners to Manage Facilities

Establishes the Mountaineer Trail Network Recreation Authority. The purpose of the Authority is to establish an entity in charge of overseeing well-managed facilities for trail-oriented recreation that could exist on private property without diminishing the landowner's interest, control, or...

Published on 04/27/18
Funding Mechanism: Bill
Topic Area: Trails, Recreation
State: West Virginia
Tags: 2018

Success Stories

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...

Published on 12/20/16
Funding Mechanism: Ballot Initiative
Topic Area: Environment/Sustainability, Taxes
Tags: Bond, 2014

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,...

Published on 12/20/16
Funding Mechanism: Ballot Initiative, Constitutional Amendment
Topic Area: Economic Development, Environment/Sustainability, Trails, Dedicated Funding
Tags: Bond, 2000, 2008