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2004 House Joint Resolution Z : Place protected recreation and resource funds in Constitution
Introduced by Rep. Randy Richardville (R) on May 12, 2004
To place before voters in the next general election a Constitutional amendment to establish a Michigan conservation and recreation legacy fund, which would contain several sub-accounts such as a state park improvement account, a waterways account, snowmobile and off-road vehicle trail accounts, a forest recreation account, and a game and fish protection account. The funds and accounts would receive earmarked revenue from various fees, license sales, land sales, fines, fuel taxes, etc. Placing these funds and accounts in the Constitution would limit legislative discretion regarding how the money is spent.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Committee on May 12, 2004
Substitute offered by Rep. Randy Richardville (R) on July 14, 2004
To replace the previous version of the resolution with one that revises details but does not change its substance as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on July 14, 2004
Amendment offered by Rep. Matthew Gillard (D) on July 14, 2004
To clarify that the measure would apply propectively to the state using the various sub-funds to make payments in lieu of property taxes to local governments on state owned land acquired after the adoption of the constitutional amendment.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on July 14, 2004
Received in the Senate on August 4, 2004
Referred to the Senate Natural Resources & Environmental Affairs Committee on August 4, 2004
Substitute offered in the Senate on December 7, 2004
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance of the bill as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 7, 2004
To place before voters in the next general election a Constitutional amendment to establish a Michigan conservation and recreation legacy fund, which would contain several sub-accounts such as a state park improvement account, a waterways account, snowmobile and off-road vehicle trail accounts, a forest recreation account, and a game and fish protection account. The funds and accounts would receive earmarked revenue from various fees, license sales, land sales, fines, fuel taxes, etc. Placing these funds and accounts in the Constitution would limit legislative discretion regarding how the money is spent.
Received in the House on December 8, 2004

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