Rep. Sam Watson's (R-Moultrie) two proposals to fund Georgia's parks, trails, wildlife habitats, and hunting spaces through a diversion of sales tax on outdoor gear passed the state Senate unanimously this week. The measures are expected to send $20 million to the state's open spaces initially, a number that could grow to $40 million in dedicated revenue. The proposals are expected to pass the House; they would then be sent to voters for approval in November.
New Bill Would Give $40 Million to Parks Each Year
A proposed state constitutional amendment would establish a conservation fund for Georgia.