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HF 2285 - Clean Water, Wildlife, Cultural Heritage, and Natural Resources

Summary: Would increase the sales and use tax rates by 3/8 of 1 percent beginning July 1, 2009 until June 30, 2034. Money from the increase would be dedicated to the following funds: 33 percent to the outdoor heritage fund only to be spent to restore, protect, and enhance wetlands, prairies, forests, and habitat for fish, game and wildlife; 33 percent to the clean water fund only to be spent to protect, enhance, and restore water quality in lakes, rivers, and streams and to protect groundwater from degradation, and at least 5 percent must be spent to protect drinking water sources; 14.25 percent to the parks and trails fund only to be spent to support parks and trails of regional or statewide significance; and 19.75 percent to the arts and cultural heritage fund only to be spent for arts, arts education, and arts access and to preserve state history and cultural heritage.

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