92nd General Assembly
Summary of HB5728
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Short description: 
LOCAL LEGACY ACT                                                           

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Creates the Local Legacy Act.  Creates the Local Legacy Board and      
   establishes its membership, powers, and  duties.   Provides  that  the      
   Board  must  choose  a chairperson, adopt rules necessary to implement      
   the Act, and submit a report to the General Assembly and the  Governor      
   by  January  1,  2003 and every 2 years thereafter.  Creates the Local      
   Legacy Program to fund county-municipal partnerships for  the  purpose      
   of  inventorying  and protecting natural areas, farmland, and cultural      
   resources.  Requires counties interested in program funds  to  form  a      
   Local  Steering  Committee composed of county board members, municipal      
   officers, and local residents and provides  procedures  for  Committee      
   oversight  of  grant  requests.   Authorizes  the Committee to develop      
   criteria and a Resource Protection Plan for prioritizing resources and      
   the use of grant moneys under the Act.  Allows a local municipality to      
   object in writing to all or some of the Resource Protection  Plan  and      
   provides  that  those  counties,  municipalities,  and  units of local      
   government that have adopted a Resource Protection Plan shall  receive      
   preferential status for grant moneys under the Act.  Creates the Local      
   Legacy  Fund as a special fund in the State treasury and specifies the      
   purposes for which the Fund moneys may be used. Amends the State            
   Finance Act to create the Local Legacy Fund.                                
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: JAN-07-2003

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   0


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