Bill No.: HB0239 Drafter: LGC


LSO No.: 09LSO-0320 Effective Date: 7/1/2009


Enrolled Act No.: HEA0116


Chapter No.: 203


Prime Sponsor: Representative Quarberg


Catch Title: Big Horn basin discovery center.


Subject: Appropriation for Big Horn basin discovery center.



Summary/Major Elements:


         The act provides an appropriation to a joint powers board created by Hot Springs County and the town of Thermopolis for funding project planning and investigating the economic viability and funding options for a discovery center to be located on state park land near the entrance to Hot Springs state park.


         The act limits expenditure of funds appropriated until the joint powers board is created and it has entered into a lease agreement with the department of state parks and cultural resources.




Report Required: The joint powers board must report to the joint travel, recreation, wildlife and cultural resources interim committee and the joint minerals, business and economic development interim committee by December 1, 2009.



                     Final action on this bill was not taken at the time this summary was prepared. Should changes be made to the bill upon final passage, an updated summary will be transmitted to all legislators.