January 12th, 2012

Bill to OK sale of naming rights for state trails passes through committee

By Bruce Ritchie
The Current

A bill that would allow companies to sponsor state recreational trails passed a House committee on Wednesday despite concerns voiced about commercializing state parks.

HB 181 by Rep. Irv Slosberg, D-Boca Raton, would allow the state to sell naming rights for greenways and trail facilities to companies or nonprofit groups. Eighty-five percent of the revenue would go towards trail maintenance and 15 percent would go toward the Safe Paths to School Program at the Florida Department of Transportation.

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