Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Act
At the November 6, 2018 election, we will have the opportunity to vote in favor of the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Act (ballot wording is printed below). Voting YES will enhabce the long-term protection of rivers, streams, land, and wildlife of our beautiful state. The fund created by the constitutional amendment will be administrated by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources with oversight by a committee appointed by the governor and legislature.
“Without increasing the current state sales tax rate, shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended so as to create the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Trust Fund to conserve lands that protect drinking water sources and the water quality of rivers, lakes, and streams; to protect and conserve forests, fish, wildlife habitats, and state and local parks; and to provide opportunities for our children and families to play and enjoy the outdoors, by dedicating, subject to full public disclosure, up to 80 percent of the existing sales tax collected by sporting goods stores to such purposes without increasing the current state sales tax rate?”