Boise, ID (STL.News) Governor Brad Little signed House Bill 204 into law today, the second of his “Building Idaho’s Future” bills that make strategic investments in critical state priorities. House Bill 204 focuses on boosting the economy in rural communities by improving state parks and outdoor recreation opportunities.
“More than ever before, Idahoans are turning to the outdoors to recreate, relax, connect with nature and loved ones, and just have fun,” Governor Little said. “I appreciate my partners in the Legislature – especially the floor sponsors, Senator Dave Lent and Representative Caroline Nilsson Troy – for investing in rural Idaho and Idahoans’ quality of life through enhanced outdoor recreation opportunities.”
“With the record shattering 7.7 million visitors in 2020, our users love Idaho State Parks and ask for more facilities, recreation opportunities, and careful resource management. Governor Little and the Legislature recognize those objectives and the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation is excited to move ahead with these projects,” Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation Director Susan Buxton said.
“Building Idaho’s Future” is Governor Little’s plan to use Idaho’s record budget surplus to provide Idahoans historic tax relief and make strategic investments in transportation, education, broadband, water, outdoor recreation, and other critical areas to propel our state forward.