Arizona State Parks Heritage Fund Is Reinstated

By Mariah Gallegos
Published: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 3:08pm
Updated: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 2:25pm

After nine years, Arizona state parks will once again have its Heritage Fund back, pending Gov. Doug Ducey’s signature. 

President Janice Miano said it’s been a long battle. “The state parks heritage fund will be back in statute," Miano said, "as it was in 1990 for 20 years before Gov. Brewer in 2010 and the Legislature at that time took it out of statute.”

Miano also said that they’ve been working for 10 years to get this bill back in statute, and they'll be successful once Ducey signs it. Although the bill will be reinstated and active, funding will not be dispersed immediately. The funding may be on hold until 2029.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The story has been updated to clarify the potential funding date.

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