LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has approved the language of a proposed constitutional amendment to reduce a sales tax for conservation and remove the Game and Fish Commission from agencies benefiting from the tax.
McDaniel on Tuesday certified the proposal Sportsmen2010, a Manila-based group trying to place the measure on the November ballot. His certification clears the way for the group to begin gathering the 78,133 signatures required by July 6.
The proposal calls for reducing the conservation tax that voters approved in 1996 from 1/8 cent to 1/14 cent. It would remove the Game and Fish Commission from the agencies that receive the tax proceeds.
It would also increase the portion that the Department of Parks and Tourism, Department of Heritage and Keep Arkansas Beautiful receive from the tax.
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