STATE GOVERNMENT AND STATE AFFAIRS
67-4247. State trust fund for outdoor recreation enhancement — Creation, administration, eligible recipients. (1) There is hereby created and established in the state treasury a fund to be known and designated as the "state trust for outdoor recreation enhancement (STORE)." The park and recreation board may dedicate funds acquired by gift, agreement, donation, appropriation or otherwise to the STORE fund.
(2) Commencing with the passage and approval of this act, all interest income from the STORE fund is hereby appropriated to, and is to be administered by, the park and recreation board for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this act.
(a) Up to fifteen percent (15%) of the STORE fund interest income appropriated to the department each year may be used by the department to defray STORE program administrative costs. Any moneys unused at the end of the fiscal year shall be returned to the state treasurer for deposit in the STORE fund.
(b) The park and recreation board may return interest income to the STORE fund to increase the trust principal.
(3) The department shall use the moneys appropriated from the interest income on the STORE fund to:
(a) Operate a grant program to fund capital improvements, repairs, renovations, and land acquisitions that enhance opportunities for outdoor recreation. Indoor swimming pools and indoor ice rinks shall be eligible to receive grant funding provided use is primarily for public recreation. Grant recipients shall be required to provide a fifty percent (50%) match for all grants.
(b) Organize and operate a recreation incentive program to initiate positive growth activities for children and young adults and which will assist rural communities to meet the growing demand for recreation services.
(4) The state of Idaho and any of its subdivisions legally authorized to provide public recreation facilities may apply for and receive grant funds.
(5) Because public, private, and corporate moneys will be contributed to the STORE fund, it is the intent of the legislature to protect the STORE fund against appropriations for purposes other than those stated in this act.
[67-4247, added 1995, ch. 332, sec. 1, p. 1104; am. 1996, ch. 61, sec. 1, p. 178.]