Legislature Votes on State Trails

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama House has voted to establish a commission to oversee the development, growth and maintenance of recreational trails in Alabama.

The House voted 99-0 Tuesday for a bill by Republican Rep. Cam Ward of Alabaster to establish the Alabama Trails Commission.

The commission will be part of the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs. The commission will oversee a wide range of recreational trails, including those for hiking, biking, running, horseback riding, motorized off-road vehicles and water trails.

The bill now goes to the Senate, where Democratic Sen. Wendell Mitchell of Luverne has a similar bill.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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