Trails Commission Established

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Legislature has voted to create a state Trails Commission to promote and link up the system of trails throughout the state.

The legislation was pushed by outdoors groups as a way to increase the use of trails and generate tourism. The bill establishes the commission in the state Department of Economic and Community Affairs.

The bill sponsored by Republican Rep. Cam Ward of Alabaster cleared the Senate 27-0 Thursday. The House passed the bill in February. The bill now goes to the governor for signing into law.

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

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