Committee: Economic Development and TourismSponsor: Moore (P)
Analyst: Vee MoselyDate: 03/29/2021


House Bill 542 as introduced establishes the Birmingham Zoological Park and Museum Commission, the Huntsville Zoological Park and Museum Commission, the Mobile Zoological Park and Museum Commission, and the Montgomery Zoological Park and Museum Commission and provides for the membership of these commissions. This bill provides that these commissions may 1) receive appropriations, grants, donations, or loans; 2) acquire real and personal property; and 3) provide grants or loans to zoos, museums, and botanical gardens within each commission's district. This bill further provides that commission members shall receive reimbursement for actual expenses incurred while performing their duties but serve without further compensation.

 Becky Nordgren, Chair
Economic Development and Tourism