Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 252
Department of Conservation--Fish and Game

August 28, 2016
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Hunting heritage protection areas designated, where--no TIF projects permitted, exceptions--discharge of firearms prohibited--areas not included.

252.243. 1. This section shall be known as and may be cited as the "Hunting Heritage Protection Areas Act". Hunting heritage protection areas shall include all land located within the one hundred-year flood plain of the Missouri River and all land located within the one hundred-year flood plain of the Mississippi River, as designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency as amended from time to time.

2. In addition to the provisions of section 99.847, no new tax increment financing project shall be authorized in any hunting heritage protection area after August 28, 2007. This subsection shall not apply to tax increment financing projects or districts approved:

(1) Prior to August 28, 2007, and shall allow the modification, amendment, or expansion of such projects including redevelopment project costs by not more than forty percent of such project's original projected cost and the tax increment finance district by not more than five percent of the district as it existed as of August 28, 2007;

(2) For the purpose of flood or drainage protection and for any public infrastructure included therewith; or

(3) For the purpose of constructing or operating a renewable fuel facility as defined in section 348.430 or for the purpose of providing infrastructure necessary solely for the construction or operation of such renewable fuel production facility, provided no residential, commercial, or industrial development not directly associated with the production of renewable fuel shall occur within a hunting heritage protection area, either directly or indirectly, as a result of such tax increment financing project.

3. The discharge of firearms for lawful hunting, sporting, target shooting, and all other lawful purposes shall not be prohibited in hunting heritage protection areas, subject to all applicable state and federal laws, and local ordinances prohibiting hunting or the discharge of firearms adopted before August 28, 2007.

4. Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection 1 of this section to the contrary, hunting heritage protection areas shall not include:

(1) Any area with a population of not less than fifty thousand persons that has been defined and designated in the 2000 United States Census as an "urbanized area" by the United States Secretary of Commerce;

(2) Any land ever owned by an entity regulated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission or any land ever used or operated by an entity regulated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission;

(3) Any land used for the operation of a physical port of commerce to include customs ports, but shall not include other land managed or governed by a port authority if such other land extends beyond the actual physical port;

(4) Any land contained within the boundary of any home rule city with more than four hundred thousand inhabitants and located in more than one county, or any land contained within a city not within a county; or

(5) Any land located within one-half mile of any interstate highway, as such highways exist as of August 28, 2007.

(L. 2007 S.B. 225)




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