SS/SCS/SB 225 - This act creates the Hunting Heritage Protection Areas Act. Subject to all applicable state and federal laws, and any local law in effect as of August 28, 2007, the discharge of firearms for hunting, sport, and other lawful purposes shall not be prohibited in hunting heritage protection areas, which are defined as the 100-year floodplains of the Missouri and the Mississippi Rivers as designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Certain areas are exempt from the act, which are: areas designated as "urbanized areas" according to the 2000 U.S. Census; land used by facilities that are regulated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; land used for the operation of physical ports of commerce and customs ports; land within Kansas City and St. Louis City; and land located within one-half mile of an interstate highway, as such highway exists as of August 28, 2007.
No new tax increment financing (TIF) project may be authorized in a hunting heritage protection area after August 28, 2007, except for the purposes of improving existing flood or drainage protection or for constructing or operating a renewable fuel production facility, provided that no new development results as a result of the projects. TIF projects or districts approved prior to the effective date of this act may make certain modifications.