State Park Property Conveyance Bill Sent To Governor

The Green Tree Tavern is one of three properties included a bill authorizing the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to transfer properties to the U.S. Department of the Interior for establishment of the Ste. Genevieve National Historical Park.

Just as the federal law to establish the Sainte Genevieve National Historical Park was part of an omnibus package, state legislation which may lead to acquisition of key properties for the park passed the Missouri General Assembly last Thursday as part of a large package.
The bill passed on the next-to-last day of the session for the General Assembly.
It now moves to the desk of Governor Mike Parson, who could sign it into law to be effective later this year.
House Bill 1330, which passed through both the House of Representatives and Senate overwhelmingly, included the language of House Bill 2315 sponsored by State Representative Dale Wright.
Wright’s bill would authorize the director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to convey three properties — the 18th century Green Tree Tavern and the early 19th century Felix Valle and Shaw houses — to the National Park Service to help establish the Sainte Genevieve National Historical Park.

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