Burns Elaborates On Proposed ATM Parks Donations

Burns Elaborates On Proposed ATM Parks Donations

State legislator, Bruce Burns, is sponsoring a committee proposal to raise funds for Wyoming's state parks.

Burns said he wants ATMs to ask a consumer whether they would like to donate to Wyoming's national parks at each transaction. Burns said the program is entirely voluntary on both ends.

Burns said voluntary donations can be part of the solution of the drastic budget cuts the state is facing. Some estimates say all state agencies may see cuts as high as eight percent.

Burns said approximately half of ATMs in the state are not owned by large banking corporations, but smaller groups or individuals, and they may be more likely to agree to implement the donation request. Impulse donations via ATMs raised millions of dollars for Tsunami victims in 2011.

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