1999 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Conference Report)

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Matching funds for oyster restoration

Item 442 #3c

Item 442 #3c

First Year - FY1999 Second Year - FY2000
Natural Resources
Marine Resources Commission FY1999 $0 FY2000 $50,000 GF

Page 338, line 16, strike "$10,472,944" and insert "$10,522,944".
Page 339, line 19, strike "June 30,".
Page 339, line 20, strike "1998, and".
Page 339, line 20, after "1999,", insert "and June 30, 2000,".
Page 339, after line 20, insert:
"3.  The amounts for Oyster Propagation and Habitat Improvement include $50,000 the second year from the general fund for the Commission to develop a matching fund grant program for private industry efforts to restore oyster reefs in areas close to the Commission's reef building efforts."

(This amendment will provide $50,000 in general fund support for the Marine Resources Commission to develop a matching grant program to replenish oyster beds on privately-owned oyster grounds. The objective is to increase the survival rate of oyster spat by providing more oyster grounds.)