2002 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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"Hunters for the Hungry" (language only)

Item 391 #1c

Item 391 #1c

Natural Resources
Game and Inland Fisheries, Department of

Page 298, after line 13, insert:
"The Department shall study the feasibility of establishing a checkoff on hunting license applications to allow a voluntary and tax deductible contribution to pay for the administration of the "Hunters for the Hungry" program.  The completed study shall be submitted by December 9, 2002, to the Secretary of Natural Resources and to the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees."

(This amendment directs the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries to study the feasibility of permitting hunters to contribute to the administration of the "Hunters for the Hungry" program. In 1998, Virginia hunters provided over 150,000 pounds of deer meat to foodbanks and other charities. The potential exists to make 250,000 pounds or more available each year.)