2002 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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Motorboat Registration Fees

Item 392 #1c

Item 392 #1c

First Year - FY2003 Second Year - FY2004
Natural Resources
Game and Inland Fisheries, Department of FY2003 $986,862 FY2004 $986,862 NGF

Page 298, line 14, strike "$4,539,027" and insert "$5,525,889".
Page 298, line 14, strike "$4,539,027" and insert "$5,525,889".
Page 298, after line 22, insert:
"The Department shall prepare an analysis comparing the revenue derived from boat registration fees to the costs of implementing the programs and activities authorized under the state’s Boating Laws.  If the costs exceed the revenues, the Board of Game and Inland Fisheries, at its discretion, is authorized to increase motorboat registration fees by an amount not to exceed nine dollars per certificate."

(This amendment permits the Board of Game and Inland Fisheries to increase boat registration fees, at the Board's discretion, if the department determines that the costs to implement Virginia's Boating Laws exceed the fees. A nongeneral fund appropriation of $2.0 million is provided if the Board decides to pursue the option.)