2004 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5001 (Conference Report)

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Marine Police Funding

Item 399 #1c

Item 399 #1c

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Natural Resources
Marine Resources Commission FY2005 $600,000 FY2006 $600,000 NGF
FY2005 10.00 FY2006 10.00 FTE

Page 310, line 19, strike "$11,451,099" and insert "$12,051,099".
Page 310, line 19, strike "$11,451,099" and insert "$12,051,099".
Page 311, after line 19, insert:
"H. Any additional revenue generated from increased fees pursuant to the authority provided by Chapter 860, 2004 Acts of Assembly, shall be used by the Marine Resources Commission for direct agency operations. Of this additional revenue, not less than $300,000 annually shall be used to expand marine law enforcement operations. Any additional revenue beyond this minimum increase dedicated for law enforcement shall be directed to marine law enforcement, fisheries management, artificial reef construction, oyster habitat improvement, oyster propagation, or coastal land surveying and mapping."

(This amendment earmarks a minimum of $300,000 of any additional saltwater fee revenue to marine police operations. The remainder of any fee increase may be used either for the marine police or for other agency operations.)