2004 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - SB5001 (Committee Approved)

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VMRC Encroachment Royalties (language only)

Item 400 #1s

Item 400 #1s

Natural Resources
Marine Resources Commission

Page 311, line 28, strike "Out" insert "A. Out".
Page 311, after line 32, insert "B. The Marine Resources Commission shall not resume the collection of fees and royalties for the use of state-owned submerged bottomlands assessed by the Commission under the provisions of §28.2-1206.B, Code of Virginia until such time as the collection of those fees is expressly authorized by the General Assembly.  This prohibition shall not prevent the assessment and collection of fees for the removal of state-owned bottom lands under §28.2-1206.C of the Code of Virginia.".

(This amendment prevents the Marine Resources Commission from collecting fees and royalties already assessed for the private use of state-owned bottom lands until expressly authorized by the General Assembly. This prohibition does not affect fees associated with the removal of state-owned bottom land material.)