2017 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Conference Report)

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Eliminate Increase Saltwater Fishing Fees

Item 378 #1c

Item 378 #1c

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
Natural Resources
Marine Resources Commission FY2017 $0 FY2018 $244,246 GF
FY2017 $0 FY2018 ($244,246) NGF


Page 372, line 36, strike "$7,060,959" and insert "$6,816,713".

Page 373, after line 15, insert:

"H.  Notwithstanding any action of the Virginia Marine Resources Commission pursuant to Chapter 4 VAC 20-1090-10 et. seq., or other provisions of law or policy, fee increases proposed to be levied by the Commission for commercial harvest license and gear use fees scheduled to go into effect in December 2017 shall be imposed at the level as they were in effect on January 1, 2016."


(This amendment prohibits the Marine Resources Commission from imposing increased fees for commercial fishing activities as adopted by the Commission at its December 2016 meeting. The fees were scheduled to go into effect in December 2017 and have not yet been imposed. A general fund appropriation equal to the revenues assumed to be generated is provided in lieu of the fee increases.)