2017 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Poindexter
Study of Zebra and Quagga Mussels (language only)

Item 372 #1h

Item 372 #1h

Natural Resources
Department of Game and Inland Fisheries


Page 369, line 32, insert "A." at the beginning of the line.

Page 369, after line 34, insert:

"B. Out of the amounts provided for Wildlife Information and Education appropriated for this item, shall be expended such amounts as are necessary to undertake the study directed by House Joint Resolution 677, 2017 Session of the General Assembly regarding zebra and quagga mussels."


(This amendment directs the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries to utilize their existing nongeneral fund resources dedicated to wildlife information and education to undertake a study of zebra and quagga mussels, invasive species with potential to cause massive harm to Virginia wildlife, ecology and fisheries.)