2018 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Floor Approved)

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Restriction on Land Acqusition (language only)

Item 373 #1s

Item 373 #1s

Natural Resources
Department of Game and Inland Fisheries


Page 332, following line 34, insert ;

"D. Notwithstanding any other provision of the Code of Virginia, as a condition of the expenditure of all amounts included in this item, the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries shall not initiate or accept by gift, transfer or purchase with nongeneral funds any new lands for use as a Wildlife Management Area without a specific appropriation for such purpose by the General Assembly.  However, the Department is authorized to acquire in-holdings or lands contiguous to an existing Wildlife Management Area as expressly set out in Items C-29 and C-30 of this act and as provided for in Section 4-2.01 a. of this act provided further that such acquisitions will not cause the Department to incur additional operating expenses resulting from such acquisitions."


(This amendment restricts the ability of the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries to acquire any additional land without the specific authorization by the General Assembly.)