2024 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Floor Approved)

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Restore Oyster Replenishment Funding

Item 373 #1s

Item 373 #1s

First Year - FY2025 Second Year - FY2026
Natural and Historic Resources
Marine Resources Commission FY2025 $500,000 FY2026 $500,000 GF

Page 430, line 51, strike "$28,766,720" and insert "$29,266,720".
Page 430, line 51, strike "$25,766,720" and insert "$26,266,720".

Page 431, line 31, strike "$3,500,000 the first year and $3,500,000" and insert "$4,000,000 the first year and $4,000,000".

Page 431, after line 38, insert:

"E.3. Out of the amounts provided to support oyster replenishment and oyster restoration activities, the Commission may expend up to $150,000 from the general fund the first year to support the Potomac River Fisheries Commission implementation of a oyster revitalization project in the Potomac River.  The funding is contingent on an equal amount of support being provided for the project by the state of Maryland. If the matching funds are not provided, the Commission may use the funding for other oyster replenishment projects."


(This amendment restores $500,000 in each year from the general fund for oyster restoration that was reduced in Senate Bill 30 as intorduced. The amendment authorizes the Marine Resources Commission to use a portion of the funding to support a Potomac River Fisheries Commission project, contingent on matching support from Maryland.)