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Budget Bill - SB30 (Introduced)

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Marine Resources Commission

Item 426

Item 426

First Year - FY2001Second Year - FY2002
Marine Life Management (50500)$11,610,603$11,480,417
Marine Life Information Services (50501)FY2001 $683,592FY2002 $683,592
Marine Life Regulation Enforcement (50503)FY2001 $4,959,500FY2002 $4,973,711
Marine Resources Surveying and Mapping (50505)FY2001 $404,137FY2002 $404,137
Artificial Reef Construction (50506)FY2001 $149,316FY2002 $149,316
Chesapeake Bay Fisheries Management (50507)FY2001 $2,998,991FY2002 $2,994,594
Oyster Propagation and Habitat Improvement (50508)FY2001 $2,415,067FY2002 $2,275,067
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2001 $7,105,577FY2002 $7,119,788
SpecialFY2001 $2,583,024FY2002 $2,438,627
Commonwealth TransportationFY2001 $266,245FY2002 $266,245
Federal TrustFY2001 $1,655,757FY2002 $1,655,757

Authority: Title 28.2, Chapters 1 through 10; Title 62.1, Chapters 18 and 20; Title 29.1, Chapter 7; Title 18.2, Chapters 1 and 5; Title 19.2, Chapters 1, 5 and 7; Title 32.1, Chapter 6; and Title 33.1, Chapter 1, Code of Virginia.


A. The appropriation includes annual membership dues to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, $25,322 the first year and $26,588 the second year from the general fund.


B. This appropriation includes annual membership dues to the Potomac River Fisheries Commission, $175,000 the first year and $175,000 the second year from the general fund.


C. Out of the amounts for Marine Life Regulation Enforcement shall be paid into the Marine Patrols Fund, $116,929 the first year and $116,929 the second year, pursuant to § 28.2-108, Code of Virginia. For this purpose, cash shall be transferred from the Commonwealth Transportation Fund.


D. Pursuant to § 58.1-2146, Code of Virginia, $149,316 the first year and $149,316 the second year shall be transferred to Artificial Reef Construction from the Commonwealth Transportation Fund from unrefunded motor fuel taxes for boats.


E. Any unexpended general fund balances designated by the agency for oyster remediation activities remaining in the Marine Life Management Program on June 30, 2001, and June 30, 2002, shall be reappropriated.


F. The amounts for Oyster Propagation and Habitat Improvement include $50,000 the first year and $50,000 the second year from the general fund for the Commission to develop a matching fund grant program for private industry efforts to restore oyster reefs in areas close to the Commission's reef-building efforts.


G. The Commission shall deposit proceeds from the sale of oyster shells, oyster seeds, and other subaqueous materials pursuant to § 28.2-550, Code of Virginia, to the Public Oyster Rock Replenishment Fund established by § 28.2-542, Code of Virginia. The proceeds from such sale shall be used for the same purposes specified in § 28.2-542.


H. Included in the amount for Oyster Propagation and Habitat Improvement is $160,000 the first year and $160,000 the second year from special funds derived from the sale of “Friend of the Chesapeake” license tags. These funds are to be used for the construction of artificial oyster reefs.