2004 Session

Budget Bill - SB29 (Introduced)

Department of Game and Inland Fisheries

Item 391

Item 391 (Not set out)

First Year - FY2003Second Year - FY2004
Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Management (51100)$29,594,490$29,957,490
Freshwater Aquatic Species Management and Habitat Improvement (51101)FY2003 $7,164,244FY2004 $7,527,244
Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Information and Education (51102)FY2003 $2,024,565FY2004 $2,024,565
Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Regulation and Law Enforcement (51103)FY2003 $12,361,687FY2004 $12,361,687
Wildlife Management and Habitat Improvement (51106)FY2003 $8,043,994FY2004 $8,043,994
Fund Sources:  
Dedicated Special RevenueFY2003 $21,289,490FY2004 $21,652,490
Federal TrustFY2003 $8,305,000FY2004 $8,305,000

Authority: Title 29.1, Chapters 1 through 6, Code of Virginia.

A. The Department shall study the feasibility of establishing a checkoff on hunting license applications to allow a voluntary and tax deductible contribution to pay for the administration of the "Hunters for the Hungry" program. The completed study shall be submitted by December 9, 2002, to the Secretary of Natural Resources and to the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees.

B. It is the intent of the General Assembly that the department repay the Treasury Loan authorized in Item C-108.10 of Chapter 1072, 2000 Acts of Assembly, for the acquisition of the Big Survey property in Wythe County. The department shall pay $1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000 the second year for this purpose.

C. The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries shall continue to operate the Montebello Fish Hatchery in Nelson County.