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2005 Session

Budget Bill - HB1500 (Chapter 951)

Department of Game and Inland Fisheries

Item 393

Item 393

First Year - FY2005Second Year - FY2006
Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Management (51100)$34,266,258$34,276,258
Freshwater Aquatic Species Management and Habitat Improvement (51101)FY2005 $6,833,223FY2006 $6,843,223
Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Information and Education (51102)FY2005 $2,865,013FY2006 $2,865,013
Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Regulation and Law Enforcement (51103)FY2005 $13,220,606FY2006 $13,220,606
Wildlife Management and Habitat Improvement (51106)FY2005 $11,347,416FY2006 $11,347,416
Fund Sources: 
Dedicated Special RevenueFY2005 $24,334,419FY2006 $24,344,419
Federal TrustFY2005 $9,931,839FY2006 $9,931,839

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


A. 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 for this purpose.


B. The Department shall maintain operation of, and visitor access to, state-owned fish hatcheries, including the Montebello fish hatchery. To offset the cost of supervising visitors at the fish hatcheries, the Department may charge a fee of up to $1.00 per visitor.


C.  The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries shall report on the Black Bear Damage Programs in other states, which may have application to Virginia's Black Bear Management Program.  The Department is further directed to review the policies of federal land management agencies within the Commonwealth that may impact Virginia's ability to manage the resident Black Bear population and associated damage.  This information shall be made available to the General Assembly by December 1, 2005.