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2012 Special Session I

Budget Bill - HB1300 (Chapter 2)

Marine Resources Commission

Item 365

Item 365 (Not set out)

First Year - FY2011Second Year - FY2012
Marine Life Management (50500)$18,008,160$17,298,583
Marine Life Information Services (50501)FY2011 $891,577FY2012 $891,577
Marine Life Regulation Enforcement (50503)FY2011 $7,300,090FY2012 $7,190,513
Artificial Reef Construction (50506)FY2011 $174,612FY2012 $174,612
Chesapeake Bay Fisheries Management (50507)FY2011 $5,234,122FY2012 $5,234,122
Oyster Propagation and Habitat Improvement (50508)FY2011 $4,407,759FY2012 $3,807,759
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2011 $6,519,378FY2012 $5,809,801
SpecialFY2011 $5,711,000FY2012 $5,711,000
Commonwealth TransportationFY2011 $313,768FY2012 $313,768
Dedicated Special RevenueFY2011 $581,014FY2012 $581,014
Federal TrustFY2011 $4,883,000FY2012 $4,883,000

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


A. The appropriation includes annual membership dues to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, $41,000 the first year and $41,000 the second year from the general fund.


B. This appropriation includes annual membership dues to the Potomac River Fisheries Commission, $148,750 the first year and $148,750 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, $139,156 the first year and $139,156 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 § 58.1-2289 D, Code of Virginia, $174,612 the first year and $174,612 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 Item on June 30, 2011, and June 30, 2012, shall be reappropriated and reallotted to the Marine Resources Commission for expenditure.


F. 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, Code of Virginia.


G. Out of the amounts appropriated for this item, $600,000 the first year from the general fund is provided to support oyster replenishment activities.