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2016 Session

Budget Bill - HB29 (Enrolled)

Marine Resources Commission

Item 371

Item 371 (Not set out)

First Year - FY2015Second Year - FY2016
Marine Life Management (50500)$18,401,644$18,627,860
Marine Life Information Services (50501)FY2015 $840,369FY2016 $1,206,169
Marine Life Regulation Enforcement (50503)FY2015 $8,363,774FY2016 $8,219,254
Artificial Reef Construction (50506)FY2015 $144,520FY2016 $144,520
Chesapeake Bay Fisheries Management (50507)FY2015 $5,312,222FY2016 $5,317,158
Oyster Propagation and Habitat Improvement (50508)FY2015 $3,740,759FY2016 $3,740,759
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2015 $8,773,780FY2016 $8,629,260
SpecialFY2015 $5,850,082FY2016 $5,855,018
Commonwealth TransportationFY2015 $313,768FY2016 $313,768
Dedicated Special RevenueFY2015 $581,014FY2016 $581,014
Federal TrustFY2015 $2,883,000FY2016 $3,248,800

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. Out of this appropriation, $48,973 the first year and $48,973 the second year from the general fund is provided for annual membership dues to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission.


B. Out of this appropriation, $148,750 the first year and $148,750 the second year from the general fund is provided for annual membership dues to the Potomac River Fisheries Commission.


C. Out of the amounts for Marine Life Regulation Enforcement shall be paid into the Marine Patrols Fund, $169,248 the first year and $169,248 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, $144,520 the first year and $144,520 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 this Item on June 30, 2015, and June 30, 2016, 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 this appropriation, $2,000,000 the first year and $2,000,000 the second year from the general fund is provided to support oyster replenishment activities.