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2019 Session

Budget Bill - HB1700 (Chapter 854)

Marine Resources Commission

Item 379

Item 379

First Year - FY2019Second Year - FY2020
Administrative and Support Services (59900)$2,689,325$2,739,325
General Management and Direction (59901)FY2019 $2,689,325FY2020 $2,739,325
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2019 $2,567,729FY2020 $2,617,729
SpecialFY2019 $121,596FY2020 $121,596

Authority: Title 28.2, Chapters 1 and 2, Code of Virginia.


A. The Marine Resources Commission shall recover the cost of reproduction, plus a reasonable fee per record, from persons or organizations requesting copies of computerized lists of licenses issued by the commission.


B. From the amounts collected pursuant to § 28.2-200 et seq., Code of Virginia, and deposited into the Virginia Marine Products Fund (§ 3.2-2705, Code of Virginia), the Marine Resources Commission may retain $10,000 the first year and $10,000 the second year for the administrative cost of issuing gear licenses.


C. Notwithstanding any action of the Virginia Marine Resources Commission pursuant to Chapter 4 VAC 20-1090-10 et. seq., or other provisions of law or policy, fees levied by the Commission for saltwater recreational fishing licenses shall be imposed at the level as they were in effect on October 1, 2014.


D. The Virginia Marine Resources Commission shall report by December 15 of each year all projects and expenditures funded from the Virginia Saltwater Recreational Fishing Development Fund. The report shall be submitted to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees.


E. Out of this appropriation, $175,000 the first year and $225,000 the second year from the general fund is provided for relocation costs of the Virginia Marine Resources Commission headquarters and all operational facilities to publicly owned land at Ft. Monroe. It is the intent of the General Assembly that all operational assets of the Commission, including but not limited to communications, dispatch, and marine equipment storage remain co-located as part of the current relocation project. The Department of General Services, Division of Real Estate Services and the Fort Monroe Authority shall provide all necessary assistance, including but not limited to revisions to the Fort Monroe Authority Master Plan.