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H.888

AN ACT RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE FUNDING OF THE FISH AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  FISH AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT; FUNDING; TASK FORCE

The governor shall appoint a fish and wildlife funding task force of up to nine members to develop recommendations for comprehensive, sustainable funding mechanisms for the operations of the department of fish and wildlife which complement existing funding sources.  The task force shall, among other things, consider whether costs of work carried out by fish and wildlife department personnel in providing technical services to permitting bodies and in enforcing laws and regulations other than fish and wildlife laws and regulations, should be paid for from other agency and department funds, as appropriate.

The office of finance and management, legislative council and joint fiscal office shall provide staff services to the committee.  Members may receive a per diem and expenses pursuant to section 1010 of Title 32.  On or before January 15, 2007, the committee shall report its recommendations to the governor and the following legislative committees:  the senate committees on finance, on appropriations, and on natural resources and energy; and the house committees on ways and means, on appropriations, and on fish, wildlife and water resources. 

Sec. 2.  EFFECTIVE DATE

This act shall take effect on passage.



Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont


www.leg.state.vt.us