Title 1: General Provisions
Chapter 13: JURISDICTION OF THE UNITED STATES
1 V.S.A. § 557. Disposition of moneys from national forests and forest products
§ 557. Disposition of moneys from national forests and forest products
All sums received by this state from the United States, on account of the national forest in this state established under the provision of the Weeks Law, so-called, being an act of congress approved May 23, 1908, and amendments thereto, and codified as 16 U.S.C. Section 500, and all funds received by this state from the United States pursuant to 10 U.S.C. Section 2665 from the sale of forest products produced on land owned or leased by a military department or the United States Department of Transportation shall be distributed as follows:
(1) Funds from national forests under the provisions of the Weeks Law shall first be apportioned by the state treasurer among the several school districts in which such national forest is or may be situated, in proportion to the area of such national forest in each, as determined by the forest service of the United States department of agriculture. For purposes of this section, "school district" means a town, city, independent or unified school district;
(2) Funds from the sale of forest products pursuant to 10 U.S.C. Section 2665 shall be apportioned by the state treasurer among the several towns in a manner proportional to the area in each town of the military installation or facility from which the forest products were produced.
(3) The several sums so apportioned to each school district or town shall be paid over by the state treasurer, within 60 days after receipt thereof, to the treasurer of such school district or town. Such sums shall be expended for the benefit of the public schools of such school district or for the benefit of the public roads on the part of the recipient town, in addition to the sums required by law to be raised for such purposes, in such manner as may be determined by appropriations duly made by town meetings in such town or school district. (Added 1977, No. 253 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; amended 1983, No. 32; 2001, No. 63, § 278, eff. June 16, 2001.)