Title 22: Libraries, History, and Information Technology
Chapter 14: HISTORIC PRESERVATION
Sub-Chapter 03: Division For Historic Preservation
22 V.S.A. § 724. Historic Preservation Special Funds
§ 724. Historic Preservation Special Funds
(a) Historic Sites Operations Special Fund. The Historic Sites Operations Special Fund is established pursuant to 32 V.S.A. chapter 7, subchapter 5 to be used by the Division for Historic Preservation to carry out the provisions of subdivisions 723(a)(9) and (b)(1) of this title. Revenues to the Fund shall be from the following sources:
(1) Receipts from ticket sales at and fees for rental of State-owned historic sites. Notwithstanding 32 V.S.A. § 603(2), fees for admission to and rentals of historic sites shall be set by the State Historic Preservation Officer, with the approval of the Commissioner of Housing and Community Development, in a manner that both maximizes revenues and promotes the tourism purposes of historic sites, but not to exceed $12.00 for a single admission. This not-to-exceed amount shall not apply to the rental of an historic site or admission to an historic site for a special event. These fees shall be reported in accordance with 32 V.S.A. § 605.
(2) Transfers from the accounts of gift shops operated at State-owned historic sites.
(3) Appropriations by the General Assembly, gifts, grants, and other donations and monies from any other source received for historic sites.
(4) Income from trust funds held by the Treasurer.
(5) Revenues from the sale of publications.
(b) Archeology Operations Special Fund. The Archeology Operations Special Fund is established pursuant to 32 V.S.A. chapter 7, subchapter 5 to be used by the Division for Historic Preservation for cost recovery related to activities undertaken by the Division to carry out the provisions of sections 723, 761, and 762 of this title. Revenues to the Fund shall be from the following sources:
(1) Fees paid for electronic access to the nonpublic archeological inventory database. The fee shall be $250.00 per year for each authorized person unless the State Historic Preservation Officer determines that the fee may be paid on a pro rata basis.
(2) A $500.00 one-time fee for each archival box (standard banker box size) of archeological collection for the care and maintenance of such materials at the Vermont Archeological Heritage Center in perpetuity paid by any person involved in a federally or State funded, licensed, permitted, or approved project. This fee shall be paid on a pro rata basis for one-half and one-quarter boxes.
(3) Appropriations by the General Assembly, gifts, grants, and other donations and monies from any other source received for archeology activities and services performed by the Division for Historic Preservation.
(c) The Division for Historic Preservation shall ensure that donations and gifts are used for the purposes intended. (Added 1987, No. 89, § 306; amended 1997, No. 59, § 27, eff. June 30, 1997; 2007, No. 192 (Adj. Sess.), § 6.006, eff. June 7, 2008; 2009, No. 47, § 4; 2013, No. 191 (Adj. Sess.), § 6.)