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 subchapter 5 of chapter 7 of Title 32 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 subdivision 603(2) of Title 32, 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 affairs, in a manner that both maximizes revenues and promotes the tourism purposes of historic sites, but not to exceed $8.00 for a single admission. These fees shall be reported in accordance with section 605 of Title 32.
(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 moneys 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 subchapter 5 of chapter 7 of Title 32 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 $400.00 one-time fee for each standard banker box of archeological collection for the care and maintenance for perpetuity paid by any person involved in a federally funded, licensed, or permitted 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 moneys 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.)