WEST virginia legislature
2019 regular session
Senate Bill 549
By Senators Stollings, Prezioso, Hardesty, Hamilton, Ihlenfeld, Romano, Beach, Maroney, and Facemire
7, 2019; Referred
to the Committee on Government Organization]
A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §20-2-33c, relating to authorizing the Director of the Division of Natural Resources to include on applications for a hunting and fishing license a solicitation for a donation to fund the West Virginia University Rifle Team.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
ARTICLE 2. WILDLIFE RESOURCES.
§20-2-33c. Electronic application donation to fund the West Virginia University Rifle Team.
(a)(1) Effective January 1, 2020, every application for a hunting or fishing electronic license shall include a solicitation for a voluntary donation to fund the West Virginia University Rifle Team.
(2) The license applicant will be offered an opportunity to designate a donation in the amount of $2.00 for the West Virginia University Rifle Team.
(b) There is hereby created a special revenue account by the State Treasurer, designated the “West Virginia University Rifle Team Fund” into which all donations derived under this section shall be deposited. Moneys in this account shall be expended solely for the purposes set forth in subsection (c) of this section. Funds paid into this account may also be derived from the following sources: (1) All interest or return on investment accruing to this account; (2) any gifts, grants, bequests, transfers, appropriations, or other donations which may be received from any governmental entity or unit or any person, firm, foundation, or corporation; and (3) any appropriations by the Legislature which may be made for the purposes of this section. Any balance including accrued interest and other earnings at the end of any fiscal year does not revert to the General Fund but shall remain in the fund for the purposes set forth in this section.
(c) The moneys in the fund shall be paid out, at the direction of the director, to provide additional funding for the West Virginia University Rifle Team.
NOTE: The bill authorizes the Director of the Division of Natural Resources to include on every application for hunting and fishing licenses a solicitation for a voluntary donation to fund the West Virginia University Rifle Team.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from a heading or the present law and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.