West Virginia Code
1 - ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION
1A - REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT AND PRO
2 - WILDLIFE RESOURCES
2B - WILDLIFE ENDOWMENT FUND
2C - INTERSTATE WILDLIFE VIOLATOR C
3 - FORESTS AND WILDLIFE AREAS
3A - SKIING RESPONSIBILITY ACT
3B - WHITEWATER RESPONSIBILITY ACT
4 - EQUESTRIAN ACTIVITIES RESPONSIB
4A - SKIN AND SCUBA DIVING
5 - PARKS AND RECREATION
5A - WATER POLLUTION CONTROL ACT
5B - NATURAL STREAMS PRESERVATION A
5C - WEST VIRGINIA WATER DEVELOPMEN
5D - DAM CONTROL ACT
5E - HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT ACT
5F - SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT ACT
5G - HAZARDOUS WASTE EMERGENCY RESP
5H - WEST VIRGINIA UNDERGROUND STOR
5I - WATER POLLUTION CONTROL REVOLV
5J - MEDICAL WASTE ACT
5K - COMMERCIAL INFECTIOUS MEDICAL
5L[RESERVED FOR FUTURE USE - ]
5M - WEST VIRGINIA GROUNDWATER PROT
5N - SOLID WASTE LANDFILL CLOSURE A
6 - WEST VIRGINIA SURFACE COAL MINI
6A - LIMITATIONS ON SURFACE MINING
6B - INTERSTATE MINING COMPACT
6C - ABANDONED MINE RECLAMATION ACT
6D - SURFACE MINING AND RECLAMATION
7 - LAW ENFORCEMENT, MOTORBOATING,
7A - CAVE PROTECTION
8 - GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS PROVI
9 - BOAT DOCK AND MARINA SAFETY REQ
10 - COMMERCIAL HAZARDOUS WASTE MA
10A - HAZARDOUS WASTE FACILITY SIT
11 - WEST VIRGINIA RECYCLING PROGR
12 - CONSERVATION AND PRESERVATION
13 - WEST VIRGINIA STREAM PARTNERS
14 - HATFIELD-MCCOY REGIONAL RECRE
15 - ATV RESPONSIBILITY ACT
16 - NONPROFIT ADVENTURE AND RECRE
CHAPTER 20. NATURAL RESOURCES.
ARTICLE 2A. VOLUNTARY WILDLIFE CHECK-OFF PROGRAM.
It is in the public interest to preserve, protect and perpetuate all species of wildlife for the use and benefit of the citizens of West Virginia. The intent of this legislation is to provide additional funding for wildlife programs, to be primarily used to enhance nongame wildlife programs and for the management, preservation, protection and perpetuation of nongame species.
The financing of these programs will be derived from a voluntary check-off and contribution designation on state personal income tax return forms of a portion or all of a taxpayer's refund. The funding provided shall be supplemental to existing revenues.
(a) Each West Virginia individual income tax return form shall contain a designation as follows:
West Virginia Voluntary Wildlife Check-Off Program.
Check ( ) if you wish to designate $1, $5, $10, or more of your tax refund for this program. If joint return, check ( ) if spouse wishes to designate $1, $5, $10, or more.
(b) Each individual taxpayer desiring to contribute to the voluntary wildlife program may designate by placing an "X" in the appropriate box on the state income tax return form. His contribution shall be credited to said program.
The tax department shall determine by July 1, of each year the total amount designated pursuant to this legislation and shall report such amount to the State Treasurer who shall credit such amount to a special department of natural resources fund.
The funds shall be used for the purpose of enhancement and perpetuation of nongame wildlife programs in this state upon order of the director. The director shall on January 15, each year furnish the Legislature with a report stating the amount of money that has been provided and how such moneys have been expended.
This legislation shall take effect on January 1, 1982 and shall apply to tax return forms filed thereafter.