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Introduced Version - Originating in Committee Senate Concurrent Resolution 60 History

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SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 60

(By Senators Laird, Edgell, Beach, Cookman, Facemire, Green, McCabe, Prezioso, Snyder, Williams, M. Hall, Nohe and Walters)

[Originating in the Committee on Natural Resources]

 

 

Requesting the Joint Committee on Government and Finance to study the feasibility of the Division of Natural Resources entering into lease agreements or other cooperative arrangements to provide public hunting and other outdoor recreational opportunities on large tracts of corporate-owned land in southern West Virginia.

    Whereas, There are limited public lands available in southern West Virginia for residents to hunt and pursue other outdoor recreational activities; and

    Whereas, There are many large tracts of corporate-owned timberlands in southern West Virginia suitable for hunting and other outdoor recreational activities; and

    Whereas, There is a potential for utilization of these lands for public hunting and other recreational opportunities through lease agreements or other cooperative arrangements between the Division of Natural Resources and these corporate landowners; therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

    That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance is hereby requested to study the feasibility of the Division of Natural Resources entering into lease agreements or other cooperative arrangements to provide public hunting and other outdoor recreational opportunities on large tracts of corporate-owned land in southern West Virginia; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance report to the regular session of the Legislature, 2014, on its findings, conclusions and recommendations, together with drafts of any legislation necessary to effectuate its recommendations; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the expenses necessary to conduct this study, to prepare a report and to draft necessary legislation be paid from legislative appropriations to the Joint Committee on Government and Finance.

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