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Introduced Version Senate Joint Resolution 5 History

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SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 5

(By Senator Facemyer)

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[Introduced February 11, 2009; referred to the Committee on the Judiciary; and then to the Committee on Finance.]

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Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of West Virginia, amending article VI thereof by adding thereto a new section, designated section fifty-seven, relating to dedicating one percent of general revenue to the Division of Natural Resources to be used to fund activities intended to promote and preserve the state's wildlife resources and to fund law-enforcement activities involving the Division of Natural Resources; numbering and designating such proposed amendment; and providing a summarized statement of the purpose of such proposed amendment.

Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia, two thirds of the members elected to each house agreeing thereto:
That the question of ratification or rejection of an amendment to the Constitution of the State of West Virginia be submitted to the voters of the state at the next general election to be held in the year two thousand ten, which proposed amendment is that article VI thereof be amended by adding thereto a new section, designated section fifty-seven, to read as follows:
ARTICLE VI. THE LEGISLATURE.
§57. One percent of General Revenue Fund dedicated to Division of Natural Resources.

The Legislature, each fiscal year, shall dedicate in appropriation one percent of all funds existing in the General Revenue Fund to the Division of Natural Resources. The division shall use the funds to promote and preserve fish and wildlife conservation and nongame wildlife resources, and to fund law-enforcement activities of the division.
Resolved further, That in accordance with the provisions of article eleven, chapter three of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, such proposed amendment is hereby numbered "Amendment No. 1" and designated as the "Dedication of Funding to Natural Resources Amendment" and the purpose of the proposed amendment is summarized as follows: "To dedicate each fiscal year one percent of the total funds existing in the state's General Revenue Fund to the Division of Natural Resources to be used to promote and preserve the state's natural resources and to fund law-enforcement activities associated with natural resources."


NOTE: The purpose of this resolution is to provide constitutionally that the Legislature appropriate one percent of the state's General Revenue Fund to the Division of Natural Resources each fiscal year to be used to promote and preserve the state's natural resources and to fund law-enforcement activities associated with DNR.
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