§22-1-14. Stream restoration fund; creation; special account; purposes and expenditures.

(a) There is hereby created in the state treasury a special interest bearing account known as the "stream restoration fund." Moneys received by the division pursuant to transfers from any other account lawfully transferred, from the federal government and other sources, from mitigation, moneys, from gifts, bequests, donations and contributions, and other moneys lawfully received from whatever source, may be deposited in the state treasury to the credit of the stream restoration fund.

(b) Expenditures from the fund are not authorized from collections but shall only be authorized by line item appropriation by the Legislature. The moneys are to be used and expended for the restoration and enhancement of the streams and water resources of this state which have been affected by coal mining or acid mine drainage.