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Chapter 20     Entire Code
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Chapter 20  |  Article 20 - 2A

1 - ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION

1A - REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT AND PRO

2 - WILDLIFE RESOURCES

2A - VOLUNTARY WILDLIFE CHECK-OFF P
    20 - 2 A- 1
    20 - 2 A- 2
    20 - 2 A- 3
    20 - 2 A- 4
    20 - 2 A- 5

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

WVC 20- CHAPTER 20. NATURAL RESOURCES.
WVC 20 - 2 A- ARTICLE 2A. VOLUNTARY WILDLIFE CHECK-OFF PROGRAM.

WVC 20 - 2 A- 1 §20-2A-1. Legislative intent.
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.

WVC 20 - 2 A- 2 §20-2A-2. Voluntary check-off designation.
(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.

WVC 20 - 2 A- 3 §20-2A-3. Contributions credited to special fund.
The tax department shall determine by the first day of July 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.

WVC 20 - 2 A- 4 §20-2A-4. Use of funds.
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 the fifteenth day of January each year furnish the Legislature with a report stating the amount of money that has been provided and how such moneys have been expended.

WVC 20 - 2 A- 5 §20-2A-5. Effective date.
This legislation shall take effect on the first day of January, one thousand nine hundred eighty-two and shall apply to tax return forms filed thereafter.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
The WV Code Online is an unofficial copy of the annotated WV Code, provided as a convenience. It has NOT been edited for publication, and is not in any way official or authoritative.


Recent legislation affecting the Code

Citation Year/Session Short Title
§20 - 2 - 64 - (Amended Code)
SENATE BILL - 403
PASSED - Regular Session

SB403 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/25/2014)
Regulating importation and possession of certain injurious aquatic species
§20 - 2 - 28 - (Amended Code)
HOUSE BILL - 4301
PASSED - Regular Session

hb4301 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/25/2014)
Allowing limited reciprocal use of hunting and fishing licenses with the Commonwealth of Kentucky
§20 - 2 - 37 - (Amended Code)
HOUSE BILL - 4431
PASSED - Regular Session

hb4431 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/25/2014)
Clarifying that persons who possess firearms, hunting dogs or other indicia of hunting do not necessarily need to have a hunting license
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
The WV Code Online is an unofficial copy of the annotated WV Code, provided as a convenience. It has NOT been edited for publication, and is not in any way official or authoritative.
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