SENATE BILL 33
54th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - second session, 2020
William P. Soules
MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF GAME AND FISH TO CONDUCT A STUDY TO QUANTIFY FUNDING NEEDS AND IDENTIFY POSSIBLE SOURCES OF FUNDING FOR AN EXPANSION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF GAME AND FISH'S AUTHORITY TO INCLUDE THE CONSERVATION OF NONGAME WILDLIFE SPECIES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. APPROPRIATION.--Two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000) is appropriated from the general fund to the department of game and fish for expenditure in fiscal year 2021 to conduct a study to quantify funding needs and identify possible sources of funding, including mechanisms that could generate recurring annual revenues, for an expansion of the department of game and fish's authority to include the conservation of nongame wildlife species, state-threatened and endangered species and species of greatest conservation need. Any unexpended or unencumbered balance remaining at the end of fiscal year 2021 shall revert to the general fund.
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