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SB 212 — Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Trust Funds

by Senator Hays

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Appropriations Committee (AP)

The bill (Chapter 2013-22, L.O.F.): 

  • Codifies in ch. 379, F.S., the Land Acquisition Trust Fund, the Invasive Plant Control Trust Fund, and the Save the Manatee Trust Fund, within the Fish and Wildlife Commission (commission);
  • Provides a less complex distribution of the interest earnings from the Lifetime Fishing and Wildlife Trust Fund to the State Game Trust Fund and the Marine Resources Conservation Trust Fund within the commission; and
  • Deletes the requirements that the commission provide an actuarial determination to allocate interest income and a separate treatment of interest income associated with the sale of lifetime licenses to persons under 16 years of age within the Lifetime Fishing and Wildlife Trust Fund.

Vote: Senate 40-0; House 116-0