§5B-2G-6. West Virginia Outdoor Heritage Conservation Fund - Duties


Published: 2015

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WVC 5 B- 2 G- 6

§5B-2G-6. West Virginia Outdoor Heritage Conservation Fund -

Duties.

The board shall, on behalf of the fund:

(a) Disseminate information regarding land conservation and

promote the conservation of land.

(b) Develop and implement additional guidelines and

procedures, consistent with the purposes of this chapter, as

necessary to implement this chapter.

(c) Seek and apply for funds from federal, state and private

sources to carry out its purpose as provided in this chapter.

(d) From moneys received from the recording fee in accordance

with section ten, article one, chapter fifty-nine of this code, to:

(1) Make available to the West Virginia Division of Natural

Resources fifty percent of the moneys so received by the fund, for

the division to acquire interests in real property for conservation

purposes in perpetuity in keeping with the West Virginia Wildlife

Conservation Action Plan or other conservation plans developed by

the division, provided that the board approves any acquisitions.

The division may agree to permit the fund to retain any or all of

this fifty percent to remain in the fund to be used as payment of

debt service and other costs associated with revenue bonds on the

fund's behalf by the Economic Development Authority in accordance

with the provisions of this article;

(2) Ensure that the remaining fifty percent of the moneys so

received by the fund are used for competitive grants in accordance with this article or used as payment of debt service and other

costs associated with revenue bonds on the fund's behalf by the

Economic Development Authority in accordance with the provisions of

this article, the proceeds of which shall also be used for

competitive grants.

(e) Prepare and file electronically with the Governor's office

and with the Legislature by the thirty-first day of August of each

year a report that accounts for fund receipts and disbursals and

sets forth a list and description of all grants approved and all

acquisitions of interests in real property obtained with moneys

from the fund during the current year, including the recipients of

the grants, the amounts and the public benefits of the interests in

real property acquired.

(f) Propose legislative rules in accordance with the

provisions of article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code to

carry out its purposes and programs, to include specifically the

qualifications and procedures relating to its awarding of grants.





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