Resolve, To Provide for the Long-term Funding of Programs of the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Sec. 1. Identify funding solutions. Resolved: That the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife shall consult with hunting and fishing groups, environmental and conservation groups and other interested parties to identify long-term funding sources other than the license, permit and registration revenues currently realized by the department and to develop language and a strategy for amending the Constitution of Maine to protect funding for those programs administered by the department that are not related to hunting, fishing or trapping; and be it further
Sec. 2. Report. Resolved: That the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife shall report to the Joint Standing Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife on the findings and recommendations developed pursuant to section 1, including any implementing legislation, by January 5, 2010. The Joint Standing Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife may submit legislation to the Second Regular Session of the 124th Legislature regarding matters contained in the report.