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SB 320 — Residential Conservation Programs

by Senator Hooper

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

Prepared by: Environment and Natural Resources Committee (EN)

The bill authorizes the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to organize, staff, equip, and operate residential conservation programs to provide education and training about fish and wildlife conservation to the public, commission employees, and volunteers. The bill provides explicit statutory authorization to the commission to support its long history of providing these programs.

The bill authorizes the commission to establish cooperative efforts with federal, state, and local entities; procure commodities and contractual services such as travel, lodging, and meal services; and hire and train appropriate personnel and volunteers to support these programs.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2019.

Vote: Senate 40-0; House 117-0