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§ 8-709. Waterway Improvement Fund; expenditures

West's Annotated Code of MarylandNatural ResourcesEffective: June 1, 2015

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Natural Resources
Title 8. Waters (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 7. State Boat Act (Refs & Annos)
Effective: June 1, 2015
MD Code, Natural Resources, § 8-709
§ 8-709. Waterway Improvement Fund; expenditures
List of requests for use of Waterway Improvement Fund moneys
(a) The Department shall include in its annual budget request an itemized list of requests for the use of any available money from the Waterway Improvement Fund for the projects under § 8-707 of this subtitle. The Department's list shall include a brief description of each project, an estimate of its cost, and the benefits to be derived from it. The list shall designate which projects are financed solely by the Waterway Improvement Fund, which are matching fund projects, and which are interest-free loan projects.
Small projects
(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, in any fiscal year the Department may expend from the Waterway Improvement Fund without legislative approval a total sum of not more than $225,000. Of this amount, a sum of not more than $125,000 may be expended for small projects under § 8-707(a)(3) and (4) of this subtitle, subject to the limitation that a single project of this kind may not exceed $5,000 in cost to the Waterway Improvement Fund, and a sum of not more than $100,000 may be expended for boating safety and education.
Appropriations for marine operations of Natural Resources Police
(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, the Department may propose an appropriation from the Waterway Improvement Fund to support marine operations of the Natural Resources Police not exceeding:
(1) $1,700,000 in the Department's fiscal year 2006 budget; and
(2) $2,000,000 in the Department's fiscal year 2007 budget, and every year thereafter.
Administrative expenses
(d) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section:
(1) For fiscal year 2006 through fiscal year 2009, as provided in the State budget, the Department may use up to the following percentage of the moneys in the Waterway Improvement Fund for administrative expenses directly relating to implementing the purposes of the Waterway Improvement Fund:
(i) In fiscal year 2006, 8%;
(ii) In fiscal year 2007, 6%;
(iii) In fiscal year 2008, 4%; and
(iv) In fiscal year 2009, 2%.
(2) Except as provided in paragraph (3) of this subsection, for each of the fiscal years after fiscal year 2009, the Department may use up to $750,000 in the Waterway Improvement Fund for administrative expenses directly relating to implementing the purposes of the Waterway Improvement Fund.
(3) For fiscal year 2016 only, the Department may use up to $1,625,000 in the Waterway Improvement Fund for administrative expenses directly relating to implementing the purposes of the Waterway Improvement Fund.

Credits

Added by Acts 1973, 1st Sp. Sess., c. 4, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1974. Amended by Acts 1974, c. 431; Acts 1983, c. 8; Acts 1988, c. 551; Acts 1990, c. 6, § 2; Acts 1992, c. 416; Acts 2002, c. 440, § 8, eff. July 1, 2002; Acts 2003, c. 203, § 1, eff. June 1, 2003; Acts 2004, c. 430, § 1, eff. June 1, 2004; Acts 2004, c. 460, § 1, eff. July 1, 2005; Acts 2009, c. 487, § 1, eff. June 1, 2009; Acts 2015, c. 489, § 1, eff. June 1, 2015.
Formerly Art. 14B, § 12H.
MD Code, Natural Resources, § 8-709, MD NAT RES § 8-709
Current through all legislation from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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