November 28, 2023

Species Management Education Fund Bill Survives LePage Veto

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Sec. 1. 12 MRSA §10206, sub-§11 is enacted to read:
11. Species Management Education Fund. The department shall deposit $1 of every hunting license fee collected pursuant to sections 11109 and 11109-A in a separate account within the department, to be known as the Species Management Education Fund. The fund is nonlapsing. The department shall use money in the fund on an annual basis to educate the public on the management of game species. The department may contract with a private entity to provide this education. Education provided pursuant to this section must include information about how hunting and fishing helps to manage specific species. The department may continue its activities pursuant to this subsection during ballot initiative campaigns concerning wildlife issues.<<<Read enter Act>>>