HB 38 Tax on hunting, fishing and wildlife equipment.
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Dedication of tax on outdoor equipment. Dedicates, beginning July 1, 2000, two percent of the proceeds from the state sales and use tax on hunting, fishing and wildlife-watching equipment to the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries' Game Protection Fund, up to an annual amount of $13 million. The amount that will be deposited in the Fund will be based on the most recent equipment sales figures reported in the "National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation" for Virginia. The bill specifies that a portion of the dedicated revenue has to be used to defray the cost of law enforcement. A special, nonreverting fund, the Capital Improvement Fund, is also created to be used to purchase, construct, maintain, or repair the capital assets of the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. No deposits will be made to the Capital Improvement Fund at any time the balance in this fund exceeds $35 million. The Board of Game and Inland Fisheries is authorized to transfer up to 50 percent of the dedicated sales tax revenue from the Game Protection Fund to the Capital Improvement Fund to finance the agency's capital needs.

Full text:
01/14/98  House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 12/22/97 981660468  pdf
02/05/98  House: Printed as engrossed 981660468-E  pdf
03/16/98  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB38ER)  pdf
04/14/98  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0320)  pdf

House amendments

01/14/98  House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 12/22/97 981660468
01/14/98  House: Referred to Committee on Conservation and Natural Resources
01/21/98  House: Reported from Cons. & Natural Resources (22-Y 0-N)
01/22/98  House: Read first time
01/23/98  House: Read second time
01/23/98  House: Motion to refer to committee agreed to
01/23/98  House: Referred to Committee on Finance
01/29/98  House: Assigned to Finance sub-committee: 1
02/03/98  House: Reported from Finance with amds. (23-Y 0-N)
02/04/98  House: Read first time
02/05/98  House: Read second time
02/05/98  House: Committee amendments agreed to
02/05/98  House: Engrossed by House as amended
02/05/98  House: Printed as engrossed 981660468-E
02/06/98  House: Read third time and passed House (Block Vote) (99-Y 0-N)
02/06/98  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N)
02/06/98  House: Communicated to Senate
02/09/98  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/98  Senate: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/23/98  Senate: Reported from A. C. & N. R. (15-Y 0-N)
02/23/98  Senate: Rereferred to Finance
03/03/98  Senate: Reported from Finance (16-Y 0-N)
03/04/98  Senate: Const. reading disp., passed by for the day (39-Y 0-N)
03/04/98  Senate: VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
03/05/98  Senate: Read third time
03/05/98  Senate: Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/05/98  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE R (40-Y 0-N)
03/16/98  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB38ER)
03/24/98  House: Enrolled
03/25/98  House: Signed by Speaker
03/26/98  Senate: Signed by President
04/09/98  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 320 (effective 7/1/98)
04/14/98  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0320)