LD 1729 LR 2331(03)
An Act To Create a Carrier License for Pelagic and Anadromous Fish
Fiscal Note for Bill as Engrossed with:
C "A" (H-457)
Committee: Marine Resources
Fiscal Note
Minor cost increase - General Fund
Minor revenue increase - General Fund
Minor revenue increase - Other Special Revenue Funds
Correctional and Judicial Impact Statements
The additional workload associated with the minimal number of new cases filed in the court system does not require additional funding at this time.
The collection of additional fine revenue will increase General Fund and dedicated revenue by minor amounts.
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This bill creates a new carrier license, effective January 1, 2020, which allows the possession or transport of Atlantic herring and Atlantic menhaden which was not caught by the holder of the license. The bill sets a fee of $98 for the license and directs that revenue from the license fee be deposited into the Pelagic and Anadromous Fisheries Fund. Due to the unique nature of the fishery and limited species, the Department of Marine Resources anticipates a minor Other Special Revenue Funds increase from the licenses.