§ 20-2.2-9. Deposit of fees Appropriation and use of license fee revenue.
All moneys generated from license fees issued under this chapter, other than any commissions retained by the licensing vendor and licensing agents per § 20-2.2-6(e), shall be deposited in a restricted receipt account, hereby created and known as the recreational saltwater fishing license restricted receipt account. The state controller is authorized and directed to draw orders upon the general treasurer for payment of any sum, or sums, as may be necessary from time to time upon receipt by him or her of duly authenticated vouchers presented by the director of environmental management. In accordance with § 20-9-3 and in keeping with § 20-3.1-7(3), the monies from license fees received under this section are to be used only for the following specific purposes:
(1) Administering and enforcing the recreational saltwater fishing license program established by this chapter;
(2) Managing Rhode Island's marine recreational fisheries, with particular reference to improving state-based recreational fishery catch and effort statistics and stock assessments; and
(3) Enhancing recreational fishing opportunities in the state.
(P.L. 2009, ch. 375, § 1; P.L. 2009, ch. 379, § 1.)