Oregon Statutes - Chapter 496 - Application, Administration and Enforcement of Wildlife Laws - Section 496.283 - Use of moneys from surcharges; limitations on expenditures.

(1) Notwithstanding ORS 506.306, all moneys received by the State Fish and Wildlife Commission pursuant to sections 4, 6 and 8, chapter 512, Oregon Laws 1989, shall be deposited in a separate subaccount in the State Wildlife Fund. Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, moneys in the subaccount may be expended only for the departmentís fish restoration and enhancement programs for the benefit of the fish resources of this state.

(2) Fees collected from salmon ranching permits authorized under ORS 508.700 to 508.745 will not be commingled with public fishery funds collected and deposited in the subaccount referred to in this section. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, these funds will be used to monitor the effect and impact of private salmon ranching on the fishery resources of Oregon.

(3) The department shall not divert present budgeted funds to other projects as user surcharge funds become available and shall not embark on new programs not vital to the restoration of Oregon fisheries as required by Oregon Revised Statutes and administrative rules. The department shall not assess its personnel costs in the administration of chapter 512, Oregon Laws 1989, against the subaccount referred to in this section without the prior approval of the Restoration and Enhancement Board. [1989 c.512 §10; 1991 c.184 §4]

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