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d_smith84

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AIS Funding
« on: Sep 20, 2018, 11:52 PM »
Has anyone seen this? 

"The EQC will consider finishing touches for its AIS funding package, which in its current form draws about half of the funding from fees on watercraft, anglers, and migratory bird hunters and half from the general fund. As passed by the 2017 Legislature, the state now pays for AIS programs with $3.7 million in hydroelectric fees and $3 million in angler fees. Both funding sources are due to sunset in the next 18 months. The EQC proposal keeps the angler fees, but cuts the price for nonresidents in half, and lets the hydroelectric fees expire."
https://news.mt.gov/eqc-to-make-final-funding-choices-for-fire-protection-aquatic-invasive-species-and-recreation

Plan suggests that boaters will have to buy a "prevention pass" which supposedly will make up the $3.7 million the hydroelectric fees covered.

Thinking it's going to get a lot more expensive to go fishing.

njoy

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Re: AIS Funding
« Reply #1 on: Sep 23, 2018, 05:47 PM »
Saw a small blurb in one of the newspapers that a bill has been drawn up and will be presented to the 2019 legislature stating the same. Open your wallets again.

Piltzviller

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Re: AIS Funding
« Reply #2 on: Apr 17, 2019, 02:44 PM »
Got to love it....

 



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