Synopsis As Introduced Amends the State Finance Act. Changes the names of the Conservation 2000 Fund and Conservation 2000 Projects Fund to the Partners for Conservation Fund and the Partners for Conservation Projects Fund. Authorizes use of funds for planning, preservation, and water protection, to partner with private landowners, government, and not-for-profit organizations, and to pay personnel and other costs. Eliminates the Department of Transportation as authorized to use funds. Authorizes transfers from GRF to the Funds through 2021 (now, 2009).
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Deletes a provision that would have allowed moneys in certain Funds to be used to fund personnel, contractual, professional, or technical administration services in relation to Partners for Planning and Conservation.