Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to immediately authorize the division of fisheries and wildlife to acquire certain fee interests, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. The second paragraph of section 35D of chapter 10 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 1984 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the first sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- All revenues credited under this section shall remain in said Nongame Wildlife Fund, subject to appropriation: to acquire by purchase, lease, easement or license land or interests therein critical to nongame wildlife and endangered species for the multiple purposes of protecting and enhancing nongame wildlife and encouraging compatible wildlife uses; to manage, inventory, preserve, protect, perpetuate, and enhance nongame wildlife in the commonwealth; and to supplement funds provided to the natural heritage program for the inventory of nongame wildlife and endangered species.
SECTION 2. Section 6 of chapter 131 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out clauses (1) and (2) and inserting in place thereof the following two clauses:-
(1) for the purpose of providing public fishing grounds, acquire by gift, lease, easement, purchase, exchange or license or accept by transfer, fishing rights and privileges or lands or interests therein necessary for such purpose, together with rights of ingress and egress;
(2) for the purpose of fish and wildlife management and propagation, acquire by gift, lease, easement, purchase, exchange or license or accept by transfer, properties or interests therein at such places in the commonwealth as he may select.