SECTION 1. Section 13 of Chapter 64A of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking the section and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
Section 13. All sums received from the excise imposed on aviation fuel, and related penalties, forfeitures, interest, costs of suits and fines, less all amounts for reimbursement under sections 7 and 7A, shall be credited to the Commonwealth Transportation Fund and may be used for airport development projects approved and carried out at airports and landing facilities under 49 U.S.C. App. s 2210; and all other sums received from the excise imposed in section 4, and related penalties, forfeitures, interest, costs of suits and fines, less all amounts for reimbursement under said sections 7 and 7A, shall be credited as follows: (i) 99.80 per cent shall be credited to the Commonwealth Transportation Fund to be used for transportation-related purposes; (ii) 0.15 per cent shall be credited to the Inland Fisheries and Game Fund established in section 2C of chapter 131; and (iii) 0.05 per cent shall be credited to the Harbors and Inland Waters Maintenance Fund.
SECTION 2. Chapter 91 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 10A the following section: -
Section 10A ½. There is hereby established a fund to be known as the Harbors and Inland Waters Maintenance Fund to which shall be credited such sums as are determined the provisions of section thirteen of chapter sixty four A, sections forty-two, forty-three, forty-five, forty-six A and forty-nine of chapter ninety-one and any sums received by the commonwealth from the federal government on account of the activities of the department of conservation and recreation relative to (a) the continuous maintenance dredging; (b) cleaning of all the areas within the harbors, inland waters and great ponds of the commonwealth include the removal of sunken and abandoned vessels, derelict piers and any other obstacles deemed to be hazardous to navigation; (c) maintenance of state piers; and (d) for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of section thirty-one. All monies in said fund shall be subject to appropriation, and shall be used only for the purpose of continuous maintenance dredging and cleaning of harbors, inland waters and great ponds of the commonwealth, including removal of sunken and abandoned vessels, derelict piers and any other obstacles deemed to be hazardous to navigation, by the department of conservation and recreation.
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