Amendment #636 to H3600

Nickerson State Park

Representatives Peake of Provincetown and Whelan of Brewster move to amend the bill by adding the following new section:


"SECTION XX.  Chapter 10 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 official edition, is hereby amended by inserting after section 35AAA the following section:-


Section 35BBB.  (a) There shall be established the Nickerson State Park Trust Fund to be used, without further appropriation, for the long-term preservation and maintenance of Nickerson State Park.  Any balance in the fund at the end of a fiscal year shall not revert to the General Fund but shall remain available for expenditure in subsequent fiscal years.  No expenditure made from the fund shall cause the fund to become deficient at any point during a fiscal year.


(b)  The department of conservation and recreation shall impose a surcharge of $2 upon each fee charged and collected from camping in Nickerson State Park. The additional monies collected from the surcharge shall be deposited into the fund.".