New boat ramp fees face uncertain future

Jackie Nunnery

by Jackie Nunnery

Four delegates in the General Assembly are seeking to prevent the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources (DWR) from collecting recently enacted fees on boat ramps owned or managed by the DWR.

Del. Terry Austin of Botetourt, Del. Sam Rasoul of Roanoke, Del. Betsy Carr of Richmond and Del. Chris Hurst of Blacksburg all sponsored an amendment to the House budget bill, HB 1800, to delay assessing fees “prior to July 1, 2022, pending a study…

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