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(a) The General Assembly finds that:
(1) The natural resources of Arkansas should be protected and restored as needed; and
(2) When the Arkansas State Game and Fish Commission receives damages from a lawsuit as the result of damage sustained by property of the commission, the commission's primary use of the funds received as damages should be to benefit the property that was the subject of the litigation.
(b) It is the intent of the General Assembly that when the commission receives damages from a lawsuit as the result of damage sustained by property of the commission, the commission should use the funds received as damages to benefit the property that was the subject of the litigation.
(c) The commission shall report to the Game and Fish/State Police Subcommittee of the Legislative Council annually, at the request of the Chair of the Game and Fish/State Police Subcommittee of the Legislative Council, or at the request of the cochairs of the Legislative Council the following information with respect to any lawsuit in which the commission is a plaintiff or seeks damages from a third party:
(1) The status of the lawsuit;
(2) The issues present in the lawsuit;
(3) The relief requested in the lawsuit; and
(4) The commission's plans for using any funds received as damages from the lawsuit.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Arkansas Code Title 15. Natural Resources and Economic Development § 15-41-120. Legislative findings and intent--Reports - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ar/title-15-natural-resources-and-economic-development/ar-code-sect-15-41-120/
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