(a) The initial members of the commission shall be the members of the game and fresh
water fish commission and the marine fisheries commission who are serving on those
commissions on the effective date of this amendment, who may serve the remainder of
their respective terms. New appointments to the commission shall not be made until the retirement, resignation,
removal, or expiration of the terms of the initial members results in fewer than seven
(b) The jurisdiction of the marine fisheries commission as set forth in statutes in
effect on March 1, 1998, shall be transferred to the fish and wildlife conservation
commission. The jurisdiction of the marine fisheries commission transferred to the commission
shall not be expanded except as provided by general law. All rules of the marine fisheries commission and game and fresh water fish commission
in effect on the effective date of this amendment shall become rules of the fish and
wildlife conservation commission until superseded or amended by the commission.
(c) On the effective date of this amendment, the marine fisheries commission and game
and freshwater fish commission shall be abolished.
(d) This amendment shall take effect July 1, 1999.
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