28100100 - State Parks and Recreation

Account Description FY2010
2810-0100 State Parks and Recreation
For the operation of the department's state and urban parks; provided, that funds appropriated in this item shall be used to operate all of the division's parks, parkways, boulevards, roadways, bridges, and related appurtenances under the care, custody and control of the division, flood control activities of the division, reservations, campgrounds, beaches and pools and for the oversight of rinks, to protect and manage the division's lands and natural resources, including the forest and parks conservation services and the bureau of forestry development; provided further, that the crossing guards located at department of conservation and recreation intersections shall continue to perform the duties where state police previously performed such duties; provided further, that no funds from this item shall be made available for payment to true seasonal employees; provided further, that the rinks under the control of the department shall remain open and staffed for the full rink season; provided further, that the department may issue grants to public and nonpublic entities from this item; provided further, that funds may be expended for the purposes of item 2800-9004 of section 2 of chapter 182 of the acts of 2008; and provided further, that the department shall file quarterly reports with the house and senate committees on ways and means relative to the staffing levels at all state and urban parks, which shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (a) the number of staff assigned to each park; (b) the total number of visitors to each park; and (c) the total acreage of each park

General Fund 96.071%

FMAP Budget Relief Fund 3.929%

44,900,777 40,297,772

Veto Explanation:   I am vetoing this language and reducing this amount because none of the enhanced FMAP funds have been received from or committed by the federal government.