Section 9-2-20.1

Game and Fish Fund - Alabama Game and Fish Endowment Fund created as special account; administration; restrictions; use of income.

(a) There is hereby created within the Game and Fish Fund a special account to be known as the Alabama Game and Fish Endowment Fund. The assets of said fund shall consist of the following:

(1) The proceeds from the sale of the lifetime hunting, lifetime fishing, and combination lifetime hunting and fishing licenses provided in subsections (a) through (c) of Section 9-11-65;

(2) The proceeds of any gifts, grants and contributions to the state which are specifically designated for inclusion in said fund; and

(3) Such other sources as may be specified by law.

(b) The Alabama Game and Fish Endowment Fund shall be administered by a board of trustees consisting of the Director of Finance, the Secretary-Treasurer of the State Employees' Retirement System and the Commissioner of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Said board of trustees shall have the power and authority to invest and reinvest the assets of the fund within the guidelines, limitations and restrictions that govern investment of the state employees retirement fund.

(c) The Alabama Game and Fish Endowment Fund is declared to be a special trust derived from a contractual relationship between the state and the members of the public whose investments contribute to the fund. The following limitations and restrictions are placed on expenditures from said fund:

(1) Subject to Amendment No. 272 of the Alabama Constitution of 1901, any limitations or restrictions specified by donors on the uses of the income derived from gifts, grants and voluntary contributions shall be respected but shall not be binding.

(2) No expenditures or disbursement shall be made from the principal of said fund except as otherwise provided by law.

(d) The income derived annually from the Alabama Game and Fish Endowment Fund shall be credited to the Game and Fish Fund regular accounts and expended as provided by law.

(Acts 1981, 3rd Ex. Sess., No. 81-1122, p. 386, §§ 4-7.)