Section 9-2-20.2

Game and Fish Fund - Alabama Nongame Wildlife Endowment.

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

(1) The proceeds from the sale of reproductions of the said print and/or stamp;

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

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

(b) The Alabama Nongame Wildlife Endowment 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 account within the guidelines, limitations and restrictions that govern investment of the State Employees' Retirement Fund.

(c) The Alabama Nongame Wildlife Endowment 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 account. The following limitations and restrictions are placed on expenditures from said account:

(1) Subject to Amendment No. 272 of the Constitution of Alabama 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 disbursements shall be made from the principal of said account except as otherwise provided by law.

(d) The income derived annually from the Alabama Nongame Wildlife Endowment shall be credited to the Game and Fish Fund and expended exclusively for purposes of preserving, protecting, perpetuating and enhancing nongame wildlife in this state.

(Acts 1990, No. 90-256, p. 319, §§4-7.)