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States acting through their fish and wildlife agencies are eligible for benefits of the Acts only if they pass and maintain legislation that:
(a) Assents to the provisions of the Acts;
(b) Ensures the conservation of fish and wildlife; and
(c) Requires that revenue from hunting and fishing licenses be:
(1) Controlled only by the State fish and wildlife agency; and
(2) Used only for administration of the State fish and wildlife agency, which includes only the functions required to manage the agency and the fish- and wildlife-related resources for which the agency has authority under State law.
A State becomes ineligible to receive the benefits of the Acts if it:
(a) Fails materially to comply with any law, regulation, or term of a grant as it relates to acceptance and use of funds under the Acts;
(b) Does not have legislation required at §80.10 or passes legislation contrary to the Acts; or
(c) Diverts hunting and fishing license revenue from:
(1) The control of the State fish and wildlife agency; or
(2) Purposes other than the agency's administration.
No. However, if a State fish and wildlife agency does not want to receive the annual apportionment of funds, it must notify the Service in writing within 60 days after receiving a preliminary certificate of apportionment.