With respect to the nongame and endangered wildlife tax check-off, which is scheduled to sunset in 2018, the bill:
- Expands and renames the check-off as the Colorado wildlife conservation and restoration voluntary contribution program (check-off) for the purpose of benefiting all wildlife in Colorado;
- Extends the future repeal date of the check-off by 5 years;
- Specifies that the voluntary contribution moneys allocated to the division of parks and wildlife in the department of natural resources will continue to be used for the protection and perpetuation of nongame and endangered wildlife;
- For the remainder of the moneys received through the check-off, creates the Colorado wildlife conservation and restoration cash fund authority that is overseen by a board of directors (board); and
- Creates a grant program, to be overseen and administrated by the board, for wildlife rehabilitation in the state.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)