1997 Session

Budget Amendments - SB700 (Committee Approved)

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Agricultural Best Management Practices

Item 420 #1s

Item 420 #1s

First Year - FY1997 Second Year - FY1998
Natural Resources
Conservation and Recreation, Department of FY1997 $0 FY1998 $500,000 GF

Page 276, line 9, strike "$13,321,111" and insert "$13,821,111".
Page 278, after line 12 insert:
"L.  This item includes $520,000 the second year from the general fund to sponsor best management practices on agricultural lands outside the Chesapeake Bay's drainage.  The department shall administer the program with the assistance of the affected soil and water conservation districts."

(This amendment provides additional general fund support for best management practices outside of the Chesapeake Bay area. Because of past budget cuts, state and federal resources have targeted farmlands in the Bay region, leaving less than $21,000 a year for best management practices in soil and water conservation districts located in Southside and Southwest Virginia.)