2000 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

Chief Patron: Dickinson
Tobacco Funds for Health & Higher Ed

Item 545.10 #3h

Item 545.10 #3h

First Year - FY2001 Second Year - FY2002
Central Appropriations
Central Appropriations FY2001 $118,160,000 FY2002 $63,240,000 GF

Page 369, after line 25, insert:
"A.  The amounts provided for in this Item represent deposits to the general fund which are not otherwise obligated from the Commonwealth's allocation pursuant to the Master Settlement Agreement with tobacco product manufacturers.
B.  The Comptroller shall apportion the amounts provided for in this Item as follows:
50%  to the Department of Health, for public health services; and
50%  to the Capital Expenditure Special Reserve Fund, for capital project improvements in institutions of higher education.
C.  The amounts provided in this Item remaining at the close of any fiscal year shall not revert, but shall be carried forward to the next fiscal year for the purposes specified."

(This amendment appropriates the 40 percent unallocated share of the proceeds of the Master Tobacco Settlement Agreement for purposes of public health programs and higher education capital projects.)