2002 Session

Budget Amendments - HB29 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hall
VCU Engineering II (language only)

Item C-80 #1h

Item C-80 #1h

Education: Higher Education
Virginia Commonwealth University

Page 486, line 16, strike "Higher Education Operating", and insert "Bond Proceeds".
Page 486, after line 16, insert,
The General Assembly authorizes Virginia Commonwealth University, with the approval of the Governor, to construct a new teaching and research facility for use by the School of Engineering at Virginia Commonwealth University.  This project must be consistent with the guidelines of the Department of General Services and comply with the Treasury Board Guidelines issued pursuant to § 23-19 (d)(4), Code of Virginia, and any subsequent amendments thereto.
2. The General Assembly authorizes Virginia Commonwealth University to enter into a written agreement with the School of Engineering Foundation at Virginia Commonwealth University to design, construct, and finance the project.  All project proposals and approvals shall be in accordance with the guidelines cited in paragraph 1 of this item.  The project may be constructed on property owned by either the University or the School of Engineering Foundation.
3. The School of Engineering Foundation will assume responsibility for all construction costs and debt issuance expenses in excess of bond proceeds and shall reimburse the University for debt service on the bonds issued to finance this project

(This amendment is self-explanatory.)