2002 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Wardrup
Physical Oceanographic Real-Time Systems

Item 501 #3h

Item 501 #3h

First Year - FY2003 Second Year - FY2004
Virginia Port Authority FY2003 $750,000 FY2004 $0 GF

Page 355, line 20, strike "$39,161,727" and insert "$39,911,727".
Page 356, after line 50, insert:
"D. Out of this appropriation, $750,000 is provided from the general fund in the first year for the acquisition of the Physical Oceanographic Real-Time System's (PORTS) PortMaster to improve the safety and efficiency of maritime commerce through the integration of real time environmental observations, forecasts and other geographic and hydrologic information."

(This amendment provides $750,000 from the general fund in the first year for the Virginia Port Authority to purchase a system to provide real time predictions for water levels and currents and other parameters needed to navigate safely. The U.S. Navy has agreed to provide $200,000 each year for maintenance of the PORTS/PortMaster system.)