2002 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hawkins
Co-Patron(s): Reynolds
Agricultural Best Management Practices

Item 380 #7s

Item 380 #7s

First Year - FY2003 Second Year - FY2004
Natural Resources
Conservation and Recreation, Department of FY2003 $5,000,000 FY2004 $5,000,000 GF

Page 291, line 29, strike "$24,649,032" and insert "$29,649,032".
Page 291, line 29, strike "$22,814,293" and insert "$27,814,293".
Page 292, after line 29, insert:
"E.  Included in this Item is $5,000,000 the first year and $5,000,000 the second year from the general fund for the Virginia Agricultural Best Management Practice Cost Share Program.  The funds shall be allocated for programs in the Shenandoah-Potomac, Rappahannock, York, James, and Southern Rivers watersheds.  The annual allocation for the Best Management Practices Program in each watershed shall total no more than $1,000,000.  The Southern Rivers shall be considered a single watershed for the allocations."

(This amendment provides $10.0 million to support agricultural best management practices (BMP). Funding for the BMP program would be allocated on a watershed basis. Total program payments in each of the major watersheds cannot exceed $1.0 million annually.)