2003 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Dillard
Restore Funding for State Parks

Item 381 #9h

Item 381 #9h

First Year - FY2003 Second Year - FY2004
Natural Resources
Conservation and Recreation, Department of FY2003 $900,000 FY2004 $1,200,000 GF

Page 373, line 12, strike "$22,337,903" and insert "$23,237,903".
Page 373, line 12, strike "$22,504,718" and insert "$23,704,718".

(This amendment restores funding for operations and 15 wage positions for False Cape, Sky Meadows, Southwest Virginia Museum and Caledon State Parks and the operation of the campground at Clinch Mountain Wildlife Management Area. These parks' hours of operation were substantially reduced in House Bill 1400, as introduced. This amendment will allow these parks to reopen on their previous schedules. The amendment restores 50 percent of the total cuts proposed to State Park operations. House Bill 1400, as introduced, reduced State Park general fund support by $1.8 million the first year and $2.4 million the second year.)