2003 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Member Request)

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Public Television Grant Formula (language only)

Item 59.15 #1h

Item 59.15 #1h

Administration, Secretary of

Page 41, line 20, after "programming.", insert:
"The Secretary of Administration and the Virginia Public Broadcasting Board shall distribute community service grants in the second year to Virginia's public television stations as follows:
1.  $200,000 to the Greater Washington Educational Television Association (WETA).
2.  The remaining community service grants to Virginia's public television stations shall be divided equally among the following:  Hampton Roads Educational Telecommunications Association, Shenandoah Valley Educational Television Corporation, Blue Ridge Public Television, Inc. and Commonwealth Public Broadcasting."

(This amendment revises the current formula for distributing public television community service grants for fiscal year 2004 and directs that after an "off-the-top" allocation to WETA, the remaining funds be distributed equally among the other broadcasting corporations.)