2003 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Bryant
Regional Competitiveness Program (language only)

Item 96 #1h

Item 96 #1h

Commerce and Trade
Commerce and Trade, Secretary of

Page 83, after line 3, insert:
"C.  The Secretary shall develop a plan that reestablishes the Regional Competitiveness Program as defined under §§ 15.2-1306 through 15.2-1310, Code of Virginia.  In completing the plan, the Secretary is encouraged to review and comment upon the structure and relationships that have been established under the Regional Competitiveness Act.  The Secretary may make additional or alternative recommendations if warranted in order to effectively continue the Commonwealth's efforts to encourage regional strategic economic development planning which identifies and addresses critical issues of economic competitiveness for the regions of Virginia.  All agencies of the Commonwealth shall provide assistance to the Secretary in the development of this plan and recommendations, upon request.  The Secretary shall submit his final plan or recommendations to the Governor and the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by August 31, 2003."

(This amendment requires the Secretary of Commerce and Trade to develop a plan reestablishing the Regional Competitiveness Program.)