2003 Session

Budget Amendments - SB700 (Committee Approved)

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Regional Competitiveness Program (language only)

Item 96 #1s

Item 96 #1s

Commerce and Trade
Commerce and Trade, Secretary of

Page 83, after line 3, insert:
"C.  The Secretary shall develop a plan that re-establishes the Regional Competitiveness Program as defined under §§ 15.2-1306 through 15.2-1310, Code of Virginia.  The Secretary shall review and comment in the plan upon the effectiveness of the Program as well as the governance structure and relationships that have been established to implement the Regional Competitiveness Act.  The plan shall include recommendations to effectively continue the Commonwealth's efforts to realize the purposes of the Regional Competitiveness Act.  All state agencies within the Executive Department shall provide assistance to the Secretary in development of this plan upon request.  The Secretary shall submit his plan to the Governor and the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by December 22, 2003."

(This amendment directs the Secretary of Commerce and Trade to develop a plan to accomplish the aims of the Regional Competitiveness Act and to submit the plan to the Governor and the General Assembly. Funding for the Regional Competitiveness Program is proposed for elimination under the introduced Budget Bill.)