2003 Session

Budget Amendments - SB700 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Trumbo
Co-Patron(s): Hawkins
Community Services Grants for Pubic Television (language only)

Item 59.15 #1s

Item 59.15 #1s

Administration, Secretary of

Page 41, following line 20, 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: Greater Washington Education Television Association  (WETA in Arlington, Virginia),  $200,000.  The remaining Community Service Grants to Virginia’s Public Television Stations shall be divided equally among following: Hampton Roads Educational Telecommunications Association, Shenandoah Valley Educational Television Corporation, Blue Ridge Public Television, Inc., and Commonwealth Public Broadcasting."

(This amendment directs one grant for each of the State’s five regions, with WETA in Northern Virginia receiving a lesser amount, as the first phase of entry into the community service grant program.)