2004 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Dillard
Natural Heritage Program Operating Support

Item 382 #6h

Item 382 #6h

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Natural Resources
Conservation and Recreation, Department of FY2005 $560,000 FY2006 $560,000 GF
FY2005 8.00 FY2006 8.00 FTE

Page 298, line 25, strike "$22,738,678" and insert "$23,298,678".
Page 298, line 25, strike "$20,977,511" and insert "$21,537,511".

(This amendment provides $560,000 in additional general fund support in each year of the biennium for the Natural Heritage Program. These general fund dollars will provide for the protection of sensitive natural resources, site security, and maintenance of the parking areas, roads, trails, structures, signs, equipment, and other needs of the State Natural Area Preserve System. This system, which currently includes 38 preserves and 35,500 acres, is expected to grow by an additional ten preserves by the end of 2004. The amendment will also permit the Natural Heritage program to provide staff support to the Virginia Invasive Species Council, a creation of the 2003 Session of the General Assembly.)