2004 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5001 (Committee Approved)

Secretary of Agriculture & Forestry

Item 95.1 #1h

Item 95.1 #1h

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Commerce And Trade
Commerce and Trade, Secretary of FY2005 $0 FY2006 $86,000 GF
FY2005 0.00 FY2006 1.00 FTE

Page 67, after line 14, insert:
"Office of Agriculture and Forestry
§ 1-34.1. Secretary of Commerce and Trade
A. Pursuant to the provisions of House Bill 1212 of the 2004 Session of the General Assembly, there is hereby created the Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry effective January 14, 2006.  Included in this item is funding for the salary of the Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry.  The Secretary shall be responsible to the Governor for the following agencies:  Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Department of Forestry, Milk Commission, Virginia Agricultural Council, and Virginia Marine Products Board.  Effective January 14, 2006, the appropriations and positions of the agencies listed in this section shall be transferred from the Commerce and Trade Secretariat to the Agriculture and Forestry Secretariat.  The Governor, by executive order, may assign any state executive agency to the Secretary or reassign any agency to another Secretary.   In addition, the Governor is hereby authorized to transfer positions and associated funding from agencies within the Secretariat of Agriculture and Forestry to the office of said Secretary up to a maximum of four positions.  The Director, Department of Planning and Budget, shall include implementation of the actions set forth in this item in the Budget Bill submitted to the 2005 Session of the General Assembly."

(This amendment creates a new Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry, pursuant to the provisions of House Bill 1212.)