2004 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5001 (Conference Report)

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RBC Base Adequacy

Item 176 #3c

Item 176 #3c

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Education: Higher Education
Richard Bland College FY2005 $63,000 FY2006 $63,000 GF

Page 146, line 34, strike "$6,795,035" and insert "$6,858,035".
Page 146, line 34, strike "$6,814,478" and insert "$6,877,478".
Page 146, line 44, before "Out", insert "A."
Page 147, after line 3, insert:
"B.  Out of this appropriation, $63,000 the first year and $63,000 the second year from the general fund is provided to address base funding needs identified by the Joint Subcommittee Studying Higher Education Funding Policies and to mitigate the pressure on student tuition and fees.  These amounts reflect a portion of the additional general fund support needed to provide  adequate base support of the institution's core academic function. These additional funds will allow the institution to serve more students, retain existing students more effectively, increase the number of students receiving a degree or certificate, and enhance the quality and rigor of its academic programs.  The Secretary of Education shall monitor the institution's efforts to meet these objectives and other statewide needs."

(This amendment provides additional general fund support to address base operating needs and increased student enrollments. The corresponding nongeneral fund share is included as part of a separate amendment.)