2004 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5001 (Conference Report)

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GMU - Increase NGF Authority

Item 182 #3c

Item 182 #3c

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Education: Higher Education
George Mason University FY2005 $15,597,322 FY2006 $23,065,919 NGF

Page 148, line 47, strike "$215,677,704" and insert "$231,275,026".
Page 148, line 47, strike "$215,490,073" and insert "$238,555,992".
Page 149, after line 52, insert:
"F.  George Mason University shall report to the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia no later than May 1 of each year its tuition, fee, and all other nongeneral fund revenues, in a manner as prescribed by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.  The report shall include revenues from the current fiscal year and a projection of anticipated revenues for the next fiscal year."

(This amendment, in conjunction with the nongeneral fund appropriation included in the introduced budget, provides for the nongeneral fund share of support needed to begin moving towards full funding of the base adequacy guidelines adopted by the Joint Subcommittee Studying Higher Education Funding Policies, to make progress on returning average faculty salaries to the 60th percentile of peer institutions nationally, and to provide funding needed to meet anticipated operating cost increases over the biennium.)