2004 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5001 (Conference Report)

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State Park at Beaumont (language only)

Item 383 #3c

Item 383 #3c

Natural Resources
Conservation and Recreation, Department of

Page 301, after line 50, insert:
"L.  No funds shall be expended or authorized by the Department of Conservation and Recreation for the development of a state park on the property transferred from the Beaumont Juvenile Correctional Center until completion of the park master plan, which shall include adequate opportunity for public participation in the planning process. Nothing in this item shall preclude the Department from making necessary arrangements to secure the property in accordance with the terms of transfer from the Department of Juvenile Justice or from undertaking alterations necessary for public safety. The Department shall notify the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees 60 days prior to any alterations to the property that are  pursuant to development of a state park."

(This amendment expresses the intent of the General Assembly that, while the need for the park as identified in the Virginia Outdoor Plan is evident, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is to follow the same planning and development guidelines as followed on all other state parks. The amendment also permits DCR to secure the property for public safety purposes until there is sufficient funding to bring the park into full-time operation.)