2005 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Committee Approved)

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Study of VPMEP (language only)

Item 95 #2h

Item 95 #2h

Commerce And Trade
Commerce and Trade, Secretary of

Page 83, after line 29, insert:
"E. The Secretary of Commerce and Trade shall study whether the Virginia Philpott Manufacturing Extension Partnership (VPMEP) should be merged into or otherwise combined with Virginia Tech, Old Dominion University or other appropriate institution or agency, with the principal office of VPMEP remaining in the Martinsville area.  The Secretary of Commerce and Trade shall report the results of his analysis to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by August 31, 2005."

(This amendment directs the Secretary of Commerce and Trade to study whether the Philpott Manufacturing Extension should be merged into one of the Commonwealth's institutions of higher education.)