2005 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Armstrong
Beekeeper Assistance Program

Item 102 #3h

Item 102 #3h

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Commerce And Trade
Agriculture and Consumer Services, Department of FY2005 $0 FY2006 $115,000 GF

Page 86, line 43, strike "$3,737,962" and insert "$3,852,962".

(This amendment would provide $115,000 from the general fund in the second year to implement the provisions of the Beekeeper Assistance Program created pursuant to Senate Bill 200 adopted by the 2004 General Assembly. This program is intended to assist Virginia beekeepers in maintaining healthy, productive bee colonies in consultation with the Plant Pollination Advisory Board. The program would include the provision of miticide to beekeepers, establishment of a queen production program, and assistance in establishing a cooperative organization to purchase supplies at wholesale prices.)