2005 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Member Request)

Chief Patron: Callahan
Co-Patron(s): Hurt, Marshall D.
Virginia Commission for the Arts

Item 531 #53h

Item 531 #53h

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Nonstate Agencies
State Grants to Nonstate Entities-Nonstate Agencies FY2005 $0 FY2006 $1,672,431 GF

Page 482, after line 18, insert:
"Out of the amounts for Financial Assistance for Cultural and Artistic Affairs, $1,672,431 the second year from the general fund is provided to the Virginia Commission for the Arts."

(This amendment provides $1,672,431 from the general fund in the second year to the Virginia Commission for the Arts. This amendment would provide general funds to restore statewide arts grants, made through Virginia Commission for the Arts, to their level prior to the budget cuts of 2002-03, which reduced arts grants by a cumulative total of 46 percent. The budget as introduced provides an increase of $320,789; the amendment provides $1,351,642 in additional funding, over and above the Governor's recommendation.)