2005 Session

Budget Amendments - SB700 (Conference Report)

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Center for Rural Virginia (language only)

Item 111 #1c

Item 111 #1c

Commerce And Trade
Housing and Community Development, Department of

Page 97, after line 28, insert:
"I.  As part of its mission, the Center for Rural Virginia shall monitor the implementation of the budget initiatives approved by the 2005 Session of the General Assembly for rural Virginia and shall report periodically to the Chairmen of the Senate  Finance and House Appropriations Committees on the effectiveness of these various programs in addressing rural economic development problems.  Any unexpended balance for the Center for Rural Virginia at the close of business on June 30, 2005, and June 30, 2006, shall not revert to the general fund but shall be carried forward and reappropriated."

(This amendment directs the Center for Rural Virginia to monitor and assess the effectiveness of the budget initiatives to be undertaken by the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Services and Housing and Community Development, the Virginia Tourism Authority and Virginia Economic Development Partnership, Virginia Community College Systems, Virginia Tech, and Virginia State University. The Center will report its findings to the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees. The budget language also authorizes a mandatory reappropriation of the Center's funds.)