2005 Session

Budget Amendments - SB700 (Conference Report)

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Agricultural Best Management Practices

Item 382 #2c

Item 382 #2c

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Natural Resources
Conservation and Recreation, Department of FY2005 $0 FY2006 $6,475,600 GF

Page 362, line 31, strike "$46,360,420" and insert "$52,836,020".
Page 363, line 25, strike "$23,689,000" and insert "$30,164,600".
Page 363, line 30, strike "each year" and insert:
"the first year and $20,000,000 the second year".
Page 363, line 30, strike "directed" and insert "allocated".
Page 363, line 33, after "programs", insert:
"; however, beginning July 1, 2005, no more than 60 percent of these amounts shall be allocated for use within the Chesapeake Bay watershed".
Page 363, line 34, strike "$2,428,350" and insert "$3,399,690".

(This amendment provides a majority of the proceeds from the Water Quality Improvement Fund (WQIF) in the second year to the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) for the implementation of nonpoint source pollution control practices, especially agricultural best management practices. House Bill 2777 and Senate Bills 810 and 1235 (2005 Session) specify that 70 percent of any deposits made to the WQIF from year-end surpluses be allocated for the control of nonpoint source pollution and that priority be given to the implementation of agricultural best management practices. The bills also direct that no more than 60 percent of any nonpoint source pollution control grants be allocated for use in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The impact of this legislation is an increase of $6.5 million in the amount of year-end surplus-related WQIF proceeds allocated to DCR.)