2005 Session

Budget Amendments - SB700 (Conference Report)

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Study of VPMEP (language only)

Item 95 #2c

Item 95 #2c

Commerce And Trade
Commerce and Trade, Secretary of

Page 83, after line 29, insert:
"E. The Secretary of Commerce and Trade shall evaluate the effectiveness of the contractual relationship between the Virginia Philpott Manufacturing Extension Partnership (VPMEP) and Virginia Tech in terms of the total number of projects undertaken, revenues earned, projects shared or referred between the two entities, services provided, and productivity levels achieved by the clients.  As part of the evaluation, the Secretary shall also determine whether the Extension would be better served by merging VPMEP with Virginia Tech, Old Dominion University or another 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 the Philpott Manufacturing Extension's relationship with Virginia Tech and whether it should be merged into one of the Commonwealth's institutions of higher education.)