2005 Session

Budget Amendments - SB700 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Wampler
SMV - Bristol Science Center

Item 261 #1s

Item 261 #1s

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Education: Other
The Science Museum of Virginia FY2005 $0 FY2006 $50,000 GF

Page 235, line 48, strike "$9,046,329" and insert "$9,096,329".
Page 236, after line 21, insert "D. Out of this appropriation, $50,000 from the general fund and one position the second year shall be provided to support the Bristol Science Center.".

(This amendment provides funds and one position to support the creation of a local science center as a division of the Science Museum of Virginia. It is a goal of the Science Museum of Virginia to increase from 57 to 97 the percentage of Virginia's citizens within a one-hour/50-mile drive of a hands-on science center supportive of Virginia's Standards of Learning in Science. Currently, 57 percent of the population is served by: the seven locations of the Science Museum of Virginia, the Virginia Museum of Natural History, also a state agency, and the Science Museum of Western Virginia, the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Museum, Nauticus, the Virginia Living Museum, the Virginia Air & Space Museum, and the Virginia Museum of Transportation. The Science Museum of Virginia is developing centers in the three areas of the state currently without science centers that hold the remaining 40 percent of the population: Northern Virginia, Harrisonburg-Staunton-Waynesboro, and Bristol-Abingdon.)