2006 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Jones S.C.
Restore AHEC Funding

Item 293 #6h

Item 293 #6h

First Year - FY2007 Second Year - FY2008
Health And Human Resources
Health, Department of FY2007 $300,000 FY2008 $600,000 GF

Page 250, line 38, strike "$13,735,416" and insert "$14,035,416".
Page 250, line 38, strike "$13,235,416" and insert "$13,835,416".
Page 252, line 18, strike "400,000" and insert "700,000".
Page 252, line 19, strike "400,000" and insert "1,000,000".

(This amendment adds $300,000 in the first year and $600,000 in the second year from the general fund (GF) to the Virginia Statewide Area Health Education Centers (AHECs) for the recruitment and retention, practice support and training of health care professions in medically underserved areas or areas with medically underserved populations. The budget reduction actions during the 2002-04 biennium reduced AHEC state appropriations by 90 percent, leaving only $100,000 in general fund support. Since then, the General Assembly restored $300,000 GF annually, so that current appropriations total $400,000 GF each year. Language in the Appropriations Act requires AHECs to match 100 percent of the funds received from the state for their activities.)