2006 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Spruill
Dismal Swamp Visitor Center

Item 481 #122h

Item 481 #122h

First Year - FY2007 Second Year - FY2008
Nonstate Agencies
State Grants to Nonstate Entities-Nonstate Agencies FY2007 $1,000,000 FY2008 $0 GF

Page 418, line 4, strike "$19,210,000" and insert "$20,210,000".
Page 419, after line 49, insert:
"City of Chesapeake     1,000,000       0".

(This amendment provides $1,000,000 the first year from the general fund to the City of Chesapeake for the acquisition of land for a Visitor Center relating to the Great Dismal Swamp. The relocation of US Rt 17 South provides an opportunity to develop an eco-tourism destination of statewide significance. The 111,000 acre Dismal Swamp and Wildlife Refuge and Dismal Swamp Canal are resources for which there are great demand. The proposed Visitor Center will be a focal point for wildlife and cultural education.)