2006 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5002 (Committee Approved)

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Hydrilla Control - Lake Gaston

Item 91 #1h

Item 91 #1h

First Year - FY2007 Second Year - FY2008
Agriculture And Forestry
Agriculture and Consumer Services, Department of FY2007 $100,000 FY2008 $0 GF

Page 74, line 35, strike "$3,956,158" and insert "$4,056,158".
Page 74, after line 42, insert:
"Out of the amounts included for Plant Pest and Disease Control, $100,000 in the first year from the general fund is appropriated to support the eradication of hydrilla on Lake Gaston."

(This amendment provides an additional general fund appropriation of $100,000 in the first year to the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' "Plant Pest and Disease Control" program to support the eradication of hydrilla on Lake Gaston. Hydrilla is an invasive plant species that interferes with recreation, destroys fish and wildlife habitats, and can severely impact water delivery systems. The federal government has appropriated $495,000 and the City of Virginia Beach $200,000 toward a $1,720,000 budget of the Lake Gaston Weed Control Council. Five affected counties in Virginia and North Carolina each contribute $40,000 to this effort.)