2007 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1650 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Phillips
Co-Patron(s): Johnson, Kilgore
William King Regional Arts Center

Item 481 #190h

Item 481 #190h

First Year - FY2007 Second Year - FY2008
Nonstate Agencies
State Grants to Nonstate Entities-Nonstate Agencies FY2007 $0 FY2008 $500,000 GF

Page 515, line 5, strike "$7,510,000" and insert "$8,010,000".
Page 521, line 49, strike "200,000      100,000" and insert "$200,000     $600,000".

(This amendment provides $500,000 the second year from the general fund to the William King Regional Arts Center, which is located in Abingdon. The General Assembly, during the past biennium, had generously provided its support to the operations of the Center. As the Arts Center increases as a pivotal component of the region's new economy as a good place to live and visit, its operation must grow as well. Like many museums, the Arts Center raises the greater part of its operating resources in donated income - almost 80 percent is contributed through grants, funding awards and donations. The Arts Center still needs support from the state in order to continue its educational mission and its close SOL-based links with Southwest Virginia's 14 school divisions which are often the main component of those schools’ art programs.)