2007 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1650 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Wright
Lake Gaston Hydrilla

Item 91 #1h

Item 91 #1h

First Year - FY2007 Second Year - FY2008
Agriculture And Forestry
Agriculture and Consumer Services, Department of FY2007 $0 FY2008 $200,000 GF

Page 92, line 28, strike "$3,956,158" and insert "$4,156,158".
Page 92, line 41, after "Services." insert,
"$200,000 in the second 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 $200,000 in the second 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. This amount would match North Carolina's 2006-07 appropriation of $200,000 for treatment of hydrilla and other noxious weeds on Lake Gaston. The City of Virginia Beach appropriated $225,570 toward the $1,251,902 budget of the Lake Gaston Weed Control Council. Five affected counties in Virginia and North Carolina each contribute $116,000 to this effort.)