2009 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1600 (Conference Report)

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DGIF Facility

Item C-113.05 #1c

Item C-113.05 #1c

First Year - FY2009 Second Year - FY2010
Natural Resources
Game and Inland Fisheries, Department of FY2009 $0 FY2010 ($4,000,000) NGF

Page 572, line 45, strike "$14,000,000" and insert "$10,000,000".
Page 573, strike lines 2 through 14 and insert:
"A.  The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, with the concurrence of the Secretaries of Natural Resources and Administration, is hereby authorized to enter into a comprehensive agreement with a private entity, pursuant to the Public-Private Educational Facilities and Infrastructure Act of 2002, for the design and construction of a new structure to replace its existing headquarters.  The principal cost of the agreement shall not exceed $10.0 million.  The Department is also authorized to sell or trade for value its existing headquarters, and associated buildings and grounds located at 4000, 4010 and 4016 West Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia.
B.  Notwithstanding the provisions of Item 444 of Chapter 847, 2007 Acts of Assembly, the Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Transportation shall immediately transfer two parcels of property located at and adjacent to 10267 Telegraph Road, Ashland, Virginia, known as the "Atlee Maintenance Lot" and "OFF RT 623 ADJ HWY PROP", Hanover County PID #7787-34-5666 and PID #7787-34-5926, respectively, totaling approximately 6.03 acres to the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries for the location of its headquarters.  Prior to this transfer, the Department of Transportation shall continue to address any environmental remediation necessary to reuse the property.  The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries shall modify its Request for Proposals dated August 25, 2008 to accommodate this specific location.  In addition, the project size shall comply with the Department of General Services' space guidelines.
C.   It is the intent of the General Assembly that the reuse of this property by the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries involves transportation related activities, including but not limited to (i) the titling, registration and numbering of watercraft pursuant to state and federal laws and regulations, and (ii) the enforcement of state and federal boating safety laws and regulations.
D.  In the event that the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries determines that the environmental remediation efforts of the Department of Transportation described in paragraph B of this item do not allow for the reuse of the property as the new Department of Game and Inland Fisheries headquarters,  the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, in consultation with the Department of General Services, shall examine other existing state-owned property including property owned by the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries or the Department of Conservation and Recreation.  The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, prior to entering into any contract or agreement and no later than October 1, 2009, shall report to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees, on the project options under consideration to include project cost, project size and project location."

(This amendment revises the proposed replacement of the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries headquarters to ensure that the project complies with current space standards and utilizes existing state property for a location.)