2009 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1600 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Putney
Restore Optometry

Item 147 #2h

Item 147 #2h

First Year - FY2009 Second Year - FY2010
Education: Higher Education
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia FY2009 $0 FY2010 $32,000 GF

Page 178, line 36, strike "$65,791,295" and insert "$65,823,295".
Page 179, after line 27, insert:
"d. Out of this appropriation, $32,000 the second year from the general fund is designated to provide grants of up to $2,000 per year for Virginia students who attend schools and colleges of optometry.  Each student receiving a grant shall agree to set up practice in the Commonwealth for a period of not less than two years upon completion of instruction."

(This amendment restores funding for optometry grants and implements a requirement that all grant recipients return to the Commonwealth to set up practice for at least two years upon completion of optometric instruction.)