2009 Session

Budget Amendments - SB850 (Conference Report)

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Restore Budget Reductions

Item 151.05 #1c

Item 151.05 #1c

First Year - FY2009 Second Year - FY2010
Education: Higher Education
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia FY2009 $0 FY2010 $225,000 GF

Page 187, line 8, strike "($373,858)" and insert "($148,858)".
Page 187, strike lines 12 through 15 and insert:
"Appropriation reductions in this item are guided by, but not mandated in, the items listed in § 4-1.08 of this act.  The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia may initiate reduction strategies other than those listed in § 4-1.08 after having reported such changes to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees.  However, no reduction to amounts listed in Item 147 c. and Item 147 d. shall be initiated unless specifically authorized in this act."

(This amendment restores a portion of the budget reductions to the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) in order to allow them to continue to provide independent analysis and assessment of higher education policies and programs, to include restructuring efforts. The language provides that the remaining reductions are guided by the list of reduction strategies in § 4-1.08 with flexibility to initiate different reduction strategies as necessary. However, no reductions are permitted to Items 147 c. or 147 d. which were specifically restored by the General Assembly in this act. It is the intent of the General Assembly that the restoration of this funding shall be properly accounted for in calculating the revised amount of savings from executing management savings in Items 151.05 and § 4-1.08 during enrollment of House Bill 1600, as adopted by the 2009 General Assembly.)