2009 Session

Budget Amendments - SB850 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Blevins
Co-Patron(s): Hanger
Plight of the Beekeeper

Item 93 #1s

Item 93 #1s

First Year - FY2009 Second Year - FY2010
Agriculture And Forestry
Agriculture and Consumer Services, Department of FY2009 $100,000 FY2010 $100,000 GF

Page 91, line 29, strike "$7,075,527" and insert "$7,175,527".
Page 91, line 29, strike "$7,085,739" and insert "$7,185,739".
Page 91, after line 39 insert:
"Included in these amounts is $100,000 from the general fund each year to implement the recommendations of the study of the plight of Virginia's beekeepers pursuant to Senate Document No. 20 (2006).

(This amendment provides funding to implement recommendations from the study authorized by SJR 28 (2006). These strategies are designed to protect and improve habitat and efforts of beekeepers and honey productions. The study also concluded that healthy bee populations are critical to agriculture production.)