2010 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Floor Approved)

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VT Ext Consolidations (language only)

Item 219 #2h

Item 219 #2h

Education: Higher Education
Virginia Cooperative Extension and Agricultural Experiment Station

Page 144, line 26, after "level." insert:
"To this end, the Cooperative Extension Service shall eliminate programs related to family and consumer services, community viability, and lawn and garden programs statewide."
Page 145, after line 3, insert:
"F.1. The Cooperative Extension Service shall eliminate the following offices: Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Norfolk, Petersburg, Portsmouth, Prince William, and Richmond City.
2. The Cooperative Extension Service is directed to consolidate and merge offices as follows:
Eliminate and Consolidate With:
Rockbridge Botetourt and Fincastle
Amherst Lynchburg and Appomatox
York Hampton
Page Rockingham (Harrisonburg)
Warren Frederick
Powhatan Chesterfield
Campbell Bedford
Hanover Caroline and Henrico
Fluvanna Albemarle
Greene Orange and Madison
Rappahannock Madison and Culpeper
Chesapeake Virginia Beach
Spotsylvania Stafford".

(This amendment outlines a reorganization plan for cooperative extension to focus on agricultural programs outside of the urban corridor. In addition, the plan calls for the elimination and consolidation of thirteen offices across the Commonwealth.)