2010 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

Chief Patron: Lingamfelter

Item C-24.10 #4h

Item C-24.10 #4h

First Year - FY2011 Second Year - FY2012
Education: Higher Education
George Mason University FY2011 $1,500,000 FY2012 $0 GF

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1. George Mason University, in collaboration with the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech and Virginia Commonwealth University, shall create a research consortium hereby known as the Virginia Immunology Center.  The Virginia Immunology Center is authorized to solicit proposals under the Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act (PPEA) to partner with private, for-profit companies to conduct research on vaccines for the treatment of multiple infectious diseases.  
2. Funding is provided for George Mason University to upgrade laboratory facilities located on its Prince William County campus and to purchase the necessary antibody samples for immunology research.  However, no funds authorized in this item shall be allotted or expended until the Virginia Immunology Center and consortium receives an acceptable PPEA proposal and submits the proposal to the Chairs of the House Appropriations Committee and the Senate Finance Committee for its approval.

"C-24.10 Virginia Immunology Center
Fund Sources: General

(This amendment is self-explanatory.)