2010 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Conference Report)

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VT - Extension Reduction and Report

Item 219 #1c

Item 219 #1c

First Year - FY2011 Second Year - FY2012
Education: Higher Education
Virginia Cooperative Extension and Agricultural Experiment Station FY2011 $0 FY2012 ($1,000,000) GF

Page 144, line 13, strike "$77,584,016" and insert "$76,584,016".
Page 145, after line 3, insert:
"F.1. Virginia Cooperative Extension shall report to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees, Chairmen of the Agriculture and Natural Resource Committees of the House and Senate,  the Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry and to the Secretary of Education on the results of its strategic planning process that is based on consultation with relevant industries and organizations, and that (1) places priority on the historic mission of extension to fulfill the land-grant mission in partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture, (2) defines programming, locations, and funding sources, (3) addresses potential duplication of effort with state and local agencies, (4) eliminates low-priority programs, and (5) seeks to restructure and consolidate local offices in a manner that is financially and logistically beneficial while preserving delivery of critical programs in high priority areas."

(This amendment reduces funding by $1.0 million from the general fund in the second year and requires a report by the agency concerning their strategic planning process and other requested items.)