2012 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Committee Approved)

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WQIF Reserve Powers of Natural Resources Secretary (language only)

Item 358 #2h

Item 358 #2h

Natural Resources
Natural Resources, Secretary of

Page 267, line 26, strike "or as otherwise".
Page 267, line 27, strike "designated by the Secretary of Natural Resources,".

(This amendment eliminates language contained in House Bill 30, as introduced, that would allow the Secretary of Natural Resources control over the legislatively-created and controlled Water Quality Improvement Fund Reserve. The reserve was created by the General Assembly during the 2004 Session to provide a source of funding for Virginia's water quality initiatives when year-end general fund surpluses or other appropriations were unavailable. Use of the reserve is solely at the General Assembly's discretion. Never before has a Secretary of Natural Resources attempted to assert control over the reserve.)