2013 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Committee Approved)

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Restore Grain Inspector Positions

Item 92 #2s

Item 92 #2s

First Year - FY2013 Second Year - FY2014
Agriculture And Forestry
Agriculture and Consumer Services, Department of FY2013 $0 FY2014 $132,000 GF
FY2013 0.00 FY2014 2.00 FTE

Page 74, line 27, strike "$17,549,649" and insert "$17,681,649".
Page 74, line 28, strike the second "$5,707,120" and insert "$5,839,120".
Page 76, after line 16, insert:
"J.  The Commissioner shall take all necessary actions to ensure that the fees collected  are adequate to cover the nongeneral fund portion of the Grain Inspection Program expenses, including those related to product inspections that are requested by parties financially interested in any agricultural products pursuant to § 3.2-3400, Code of Virginia."

(This amendment provides funding for two grain inspector positions to meet the demand for increased export of Virginia agriculture products. Without an adequate number of full time grain inspectors, shipments of the products can be delayed as they must be inspected prior to leaving the Port of Virginia for overseas markets.)