2014 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Committee Approved)

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Surplus Distributed by Soil and Water Conservation Board (language only)

Item 357 #1h

Item 357 #1h

Natural Resources
Conservation and Recreation, Department of

Page 300, line 42, strike "disbursed by the Department" and insert:
"distributed upon approval by the Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Board in accordance with the Board's developed policies and".

(This amendment provides that the Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Board shall be responsible for distributing funding deposited into the Virginia Natural Resources Commitment Fund. This language is similar to language providing the board with the authority to determine the distribution of funding to soil and water conservation districts. The amendment ensures that greater transparency exists about the distribution of funding for the implementation of agricultural best management practices and technical assistance funding than had previously been the case when the department's staff made these allocations.)