2014 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Wagner
Dedicated UAS Runway

Item 428 #1s

Item 428 #1s

First Year - FY2015 Second Year - FY2016
Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority FY2015 $5,800,000 FY2016 $0 NGF

Page 372, line 49, strike "$15,800,000" and insert "$21,600,000".
Page 373, line 3, insert: "A.".
Page 373, after line 8, insert:
"B. From the amounts of the Transportation Trust Fund, $5,800,000 in the first year shall be transferred to the Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority for the development of an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) test range on Wallops Island in support of activities designated by the Federal Aviation Administration. Prior to allocation of this funding, the Director, Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority, shall negotiate appropriate terms and conditions with the National Aeronautical and Space Administration for the lease of property at Wallops Flight Facility by the Commonwealth for this activity."

(This amendment provides $5.8 million NGF in the first year for the construction of a dedicated UAS test range at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility.)