2014 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - SB5003 (Committee Approved)

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Authorize funds for land conservation (language only)

Item 358 #2s

Item 358 #2s

Natural Resources
Conservation and Recreation, Department of

Page 302, after line 48, insert:
"3. There is hereby appropriated in the first year an amount not to exceed $7,127,200 from that portion of the general fund balance designated by the State Comptroller on June 30, 2014, for nonrecurring expenditures pursuant to §2.2-1514B., Code of Virginia, to address the provisions of Chapter 798, 2013 Virginia Acts of Assembly. Of these funds, after Virginia Outdoors Foundation's Open-Space Lands Preservation Trust Fund statutory distribution obligations have been satisfied, no less than 50 percent of the remaining appropriations are to be used for grants for fee simple acquisitions with public access or acquisitions of easements with public access. This appropriation and the appropriation in paragraph D.1. of this Item shall be deemed sufficient to meet the provisions of §2.2-1509.4, Code of Virginia."

(This amendment authorizes up to $7.1 million of any amount designated by the State Comptroller on the June 30, 2014 general fund balance sheet, to be used toward land conservation. These funds are to be deposited in the first year to the Virginia Land Conservation Fund.)