2014 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - SB5003 (Committee Approved)

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Hydrilla Control (language only)

Item 365 #1s

Item 365 #1s

Natural Resources
Game and Inland Fisheries, Department of

Page 307, after line 16, insert:
"Out of the appropriation for Wildlife Management and Habitat Improvement, the Department shall transfer up to $500,000 each year to the Department of Agriculture and  Consumer Services to support the eradication of hydrilla on Virginia's waters, to include but not limited to Lake Chesdin, Lake Gaston, Smith Mountain Lake and Lake Anna.  The Department shall coordinate efforts with the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services in these efforts."

(This amendment provides funding from existing nongeneral fund resources for control of hydrilla, an invasive species that interferes with recreation, destroys fish and wildlife habitats and can severely impact water delivery systems.)