2015 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Member Request)

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Agricultural Best Management Practices and Technical Assistance Funding

Item 357 #9h

Item 357 #9h

First Year - FY2015 Second Year - FY2016
Natural Resources
Conservation and Recreation, Department of FY2015 $0 FY2016 $51,260,425 GF

Page 319, line 35, strike "$55,254,708" and insert "$106,515,133".
Page 321 after line 19, insert:
"4. In addition to these amounts, $51,260,425 in the second year from the general fund shall be deposited to the Water Quality Improvement Fund.  Out of these amounts $14,721,323 shall be made available for Technical Assistance for Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Districts and $36,539,102 shall be for Agricultural Best Management Practices Cost-Share Assistance."

(This amendment provides full funding of the water quality improvement needs identified in the 2014 Chesapeake Bay and Virginia Waters Clean Up Plan for Agriculture Best Management Practices Cost Share and technical assistance funding required for the Commonwealth to meet its 2017 water quality goals.)