2015 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Tyler
Hydrilla Funding

Item 90 #1h

Item 90 #1h

First Year - FY2015 Second Year - FY2016
Agriculture and Forestry
Agriculture and Consumer Services, Department of FY2015 $200,000 FY2016 $200,000 GF

Page 77, line 38, strike "$3,345,390" and insert "$3,545,390".
Page 77, line 38, strike "$3,345,390" and insert "$3,545,390".
Page 77, line 45, before "Out",  insert "A."
Page 77, after line 47, insert:
"B.  The amounts for this item includes $200,000 in the first year and $200,000 in the second year from the general fund to continue to support the treatment and control of hydrilla on Lakes Gaston, Smith, Chesdin, and Anna, and the Potomac River."

(This amendment would provide $200,000 from the general fund each year to address hydrilla contamination in Lake Gaston, Lake Smith, Lake Chesdin, Lake Anna, and the Potomac River, with focus on Brunswick and Mecklenburg counties. The widespread hydrilla growth has affected tourism and recreation, especially watersports, fishing and boating, in Southside Virginia's most prestigious lakes. Local governments are contributing funds to the eradication efforts; however, more treatments are required due to the steady growth of hydrilla over the last seven years.)