2016 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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Report on Proposed Food Program Change (language only)

Item 89 #1c

Item 89 #1c

Agriculture and Forestry
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services


Page 72, strike lines 23 through 26 and insert:

"and shall submit such plan to the Governor and the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees no later than November 15, 2016.  Such plan shall detail the funding amounts and positions associated with the impacted programs, and include an estimate of whether cost savings or additional costs would be incurred, both during the transition and over the long-term,  from the transfer of these programs.  The review shall also assess any potential administrative impacts on the local school divisions, the Department of Education and the Department of Health.  No transfer of positions or funding shall occur without prior approval of the General Assembly at the 2017 Regular Session."


(This amendment removes language proposed in House Bill/Senate Bill 30 as introduced that would have moved and consolidated the food programs through the Department of Education and Department of Health into the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The amendment requires the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to present a report on the planned transition to the General Assembly and propose any such change to the 2017 Session of the General Assembly.)