2016 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Pillion
Co-Patron(s): Kilgore, Morefield
Breaks Interstate Park Funding

Item 365 #4h

Item 365 #4h

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
Natural Resources
Department of Conservation and Recreation FY2017 $93,313 FY2018 $93,313 GF

Page 315, line 25, strike "$67,564,642" and insert "$67,657,955".
Page 315, line 25, strike "$66,998,477" and insert "$67,091,790".

Page 315, line 42, strike "$181,687" and insert "$275,000".

Page 315, line 43, strike "$181,687" and insert "$275,000".


(This amendment provides an additional $93,313 each year from the general fund to increase Virginia's support for the Breaks Interstate Park.  The requested funds would be used for maintenance and operation of the park.  Virginia currently contributes $181,687, which represents a 34% reduction in funding from the 2006 funding level.  This reduction has forced frequent withdrawals of funds from the park's savings accounts in order to maintain critical facilities and services.  The requested additional amount will restore the Virginia allocation to its previous level and help provide the critical maintenance and operations functions without further decreasing the park's savings accounts.  The park's savings accounts have declined by 66% despite intensive cost cutting and restructuring measures which have shaved nearly $200,000 in personnel, utilities, insurance and supplies expenses from the park's annual budget.)