2016 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Bloxom
Improvements at VCSFA

Item 437 #1h

Item 437 #1h

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority FY2017 $10,000,000 FY2018 $15,000,000 NGF

Page 372, line 18, strike "$15,800,020" and insert "$25,800,020".
Page 372, line 18, strike "$15,800,021" and insert "$30,800,021".

Page 372, at the beginning of line 23, insert "A."

Page 372, after line 26, insert:

"B. In addition to the amounts included in paragraph A. of this item, from the remaining amounts appropriated in this Act from the Commonwealth Transportation Fund, $10,000,000 in the first year and $15,000,000 in the second year shall be transferred to the Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority.  Of this amount, $2,000,000 shall be utilized for the construction of a hanger to shelter for unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and $23,000,000 would be used for the construction of a payload processing plant."


(This amendment provides a total of $25.0 million from Commonwealth Transportation Funds for the VCSFA to construct a payload processing plant for classified Department of Defense satellite payloads and for classified customers bringing UAS to the new runway and for the construction of a hanger to shelter the UAS and give the user a place to prepare and maintain assets as they are between missions at the site.  This payload center would enhance the rocket facilities and dovetails with the UAS and would be beneficial to NASA, the United States Navy and the Spaceport.)