2016 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Landes
Coyote Control Program Language (language only)

Item 93 #1h

Item 93 #1h

Agriculture and Forestry
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services


Page 74, at the beginning of line 50, insert: "A."

Page 75, after line 2, insert:

"B. The Commissioner shall enter into agreements with local and state agencies, or other persons, for the control of black vultures, coyotes, and other wildlife that post danger to agricultural animals.  The Commissioner shall enter into an agreement with the federal government to establish and maintain the Virginia Cooperative Wildlife Damage Management Program.  Pursuant to this requirement, the memorandum of agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Wildlife Services (WS) shall be updated on or before December 31, 2016 to ensure continuation of the partnership."


(This amendment directs VDACS to enter into an agreement with the federal government by December 31, 2016 to ensure continued operation of the cooperative wildlife damage management program.)