2016 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Poindexter
Co-Patron(s): Marshall-D.
Weights & Measures Program Support

Item 96 #1h

Item 96 #1h

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
Agriculture and Forestry
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services FY2017 $345,701 FY2018 $197,101 GF

Page 75, line 17, strike "$2,973,717" and insert "$3,319,418".
Page 75, line 17, strike "$2,973,717" and insert "$3,170,818".


(This amendment provides additional support for the weights and measures program.  The amounts would be used to hire two additional inspectors and related support equipment.  This would increase the total devices inspected by 3,600 annually with a focus on farm scales and risk-based needs.  This would continue the General Assembly's goal of incrementally addressing the deficit between available funding and stated goals in terms of timely inspections.  The Delegate has proposed offsetting cuts within new initiatives at the Department of Housing and Community Development to offset these expenditures.)