2017 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Conference Report)

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Beehive Grant Requirements (language only)

Item 93 #2c

Item 93 #2c

Agriculture and Forestry
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services


Page 83, after line 33, insert:

"Notwithstanding the provisions of § 3.2-4416, Code of Virginia, the department shall not accept applications for grants from the Beehive Grant Program if funds are not appropriated for such purposes.  The department shall, by November 1, 2017, report to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees on the amount and number of grants distributed each fiscal year, the impacts to the bee populations in the Commonwealth, and efficiency recommendations regarding the Beehive Grant Program."


(This amendment authorizes VDACS to stop accepting applications for Beehive grants when funding is not provided for such grants.)