2017 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Knight
Co-Patron(s): Landes, Poindexter
Eliminate New Silvicultural Inspection Fee

Item 101 #4h

Item 101 #4h

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
Agriculture and Forestry
Department of Forestry FY2017 $0 FY2018 $500,000 GF
FY2017 $0 FY2018 ($500,000) NGF


Page 86, line 53, after "E.", strike "1."

Page 87, strike lines 1 through 4.


(This amendment eliminates the proposed new notification fee contained in the Governor's amendments and replaces the $500,000 of fee revenue with a like amount of general fund support for the department's silvicultural protection activities. Under current law, §10.1-1181.2, Code of Virginia, a logger is required to notify the Department of Forestry within three days of starting a timber harvest. There is no fee associated with this notice. The proposed fee would be deposited to the Virginia Water Quality Fund. The only justification provided for the new fee stemmed from back-filling general fund reductions faced by the department under the Governor's reduction plan.)