2017 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Poindexter
Restore RT Funding - No Use of AR System

Item 101 #5h

Item 101 #5h

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
Agriculture and Forestry
Department of Forestry FY2017 $0 FY2018 $113,360 GF

Page 86, line 17, strike "$33,100,951" and insert "$33,214,311".

Page 87, line 11, strike:

"Out of this appropriation, up to $113,360 the second year from the".

Page 87, strike line 12 and line 13.


(This amendment removes language authorizing use of $113,360 from the Reforestation of Timberlands (RT) program to replace the accounting system used by the Department and provides a like amount of general fund appropriation to cover this share of the costs. In the fiscal year 2014-16 biennium, the General Assembly authorized use of up to $147,500 from RT funds for this purpose. The contract with the vendor failed, and the Commonwealth recovered the funding but did not restore them to the RT program. The system is critical to the department, but the RT Incentive Fund should not be used to pay for this system twice.)