2017 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Robinson
Restore Funding for Soil Scientists

Item 298 #2h

Item 298 #2h

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health FY2017 $200,000 FY2018 $200,000 GF

Page 281, line 19, strike "$10,428,997" and insert "$10,628,997".
Page 281, line 19, strike "$10,404,104" and insert "$10,604,104".


(This amendment adds $200,000 from the general fund each year to restore funding that was reduced in the Governor's FY 2017 Savings Plan and in the introduced budget for the purchase of soil evaluations from soil scientists employed by Virginia Tech. The use of independent soil scientists is critical for training Environmental Health Specialists in the evaluation of building sites for sewage disposal systems and problem areas for sewage disposal systems, seepage disposal sites and related land use, as well as providing an independent third party to assist in arbitrating disputes between Health Department staff, landowners and developers.)