2017 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Ransone
Defer Privatization of Oyster Lease Surveying Services

Item 378 #1h

Item 378 #1h

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
Natural Resources
Marine Resources Commission FY2017 $0 FY2018 $72,879 GF

Page 372, line 22, strike "$19,811,753" and insert "$19,884,632".


(This amendment would provide funding to defer privatization of oyster ground lease-surveying services and retain the Surveying and Engineering Department at the Marine Resources Commission. The department helps determine which grounds are available and does the surveying, mapping, and platting of subaqueous grounds. Services provided by this department serve as a valuable asset to the $50.0 million shellfish industry in Virginia. House Bill 1500 as introduced proposes to reduce general fund support for this activity and assumes the industry can hire private contractors to provide the same services.)