2017 Session

Budget Amendments - SB900 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Obenshain
VT-Ext. - Direct Agency to Study Economic Development Opportunities (language only)

Item 229 #2s

Item 229 #2s

Virginia Cooperative Extension and Agricultural Experiment Station


Page 216, after line 40, insert:

"E.  Before November 1, 2017, the agency will study how to best leverage state investment with industry partnerships that result in the technological and scientific advancements needed to grow the state's agricultural and natural resource economy.  A report should be sent to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees with the findings of such a study to include short-term and long-term goals to grow the state's agricultural and natural resource economy."


(This language amendment directs the agency to study opportunities to support statewide agricultural and natural resource economic development, including how future investments by the Commonwealth can be leveraged with industry investment into mutually beneficial projects.)