2017 Session

Budget Amendments - SB900 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hanger
Frontier Culture Museum

Item 235 #1s

Item 235 #1s

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
Frontier Culture Museum of Virginia FY2017 $0 FY2018 $300,000 GF

Page 220, line 2, strike "$2,301,840" and insert "$2,601,840".


(This amendment provides a $300,000 GF increase to the Frontier Culture Museum’s FY 2018 operating budget to hire additional staff to perform education and interpretative programs. For the immediate future, outdoor living history – with its emphasis on direct human interaction, hands-on learning, and actual, as opposed to virtual experience – is the best tool the Museum has to advance its mission, purposes, and accomplish its strategic goals. Chapter 780 increased the Museum’s operating budget by $150,000 for each fiscal year of the 2016-2018 biennium. The budget savings plans mandated for FY 2017 and FY 2018 reduced these increase by 60 percent and 87 percent respectively. In terms of personnel available to perform programs and serve visitors, these reductions translate into the loss of 1 full-time and 2 to 3 part-time museum educators. A budget increase of $300,000 will allow the Museum to expand its force of educators to better serve the growing number of visitors it serves annually.)