2017 Session

Budget Amendments - SB900 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hanger
Virginia Museum of Natural History

Item 382 #1s

Item 382 #1s

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
Natural Resources
Virginia Museum of Natural History FY2017 $250,000 FY2018 $0 GF
FY2017 $20,000 FY2018 $20,000 NGF

Page 374, line 25, strike "$3,287,401" and insert "$3,557,401".
Page 374, line 25, strike "$3,093,755" and insert "$3,113,755".

Page 374, following line 39, insert:

"A. Included in the amounts appropriated for Operational and Support Services is $250,000 from the general fund in the first year for pre-planning costs, including design and architectural and engineering expenses, related to the future construction of the Virginia Museum of Natural History's Waynesboro campus.".


(This amendment will provide funding to hire a design firm to: 1) design five public exhibit spaces interpreting the Shenandoah Valley and surrounding regions, including accumulating information presented on the geology, biology, and history of the region; 2) design a working scientific laboratory with a public interface; 3) design an early childhood learning center; and 4) design an appropriate building including specialized HVAC systems for the long-term conservation of the Commonwealth’s specimens and artifacts to be displayed. The final product will be workable plans that will lead to eventual approval for construction by BCOM, and the plan will be initiated with a public capital campaign by the VMNH Foundation to raise private support, corporate support, grant support, and state support.)