2018 Session

Budget Amendments - HB29 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Austin
Co-Patron(s): Landes
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Item 452 #1h

Item 452 #1h

Department of Transportation


Page 168, after line 15, insert:

"E. Out of the amounts included in this item, $293,000 the first year and $293,000 the second year from the general fund shall be provided to the Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) to develop and manage an Online Portal that identifies aviation and aerospace education and workforce programs and events throughout the state.  The Portal will be managed and regularly updated by VSGC staff dedicated to this effort to provide a dynamic, updateable system in which programs and other opportunities can be posted with a search mechanism to advance aerospace, aviation and STEM workforce development and education in the Commonwealth."


(This amendment provides $120,000 in fiscal year 2018 from the general fund to create a online information portal for aviation and aerospace education and workforce development programs and events. A companion amendment to House Bill 30 provides $293,000 each year for the same purpose.)