2018 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Landes
Co-Patron(s): Peace
SWCD Engineer Positions

Item 362 #5h

Item 362 #5h

First Year - FY2019 Second Year - FY2020
Natural Resources
Department of Conservation and Recreation FY2019 $100,000 FY2020 $200,000 GF
FY2019 1.00 FY2020 2.00 FTE

Page 322, line 44, strike "$58,023,080" and insert "$58,123,080".
Page 322, line 44, strike "$35,490,781" and insert "$35,690,781".

Page 325, after line 28, insert:

"P. Out of the amounts appropriated in this item, $100,000 and one FTE position the first year, and $200,000 and two FTE positions the second year, from the general fund is provided to fund additional engineering staff to support the 47 Soil and Water Conservation Districts."


(This amendment provides funding to phase-in the hiring of two additional field engineers at the Department of Conservation and Recreation to support the continued need for engineering assistance to design and install best management practices across Virginia's 47 local soil and water conservation districts. DCR currently has only one engineer and one engineering technician to support the 47 districts which is insufficient to meet the needs across the state. In the past the districts have relied in part on federal engineering support, but this has been reduced, resulting in a backlog of engineering for currently approved practices.)