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Budget Amendments - SB30 (Floor Approved)

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Natural Resources Leadership Institute

Item 98 #1h

Item 98 #1h

First Year - FY2019 Second Year - FY2020
Agriculture and Forestry
Department of Forestry FY2019 $100,000 FY2020 $100,000 GF

Language
Page 79, line 1, strike "$33,970,018" and insert "$34,070,018".
Page 79, line 1, strike "$33,734,018" and insert "$33,834,018".

Page 80, after line 9, insert:

"J. Out of this appropriation, $100,000 the first year and $100,000 the second year from the general fund is provided for the Virginia Natural Resources Leadership Institute."



Explanation

(This amendment adds $100,000 from the general fund in each year of the biennium to support the Virginia Natural Resources Leadership Institute. These funds will be used to 1. provide full scholarships, including travel, for emerging leaders from underserved populations to attend VNRLI to study ways to gain leadership and collaborative problems solving skills, provide important networking opportunities, address challenging environmental issues in Virginia; 2. enhance the level of professionalism through improved elements such as greater access to speakers, trainers, and meeting space; and 3. catalyze the VNRLI alumni network of 450 plus professionals in industry, nonprofit and government sectors to address Virginia's toughest natural resources issues. Funding would be provided to the Department of Forestry, who partners with the Department of Conservation and Recreation, the Department of Environmental Quality, the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, the Virginia Cooperative Extension at Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia's Institute for Environmental Negotiation.)