2018 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Edwards
VT - Advance Health & Life Sciences Research Impact

Item 223 #4s

Item 223 #4s

First Year - FY2019 Second Year - FY2020
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University FY2019 $2,500,000 FY2020 $5,000,000 GF

Page 195, line 3, strike "$336,801,687" and insert "$339,301,687".
Page 195, line 3, strike "$336,801,687" and insert "$341,801,687".

Page 195, after line 38, insert:

"E.  Out of this appropriation, $2,500,000 the first year and $5,000,000 the second year from the general fund is designated to support health and life sciences research."


(This amendment provides $2.5 million GF the first year and $5.0 million GF the second year in order to position the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) to explore pressing medical research opportunities ranging from cancer and addiction to infectious diseases and brain disorders, bringing new jobs and scientific discovery to the Roanoke area and generating direct and indirect economic activity in the greater region. As the nucleus of a burgeoning health care and life sciences destination, VTCRI is uniquely positioned to attract additional investment and economic growth through the cultivation of an innovation ecosystem.)