2018 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5002 (Committee Approved)

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Sales Tax Revenue for Dredging

Item 377 #2h

Item 377 #2h

First Year - FY2019 Second Year - FY2020
Natural Resources
Marine Resources Commission FY2019 $1,350,000 FY2020 $1,350,000 NGF

Page 335, line 32, strike "$2,769,820" and insert "$4,119,820".
Page 335, line 32, strike "$2,947,820" and insert "$4,297,820".

Page 335, after line 46, insert:

"C. Out of this appropriation, $1,350,000 the first year and $1,350,000 the second year from dedicated special revenue is provided to enhance and improve recreation opportunities for boaters, including but not limited to land acquisition, capital projects, maintenance, and facilities for boating access to the waters of the Commonwealth.  Such amounts shall be utilized specifically as grants of funds to political subdivisions or local governments of the Commonwealth to support a dredging project or projects that have been approved by the Commission who shall develop guidelines establishing an application process, procedures for evaluating the feasibility of a proposed dredging project, and procedures for awarding grants. Each application shall be evaluated to determine its completeness, the sufficiency of its justification for the proposed project, the status of any necessary permits, the adequacy of its project management organization, and the potential beneficial use of dredged materials for the purpose of mitigation of coastal erosion, flooding, or other purposes for the common good."


(This amendment appropriates $1.35 million from sales tax revenues each year to the Marine Resources Commission to undertake dredging projects to enhance commercial waterways.)