2021 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Reid
Nuclear Innovation Hub Planning Funds

Item 135 #1h

Item 135 #1h

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Commerce and Trade
Virginia Innovation Partnership Authority FY2021 $250,000 FY2022 $0 GF

Page 128, line 27, strike "$50,700,000" and insert "$50,950,000".

Page 134, after line 16, insert:

"S.1. Out of the appropriation in this item, VIPA shall provide $250,000 in the first year from the general fund to the Virginia Nuclear Energy Consortium Authority (VNECA) for the purpose of developing a proposal to create a nuclear research and innovation hub in Virginia. In creating this proposal, VNECA shall convene a workgroup that includes, but is not limited to, the Department of Minerals, Mines and Energy, the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, the Virginia Innovation Partnership Authority, Virginia public colleges and universities, and relevant industry representatives. The amount provided in this paragraph is non-reverting.

2. VNECA shall submit a report that includes planning activities and the final proposal to the Secretary of Commerce and Trade, Secretary of Education, Chairs of the House Appropriations Committee, the House Labor and Commerce Committee, the Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee, and the Senate Commerce and  Labor Committee no later than November 1, 2021."


(This amendment provides $250,000 from the general fund in the first year to the Virginia Nuclear Energy Consortium Authority as a one-time planning grant to develop a nuclear research and innovation hub in Virginia.)