2022 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hanger
Office of Environmental Education

Item 374 #2s

Item 374 #2s

First Year - FY2023 Second Year - FY2024
Natural and Historic Resources
Department of Conservation and Recreation FY2023 $350,000 FY2024 $350,000 GF
FY2023 2.00 FY2024 2.00 FTE

Page 402, line 47, strike "$464,854,272" and insert "$465,204,272".
Page 402, line 47, strike "$158,310,193" and insert "$158,660,193".

Page 406, line 9, strike "L." and insert "L.1."

Page 406, after line 13, insert"

"2. Out of the appropriation in the Item, $350,000 the first year and $350,000 the second year from the general fund is provided to the department to support two positions in the Office of Environmental Education to provide increased opportunities for education programs on environmental issues across the Commonwealth, pursuant to § 10.1-104, Code of Virginia. The Office of Environmental Education shall develop and implement environmental education programs and a Virginia Strategic Plan for environmental literacy in collaboration with the Department of Education, the Science Museum of Virginia STEM program, and other relevant stakeholders."


(This amendment provides $350,000 GF in each year to support two staff in the Office of Environmental Education recognizing the commitment Virginia made to its students in the 2014 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement and the importance environmental education plays in developing and nurturing students.)