2022 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hanger
Co-Patron(s): Vogel
Battlefield Preservation Fund

Item 386 #12s

Item 386 #12s

First Year - FY2023 Second Year - FY2024
Natural and Historic Resources
Department of Historic Resources FY2023 $3,500,000 FY2024 $4,250,000 GF

Page 416, line 2, strike "$20,841,048" and insert "$24,341,048".
Page 416, line 2, strike "$13,596,048" and insert "$17,846,048".

Page 416, line 46, strike "$1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000 the second year" and insert "$1,500,000 the first year and $1,500,000 the second year".

Page 416, line 48, after "Virginia." insert:

"Also included in this appropriation is $3,000,000 the first year and $3,750,000 the second year from the general fund to be deposited into a subaccount of the Fund for making grants in the following amounts to help revitalize historic tourism and expand understanding of the contributions made by all Virginians during military conflicts in the Commonwealth by (i) providing $2,000,000 in support of a history and education center in New Market; (ii) providing $2,750,000 in support of interpretation, restoration and infrastructure improvements at currently protected Virginia battlefields; and (iii) by providing $2,000,000 in support of land acquisition at Brandy Station battlefield."  

Page 416, line 50, strike "This appropriation shall be deemed sufficient".

Pahe 416, strike line 51.


(This amendment provides an increase of $1.5 million GF in each year to the Virginia Battlefield Preservation Fund, increasing the Commonwealth’s annual investment to a total of $5.0 million over the biennium. Funding has not been raised in over 10 years and battlefield acquisition costs have increased substantially. Given the Fund’s matching requirement, this investment will result in the acquisition of up to $10.0 million of Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and Civil War battlefield lands in the Commonwealth over the biennium.)