2022 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB29 (Conference Report)

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Transportation Initiatives

Item 447.10 #1c

Item 447.10 #1c

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Department of Transportation FY2021 $0 FY2022 $171,700,000 GF

Page 226, line 33, strike "$170,796,000" and insert "$342,496,000".

Page 226, line 49, strike "$170,796,000" and insert "$342,496,000".

Page 227, line 7, after “Assembly” insert “;” and strike the remainder of the line.

Page 227, strike lines 8 through 9.

Page 227, strike lines 29 through 47, and insert:

"8. Up to $30,000,000 shall be transferred to Item 431 for improvements to the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport that will enhance the capabilities of the Spaceport to support existing programs and provide access to space for new customers and programs;

9. Up to $37,500,000 shall be transferred to Item 446 for additional support of the planning, development, and construction of multi-use trails throughout the Commonwealth. Priority shall be given by the Board to new regional trails, projects to improve connectivity of existing trail networks, geographic diversity in the use of such funds, and for the establishment of a State Trails Office and to develop a State Trails Plan and State Trails Information Clearinghouse consistent with the January 2022 "Report of Virginia Multi-Use Trails Initiative" established pursuant to subsection G of this item. In developing the initial State Trails Plan, the State Trails Office shall coordinate with the State Trails Advisory Committee and the Department of Conservation and Recreation to ensure consistency with the Virginia Outdoors Plan;

10. Up to $210,000,000 shall be transferred to Item 447 to improve Interstate 64 between exit 205 and exit 234 with priority given to enhancements that provide long-term traffic flow improvements for the full 29-mile corridor; and

11. Up to $10,000,000 shall be transferred to Item 447 to support the extension of the Nimmo Parkway."

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Page 228, strike line 1 through line 3, and insert:

"D. Any funds not allocated by June 30, 2022 for the purposes set forth in this section shall not revert to the general fund, but shall be carried over to the next fiscal year for the identified purposes."


(This amendment provides an additional $171.7 million from the general fund in fiscal year 2022 and modifies the proposed allocation of $115.8 million from the general fund that was included in the introduced budget related to fiscal year 2021 surplus revenue that is statutorily dedicated for transportation purposes.)