2023 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Morefield
Fund Wildlife Crossing Projects

Item 452 #1h

Item 452 #1h

First Year - FY2023 Second Year - FY2024
Department of Transportation FY2023 $0 FY2024 $5,000,000 GF

Page 538, line 40, strike "$4,118,888,937" and insert "$4,123,888,937".

Page 541, after line 28, insert:

"S. Included in this item, $5,000,000 the second year from the general fund is provided to fund high priority wildlife crossing projects. The funding shall be first be prioritized to leverage any needed federal grant dollars to construct the Corridor Q (U.S. Route 460) elk crossings project in Buchanan County, Virginia. Any funding remaining after completion of the project shall then be prioritized by the department to implement wildlife crossings projects with the best chances of reducing wildlife-vehicle collisions, as determined by the hot spot analysis in the commonwealth's Wildlife Corridor Action Plan pursuant to § 29.1-579, Code of Virginia."


(This amendment provides $5.0 million from the general fund in fiscal year 2024 to fund high priority wildlife crossing projects.)