2023 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Lewis
Invasive Species Management

Item 100 #2s

Item 100 #2s

First Year - FY2023 Second Year - FY2024
Agriculture and Forestry
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services FY2023 $0 FY2024 $485,000 GF
FY2023 0.00 FY2024 1.00 FTE

Page 93, line 4, strike "$4,832,158" and insert "$5,317,158".

Page 93, after line 29, insert:

"D. Out of the amounts appropriated in this Item, $485,000 in the second year from the general fund is provided to the Department to support one additional staff position and related expenses for invasive species management and to take steps to eradicate or slow the spread of priority species."


(This amendment is one of a series of amendments that provides $2.45 million GF in FY 2024 to responsibly manage invasive species to ensure the long-term viability of Virginia’s native natural resources. Working with the state agencies charged with and in support of the goals outlined in the 2018 Virginia Invasive Species Management Plan, the Chesapeake Bay Commission has identified long-terms goals for the management of priority invasive species. This amendment supports one position at VDACS to support this long-term approach as well as eradication efforts.)