2023 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Lewis
Invasive Species Management

Item 382 #2s

Item 382 #2s

First Year - FY2023 Second Year - FY2024
Natural and Historic Resources
Department of Wildlife Resources FY2023 $0 FY2024 $775,000 GF
FY2023 0.00 FY2024 2.00 FTE

Page 471, line 18, strike "$53,852,640" and insert "$54,627,640".

Page 471, after line 43, insert:

"D. Out of the amounts appropriated in this item, $775,000 in the second year from the general fund is provided to the Department to support two additional staff positions 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 $2.4 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 Virginia Invasive Species Management Plan (2018), the Chesapeake Bay Commission has identified long-term goals for the management of priority invasive species. This amendment supports two positions at DWR to support this long-term approach as well as eradication efforts.)