2023 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Lewis
Security Vessel Procurement for NASA/Wallops Launches

Item 388 #2s

Item 388 #2s

First Year - FY2023 Second Year - FY2024
Natural and Historic Resources
Marine Resources Commission FY2023 $0 FY2024 $1,400,000 GF

Page 477, line 47, strike "$26,646,291" and insert "$28,046,291".

Page 478, after line 45, insert:

"H. Out of the amounts in this Item, $1,400,000 the second year from the general fund is provided for the purchase of up to four, purpose-built, 11-meter, offshore capable vessels so that the commission may continue to provide security response and ensure crew safety during adverse weather conditions."


(This amendment provides $1.4 million GF the second year for VMRC to purchase four, purpose-built, 11-meter offshore capable vessels. The VMRC provides security for all NASA/Wallops launches, and the current vessels were not built to work off-shore, beyond three miles, for extended periods of time in adverse weather conditions.)