2023 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hanger
Payments for Special or Unanticipated Expenditures - Avian Influenza (language only)

Item 485 #4s

Item 485 #4s

Central Appropriations
Central Appropriations


Page 577, line 7, strike "$1,500,000 and insert "$5,000,000.

Page 577, line 10, beginning at "These" strike to the end of the line.

Page 577, strike lines 11 through 14.

Page 577, line 10, after "Commonwealth" insert:

"Such payments shall be made in accordance with guidelines established by the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. In developing the guidelines to allocate payments, the Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services shall consult the representatives of the affected industries."


(This language only amendment makes changes to the animal disease indemnification payment authorization. The language allows for indemnification payments to agricultural producers in the event of an animal disease outbreak, such as avian influenza, based on guidelines developed by VDACS in consultation with the affected industries.)