2023 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Marsden
Farmland Preservation Fund

Item 98 #3s

Item 98 #3s

First Year - FY2023 Second Year - FY2024
Agriculture and Forestry
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services FY2023 $0 FY2024 $6,000,000 GF

Page 90, line 35, strike "$25,275,307" and insert "$31,275,307".

Page 92, line 2, strike "G." and insert "G.1".

Page 92, line 2, strike "875,000 the second year" and insert "$6,875,000 the second year".

Page 92, after line 5, insert:

"2. From the amounts in paragraph G.1. above, the Department shall allocate $1,000,000 the second year exclusively for matching funds required under the federal Agricultural and Conservations Easement Program (ACEP), including the Agricultural Land Easement (ALE) and the Wetlands Reserve Easement (WRE) programs."


(This amendment provides $5.0 million GF in FY 2024 to the Virginia Farmland Preservation Fund for the purchase of development rights program. An additional $1.0 million GF is provided to fund the state match of federal programs for agricultural and conservation easements.)