2023 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Stuart
SB 897: Governor's Blue Catfish Industries Development Fund

Item 99 #1s

Item 99 #1s

First Year - FY2023 Second Year - FY2024
Agriculture and Forestry
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services FY2023 $0 FY2024 $4,000,000 GF

Page 92, line 27, strike "$3,838,820" and insert "$7,838,820".

Page 93, after line 3, insert:

"E. Out of the amounts in this Item, $4,000,000 the second year from the general fund is provided for the Catfish Industries Development Fund, consistent with the provisions of Senate Bill 897 of the 2023 General Assembly."


(This amendment provides $4.0 million (GF) in FY 2024 to establish the Catfish Industries Development Fund as proposed by Senate Bill 897. Grants and loans will be awarded to political subdivisions to support efforts to attract value-added facilities processing blue catfish.)