2024 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Floor Approved)

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SCHEV - Restore Optometry Program Funding

Item 130 #2s

Item 130 #2s

First Year - FY2025 Second Year - FY2026
Education: Higher Education
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia FY2025 $20,000 FY2026 $20,000 GF

Page 186, line 31, strike "$182,168,512" and insert "$182,188,512".
Page 186, line 31, strike "$145,968,512" and insert "$145,988,512".

Page 187, after line 12, insert:

"3. Out of this appropriation, $20,000 the first year and $20,000 the second year from the general fund is designated to provide grants of up to $5,000 per year for Virginia students who attend schools and colleges of optometry. Each student receiving a grant shall agree to set up practice in the Commonwealth for a period of not less than two years upon completion of instruction."

Page 187, line 13, strike "3" and insert "4".


(This amendment restores $20,000 GF in each year to support an optometry scholarship program that was removed from the introduced budget.)