1996 Session

Budget Bill - HB30 (Introduced)

Virginia Cooperative Extension and Agriculture Experiment Station

Item 186

Item 186

First Year - FY1997Second Year - FY1998
Educational and General Programs (10000)$59,690,872$60,736,955
Higher Education Instruction (100101)FY1997 $0FY1998 $986,083
Higher Education Research (100102)FY1997 $25,556,005FY1998 $25,556,005
Higher Education Public Services (100103)FY1997 $33,185,628FY1998 $33,245,628
Higher Education Academic Support (100104)FY1997 $949,239FY1998 $949,239
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY1997 $43,629,346FY1998 $44,337,797
Higher Education OperatingFY1997 $16,061,526FY1998 $16,399,158

A. This appropriation includes funds and positions each year for Agriculture and Forestry Research in the amount that follows: at least $19,511,752 and 311.57 positions from the general fund and $6,044,253 and 96.51 positions from nongeneral funds the second year.

B. Appropriations for this division shall include operating expenses for research and investigations, and the several regional and county agricultural experiment stations under its control, in accordance with law.

C.1 It is the intent of the General Assembly that the Cooperative Extension Service give highest priority to programs and services which comprised the original mission of the Extension Service, especially agricultural programs at the local level. The University shall ensure that the division utilizes information technology to the extent possible in the delivery of programs.

2. This appropriation includes funds and positions for the Cooperative Extension Service in the amounts that follow: in the first year at least $23,168,355 and 510.15 positions from the general fund and $10,017,273 and 209.89 positions in nongeneral funds and in the second year, at least $23,168,355 and 510.15 positions from the general fund and $10,077,273 and 209.89 positions in nongeneral funds. In addition to the appropriated nongeneral funds, $5,050,000 in each year in revenues paid directly by localities are estimated to be available for operations.

3. The division budget shall include and separately account for local payments. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, in conjunction with Virginia State University, shall report, by fund source, actual expenditures for each program area and total actual expenditures for the division, annually, by September 1, to the Department of Planning and Budget and the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees. The report shall include all expenditures from local support funds.

D. The Virginia Cooperative Extension Service shall implement the recommendations contained in House Document 2 (1993 Session), "Increasing the Public Knowledge of the Gypsy Moth." The Director of the Cooperative Extension Service shall provide semi-annual reports to the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services on progress in implementing the recommendations.