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1996 Session

Budget Bill - SB30 (Introduced)

Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Item 110

Item 110

First Year - FY1997Second Year - FY1998
Agricultural and Seafood Product Promotion and Development Services (53000)$4,174,423$4,174,423
Agricultural Commodity Promotion and Support Services (53001)FY1997 $3,527,964FY1998 $3,527,964
Agricultural Product Promotion Services (53002)FY1997 $646,459FY1998 $646,459
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY1997 $959,964FY1998 $959,964
SpecialFY1997 $65,000FY1998 $65,000
Dedicated Special RevenueFY1997 $3,149,459FY1998 $3,149,459

Authority: Title 3.1, Chapters 1.1, 18, 23, 24, 25, 25.1, 25.2, 25.3, 25.4, 26, 27, 27.1, 40, and 42; and Title 28.1, Chapter 11, Code of Virginia.


A. Agricultural Commodity Promotion and Support Services shall be paid from the special fund taxes levied in the following estimated amounts:


1. To the Bright Flue-cured Tobacco Board, $167,000 the first year and $167,000 the second year.


2. To the Corn Board, $229,150 the first year and $229,150 the second year.


3. To the Dark Fired Tobacco Board, $8,000 the first year and $8,000 the second year.


4. To the Egg Board, $210,000 the first year and $210,000 the second year.


5. To the Pork Industry Board, $188,918 and 1.0 position the first year and $188,918 and 1.0 position the second year.


6. To the Soybean Board, $388,250 the first year and $388,250 the second year.


7. To the State Apple Board, $394,884 and 1.0 position the first year and $394,884 and 1.0 position the second year.


8. To the Peanut Board, $325,000 the first year and $325,000 the second year.


9. To the Sweet Potato Board, $3,835 the first year and $3,835 the second year.


10. To the Cattle Industry Board, $500,000 the first year and $500,000 the second year.


11. To the Virginia Small Grains Board, $199,850 the first year and $199,850 the second year.


12. To the Virginia Horse Industry Board, $75,000 the first year and $75,000 the second year.


13. To the Virginia Sheep Industry Board, $40,000 the first year and $40,000 the second year.


B. Out of the amounts for Seafood Product Promotion Services shall be paid from certain special fund license taxes, license fees, and permit fees levied or imposed under Title 28.1, Chapters 4, 5, 6 and 7, Code of Virginia, Virginia Marine Products Board, $419,572 and 3.0 positions the first year and $419,572 and 3.0 positions the second year.


C. Each Commodity Board is authorized to expend funds in accordance with its authority as stated in the Code. Such expenditures will be limited to available revenue levels.


D. Out of this appropriation shall be set aside an amount not to exceed $240,679 the first year and $240,679 the second year from the general fund for the Virginia Winegrowers Advisory Board.


E. Each Commodity Board specified in this Item shall provide an annual notification to its excise tax paying producers which summarizes the purpose of the Board and the excise tax, current tax rate, amount of excise taxes collected in the previous tax year, the previous fiscal year expenditures and the Board's past year activities. The manner of notification shall be determined by each Board.


F. Notwithstanding the provisions of the Workforce Transition Act of 1995, any employee who transfers from the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to the Virginia Economic Development Partnership shall not be considered to be involuntarily separated from State service and therefore shall not be eligible for the severance benefits conferred by that act.