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1999 Session

Budget Bill - HB1450 (Chapter 935)

George Mason University

Item 200

Item 200

First Year - FY1999Second Year - FY2000
Educational and General Programs (10000)$162,289,258
$162,852,006
$167,692,733
$177,375,091
Higher Education Instruction (100101)FY1999 $97,658,691FY2000 $102,582,297
$111,584,597
Higher Education Public Services (100103)FY1999 $932,611FY2000 $932,611
Higher Education Academic Support (100104)FY1999 $27,790,422
$28,090,422
FY2000 $27,888,031
$27,988,031
Higher Education Student Services (100105)FY1999 $7,178,045FY2000 $7,212,379
Higher Education Institutional Support (100106)FY1999 $16,180,921
$16,480,921
FY2000 $16,324,290
$16,424,290
Operation and Maintenance of Plant (100107)FY1999 $12,548,568
$12,511,316
FY2000 $12,753,125
$13,233,183
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY1999 $79,797,458
$80,360,206
FY2000 $83,032,057
$99,837,947
Higher Education OperatingFY1999 $82,491,800FY2000 $84,660,676
$77,537,144

Authority: Title 23, Chapter 9.1, Code of Virginia.


A. Out of this appropriation, an amount estimated at $289,614 from the general fund and $124,120 from nongeneral funds the first year and $289,614 from the general fund and $124,120 from nongeneral funds the second year is designated for the educational telecommunications project to provide graduate engineering education, subject to a plan approved by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.


B. Out of this appropriation, $12,500 from the general fund and $26,250 from nongeneral funds the first year is designated to support lease payments associated with space for the Arlington/Metro campus through December 31, 1998.


C. This appropriation includes $21,375 the first year and $21,375 the second year from the general fund to support the Virginia Writing Project.


D. This appropriation includes $1,559,922 $2,495,483 from the general fund and $117,484 in nongeneral funds the first year and $1,304,934 $1,585,842 from the general fund and $117,484 in nongeneral funds the second year is estimated for lease payments to support the cost of equipment purchased with the proceeds of bonds issued by the Virginia College Building Authority. The Director of the Department of Planning and Budget shall transfer to the Virginia College Building Authority on July 1, 1998, the amounts in the first year, and on July 1, 1999, the amounts in the second year to support the authority's debt obligation.


E. Out of this appropriation, $412,500 the first year and $412,500 the second year from the general fund is designated for the Center for Conflict Resolution at George Mason University.


F.1. Out of this appropriation, $2,281,250 from the general fund and $2,031,250 from nongeneral funds the first year and $2,281,250 $7,581,250 from the general fund and $2,031,250 from nongeneral funds the second year is designated to support technology infrastructure and workforce training. This appropriation includes funding to develop a minor concentration in information technology, training for "fast-track" certificates in technical fields, and additional merit-based scholarships for students in information technology. The nongeneral fund component shall be supported from partnerships with private-sector organizations throughout the region.


2. Out of the Higher Education Equipment Trust Fund allocation for George Mason University, $1,200,000 the second year is provided for equipment for electronic classrooms, student computer labs, and libraries, and for support for the telecommunications network infrastructure.


G. This appropriation authorizes George Mason University to charge students a technology service fee in conformity with § 4-2.01 c of this act. This appropriation includes $759,318 the first year and $774,870 the second year from nongeneral funds, the unexpended balance of which shall not revert to the general fund in any fiscal year but shall be carried forward on the books of the Department of Accounts and allotted for expenditure each July 1. The fee charged resident undergraduate students each year shall not exceed one percent of the total of tuition and required fees charged in fiscal year 1998, and the amounts appropriated in this Item reflect that policy. The Department of Planning and Budget shall allot technology fee revenues in excess of the amounts appropriated in this Item provided that the revenues are not generated by resident undergraduate students and provided that such revenues reflect a fee that does not exceed three percent of the total of tuition and required fees charged in fiscal year 1998 to nonresident undergraduate students and three percent of the total of tuition and required fees charged in fiscal year 1998 to graduate and professional students.


H. Out of this appropriation, $1,000,000 from the general fund the second year is designated for the George Mason University School of Law. This appropriation includes funding to create a National Center for Technology and the Law within the School of Law, support instructional programs within the proposed Juris Master program, and expand School of Law activities.


I. Out of this appropriation, $2,100,000 from the general fund the second year is designated to support additional full time faculty, academic support staff, and merit-based scholarships in order to reduce class sizes, dependence on part-time teachers, and attract and retain high quality students.