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2000 Session

Budget Bill - SB30 (Introduced)

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Virginia Cooperative Extension and Agricultural Experiment Station

Item 243

Item 243

First Year - FY2001Second Year - FY2002
Educational and General Programs (10000)$76,822,424$77,340,343
Higher Education Instruction (100101)FY2001 $392,110FY2002 $855,189
Higher Education Research (100102)FY2001 $33,522,022FY2002 $33,544,594
Higher Education Public Services (100103)FY2001 $41,959,053FY2002 $41,991,321
Higher Education Academic Support (100104)FY2001 $949,239FY2002 $949,239
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2001 $59,522,419FY2002 $60,031,792
Higher Education OperatingFY2001 $17,300,005FY2002 $17,308,551

Authority: § 23-132.1, Code of Virginia.


A. Out of this appropriation, funds and positions each year are designated for Agriculture and Forestry Research in the amounts that follow: at least $26,944,524 and 310.45 positions from the general fund and $6,577,498 and 136.98 positions in nongeneral funds.


B. Appropriations for this agency 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 service utilizes information technology to the extent possible in the delivery of programs.


2. Out of this appropriation, funds and positions are designated for the Cooperative Extension Service in the amounts that follow: at least $31,236,546 and 503.2 positions from the general fund and $10,722,507 and 241.49 positions in nongeneral funds. In addition to the appropriated nongeneral funds, $4,300,000 in each year in revenues paid directly by localities are estimated to be available for operations.


3. The budget of this agency 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 agency, 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. Of the additional positions provided for FY 2001 and FY 2002, at least two-thirds each year shall be assigned to service areas throughout the Commonwealth and not to central functions in Blacksburg.


E. The Virginia Cooperative Extension and Agricultural Experiment Station shall not charge a fee for testing the soil on property used for commercial farming.