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2004 Session

Budget Bill - SB29 (Introduced)

Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Item 100

Item 100 (Not set out)

First Year - FY2003Second Year - FY2004
Agricultural and Seafood Product Promotion and Development Services (53000)$4,774,418$4,716,751
Agricultural Commodity Promotion and Support Services (53001)FY2003 $4,228,338FY2004 $4,176,496
Agricultural Product Promotion Services (53002)FY2003 $546,080FY2004 $540,255
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2003 $1,153,716FY2004 $1,096,049
SpecialFY2003 $65,000FY2004 $65,000
Dedicated Special RevenueFY2003 $3,555,702FY2004 $3,555,702

Authority: Title 3.1, Chapters 1.1, 4.7, 18, 23, 24, 25, 25.1, 25.2, 25.3, 25.4, 26, 27, 27.1, 40, 42, 43, and 44; Title 28.2, Chapter 8, 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, $174,000 the first year and $174,000 the second year.


2. To the Corn Board, $250,000 the first year and $250,000 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, $204,787 and 1.0 position the first year and $204,787 and 1.0 position the second year.


6. To the Soybean Board, $410,000 the first year and $410,000 the second year.


7. To the State Apple Board, $309,883 and 1.0 position the first year and $309,883 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, $300,000 the first year and $300,000 the second year.


12. To the Virginia Horse Industry Board, $130,000 the first year and $130,000 the second year.


13. To the Virginia Sheep Industry Board, $47,550 the first year and $47,550 the second year.


14. To the Virginia Irish Potato Board, $25,000 the first year and $25,000 the second year.


15. To the Virginia Cotton Board, $225,000 the first year and $225,000 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 28.2, Chapters 4, 5, 6 and 7, Code of Virginia, to the Virginia Marine Products Board, $432,647 and 3.0 positions the first year and $432,647 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 $490,679 the first year and $490,679 the second year from the general fund for the Virginia Winegrowers Advisory Board. The funds shall be deposited into the Winegrower's Productivity Fund.


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.