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2005 Session

Budget Bill - HB1500 (Chapter 951)

Secretary of Administration

Item 61

Item 61

First Year - FY2005Second Year - FY2006
Financial Assistance for Public Education (Categorical) (17100)$2,903,707$2,903,707
Financial Assistance for Educational Telecommunications (17111)FY2005 $2,746,631FY2006 $2,746,631
Financial Assistance for Radio Reading Services (17116)FY2005 $157,076FY2006 $157,076
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2005 $2,903,707FY2006 $2,903,707

Authority: Title 2.2, Chapter 24, Article 12, Code of Virginia.


A. Payments out of this appropriation for educational telecommunications shall be authorized by the Secretary of Administration and expended according to its Master Plan. The Department of Education shall participate in the negotiations and be a signatory to contracts for elementary and secondary instructional telecommunications.


B. The Secretary of Administration is authorized to allocate and disburse state funds to public broadcasting stations and private nonprofit organizations to provide radio reading services for the benefit of print-disabled individuals. "Radio reading services" means the acquisition, production, and distribution by nonprofit organizations or by public broadcasting stations of noncommercial educational, instructional, informational, or cultural audio programs which may be transmitted by means of electronic communication for the benefit of print-disabled individuals, and any related equipment, materials, and services provided for the benefit of such individuals.