2005 Session

Budget Bill - HB1500 (Chapter 951)

Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Item 97

Item 97

First Year - FY2005Second Year - FY2006
Administrative and Support Services (54900)$8,040,059$8,040,335
General Management and Direction (54901)FY2005 $8,040,059FY2006 $8,040,335
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY2005 $7,047,054FY2006 $7,047,330
SpecialFY2005 $791,788FY2006 $791,788
Trust and AgencyFY2005 $136,888FY2006 $136,888
Federal TrustFY2005 $64,329FY2006 $64,329

Authority: Title 3.1, Chapters 1, 3, 4.1, 4.3, and 5; Title 10.1, Chapter 5, Article 3.1, Code of Virginia.

A. All fees collected by the Commissioner shall be paid into the state treasury.

B. Out of the amounts in this item shall be transferred to the Agricultural Education Program in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University $150,000 and three positions in the first year and $150,000 and three positions in the second year from the general fund to support agricultural educational specialists to be located in the eastern and western portions of Virginia.

C.1. The department shall work with the Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry to develop performance goals and strategies to measure the impact of the department's activities in these areas: (1) marketing and product promotion; (2) food safety and inspection services; (3) animal industry veterinary services and diagnostic laboratory services; and (4) plant pest and disease control services. The department shall submit these goals and measures by December 1, 2004, to the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees. In addition, it is the intent of the General Assembly that the department incorporate these performance goals and strategies in budget amendments for review and approval by the 2005 Session.

2.  The department shall submit a progress report on its efforts to achieve the performance goals and objectives set out in its report to the Governor and the General Assembly (House Document No. 55, 2004).  The department shall submit the report by the first day of the 2006 Session of the General Assembly.