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2005 Session

Budget Bill - HB1500 (Introduced)

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Virginia Cooperative Extension and Agricultural Experiment Station

Item 246

Item 246

First Year - FY2005Second Year - FY2006
Educational and General Programs (10000)$73,067,238$73,590,510
$74,789,456
Higher Education Research (100102)FY2005 $33,199,260FY2006 $33,722,532
$34,329,347
Higher Education Public Services (100103)FY2005 $38,938,243FY2006 $38,938,243
Higher Education Academic Support (100104)FY2005 $929,735FY2006 $929,735
Operation and Maintenance of Plant (100107)FY2005 $0FY2006 $592,131
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2005 $55,586,242FY2006 $56,109,514
$56,997,591
Higher Education OperatingFY2005 $17,480,996FY2006 $17,480,996
$17,791,865

Authority: § 23-132.1, Code of Virginia.


A. 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.


B.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. 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.


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