2008 Session

Budget Bill - HB29 (Introduced)

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Virginia Cooperative Extension and Agricultural Experiment Station

Item 224

Item 224 (Not set out)

First Year - FY2007Second Year - FY2008
Educational and General Programs (10000)$81,358,460$83,342,100
Higher Education Instruction (100101)FY2007 $844,114FY2008 $2,116,754
Higher Education Research (100102)FY2007 $36,457,121FY2008 $36,457,121
Higher Education Public Services (100103)FY2007 $42,535,485FY2008 $43,246,485
Higher Education Academic Support (100104)FY2007 $929,609FY2008 $929,609
Operation and Maintenance of Plant (100107)FY2007 $592,131FY2008 $592,131
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY2007 $63,290,406FY2008 $65,241,346
Higher Education OperatingFY2007 $18,068,054FY2008 $18,100,754

Authority: § 23-132.1 through § 23-132.11, 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.

D. Out of the amounts for this Item, $250,000 is appropriated in the second year from the general fund to be used by the Virginia Cooperative Extension and Agricultural Experiment Station toward the implementation of the recommendations for the Study of the Plight of Virginia's Beekeepers (Senate Document Number 20, 2006). The Extension shall report the progress toward these recommendations to the Chairmen of the Senate Committees on Finance and Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources and the House Committees on Appropriations and Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources by June 30, 2008.