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2012 Special Session I

Budget Bill - HB1300 (Chapter 2)

Department of Historic Resources

Item 363

Item 363

First Year - FY2011Second Year - FY2012
Historic and Commemorative Attraction Management (50200)$4,643,668$4,512,178
Financial Assistance for Historic Preservation (50204)FY2011 $673,257FY2012 $541,767
Historic Resource Management (50205)FY2011 $3,970,411FY2012 $3,970,411
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2011 $3,046,396FY2012 $2,914,906
SpecialFY2011 $660,693FY2012 $660,693
Commonwealth TransportationFY2011 $100,000FY2012 $100,000
Federal TrustFY2011 $836,579FY2012 $836,579

Authority: Title 10.1, Chapters 22 and 23, Code of Virginia.


A. General fund appropriations for historic and commemorative attractions not identified in § 10.1-2211 or § 10.1-2211.1, Code of Virginia, shall be matched by local or private sources, either in cash or in-kind, in amounts at least equal to the appropriation and which are deemed to be acceptable to the department.


B. In emergency situations which shall be defined as those posing a threat to life, safety or property, § 10.1-2213, Code of Virginia, shall not apply.


C.1. Out of the amounts for Financial Assistance for Historic Preservation shall be paid from the general fund grants to the following organization for the purposes prescribed in § 10.1-2211, Code of Virginia:


ORGANIZATION

FY 2011

FY 2012

United Daughters of the Confederacy

 

$80,000

$83,585


Notwithstanding the cited Code section, the United Daughters of the Confederacy shall make disbursements to the treasurers of Confederate memorial associations and chapters of the United Daughters of the Confederacy for the purposes stated in that section. By November 1 of each year, the United Daughters of the Confederacy shall submit to the Director, Department of Historic Resources a report documenting the disbursement of these funds for their specified purpose.


2. As disbursements are made to the treasurers of Confederate memorial associations and chapters of the United Daughters of the Confederacy by the United Daughters of the Confederacy for the purposes stated in § 10.1-2211, Code of Virginia, an amount equal to $7,500 each year shall be distributed to the Ladies Memorial Association of Petersburg.


3. As disbursements are made to the treasurers of Confederate memorial associations and chapters of the United Daughters of the Confederacy by the United Daughters of the Confederacy for the purposes stated in § 10.1-2211, Code of Virginia, an amount equal to $90 the second year shall be distributed to the Town of Coeburn Municipal Graveyard.


E. Included in this appropriation is $100,000 the first year and $100,000 the second year in nongeneral funds from the Highway Maintenance and Operating Fund to support the Department of Historic Resources' required reviews of transportation projects.


F. The Department of Historic Resources is authorized to accept a devise of certain real property under the will of Elizabeth Rust Williams known as Clermont Farm located on Route 7 east of the town of Berryville in Clarke Count y. If, after due consideration of options, the department determines that the property should be sold or leased to a different public or private entity, and notwithstanding the provisions of § 2.2-1156, Code of Virginia, the department is further authorized to sell or lease such property, provided such sale or lease is not in conflict with the terms of the will.  The proceeds of any such sale or lease shall be deposited to the Historic Resources Fund established under § 10.1-2202.1, Code of Virginia.


G.1. Notwithstanding the requirements of § 10.1-2213.1, Code of Virginia, $594,457 in the first year and $459,382 in the second year from the general fund is provided as a matching grant for charitable contributions received by the Montpelier Foundation on or after July 1, 2003, that were actually spent in the material restoration of Montpelier between July 1, 2003, and September 30, 2009.


2. It is the intent of the General Assembly that over the remaining term of the grant authorized by § 10.1-2213.1, Code of Virginia, Montpelier shall receive the full amount of matching funds provided by the Code of Virginia.


H. The Department of Historic Resources shall follow and provide input on federal legislation designed to establish a new national system of recognizing and funding Presidential Libraries for those entities that are not included in the 1955 Presidential Library Act.


I. The Department of Historic Resources is authorized to require applicants for tax credits for historic rehabilitation projects under § 58.1-339.2, Code of Virginia, to provide an audit by a certified public accountant licensed in Virginia, in accordance with guidelines developed by the department in consultation with the Auditor of Public Accounts. The department is also authorized to contract with tax, financial, and other professionals to assist the department with the oversight of historic rehabilitation projects for which tax credits are anticipated.