2013 Session

Budget Bill - HB1500 (Introduced)

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Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Item 94

Item 94

First Year - FY2013Second Year - FY2014
Plant Pest and Disease Control (53500)$3,451,320
Plant Pest and Disease Prevention and Control Services (53504)FY2013 $3,451,320
FY2014 $3,451,320
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY2013 $1,778,599
FY2014 $1,778,599
SpecialFY2013 $395,235FY2014 $395,235
Federal TrustFY2013 $1,277,486FY2014 $1,277,486

Authority: Title 3.2, Chapters 7, 8, 9, 10, 28, and 44; Title 15.2, Chapter 18, Code of Virginia.

A.1. Included in these amounts is $125,000 the first year and $125,000 the second year from the general fund for the Beehive Grant Fund, to be established on the books of the Comptroller.  Interest earned on moneys in the Fund shall remain in the Fund and be credited to it.  Any moneys remaining in the Fund at the end of each fiscal year, including interest thereon, shall not revert to the general fund but shall remain in the Fund.  Expenditures and disbursements from the Fund, which shall be in the form of grants, shall be made by the State Treasurer on warrants issued by the Comptroller upon the written request signed by the Commissioner. Grants from the Fund shall only be made to applications to the Beehive Grant Program. Notwithstanding § 3.2-4416, Code of Virginia, beginning July 1, 2013, any individual who either purchases a new hive or purchases materials or supplies to construct a new hive may apply for a grant from the Fund.

2. The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services shall report to the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and the House Appropriations Committees and the Governor by December 1, 2013, on the status of the Beehive Grant Program, including but not limited to, the number of applicants, the number of grants awarded, and the dollar amount of such awards.