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Budget Bill - HB30 (Introduced)

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Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Item 159

Item 159

First Year - FY2015Second Year - FY2016
Educational and General Programs (10000)$20,483,033$20,486,366
Higher Education Instruction (100101)FY2015 $2,301,795FY2016 $2,305,128
Higher Education Research (100102)FY2015 $7,836,729FY2016 $7,836,729
Higher Education Academic Support (100104)FY2015 $4,367,829FY2016 $4,367,829
Higher Education Institutional Support (100106)FY2015 $2,183,088FY2016 $2,183,088
Operation and Maintenance of Plant (100107)FY2015 $3,793,592FY2016 $3,793,592
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2015 $18,703,761FY2016 $18,707,094
Higher Education OperatingFY2015 $1,779,272FY2016 $1,779,272

Authority: Title 23, Chapter 5, and Title 28.2, Chapter 11, Code of Virginia.


A. This Item includes general and nongeneral fund appropriations to support institutional initiatives that help meet statewide goals described in the Restructured Higher Education Financial and Administrative Operations Act of 2005 (Chapters 933 and 945, 2005 Acts of Assembly).


B. If sufficient appropriations are not made available by the Commonwealth, it shall not be necessary for the Virginia Institute of Marine Science to reallocate funds from existing research projects to provide the funding for research mandated in the Code of Virginia or in the Appropriation Act.


C. Out of this appropriation, $212,772 and four positions the first year and $212,772 and four positions the second year from the general fund is designated to support an Aquaculture Genetics and Breeding Technology Center at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. The center shall coordinate its efforts with the repletion program of the Virginia Marine Resources Commission.


D. It is the intent of the General Assembly that the development of a disease resistant native oyster remains a high priority for oyster-related research activities at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science.


E. Out of this appropriation, $68,391 the first year and $68,391 the second year from the general fund is provided for the continuation of the Clean Marina Program.  This additional funding will allow the Virginia Institute of Marine Science to provide education, outreach, and technical assistance to the Commonwealth's marinas in an effort to improve water quality.


F. Out of this appropriation, $289,096 the first year and $289,096 the second year from the general fund is designated for the monitoring of the Chesapeake Bay's blue crab population.  This additional support will permit the Virginia Institute of Marine Science to generate the data necessary to develop fishery management plans, determine in-danger habitats, and project the annual blue crab catch.


G. Notwithstanding Chapter 719, 1999 Acts of Assembly, out of this appropriation, $159,579 the first year and $159,579 the second year from the general fund shall be provided to the Virginia Institute of Marine Science to support the Fishery Resource Grant Fund and Program. Expenditures and disbursements from the Fund shall be made by the State Treasurer on warrants issued by the State Comptroller upon written request of the President of the College of William and Mary.


H. Out of this appropriation, $500,000 and 3.30 positions the first year and $500,000 and 3.30 positions the second year from the general fund is designated to support finfish research surveys conducted by faculty on behalf of the Commonwealth for its membership in the federal Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Cooperative.


I. The appropriation for the fund source Higher Education Operating in this Item shall be considered a sum sufficient appropriation, which is an estimate of the amount of revenues to be collected for the educational and general program under the terms of the management agreement between the College of William and Mary and the Commonwealth, as set forth in Chapters 933 and 943 of the 2006 Acts of Assembly.