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2017 Session

Budget Bill - HB1500 (Reenrolled)

Norfolk State University

Item 177

Item 177

First Year - FY2017Second Year - FY2018
Educational and General Programs (10000)$81,435,383
$81,444,587
$82,042,076
$82,051,280
Higher Education Instruction (100101)FY2017 $36,723,805FY2018 $37,090,498
Higher Education Research (100102)FY2017 $198,246FY2018 $198,246
Higher Education Public Services (100103)FY2017 $1,304,794FY2018 $1,304,794
Higher Education Academic (100104)FY2017 $9,777,966FY2018 $10,017,966
Higher Education Student Services (100105)FY2017 $5,253,547FY2018 $5,253,547
Higher Education Institutional Support (100106)FY2017 $15,565,694
$15,574,898
FY2018 $15,565,694
$15,574,898
Operation and Maintenance Of Plant (100107)FY2017 $12,611,331FY2018 $12,611,331
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2017 $45,083,024
$45,092,228
FY2018 $45,449,717
$45,458,921
Higher Education OperatingFY2017 $36,352,359FY2018 $36,592,359

Authority: Title 2323.1, Chapter 13.119, 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.1. Out of this appropriation, $5,350,128 the first year and $5,350,128 the second year from the general fund is designated for the recently initiated Bachelor of Science academic programs in Electronics Engineering and Optical Engineering and Master of Science academic programs in Electronics Engineering, Optical Engineering, Computer Science, and Criminal Justice.


2. Out of the amounts for programs listed in paragraph B.1. above, shall be provided $273,486 the first year and $273,486 the second year from the general fund for lease payments through the Master Equipment Leasing Program for educational and general equipment.


3. Out of the amounts for Educational and General Programs, $37,500 the first year and $37,500 the second year from the general fund is provided to serve in lieu of endowment income from the Eminent Scholars Program.


C.1. Out of the amounts for Educational and General Programs, a maximum of $70,000 the first year and $70,000 the second year from the general fund is designated for the Dozoretz National Institute for Minorities in Applied Sciences.


2. Any unexpended balances in paragraphs B.1., B.2., B.3., and C.1. in this Item at the close of business on June 30, 2016 and June 30, 2017 shall not revert to the surplus of the general fund, but shall be carried forward on the books of the State Comptroller and reappropriated in the succeeding year. Norfolk State University may expend any prior year end balances to support its educational and general activities.


D. As Virginia's public colleges and universities approach full funding of the base adequacy guidelines and as the General Assembly strives to fully fund the general fund share of the base adequacy guidelines, these funds are provided with the intent that, in exercising their authority to set tuition and fees, the Board of Visitors shall take into consideration the impact of escalating college costs for Virginia students and families. In accordance with the cost-sharing goals set forth in § 4-2.01 b. of this act, the Board of Visitors is encouraged to limit increases on tuition and mandatory educational and general fees for in-state, undergraduate students to the extent possible.


E. Out of this appropriation, $220,000 the first year and $220,000 the second year from the general fund is designated to increase retention and graduation of juniors and seniors in good academic standing and who have additional demonstrated need.


F. Out of this appropriation, $793,421 the first year and $1,157,307 the second year from the general fund is designated to support the goals of access, affordability, quality and increased degrees. Given the increased investment from the general fund during this biennium, it is the expression of the General Assembly that the institution seek to minimize tuition and fee increases for in-state undergraduate students. This language shall be in effect for the 2016-2018 biennium only. The Board of Visitors shall set the tuition rates for the institution, and forward their action to the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia within three business days of such action. The Council shall analyze the Board's actions and report such analysis to the Chairmen of House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees within three business days of receipt, at which point, the Board's action shall be final. The Director of the Council shall report the final Board actions to the Chairmen by August 1, 2016 and August 1, 2017.