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2019 Session

Budget Bill - HB1700 (Chapter 854)

Department of Historic Resources

Item 374

Item 374

First Year - FY2019Second Year - FY2020
Historic and Commemorative Attraction Management (50200)$6,976,468$6,876,468
$7,063,738
Financial Assistance for Historic Preservation (50204)FY2019 $1,144,055FY2020 $1,144,055
$1,331,325
Historic Resource Management (50205)FY2019 $5,832,413FY2020 $5,732,413
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2019 $3,925,307FY2020 $3,925,307
$4,112,577
SpecialFY2019 $922,989FY2020 $822,989
Commonwealth TransportationFY2019 $115,642FY2020 $115,642
Dedicated Special RevenueFY2019 $97,799FY2020 $97,799
Federal TrustFY2019 $1,914,731FY2020 $1,914,731

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 2019

FY 2020

United Daughters of the Confederacy

$83,570

$83,570


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 first year and $90 the second year shall be distributed to the Town of Coeburn Municipal Graveyard.


D. Pursuant to the provisions of § 10.1-2211.1, Code of Virginia, as amended by Chapter 639, 2018 Session of the General Assembly, out of the amounts provided for Financial Preservation shall be paid $23,100 the first year and $23,100 the second year from the general fund grants to the Virginia Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (VASSAR) and the Revolutionary War memorial associations caring for cemeteries as set forth in subsection B of § 10.1-2211.1, Code of Virginia. Such sums shall be expended by the associations for the routine maintenance of their respective Revolutionary War cemeteries and graves and for the graves of Revolutionary War soldiers and sailors not otherwise cared for in other cemeteries, and in erecting and caring for markers, memorials, and monuments to the memory of such soldiers, sailors, and persons rendering service to the Patriot cause in the Revolutionary War.


E. Included in this appropriation is $115,642 the first year and $115,642 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 County. 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, then 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. 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.


H. Included in this appropriation is $1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000 the second year from the general fund to be deposited into the Virginia Battlefield Preservation Fund for grants to be made in accordance with § 10.1-2202.4, Code of Virginia. Any moneys remaining in the Fund, including interest thereon, at the end of each fiscal year shall not revert to the general fund but shall remain in the Fund. This appropriation shall be deemed sufficient to meet the provisions of § 2.2-1509.4, Code of Virginia.


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.


J.1. Included in this Item is $34,875 the first year and $34,875 $52,145 the second year from the general fund to support the preservation and care of historical African American graves and cemeteries pursuant to § 10.1-2211.2., Code of Virginia.


2. Notwithstanding the provisions of § 10.1-2211.2., Code of Virginia, included in this Item is $960 the first year and $960 the second year from the general fund to support the preservation and care of historical African American graves at the Daughters of Zion Cemetery in Charlottesville, Virginia.


3. Notwithstanding the provisions of § 10.1-2211.2, Code of Virginia, included in this item is $1,330 the first year and $1,330 the second year from the general fund to support the preservation and care of historical African American graves at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Portsmouth, Virginia.


4. Notwithstanding the provisions of § 10.1-2211.2, Code of Virginia, included in this item is $220 the first year and $220 the second year from the general fund to support the preservation and care of historical African American graves at the African-American Burial Ground for the Enslaved at Belmont in Loudoun County, Virginia.


5. Notwithstanding the provisions of § 10.1-2211.2, Code of Virginia, included in this item is $385 the second year from the general fund to support the preservation and care of historical African American graves at the New River and West Dublin Cemeteries in Pulaski County, Virginia.


6. Notwithstanding the provisions of §10.1-2211.2, Code of Virginia, included in this item is $2,340 the second year from the general fund to support the preservation and care of historical African American graves at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Suffolk, Virginia.


7. Notwithstanding the provisions of § 10.1-2211.2, Code of Virginia, included in this item is $3,855 the second year from the general fund to support the preservation and care of historical African American graves at the following cemeteries in Hampton Virginia: 212 graves at Bassonette's Cemetery, 339 graves at Elmerton Cemetery, 14 graves at Queen Street Cemetery, 29 graves at Pleasant Shade Cemetery, 15 graves at the Tucker Family Cemetery, 125 graves at Union Street Cemetery and 37 graves at Good Samaritan Cemetery.


8. Notwithstanding the provisions of § 10.1-2211.2, Code of Virginia, included in this item is $975 the second year from the general fund to support the preservation and care of historical African American graves at Matthews, People's and Smith Street Cemeteries in Martinsville, Virginia.


9. Notwithstanding the provisions of § 10.1-2211.2, Code of Virginia, included in this item is $9,715 the second year from the general fund to support the preservation and care of historical African American graves at six cemeteries in Alexandria, Virginia.


K. The Department of Historic Resources is authorized to collect administrative fees for the provision of easement and stewardship services. Revenues generated from the easement fee schedule shall be deposited into the Preservation Easement Fund pursuant to § 10.1-2202.2., Code of Virginia.


L. Out of the amounts for Financial Assistance for Historic Preservation shall be paid from the general fund $100,000 in the second year to the Historic Hopewell Foundation for restoration work at Weston Plantation.


M. Out of the amounts for Financial Assistance for Historic Preservation shall be paid from the general fund $70,000 in the second year to the Citizens United to Preserve Greensville County Training School.