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2019 Session

Budget Bill - HB1700 (Chapter 854)

Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Item 90

Item 90

First Year - FY2019Second Year - FY2020
Plant Pest and Disease Control (53500)$3,513,746$3,513,746
Plant Pest and Disease Prevention and Control Services (53504)FY2019 $3,513,746FY2020 $3,513,746
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2019 $2,344,567FY2020 $2,344,567
SpecialFY2019 $319,016FY2020 $319,016
Federal TrustFY2019 $850,163FY2020 $850,163

Authority: Title 3.2, Chapters 7, 8, 9, 10, 28, 38, 41.1 and 44; Title 15.2, Chapter 18, Code of Virginia.


A. The Commissioner may enter into agreements with local and state agencies, or other persons, for the control of black vultures, coyotes, and other wildlife that pose danger to agricultural animals. The Commissioner shall enter into an agreement with the federal government to establish and maintain the Virginia Cooperative Wildlife Damage Management Program.


B. Out of the amounts in this item, $125,000 the first year and $125,000 the second year from the general fund shall be deposited to the Beehive Grant Fund established pursuant to § 3.2-4415, Code of Virginia.  Notwithstanding the provisions of § 3.2-4416, Code of Virginia, the department shall not accept applications for grants from the Beehive Grant Program if funds are not appropriated for such purposes nor shall the department be required to continue to accept applications for the program if funds appropriated have been fully allocated to grantees for a given fiscal year.